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It Never Rains but It Pours Quilt News

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There's been no end to the quilt news coming in this week, a new quilt along, quilt show acceptance, a magazine feature.  So much to share so I'm just going to jump in.


I'm teaming up with my good friend Christa Watson, christaquilts.com, to host a quilt along starting in September.  I designed the Infrastructure quilt for Christa's new fabric line Geo Pop and am so excited to be working with Christa again.  I'll be making a version of the quilt in the new Benartex Superior Solids and Christa will be using her fabrics.  
If you're interested in getting a head start Christa has kits available on her website and we both have patterns available for sale in our shops.  There will be more information about the quilt along and the fabulous giveaway as we get closer to September.


Next up I have some quilt show news.  Earlier this week I found out that my quilt, Banner Day, will be part of the 2019 Modern Quilt Guild Showcase at the International Quilt Festival in Hou…

Welcome Home!

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My Urban Trek quilt made it back home today!  As promised here are some  additional photographs of the quilt.

When I designed this quilt I didn't have a specific theme in mind and honestly naming my quilts is very difficult for me.  I'd liked to say there is a deep meaning to each quilt that shares a bit of who I am but I can't say that beyond I love quilts.  More than anything I want the quilt's name to describe the inspiration behind the design or sum up a theme in a few short words.  As said before I didn't have a theme for this quilt when I designed it.  It wasn't until I'd pieced the top that I began to see the urban city sights theme emerge, hence the name Urban Trek.

I began to see stop lights, man hole covers, cross walks and sky scrapers.  That's when I chose the quilting design to reflect that same textures of the city.

It's kind of ironic that I would be drawn such urban themes in many of my quilts because I don't live in the "big c…

Urban Trek Quilt

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I wasn't entirely truthful in my last post about my five favorite finishes in 2016.  I had to leave out my absolute favorite finish of 2016 because it is in the newest, now available, issue of Modern Patchwork Magazine (squeal)!

Back in October I submitted my Urban Trek quilt design and about a week later it was booked and I was given a 17 day deadline to make the quilt and write the pattern!  The following day my quilt Optics was reject by the same magazine, whew, and the very very understanding people at Modern Patchwork gave me an extra week to finish.  Here's the crazy part, I had it done by the original November 4th deadline.  I really didn't think I could do that.
Unfortunately, in the whirlwind I didn't get any good finished quilt pictures but this is what it looked like the morning before I packed it for shipping.  As soon as I have it back I'll get a better picture posted but the best pics will be in the magazine, along with the pattern.

This is one of those …