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Modern by the Yard Cover

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At the beginning of the year I had several deadlines, four in fact all due before QuiltCon in February, and now that the latest issue of Modern by the Yard e-zine is out I can finally share my Follow the Leader quilt!!

Click HERE for the free pattern/e-zine

My Follow the Leader quilt features Christa Watson's newest fabric line with Benartex Contempo Studio, Abstract Garden.  I love Christa's playful prints and that each of her lines coordinate with the other previous lines.  The background on this quilt are grey prints from her Fandangle fabric collection.


This design is fat quarter friendly and is 100% compatible with one of my favorite templates, the Tri-Rec tool!  I wish I would have remembered to take more pictures before sending the quilt to Benartex.  I did manage to get a quick shot of the quilt top.  I can't help but smile when I see all those bright cheerful colors.

I hope you will take a moment and check out the latest issue of Modern by the Yard.  It's comp…

Pantone Quilt Challenge: Greenery

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I've been participating in an abundance of challenges so far, this year and this after I swore off challenges last year, but I've learned to look at them as a chance to grow creatively instead of a just another chore to check off the list.  The most recent challenge is the Pantone Quilt Challenge hosted by Rebecca Bryan of Bryan House Quilts.

I design my Focus Frame quilt (48.5" x 60") using Elisa's Back Porch Designs' Rainbow Block Template.  When I saw this template I instantly thought of the focus frame from the film strips I use to watch in school, so I held on to that idea waiting for the perfect project and then I read about the Pantone Quilt Challenge with the color of the year Greenery and knew exactly what I wanted to do.
The challenge was to use Greenery as a featured color in a quilt, quilt top or mini quilt.  I decided to make a quilt and in the spirit of the challenge even used contrasting green thread to quilt the entire quilt.  I also bound the…

Mini Quilts Galore

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I don't typically make mini quilts.  I've made a few in the past but these past couple weeks I made FOUR!  There were two factors motivating all these mini: 1) It was part of a challenge or 2) I wanted to play with prints.

The first mini I made was for the Curated Quilts call for mini entries.  There was a great color palette and amazing architectural inspiration pictures that enticed me to design the Intersections 2.0 mini.  Submissions are open until midnight Monday (5/8) if you're interested in making a mini for this challenge.

The next two mini quilts I made because I was in between projects and wanted to use prints in my stash.  I decided the best way to do this to remake one of my original designs, scaled down of course.  First I made a mini version of Urban Trek using Tula Pink's Elizabeth prints and the second was Modern Stepping Stones using Carolyn Friedlander's various prints.  I don't work with prints often and this was a great project for me to ex…