Showing posts from August, 2017

Modern by the Yard Cover

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…

Quilt Glamour Shots 2017

It's that time of year again when I get professional pictures of the quilts I want to enter in shows or make into patterns.  I worked with Jennifer of Simply Imagined Photography again this year.  She primarily does family photography so it is very kind of her to help me out with my quilts each year.  With that being said here are this year's pictures!

There it is, 7 of the 9 quilts I had photographed this year, two of them are secret sew projects that I can't show right now but eventually.  I entered all of these, except for Quarter Hours, to QuiltCon so now it's a wait and see game.  All in all I entered 10 quilts to QuiltCon and because of the new rules, they will only accept 5 quilts from one quilter for exhibit, I know right off the bat that 5 of them will be rejected and quite possibly more.  There are so many talented modern quilters out there I know the competition will be fierce.
Speaking of quilt shows I have my All's Fair in Love and Board Games mini quilt…

Scandinavian Pathway - Make Brown Modern

I'm so excited to announce that I have a quilt/pattern in the most recent issue of Modern Patchwork.  The Sep/Oct issue is available for purchase in paper and digital formats  HERE.

I started this quilt back in January and shipped it off to the publisher in March so it has been really hard to keep the secret this long.  It all started with giving myself two challenges: 1) Work with a new color palette 2) Make brown modern!

This is the third time I've worked with the team at Modern Patchwork and I just really appreciate how easy they are to work with, very professional and friendly.  I had actually given my quilt another name but the editors thought there may have been a copyright issue, evidently someone else has used the title Norwegian Wood, sheez ;) but they took time and renamed my quilt to Scandinavian Pathway and it's perfect!  I've mentioned before that naming my quilts is the hardest part.  I'm seriously considering using a number system in 2018.
I'm start…