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…

Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century

I'm very excited to share that the Modern Quilt Guild's book Modern Quilts for a New Century is now available to purchase!!

Inside you will find more than 200 beautiful modern quilts curated by Riane Menardi, Alissa Haight Carlton and Heather Grant.  I'm completely honored to have my quilt, Modern Stepping Stones, included among so many other breath taking quilts.


When I designed Modern Stepping Stones I wasn't sure who I was as a quilt designer and only knew that I liked clean geometric designs but being fairly new to quilting I clung to the idea that quilts needed to be made up of blocks and grids. Then I stumbled across a pillow at West Elm that featured a circle bisected by a long rectangle and thought to myself, 'I could make quilt like that.' From there I ditched the grid and designed a my first quilt as though the entire surface was a canvas.

Since then Modern Stepping Stones has been on quite the journey. It was accepted into the MQG Showcase at Quilt Festival 2016, hung at QuiltCon 2017, featured in both QuiltCon and Simply Moderne magazines, traveled in the Best of QuiltCon showcase, and now will be part of a Modern Quilts museum exhibit. It's been quite the ride and many of the quilts featured in Modern Quilts: Design of the New Century have had similar adventures.


I can't express how grateful I am to the MQG for giving me this opportunity along with so many other opportunities.  They have facilitated so much creativity and growth in my work and the work of others in the past that I can't wait to see what 2018 will produce.

Don't forget to check out all posts from the contributors participating in the blog hop:

13-Dec Amber Corcoran
14-Dec Heidi Parkes
15-Dec Melissa Cory
16-Dec Penny Gold
18-Dec Shruti Dandekar
19-Dec Amy Friend
20-Dec Paige Alexander
21-Dec Angela Bowman
22-Dec Lysa Flower
27-Dec Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill
28-Dec Jacquie Gering
29-Dec Christa Watson
30-Dec Heather Black
2-Jan Kristin Shields
3-Jan Krista Hennebury
4-Jan Cinzia Allocca
5-Jan Suzanne Paquette
6-Jan Yvonne Fuchs
9-Jan Ben Darby
10-Jan Nicole Daksiewicz
11-Jan Kristi Schroeder
12-Jan Kathy York
13-Jan Marla Varner
15-Jan Brigette Heitland
16-Jan Stacey Sharman
17-Jan Stacey O'Malley
18-Jan Kim Soper
19-Jan Steph Skardal
20-Jan Cheryl Brickey
22-Jan Shea Henderson
23-Jan Katie Larson
24-Jan Katie Pedersen

“It is done. I (Jesus) am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life." Rev 21:6