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HUGE QUILTCON NEWS... HUGE!

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I've been waiting for a super long time and have dropped a hint or two here and there but I finally get to share that last year I was asked to design, piece, bind and write the pattern for the QuiltCon 2019 Giveaway Quilt, Keyhole Kaleidoscope!

When I got asked to make the QuiltCon Giveaway Quilt I'd only done a few quilts on my longarm and knew that the work for this quilt had to be beyond stellar so I asked my friend, Christine Perrigo (@ccpquilt), to quilt it.  The quilt is 70" x 84" and Christine covered every square inch we amazing quilting!

This quilt features Moda Bella Solids with subtle color differences along with high contrast to create depth and movement and is available as a pattern on The Modern Quilt Guild website for $10.

Not only can you make this quilt for yourself, if you are currently at QuiltCon you can buy raffle tickets for a chance to WIN this quilt!!  If you're not a QuiltCon you can still buy the pattern or see it featured in QuiltCon M…

Modern Minimalism

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At the end of 2017 I completed a quilt for submission to Curated Quilts Issue 3: Minimalism.

Quilts that are minimalist will have large areas of negative space and rely on balance and color, or lack of, to carry the design.  There are so many amazing modern quilts that can be categorized as modern minimalism.  If you would like to see more examples of modern minimalism I recommend checking out the new MQG book.
My design inspiration for this design came from a pom pom key fab I bought from J. Crew. (pictures courtesy of J. Crew)




I was instantly drawn to the colors and proportions of each color.  The pom pom also reminded me of the rabbit feet key chains I used to see at the county fair and came up with the name Faux Hare Fair.  Thankfully I haven't seen too many rabbit feet for sale in the last 25 years.

For the quilting I kept the background simple with 1/2" horizontal lines.  I tried 1/4" lines but it was too distracting and took them out.  Speaking of taking out quil…

Citrus Play Quilt Pattern Now Available

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This past fall Curated Quilts, a quarterly magazine, posted submission guidelines for their second issue with a log cabin theme.  I don't typically work with log cabin blocks but since I had such a great time designing an entry for the Curated Quilt mini challenge I thought I'd challenge myself to design a modern log cabin baby quilt, 40" x 50".
I knew right off I wanted to mix an organic black and white stripe with the crispness of solids.  I'm still in love with yellow so I chose a retro color palette.


When I started planing out a quilting design I wanted to keep it very "mod" and at the same time I didn't want it to distract from the structure of the log cabin blocks.  In the end I quilted a tumbler-esq shape for the background singling out a few areas to fill in with quilting completely and a point to point pattern for the log cabins.


I couldn't be more thrilled to have this quilt included Curated Quilts' second issue.  If you haven'…

Happy New Year!

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Let's start the year off with some exciting news!  Here is my Moments quilt designed for Robert Kaufman's new fabric line from Emmie K, Lou Lou.

Following Quilt Market I was contacted by a Robert Kaufman representative and asked if I would be interested in designing a quilt for a new fabric line.  I couldn't believe it.  I even had a friend read the email just to make sure I'd read it right.  It turns out that Emmie K is a fan of my Clambake quilt and thought that design would work well with her new line which is so cool because I'd been a fan of her Geo Pop canvas I & II.

I just love the prints in the line.  The colors are so great and I love the how versatile all the prints are.  I'm especially loving those multi-colored pluses on off white, don't be surprised to see those popping up in my designs this year.

I had some Robert Kaufman grey chambray with neon flecks that I used for the backing.  The chambray is beautiful but presented some issue while …