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…

QuiltCon Magazine... Finally!

With QuiltCon just around the corner I have some amazing news.  After being too scared to submit a design for the 2016 QuiltCon Magazine and then having last year's design rejected I finally have a quilt pattern featured in QuiltCon Magazine... Lemon Drops!

Lemon Drops

It's such an honor to finally have a design in QuiltCon magazine, which is now available for purchase, but my reject a had happy ending.  Optics was accepted to show at AQS Fall Quilt Week in Paducah, pretty cool.

Lemon Drops rounds out the last of my five quilts accepted into QuiltCon this year.  The hardest part of secret sewing is keeping the news hush hush and in this case I waited almost five months to spill the beans.  Not my longest wait but definitely a hard one with my past experiences.

Cover: Silvia Sutter's Papper Cut Quilt

I took a few risks for me with this design.  I used both prints and linen to give it a light summertime feel.  I definitely had a picnic theme in mind while designing this.  Also, I entered this design in the Modern Traditional category at QuiltCon, a first for me. 

Lemon Drops

Taking chances are scary and putting your work out there to be judged can be just as scary but it can also be so rewarding.  I'm really looking forward to Quiltcon next week and seeing all those amazing quilts in person!

Lemon Drops

“My heart rejoices in the Lord; in the Lord my horn is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in your deliverance." 1 Sam 2:1