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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…

Where are the Quilts?

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I promise I've been working on quilts but I definitely haven't had anything to show for it.  It's been an incredibly busy time of year for me.  I've been wrapping up my work at my old job and trying to juggle a new schedule with getting quilting done.  It hasn't been easy.  Fortunately, I found time to do this quarter's Curated Quilts mini challenge.

The challenge was to use a specific color palette and triangles.  I don't mind triangles, I don't use them often, but these little two inch triangles were too much fun.  I haven't had a chance to name my mini but it kind of reminds me of triangles all sitting in a bookcase, hmm.


The gals at Curated Quilts do an amazing job selecting color palettes and themes.  I really enjoy participating in the challenges.

Speaking of challenging, I'm taking part in a quilting bee this year, #beeinspired2018.  There are some really talented ladies in our group and our first prompt from Kathryn, @kupitis, was so in…

QuitCon Part Two: More Quilts

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This was so hard but I narrowed it down to twenty, just 20 of my favorite quilts from QuiltCon 2018.  I took close to 60 pictures of quilts from the show and selecting just 20 of those for a blog post was really hard.  It gave me a little, very little, taste of what it must feel like to be a judge.  In the end I gravitated towards the quilts that I had met the maker because it added an extra dimension to the quilt that wasn't there before.  Please forgive me, some of the photos are blurry.  Enjoy the show!
The first group is the largest, Modern Traditionalism:









 Next up, Use of Negative Space:






My favorite category, Minimalist Design:






Big designs in small packages, Small Quilts:




Two of my favorite quilts, Piecing:




Finally, Quilt of the Month:



QuiltCon is an amazing show with many more amazing quilts. If you get a chance I recommend looking up all the quilters on Instagram, when available the Instagram handle is printed on the quilt description, and don't forget to do a quick I…