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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…

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…