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It Never Rains but It Pours Quilt News

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There's been no end to the quilt news coming in this week, a new quilt along, quilt show acceptance, a magazine feature.  So much to share so I'm just going to jump in.


I'm teaming up with my good friend Christa Watson, christaquilts.com, to host a quilt along starting in September.  I designed the Infrastructure quilt for Christa's new fabric line Geo Pop and am so excited to be working with Christa again.  I'll be making a version of the quilt in the new Benartex Superior Solids and Christa will be using her fabrics.  
If you're interested in getting a head start Christa has kits available on her website and we both have patterns available for sale in our shops.  There will be more information about the quilt along and the fabulous giveaway as we get closer to September.


Next up I have some quilt show news.  Earlier this week I found out that my quilt, Banner Day, will be part of the 2019 Modern Quilt Guild Showcase at the International Quilt Festival in Hou…

Fun Odds and Ends

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Summer is flying by but I do have some fun news to share.  Both patterns that I wrote for Robert Kaufman earlier this year are now available to download, instructions and all not just fabric requirements.

The first pattern is my Moments quilt featuring Lou Lou by Emmie K.  I am completely in love with this fabric line and all the great low volume prints.

Also available as a pattern is my Maritime quilt.  Not only is it a pattern but Robert Kaufman featured it in a It's Sew Friday video!!  The Maritime quilt features Essex Yarn Dyed fabrics and has excellent tips for piecing strips with curves.
I also am excited to share that my Stratagem quilt will be hanging in the MQX Quilt Festival - Midwest September 18th - 22nd.  I've always been a little intimidated by this show becuase it focuses on machine quilting and I never thought I had a piece "good enough" to enter but earlier this year someone suggested I enter my Diamonds on Display quilt and that's what convinced…

QuiltCon Challenge

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Usually I'm on top of things and entering my quilts in QuiltCon that first week in July but this year I haven't done that and it's been ok because it gave me a chance to make a quilt, Pickle Knots, for the American Patchwork & Quilting Two-Color Quilt Challenge.
The second I saw the two color challenge I was inspired to design a quilt.  I wanted to go high contrast but not too jarring so I toned it down a touch by using Kona Pickle and Kona Storm.
I also wanted to expand and experiment with my quilting skills and used a mixture of straight lines and circles to enhance the design.
It was nice to take a break from all the deadlines and make a something more creatively inspired.  I was still on sort of a deadline because I wanted to have the quilting done in time to take this along on my recent vacation to Alaska.
I actually lugged three quilts along with me to Alaska in order to finish hand binding them.  I knew we'd have alot of down time while traveling so it was …