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Good News - Sad News - Good News

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I'll start with the good news. Out this month is my Dockside quilt pattern in the Nov/Dec issue of Modern Patchwork, available for purchase here.

I designed this quilt in the summer when a quick trip to Sullivan Lake sounded so nice.  I used flying geese facing different directions to create motion and that outdoor-Pacific Northwest-camping feel.

For this quilt I used Hoffman Fabrics Me and You Indah Solids.  I love the hand dyed feel of these solids.  They come in a variety of beautiful colors and are so easy to work with.

When I quilted this I wanted to keep it simple so I chose horizontal straight lines, of course, but added a little "v" corresponding to the direction the column of flying geese were pointing.  I love the subtle movement in the quilting.

Now for the sad news.  The Nov/Dec issue of Modern Patchwork will be their last.  I'm so sad for all the great people working on that magazine and the loss to the modern quilting community.  Modern Patchwork was a…

Jawbreakers Quilt

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September's Modern Quilt Guild's Quilt of the Month is my Jawbreakers quilt!

The inspiration for this quilt comes from all the 10 cent drug store candies that I scrimped and saved for when I was a little girl.  Even the "piano key" details on the sides are directly inspired by candy packaging.  I've also decided to retire my Quarter Hours quilt and replace it with Jawbreakers for my Modern Drunkard's Path workshop.  Both quilts are the same size and use the same template but Jawbreakers is more versatile and I can teach a second method for cutting curves.

This quilt is a free download for all Modern Quilt Guild members.  Each month they release a pattern designed by a fellow member along with a quilt block as part of their Block Study.  There are some really amazing patterns and blocks available to members and I'm so honored to have two quilts selected as a Quilt of the Month this year.
The bright color palette is accented by a great Cotton + Steel, Snap…