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QuiltCon 2019 - Summary of My Quilts

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I'm back and finally getting over being exhausted but I had an amazing time at QuiltCon this year.  I think the best part of the show is running into so many fellow quilters that I've only met online, meeting all the new people and seeing old friends! 

I had four quilts in the competition part of the show, two in the Quilt of the Month showcase and the giveaway quilt.  I received judges notes on the four quilts in the competition portion of the show.  I would like to share the judges comments in hopes it will make them less terrifying and encourage others to enter in QuiltCon and other shows.  First up Colonnade, by far my favorite make of 2018:

QuiltCon judges notes vary from other quilt shows in that they don't give a quantified score.  Pluses next to one of the considerations indicates that the quilt being evaluated excelled in that area, or at least that is how it has been explained to me and then the judges leave comments on the bottom of the page.  I think Colonnad…

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…