PreQuilt Partnership

At QuiltCon this year I was introduced to Laura through a mutual friend.  She was super sweet and she invited me to share some of my designs/patterns through her company PreQuilt!  I have three patterns that launched on their site this week and am very excited about this opportunity and to share what a great service PreQuilt offers to quilters.
PreQuilt is a great resource for quilters looking to customize a pattern to their own color palette.  When you sign up with PreQuilt you get to experiment with different color options for a pattern and then purchase a digital version of that pattern all on their site.

Currently I am offering my designs Jawbreakers, Positive Illuminations and Sparrows at Play on the PreQuilt platform.

I hope you will check out the PreQuilt site have some fun playing with color and customizing so many great patterns on their site.  I think PreQuilt is a great tool for quilters and a great way to explore your own creativity so I hope you check their site out!!


Jawbreakers Quilt

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

Jawbreakers (60" x 72")

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 to Grid, Terrazzo.  It worked perfectly as a candy shell in white.  I liked it so much I used it as the backing and Terrazzo in grey for the binding.  Because of the bright colors I quilted this with 1/4" straight lines in varying thread color.  This quilt was finished back in December before I had my longarm and was quilting using a walking foot on my domestic machine.

I also finished a second quilt, Reeling, using the same block to demonstrate how versatile the Jawbreakers block is and what a difference color placement can make.

Reeling (40" x 50")

I quilted this using 1/4" and 1/2" straight lines but this one was quilted on my longarm.  It took just about 6 hours to quilt Reeling on my longarm and it took over double that time to quilt Jawbreakers on my domestic machine.


Here's a quick throw back of my Positive Illuminations, Quilt of the Month February.

Positive Illuminations (60" x 75")

As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him." 2 Samuel 22:31