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Modern by the Yard Cover

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At the beginning of the year I had several deadlines, four in fact all due before QuiltCon in February, and now that the latest issue of Modern by the Yard e-zine is out I can finally share my Follow the Leader quilt!!

Click HERE for the free pattern/e-zine

My Follow the Leader quilt features Christa Watson's newest fabric line with Benartex Contempo Studio, Abstract Garden.  I love Christa's playful prints and that each of her lines coordinate with the other previous lines.  The background on this quilt are grey prints from her Fandangle fabric collection.


This design is fat quarter friendly and is 100% compatible with one of my favorite templates, the Tri-Rec tool!  I wish I would have remembered to take more pictures before sending the quilt to Benartex.  I did manage to get a quick shot of the quilt top.  I can't help but smile when I see all those bright cheerful colors.

I hope you will take a moment and check out the latest issue of Modern by the Yard.  It's comp…

2018 Quilt Summary

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Many of you may have seen on Instagram that I like to end the year with a summary of all my makes. 

So here is what I like to call 2018 by the, quilt, numbers: 40 completed projects, 8 minis, 32 throw - twin sized




 23 shared, 17 secret sewing projects:



10 quilted on my domestic machine (8 minis + 2 throws) 30 on my Gammill longarm, 6+ large spoils and 4 cones of Aurifil 40 wt 3 ply thread.

5 Curated Quilts mini quilt challenge entries (top row 2017, middle and bottom 2018)


11 quilt shows, 21 accepted quilts, 3 rejected quilts, 6 quilt awards



3 mini swaps




6 quilting bee prompts (one that didn't get finished yet, sorry Jenny, soon! and my prompt not counted so actually 7 prompts)


18 quilt patterns, 7 publications

Dozens upon dozens of quilt designs


And finally... 1 BOOK in the works with my co-author Daisy Aschehoug ( @warmfolk ) ! 


2018 has been a super-busy-fun year!! Thank you for joining me for this great quilting adventure. HAPPY NEW YEAR!









Never again will I curse the ground becaus…

QuiltCon 2019

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I finally know what quilts will be at QuiltCon 2019 in Nashville and which one will not be.  I entered a total of 5 quilts and 4 of them were accepted: Lilium, Fringe Area, Pickle Knots and a secret sew project.

I had one quilt not accepted into the show, Stratagem.  Poor Stratagem, it didn't get into the MQG Showcase so this really wasn't a surprise but I'm not giving up on it and I have already entered it in another quilt show. MQX - New England.

This means I will have 4 quilts in the show eligible for awards.  As usual I can't remember what categories I entered in but I do know Pickle Knots was submitted as part of the APQ Two Color Quilt Challenge.  Along with these 4 quilts I will also have 2 quilts not eligible for awards at the show in the Quilt of the Month Showcase: Positive Illuminations and Jawbreakers.

QuiltCon notification day is always a busy day for the modern quilting community, especially on Instagram, as people share pictures of their juried and not …

Trellis Quilt: : My Gammill Makes Me Look Good

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My Trellis quilt top arrived from Honest Fabric and it moved right to the top of my quilty queue.

The print quality is fantastic and even though I was a little uncertain about working with a synthetic I really enjoyed how easy it quilted up.

I'm getting to know my Gammill more and more and designed the most of this quilt using Gammill's Creative Studio (I got the pebbles from the Gammill library and used my friend Christine's (@ccpquilt) Iris motif for the arches.

I'm really please with the finished quilt and am thinking about entering it in a show.  I've never entered a wholecloth quilt so it'll be new territory for me.

I've already ordered my second quilt top from Honest Fabric, Gridwork, and can't wait to work on that one too.  I'm taking some free motion quilting classes at QuiltCon in February and think the printed grid will be a great way to practice.

I've also designed and added another quilt top for purchase, Coral Commotion.  I'm h…