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Swatches

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I've really enjoyed the time I set aside for myself to create new designs and quilts not tied to a deadline.  One of the projects I was able to work on and complete, which is always a bonus, is my Swatches quilt!

This quilt was inspired from my oil painting days; sketches, painter palettes, paint tubes, canvases, brushes, lighting and other images both concrete and abstract.  I designed this quilt to convey a feeling more than actual objects tied to painting.

I’m finding that more and more I’m merging my first creative love, oil painting, with my current creative love in my quilt designs.  I've even started working with watercolors again mainly because the clean up is so easy. 

I chose the quilting to add interest and depth to the design. I took some risks, like black thread echos around the paint swatches and hand quilting the small grey squares. Most of the quilting is fairly dense and I was shocked when blocking the quilt to find out the length shrunk by 3”.

I reall…

HUGE QUILTCON NEWS... HUGE!

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I've been waiting for a super long time and have dropped a hint or two here and there but I finally get to share that last year I was asked to design, piece, bind and write the pattern for the QuiltCon 2019 Giveaway Quilt, Keyhole Kaleidoscope!

When I got asked to make the QuiltCon Giveaway Quilt I'd only done a few quilts on my longarm and knew that the work for this quilt had to be beyond stellar so I asked my friend, Christine Perrigo (@ccpquilt), to quilt it.  The quilt is 70" x 84" and Christine covered every square inch we amazing quilting!

This quilt features Moda Bella Solids with subtle color differences along with high contrast to create depth and movement and is available as a pattern on The Modern Quilt Guild website for $10.

Not only can you make this quilt for yourself, if you are currently at QuiltCon you can buy raffle tickets for a chance to WIN this quilt!!  If you're not a QuiltCon you can still buy the pattern or see it featured in QuiltCon M…

NEW Honest Fabric Designs!

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Thank you to everyone that has purchased one of my designs at honestfabric.com !  My Trellis quilt is doing well and I wanted to offer a more neutral color way so I designed an off white and blue version.


All Honest Fabric designs are available in three sizes: 51" x 60", 68" x 80" & 88" x 104" and quilt up so nicely.  The fabric is soft and the printing is amazing!


I've also added a new design, Light Bending!


This design is inspired by a quilt I made several years back and is now my daughter's favorite quilt.


I think Light Bending has great potential for creative quilting and you've gotta love those bright colors!





If you haven't already go check out Honest Fabric and all the amazing quilt tops!  I have six different designs available and several colorways and am hoping to add a few more this year.

















"This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins." 1 John 4:10

Colonnade and QuiltCon Magazine!

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I've been keeping this secret since this summer and I finally get to share the fourth quilt heading to QuiltCon 2019, Colonnade!!

This quilt, and many other quilts from QuiltCon are available as patterns in the latest issue of QuiltCon Magazine instantly as a digital download or for preorder from The Quilting Company!

Along with the QuiltCon quilt patterns there are articles about this year's show and a gallery section featuring some amazing quilts that will be at the show.

This quilt has plenty of meaning to me for many reasons but one of my inspirations for the quilt was a dream I had where there was a beautiful portico drenched in warm light.  It uses equally warm colors and a repetitive pattern to mimic columns.

I quilted the negative space with straight lines at different angles.  This creates depth and movement.  I actually messed up my quilting plan but didn't realize it until it was too late and just left the error.  I don't know if anyone will catch it, defin…