Modern by the Yard Cover

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…


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!

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!

Keyhole Kaleidoscope - 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 Magazine (also featuring my Colonnade quilt), available for purchase on The Quilting Company website.

2019 QuiltCon Magazine

I didn't win any ribbons this year but I can't be more excited-honored to be asked to design and create the 2019 QuiltCon Giveaway Quilt.  There are so many amazing modern quilters out there and to be picked out of that group is so humbling.  Thank you MQG for this opportunity and for believing in my designs!

One last thing for now, I made it to QuiltCon, finally, it's been a long day with flight delays and a missed flight but I'm here!  I missed early registration, meet and greet and the award ceremony but tomorrow is a new day and I will have more to share about the show later.  Don't hesitate to grab me and say hi if you see me at the show!   

"Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”  The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord." Lamentations 3:22-26


  1. So very excited for all your success! INMOD is blessed to have you as a member and president. Have a great time in Nashville! And I needed that scripture today, so thank you. Mickey

    1. Thank you so much Mickey! I'm so thankful for you too and all the inspiration from fellow quilters! I hope I will always glorify God in my work.

  2. This is really lovely and I bet the winner was SO SO happy!

    1. Thanks! It was so great she was at the show and I got to meet her!! It was so much fun!


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