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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…

Petal Patch for the MQG

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Last year I submitted a design for the Modern Quilt Guild's quilt of the month and was thrilled to find out it was accepted but with a catch.  The MQG was starting a new quarterly format with a common color palette.  I was thrilled to try out the new format and adjusted my design, here is Petal Patch:

The MQG did an amazing job finding a fabulous photographer and stylist and were kind enough to allow me to use their images of Petal Patch from their new website, www.modernmonthly.com .

The color palette was a soft modern palette with tans, aquas, corals, grey and black.  Not my usual colors but it was nice to have a challenge and to try once again to make brown modern.  I wanted to use as much of the color palette as possible and I manged to use all but one color, the light coral.

What I love most about this quilt is the secondary pattern created by the two blocks in the design.  The blocks are fairly simple but combined it creates petals and flowers that flow over the quilt.  I a…

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…

Banner Day in Curated Quilts

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A few months back Curated Quilts announced that their next magazine would have a curve theme.  I was so excited and even though I already had three looming deadlines, I submitted my design, Banner Day, and it was accepted for publication as a pattern!

The curve issue of Curated Quilts started shipping earlier this week and is currently for sale on their website.  There are so many great articles and quilts in this issue I can't wait to get a copy in my hands!

Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of Banner Day before I shipped it off but I do have a picture of the quilt as shown in the magazine.


As soon as I get the quilt back from the magazine I'll get more pictures up.  In the meantime,  I can share the original design mock up.

Along with the Banner Day pattern I was asked to share Scandinavian Pathway in gallery section of the magazine.  Scandinavian Pathway is currently available as a pattern in my Etsy shop.
Since I frequently work with curves there may, or may not I …