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

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!

Banner Day

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!
Curated Quilts - Issue 07

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.

Banner Day - Curated Quilts

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.

Banner Day Design

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.

Scandinavian Pathway
Since I frequently work with curves there may, or may not I haven't seen the final issue yet, be a couple references to other patterns I carry in my Etsy shop, Urban Trek and Retro Rollers.

Urban Trek - Retro Rollers

I also made a mini quilt for this issue but it wasn't selected for the mini quilt gallery, which is perfectly fine, but I thought I would share it again.

Stripe, Curves and a Quatrefoil

I'm glad this design was only 14" x 14" because it wasn't easy to execute.  I do hope everyone gets a chance to read through the Curves Issue by Curated Quilts!

"looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Heb 12:2


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    1. Thanks Debbie, I'm really pleased with how it turned out!

  2. Another outstanding, "banner" quilt, Heather! I just love everything you design and make. And your quilting makes this one really special. Good for you to be published once again, even though your lovely curves challenge quilt wasn't accepted. How does THAT happen?! (Scratching my head.) Congratulations again on your great work. You're the best at what you do!

    1. Thanks Linda! There seems to be quite a few improv curve minis selected so I don't think a traditional pieced curve was what they were looking for but I couldn't be more pleased with how everything turned out.

  3. I actually commented on your previous post instead of this one. I love it.

    1. Thank you :) I hope you can make it to a sew day soon we miss you!!

  4. Such a cool design and I love how each quilting design highlights and fits each section.


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