Showing posts from May, 2019

PreQuilt Partnership

At QuiltCon this year I was introduced to Laura through a mutual friend.  She was super sweet and she invited me to share some of my designs/patterns through her company PreQuilt!  I have three patterns that launched on their site this week and am very excited about this opportunity and to share what a great service PreQuilt offers to quilters.
PreQuilt is a great resource for quilters looking to customize a pattern to their own color palette.  When you sign up with PreQuilt you get to experiment with different color options for a pattern and then purchase a digital version of that pattern all on their site.

Currently I am offering my designs Jawbreakers, Positive Illuminations and Sparrows at Play on the PreQuilt platform.

I hope you will check out the PreQuilt site have some fun playing with color and customizing so many great patterns on their site.  I think PreQuilt is a great tool for quilters and a great way to explore your own creativity so I hope you check their site out!!


Aurifil Artisan

A friend of mine wrote me and asked if I was applying to be an Aurifil Artisan and at that point I had no idea they were accepting applications of how it all work so I got the link from her, thank you Daisy ( @warmfolk ), and applied.   I love Aurifil thread and use it for all my piecing and quilting.  After a few weeks of nail biting waiting I found out I was chosen to be an Aurifil Artisan!

I'm super excited to take part in the Artisan program.  Aurifil has a bunch in store for us including monthly challenges.  The announcement is also perfect timing to share my Coral Commotion quilt.

For this quilt I used a mix of Aurifil thread weights, mainly because I was raiding my stash and the number one priority was matching color.  My favorite weight to use on my longarm is Aurifil 40wt3ply, Aurifil's thread made just for longarms.  If I need a specific color I like to use 28wt with my longarm.  Most frequently I'm quilting straight lines and both the 40wt3ply and the 28wt perf…

Trellis Quilt Pattern Is Here!!

Eventful week this week...  I'm happy to announce that the pattern for Trellis is now available in my Etsy shop!  Also, all patterns in my shop are 10% off now through Sunday (5/5/19) to celebrate the launch.  That's all digital downloads and printed patterns, 10% off!

The pattern makes a quilt 70 x 84 and features easy to follow instructions, full color diagrams, a coloring page and full size paper templates.  This is one of my favorite designs and is inspired by a burning bush I saw last autumn.  It looked very red from a distance but when I got closer I could see that most of the leaves were hot pink to burgundy. 

I've been working hard on getting new and updated patterns in my shop all this year so I hope you will check out my shop and see what's new.

Don't forget if you're not that into piecing and would rather buy a printed quilt top to get right into that quilting you can buy the Trellis quilt top at  Honest Fabric is also offer…

Summer Sampler 2019

I have an exciting announcement...  I have been invited to design a block for this year's Summer Sampler hosted by Katie Blakesley, Faith Jones, and Lee Heinrich.
The weekly quilt along begins May 20th but you can purchase a Summer Sampler subscription for $29.00 now!  If you enter the code QUILTACHUSETTS at check out you'll save $5 off the purchase price!!  You can purchase the pattern here.

Along with the weekly blocks you'll also have the option of two layouts, squares or circles.  Can you find my block among all those great designs?  There are several curve designs so I'll keep you guessing for a while.

You can use this year's color palette, curate your own or use the one I came up with, it definitely has more of a retro feel:

It's a huge honor to be included in a group of all these talented quilter and to have a block next to theirs.  Make sure you check out all these wonderful designers and their work on their websites and on Instagram.