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Scattered Pinwheels04.23.14

Scattered Pinwheels

 

The hubs and I just got back yesterday after spending a couple days at Great Wolf Lodge with the girls.  Now I think I need another vacation to relax from the first one!  The girls had a great time and it was a much needed break for all of us.

Today, I wanted to pop on and share another quilt pattern, Scattered Pinwheels.  I designed this quilt for RJR Fabrics to showcase their line of solids, Cotton Supreme Solids.  If you have not yet tried RJR’s solids, I encourage you to check them out.  They have a wonderful hand and an ever growing selection of colors.

Photo Courtesy of Fons & Porter Quilting.  All Rights Reserved

Photo Courtesy of Fons & Porter Quilting. All Rights Reserved

The pattern is featured in the May/June 2014 Issue of Fons & Porter Love of Quilting Magazine

Love of Quilting

Natalia did a beautiful job on the quilting as always!

Magazine Quilt

If you make a Scattered Pinwheels quilt of your own I would love if you would share a picture with me! =)

LMS Medallion

I also wanted to let you know that Part 2 of my Medallion Mini tutorial should be available over on Sew Mama Sew today or tomorrow.  If you are following along make sure to check it out!

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Mini Medallion Sew Along Starts Today!04.17.14

LMS Medallion

I know a lot of you have been anxiously awaiting the start of the Mini Medallion quilt along.  I’m happy to tell you that it starts today!  I am guest posting over on Sew Mama Sew sharing Part One of my tutorial to make this little mini 25″ medallion quilt.

This is the perfect way to use up some of your scraps, end up with a cute mini, get in on the medallion craze, and have the chance to win prizes to boot.  There are a lot of great sponsors offering chances to win prizes just for participating in the Sew Mama Sew Spring Sew Along.

You can read more about the Sew Alongs here and the prizes being offered.  For Part 1 of my Mini Medallion Tutorial head on over here!

Happy Sewing!

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Cerulean Dreams Quilt04.11.14

Blue Stars

I hope you guys aren’t tired of seeing new quilts!  Last fall I worked on a number of magazine quilts and they are all coming out at the same time!  This is Cerulean Dreams–I looove this one!

Cerulean Dreams

As I was working on this quilt, I kept calling it Blue Plate Special because all I could think about was this type of Blue & White Porcelain Dishes.

Image Courtesy of Mothology.com

Image Courtesy of Mothology.com

The fabrics I used are from the Meridian line of fabric by P&B Textiles.  McCall’s Quilting is actually having a giveaway thru May 31st if you’d like to win some of your own!

Applique

This quilt features applique–but, you might be surprised how simple the applique is on this quilt.  I used one of the fabrics in a nifty way that makes the applique quite a bit simpler than it appears. =)

Border

Cerulean Dreams is featured in McCall’s Quilting May/June 2014.  You can see my quilt on the cover!–That’s always a fun sight for a designer to see.  =)

Cover full (1)

Hope you all have a wonderfully productive weekend!

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Tropical Illusion Quilt04.10.14

Tropical Illusion Quilt

 

Today I’m sharing a new pattern I designed for P&B Textiles.  This is my Tropical Illusion quilt & it utilizes a fun way to incorporate striped fabrics into your quilt.  All of the striped squares in this quilt only use one fabric.  This one:

Stripes

It’s such a fun way to work with striped fabric!  All of the fabrics in the quilt are from the Veracruz line of fabric.

Veracruz Fabrics

Image Courtesy of Hawthorne Threads

By the way, did you know that upside down birds are considered bad luck?–I had no idea either!  When I was working on this quilt I chatted a bit with Jessica Weisen, the designer of this fabric, and she filled me in.  The outer border fabric has great tropical flowers and birds.

Hawthorne Threads has the full line of fabric available & the free pattern for Tropical Illusion is available here.

Thank you so much for all of your wonderful comments on my Star Squared quilt!  If you read my blog and leave comments, you know that I almost always respond–however, I am never able to respond to all of the comments on my giveaway posts.  I wish so badly that I could have responded to each and every comment left on that post!–I loved reading what you all were up to this past weekend!  It made me wish we could all get together and have a big old quilting party!

Random Winner

The winner of my Grace giveaway bundle was comment #11, Dorothy.

Dorothy Matheson

Congrats Dorothy!–I’ll be sending you an email shortly!

 

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Star Squared Quilt04.04.14

Star Squared

I had the fun of working with Mary McGuire’s Grace line of fabric a 2nd time for my Star Squared quilt(pretend that this quilt is hanging vertically!–I didn’t realize until after I got it all pinned up that I had it sideways!).  The first quilt I designed was Grace’s Flower Garden which you can read more about here.

Star Squared utilizes big blocks, prints & solids, and finishes at a roomy 70″ x 88″.

Quilting Closeup

Angela did a beautiful job of quilting this quilt!

Quilting

Star Squared was featured in Fons & Porter Love of Quilting March/April 2014.  And it’s available as a free pattern on the F&P Website!  You can find it here.

I plan to list this quilt in my Etsy shop shortly—so if you love it keep an eye out!

And now, how about a little Fabric Scrap giveaway?–I have a bunch of Grace Fabric Scraps left over and I’m happy to send them to a new home.

Fabrics

 Leave me a comment with your weekend sewing plans and I’ll draw a winner next week!

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Mini Medallion Quilt04.01.14

Mini Medallion Quilt

The past couple of weeks I have been working on a new pattern, Mini Medallion.  The finished mini is 25″ square making it an adorable wall hanging or even a table topper.

Fabric Stack

I started off with a bunch of stash fabrics from various designers.

Fabrics

The center portion of the mini(including the pink border) measures 12″.

Center

And then there are several little borders.

Borders

The little 3″ Friendship Star border is my favorite.  I think I am on a Friendship Star kick lately! =)

Friendship Star Border

This little mini is a perfect excuse to use up some of your scraps and make a cute medallion at the same time.  Interested in making one of your own?

I will be sharing the free tutorial over on Sew Mama Sew later in April as a part of their Spring Sew Along.  And, even better, there are prizes for sewing along.  Go check out their post yesterday for more details about the sew along and to see the other quilt in the sew along.

And in the meantime, gather up some cute scraps and a bit of background fabric and you’ll be all set to start making your mini medallion. =)

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Chevron Quilt Finish03.24.14

Vertical Chevrons

First off, I want to thank you all for all of the wonderful comments about my post last week!  I have really enjoyed reading your thoughts on applique–and you guys are all so kind!!  Thank you, Thank you!

Chevron Quilt

Today, I wanted to share with you the finished Chevron quilt from the Be Purposeful Bee.  These quilts are being made to help support missionary work from my church.  The group of ladies who joined me in making these quilts was just amazing and we have made some beautiful quilts!  This is the 3rd finished quilt.  The first was the Scrappy Trip Quilt:

Scrappy Trip Quilt

Then the Churn Dash Quilt:

Churn dash

And now, the Chevron Quilt:

Chevrons

Rachael, was in charge of picking the colors & theme for October and she chose a very fun Navy/Aqua chevron theme.  I think Rachael intended to run the chevrons horizontally, but I loved it vertically as well!

Quilting

Since October was Rachael’s month, she was also the quilter on this quilt.  She recently purchased a long arm and put it to good use on this quilt.  Each of the white strips is quilted in a different design.  It makes for such a striking quilt!–Perfect design choice.

Quilting closeup

Thank you Rachael for such a great month–the finished quilt is beautiful!–Beautiful Quilting!

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Weekend at the Lake Quilt03.13.14

Quick pink

Today I am sharing my Weekend at the Lake quilt I designed for McCall’s Quick Quilts featuring Little Friends by Yuko Hasegawa for RJR Fabrics.

Weekend-at-the-Lake flat

This little quilt features two oversized blocks that come together quickly–and the Little Friends fabric line is adorable!

Mushrooms

You might remember my Framework Quilt/Pattern which I also made featuring these fabrics.

Framework Quilt

Natalia Bonner quilted my Weekend at the Lake quilt and she knocked it out of the park as usual!

Quilting

You can find the pattern in the April/May issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts which is available now.

Quick Quilts

I snapped this picture taken just minutes after my quilt arrived back home from McCall’s:

Weekend at the Lake

Elonie was pretty quick to snatch it up!

By the way–I’ve heard that preorders of Playful Petals are starting to ship.  I’m excited and nervous about this at the same time as I start receiving feedback from everyone about something I worked on for so long.

Playful Petals

The folks over at Moda were kind enough to ask me to share a bit about Playful Petals on their blog.  If you’d like to read a bit more about my book just pop on over and take a peek.

And of course I’ll be sharing a lot more about it here!!–Can’t wait!

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Candy Scraps Quilt02.13.14

Candy Scraps

If you follow me on IG or over on Facebook, you have seen a few peeks of this quilt in progress:

Candy Scraps Beginnings

This is my Candy Scraps quilt designed for Moda Bake Shop.  It uses a bit of yardage and either a variety of mini charm packs for this scrappy version or a charm pack and a mini charm pack for a less scrappy version.  I loved working on another MBS quilt.  I didn’t do any of them last year–it’s been fun working on another one.

Candy Scraps

This was the perfect quilt to hand quilt–it’s a throw sized quilt 48″ x 72″ & quilted up pretty quickly.  Lilli loves sitting on my lap as I quilt & bind—she sees me sitting down with quilt and needle and and I can immediately hear her little jingly collar heading my way!

Lilli Candy Scraps

Today, I am blogging about Candy Scraps and giving the free tutorial to make a Candy Scraps quilt of your own over on Moda Bake Shop.

Stop over at MBS to check it out!

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Gray Square Scramble Quilt02.11.14

Square Scramble Quilt

I have been trying for about 2 weeks to get a beautiful outdoor picture of my Gray Square Scramble quilt.  It has been traveling along with me, along with my camera everywhere I go in the hopes that I’ll find a perfect spot to take a picture of this quilt to share with you.

The below zero temps, piles of snow everywhere, or way too bright sunlight have deterred me every time I was out and about.  Add that to the fact that we have all been under the weather and stuck inside.

Today, I have admitted defeat & have snapped some inside pictures to share with you. =)

Square Scramble

This is my Gray Square Scramble Quilt (54″ x 72″)–the pattern can be found in the Spring 2014 issue of Easy Quilts.

Magazine

 The solids are all from RJR’s Cotton Supreme line of solids.

Quilting

The quilting is done by the oh so talented Natalia Bonner–she rocked it as usual!

I did snag a picture from Fons & Porter’s website to share with you so as to not leave you hanging, wishing for a full picture of the quilt!

Photo Courtesy of Fons & Porter Magazine, All Rights Reserved

Photo Courtesy of Fons & Porter Magazine, All Rights Reserved

The magazine is available to purchase now if you’d like to make one of your own!

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