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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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Bust those WIP’s!01.22.14

Pinwheel Quilt

What is it about quilter’s and the endless WIP’s and UFO’s?  I am certainly as guilty as the rest of them!  I know part of the problem is all of the new fabric lines that come out.  For me, as soon as I have the fabric in hand I want to work with it–but then the next new line comes out and the cycle repeats and the unfinished projects pile up.

Mini Pinwheels

This pinwheel quilt top is an example of one of those projects that has been just waiting!  I finished it up several years ago as part of Rachel’s quilt along over on PS I quilt.  I about fell out of my chair when I popped over to grab the link to her page for you…2010…4 years ago!

Pinwheel

I had actually almost forgotten about it a little bit until one of my blog readers asked me about it earlier this week.  I’ve even had the backing and binding just waiting for F.O.U.R. years–ridiculous!

Backing

I’ve done a fair share of quilt alongs–many of them courtesy of the Old Red Barn quilt alongs over on flickr…do you all remember those!–what fun!  It is now time to get some of these bad boys quilted!  I’ve worked with Abby from Latimer Lane quilting a couple times over the last few months and she is always a delight to work with.  She quilted both Elonie’s Rainbow Rows quilt:

Chevron Quilting

and the Scrappy Trip Along quilt I donated:

Sunny

So, my plan is to send my pinwheel quilt over to her to quilt it on up.  I’d much rather be able to enjoy it then having it stuck away on a quilt pile somewhere!  And while I’m at it, I might just send over a couple more quilts to have quilted.  I can’t believe how many quilt tops I have just waiting to be quilted and bound and then enjoyed!

If any of you are looking for a great machine quilter, I can’t recommend Abby enough–especially if you are looking for someone who offers affordable, well done, all over designs.  If you tell her I sent you, she’ll quilt your first quilt for .01/sq.in. for an all over quilt design–and she has lots to choose from.

Here’s to some 2014 finishes!

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Sunstruck {Free Pattern by LMS}12.20.13

Lottie Da Quilt

It’s time for another free pattern Friday!  This time featuring my Sunstruck Quilt pattern I designed for P&B Textiles featuring their Tuscan Breeze line of fabric.

The quilt at the top of this post is actually made using Lottie Da by Heather Bailey for Free Spirit Fabrics.  As I was designing this quilt pattern I kept picturing it in Lottie Da and knew I wanted to try it out in these fabrics.

Here it is in Tuscan Breeze:

Tuscan Breeze fabrics designed by Norman Wyatt Jr. for P&B Textiles.

Tuscan Breeze Fabrics

Sunstruck finishes at 61″ square and is an easy quilt to piece.  I used “stitch & flip” techniques for all of the triangle shaped pieces.  So, even though it looks complex, the quilt is constructed using all rectangles or squares.

Sunstruck Quilt Pattern by Corey Yoder (Little Miss Shabby)

The free pattern is available here.

Have a wonderful Friday!

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