Lately I’ve been falling for quilts of different sizes. I love making bed quilts for using and giving away, but they can really take up resources and time that, right now, I seem to have less and less of. That’s why, when Martingale asked me to submit a design for their compilation of bedrunners, I […]
My quilt “Strawberry Moon” in the Spring issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited
I just got back from MQX in NH, I just finished up another quilt for Modern Quilts Unlimited for the Summer issue, and I have been writing and prep a quilt for kitting up before Spring Market. Phew! In a much needed break today, I walked out to the mailbox and to my great delight, I got […]
My free quilt pattern is up!
Hey, y’all! Over on the BERNINA We All Sew blog I’ve written up a free pattern for my quilt “Star Crossed”! It uses 2 1/2″ strips, and while it has a complex pattern, it’s only one block to put together. I also wrote a bit about choosing color schemes, AND there’s a giveaway for my […]
Modern Quilts, Traditional Shows: My Interview with Scott Murkin, Part 2
This is Part 2 of my interview with Scott Murkin. In Part 1, Scott talked about his own background as a quilter and Certified Judge by the National Quilting Association, and the judging process for shows. The rest of his interview is below, and touches on modern quilts in traditional shows: Now that the categories have […]
Modern Quilts, Traditional Shows: My Interview with Scott Murkin part 1
Over the last few years, modern quilts have been seen in categories at MQX, AQS, Road to California, and have a dedicated show, QuiltCon. With its second show kicking off in a week, and an announcement that it will become a yearly event at different locations, it seemed to me as though modern quilts were finding their place. […]
Wanderlust Quilts, my book, is on Amazon!
My friend Casey, of Casey York Design sent me a note today asking if I had seen that my book is available for preorder on Amazon. The release date is early September, 2015, just in time for Fall Market! I had not. But here’s a picture of it! Two of the quilts from the book were accepted […]
Why Quilts Matter will be at QuiltCon!
The more I learn about my craft, the more it becomes obvious to me that knowing quilt history is crucial. In addition to the story the maker has when they put it together the first time, I also believe every quilt has a life and story of their own once they are “released into the wild”. […]
recent finishes for Cristy
This little cutie is a mini that Cristy Fincher of Purple Daisies made. The wreaths have this really great movement to them, and to quilt them, I knew I wanted to keep with that feeling of turning and twisting. I broke down the wreaths into triangles, and put in a simple echoed triangle in those […]
Are you headed to QuiltCon 2015?
I’ve got my room, I’m looking for flights, and I’m happy to announce that two of my quilts will be at QuiltCon! This will be a sneak peek from my forthcoming book, too! And the title is… well, let’s just say I am really satisfied. I can’t show you the quilts, but I think I *can* […]
Some finished quilts to share
Terri W. has sent me some lovely quilts to finish, and I can share a few now that they’re back with her! the first is an Echino improv quilt, based off a tutorial by Elizabeth Hartman (Terri added a mini border and sashing, and it turned out beautifully). She wanted something simple so as not […]