Robert Kaufman: 30 Quilts, 30 Years

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I love Kona Cotton! I remembered getting my first Kona color card and drooling over all the colors and all the possibilities. And to think they started with just a dozen colors 30 years ago! When I was asked if I would design a quilt to help Robert Kaufman celebrate 30 years of Kona I was a bit overwhelmed. Especially …

318 Patchwork Patterns Giveaway Winner!

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I used a Random Number Generator to select a winner and the number is: This means the winner of the book 318 Patchwork Patterns is Irelle Beatie! She says: Congrats Irelle. Check your inbox for an email from me so you can let me know where to ship your new book!

318 Patchwork Patterns Blog Hop: Around the Circus Quilt (and a Giveaway)

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I couldn’t resist agreeing to be a part of this Blog Hop – Kumiko Fujita’s 318 Patchwork Patterns translated into English?!?!! Yes, please! I know a lot of you have hunted the Japanese version of this book down and now it’s available to all for purchase. World Book Media has worked with Fujita to provide this book in English. Yay! …

#ModernSolidsChallenge – VOTE!!!

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(Hadley giveaway post is here!) That was fun! In the end, seven awesome bloggers/designers (Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts, Heather of Olive and Ollie, Holly of Bijou Lovely, John of Quilt Dad, Lee from Freshly Pieced, Megan of Canoe Ridge Creations and myself) came up with seven pretty awesome quilts! I sorta can’t be mad if any one of us …

#ModernSolidsChallenge: The Quilt!

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(Hadley giveaway post is here!) Three hotel rooms, two states, and five airports later, I finally finished my Modern Solids Challenge Quilt! After much back and forth I decided to go with one of the designs that I designed using a variation of the Birds in the Air block. Instead of the standard block made with HST’s (Half Square Triangles) …

#ModernSolidsChallenge: The Design Process

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I love to hear about everyone’s design process. For everyone it’s different. For me it is key to see the whole design in my head before I actually cut fabric. I have been learning Illustrator and Design and luckily I can quickly draw Our design parameters are as follows: 60″ x 60″ final quilt size Just use fabric from the …

#ModernSolidsChallenge

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Yep challenge. I don’t love competitions and I design best when I’m designing from a place of love and pure creation and I know this about myself. But, I’m a sucker for a box of beautiful fabric and how beautiful is this? So, when Free Spirit Fabrics/Coats and Clark asked me if I wanted to participate in this challenge, I …

The Big ‘O’ Quilt, Part II

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Here’s a quilt that I’ve never blogged about. I blogged about The Big ‘O’ Quilt a few months ago. This is the second quilt in the ‘O’ Series, The Big ‘O’, Part II. Like The Big ‘O’ this quilt uses the Bias Tape Appliqué technique but only on the right half of the quilt.  The other half uses Dale Fleming’s …

Spicy Sticks – A Quilt for Mom

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Do you sometimes make a quilt that is not 100% your style or colors? I do for those I love. My sister decorated my Mom’s living space around colors inspired from a mirror that Mom fell in love with from Pier One. I wanted to make a quick quilt that would coordinate with this already colorful living room. Here’s the …