14 02, 2013

Modern Basics II :: Modern Cross-Stitch

By |February 14th, 2013|finished quilt, Modern Basics|1 Comment

Modern Cross-Stitch is a simple, graphic design.  I love texture and the feel of the Cross Weave fabrics, they tend to be a bit thicker than most quilting cottons and they quilt up beautifully.  Of course this would be stunning in prints as well - what would you use? Modern Cross-Stitch measures 68″ x 85″ [...]

13 02, 2013

Modern Basics II :: Modern Exchange

By |February 13th, 2013|finished quilt, Modern Basics|1 Comment

Modern Exchange is made with two alternating blocks with lots of appeal! There's so many different ways to incorporate favorite prints or solids in this quilt. Confetti Crossings measures 60″ x 70″ Designed and pieced by me with my Baby Lock Melody Quilted by Natalia Bonner Fabrics are Flock by Thomas Knauer Instructions for baby size [...]

13 02, 2013

Modern Basics II :: Improvised Herringbone

By |February 13th, 2013|finished quilt, Modern Basics|4 Comments

Improvised Herringbone has a few foundation pieced blocks, that add a big impact to the quilt top! This is a great scrap buster, and a great way to use a favorite fat quarter bundle. Improvised Herringbone measures 70″ x 83″ Designed and pieced by me with my Baby Lock Melody Quilted by Natalia Bonner Fabrics are [...]

12 02, 2013

Modern Basics II :: Modern Twist

By |February 12th, 2013|finished quilt, Modern Basics|1 Comment

Modern Twist is a simple and fun quilt to make.  It makes up quick, and is perfect for a nice nap on the couch (a girl can dream, right?). Modern Twist measures 56″ x 60″ Designed and pieced  & Quilted by me with my Baby Lock Melody Fabrics are Paris & Company by My Mind's Eye [...]

12 02, 2013

Modern Basics II :: Confetti Crossings

By |February 12th, 2013|finished quilt, Modern Basics|3 Comments

Confetti Crossings is a simple two block quilt, made with half-square triangles in contrasting prints, and a simple 16-patch.  In the book I include directions for making 8 hst units at one time, or cutting directions if you are using a Go! Cutter like me! Whenever I make more than a few hst units, I [...]

11 02, 2013

Modern Basics II :: Color Waves

By |February 11th, 2013|finished quilt, Modern Basics|6 Comments

Color Waves never fails to catch an eye - it is made with Kaufman's Radiance collection of silk/cotton blend fabrics.  They are beautiful to sew with, and result in a beautiful quilt!  Sophia keeps claiming it for her bed, and I tell her she can't have it yet.  Maybe I should make her one, but [...]

11 02, 2013

Modern Basics II :: Stepping Stones

By |February 11th, 2013|finished quilt, Modern Basics|5 Comments

Hi there! I hope you all had a great weekend! I had a lot of fun sharing these quilts in person with local quilters, having finished them all up a year ago, it's really fun to finally have them out and about online and in person.  If you own a quilt shop, you can reserve [...]

8 02, 2013

Modern Basics II :: Buttonholes

By |February 8th, 2013|finished quilt, Modern Basics|4 Comments

Buttonholes is a rectangular block, with long lean lines.  With this project, complete instructions for making flying geese are included, with no waste, and no bias to manage either!  It's a great skill builder, for a new to intermediate quilters. Buttonholes measures 54″ x 63″ Designed and pieced by me with my Baby Lock Melody Quilted by Natalia [...]

7 02, 2013

Modern Basics II :: Star-Crossed

By |February 7th, 2013|finished quilt, Modern Basics|6 Comments

This is one of many current favorites, right now!  I love the negative space created in Star-Crossed, and the quilting in those spaces. Star-Crossed measures 60″ x 75″ Designed and pieced by me with my Baby Lock Melody Quilted by Natalia Bonner Fabrics are Boho from Annette Tatum Instructions for a baby quilt is included in [...]

6 02, 2013

Modern Basics II :: Patchwork Weave

By |February 6th, 2013|finished quilt, Modern Basics|6 Comments

Patchwork Weave is a great scrap busting quilt! Select a palette for the center mosaic, and start stitching! Patchwork Weave measures 60″ x 72″ (my favorite size!) Designed and pieced by me with my Baby Lock Melody Quilted by Natalia Bonner Fabrics are from the Free Spirit Designer collections, and my stash Strip piecing and [...]

5 02, 2013

Modern Basics II :: Sunrise

By |February 5th, 2013|finished quilt, Modern Basics|8 Comments

While I'm busy with some less exciting details of life, (taxes/sick kids/shipping quilts) I thought I would take the time to share a few details about the quilts in my book!  Modern Basics II has been on shelves nearly a month, and I'm looking forward to seeing how creative everyone else is with the patterns. [...]

28 11, 2012

Techno Flakes

By |November 28th, 2012|finished quilt|39 Comments

Another finished quilt to share with you today! You've seen me working on this quilt over the last couple of months, and I'm so happy to have it finished up! I quilted the white hexagons only, with a swirl, then continued with the same shape on the background.  The hexagons almost disappear around the perimeter, [...]