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|7 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. [...]

26 10, 2012

Button Box Quilt

By | October 26th, 2012|Bloggers Quilt Festival, finished quilt|86 Comments

I'm so happy to have a new finish to share with you for Blogger's Quilt Festival!  My Button Box quilt is a variation of a quilt I made last spring, with a twist. Previously, it was made with 9" blocks and a very pretty fabric line, however, while designing the block I realized that I [...]

28 08, 2012

Schoolhouse Rocks!

By | August 28th, 2012|finished quilt, give away|70 Comments

Hi all! My Schoolhouse Rocks quilt made it home, and we made it outside for some pictures yesterday! I had fun working on this quilt, it's bright and cherry, with traditional blocks, and lots of quilting on my domestic machine. All the schoolhouse blocks are made with a different fabric, I pulled small and medium [...]

5 07, 2012

Craftsy Workshop & Pattern Sale

By | July 5th, 2012|craftsy, finished quilt|5 Comments

I hope my stateside friends had a fun and safe 4th of July! We had a relaxed day, full of fun here!  I've been waiting to share my newest Craftsy Workshop with you - Quilting With Linen!  I used 100% linen to make this manly quilt. In the workshop, I included best practices while using [...]