QDAD QuiltCon Challenge Image and Palette
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Fabric, QDAD, Quilt Design

QDAD QuiltCon Challenge Quilt Fabric

The Quilt Design a Day group has a QuiltCon Challenge based around the spark image / palette and rules below: You must be a QDAD member and a MQG member (no exceptions). You may create up to 2 finished Modern quilts based on this spark. Use the photo and the color palette as inspiration. The exhibit will display quilts...

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Lucent Baby Quilt Fabric
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Fabric, Quilt Design

Lucent Baby Quilt {Sunday Stash}

I have been commissioned by a friend to make a baby quilt. The nursery the quilt is being made for is going to be purple / lilac, and after reviewing options, we settled on making a baby sized version of my Lucent quilt pattern. My friend really liked the idea of starting with the fabric selection for the center...

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Blue Moon Quilters Final Colored Design
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Quilt Design, Quilts

QuiltCon 2017 Charity Quilt Challenge

When I read about the QuiltCon 2017 Charity Quilt Challenge, I was really excited. As an individual Modern Quilt Guild (MQG) member, I had the choice of forming a group or submitting my name to the MQG to be placed in a group. I reached out to the group of women whom I recently worked with on the personal...

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Quilt Design

Pattern Writing Series Kick-Off

Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs is kicking off her Pattern Writing Series today. I hope you head over to her blog to check out the details and see the planning and hard work she has put into cultivating this series for you. Pattern Writing Series Topics Topic I – Series Introduction Topic II – Quilt Design Topic III – Adapting a Quilt Design into...

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Quilt Design

Vote for QuiltCon Magazine Cover

Well, I can't keep this to myself... so the cat is out of the bag a bit. I am shaking with excitement! If you are a MQG member, you received the January update email today. One of the items in the email is an ability to vote between 2 ‪#‎QuiltCon16‬ magazine covers. The blue quilt on the right is near...

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Quilt Design, Tips

Quilt Design Decisions: Borders

Because the Rainbow Improv Scrap quilt was a filler project for me, I shared a lot of my design process, thoughts, and asked lots of questions along the way via my blog and Instagram. I received a question from a blog reader that I thought would make for a good discussion about quilt design decisions: ondered if some time you...

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Quilt Design

Cirrus Solids Block of the Month

I am super excited to be able to share with you that I designed a block for the Cirrus Solids Block of the Month Challenge, and my block, On a Slope, was selected and featured yesterday for the month of July! I created two different color stories for the block, Ocean and Desert. The process of designing a quilt block...

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Snow Scene
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Quilt Design

Kona Challenge

Jenn @A Quarter Inch from the Edge posted about a four color Kona challenge earlier this month. Not one to dally, I went to my stash to see what I could pull together. I have two large plastic bins full of Kona Solids, and I immediately gravitated toward my favorite color. As I am also a huge fan of color...

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Quilt Design, Quilts

Out of the Woods – Quilt Design

A friend contacted me in November to discuss having a quilt made. She is a breast cancer survivor and she is currently recovering from a knee replacement. She has a bright outlook on her future, and she wanted to celebrate turning the page on illness in her life with a cheerful quilt. Hearing her discuss her optimism and hopes for the future...

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Quilt Design

Call for Pattern Testers {Tessellated Leaves}

I am looking for quilters who would be willing to test the Tessellated Leaves quilt pattern for me. I hope to get enough interest to have between 2 and 4 testers. I would like to host a blog hop showing off the test quilts and release a final pattern at the end of January. Please leave a comment on this post if you are...

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Concept Hand Sketch
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Quilt Design

Cocoa Leaf Queen Size Quilt {Quilt Design}

I delivered the Cocoa Leaf mini-quilts about a week ago and spent some time with my customers discussing design options for the larger, queen size quilt. I drew up some pretty nice hand sketches and colored them with colored pencil, and I am kicking myself for not photographing them before leaving them with the customers. Oops. So I pulled...

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