Friday, May 30, 2014

Modern Lace

Just received strike-offs for my new collection, Modern Lace, which is shipping in August!

I'm SOOOO excited about this collection.  I know we aren't supposed to have favorites, but if we could this would be the one!  Modern Lace ships in August and shops can place orders from Blend Fabrics.

Have a lovely weekend and happy sewing!

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ornamental" - a Topiary Table Topper

I was so excited when I opened my mail yesterday and found my "Ornamental" table topper design in my Topiary line for Blend Fabrics in the July/August issue of Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting!  It is such a fun (and quick) design to sew and - guess what - they will be offerings a kit!!!  (I don't think it is up yet, but soon!  Magazines will be on newsstands in mid-June.)

I used 28 wt. Aurifil thread for the appliqué and 50 wt. for the quilting.

On Friday I will show you some sneak peeks from my next line!

Happy sewing!

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sundance Quilt: Part 4

This weekend I took the opportunity to make my flying geese blocks for Step 4 of my Sundance quilt pattern, available exclusively through BERNINA dealers.  This time I'm making it in my Topiary collection for Blend Fabrics.  (Last year I made the original using my "Bonjour, Mon Ami" collection.)

The original "Sundance" quilt.

I wanted to make something in a completely different color story this time. I and worked up three different options using Topiary.  I ended up using the one with a pink border.  SKU information for all three options, as well as the original option, can be found here, but the directions are only available though BERNINA.

The fabrics for Flying Geese block (the third Topiary option)

And the finished block!
I entered this quilt into Blogger's Quilt Festival - make sure to stop by because there are some fabulous quilts over there to look at all the great entries!  They are taking viewers choice nominations now and voting starts on the 24th.

Next month will be appliqué!

Happy sewing!

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Flower Power!

I can finally show you all one of my favorite projects that I have ever made!  Introducing Flower Power!

Flower Power (44-1/2” x 60-1/2")

It is appliqué in a modern style and is unlike anything I've done to date.  I think I channeled my inner Brady Bunch (does that date me?) but it is such a cheery quilt and I love how it turned out!. I used Kona solids from the Sunrise fat quarter palette and added in the aquas.  (I listed the particular solids in the directions.)  Did I mention the blooms are fat-quarter friendly, whether you use solids or prints?

There are so many opportunities to be creative with stitches (thank you, BERNINA 780)...

And with quilting...

I'm entering it in the appliqué category of Blogger's Quilt Festival - make sure to stop over there and see all the fantastic quilts!  Voting starts on the 24th...

The retail price of Flower Power is  $19 and all placement diagrams are included true to size so your quilt will look just like the original.  The appliqués are huge so it goes together quickly!  Best of all, I've made all the SVG files available free on my website so using your favorite fabric cutter is a snap!

For quilt shops - Flower Power is now on its way to Brewer, Checker, and United Notions, so you can order it everywhere.   (And you can see it in Brewer's booth at Market.)  You can also order it by emailing me.

I'm missing Market this time due to a family commitment but I want to be sure to celebrate Flower Power's debut so let's have a little sale, okay?  20 percent off all patterns (PDF and printed) in my shop through this Sunday night, including, but not limited to, Flower Power.  Use the promo code FLOWERPOWER.

Happy sewing!

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