I am so excited to tell you about my latest project! It’s my latest book (well, technically it’s a workbook) and I am so excited that it’s actually happening! I am a huge believer that doodling is great practice for machine quilting. It’s a great way to teach your brain how the design progresses. This workbook is actually a guided sketchbook in which I share hints and tips for picking out quilting designs. The book is due to be released in May, but if you like to be an early bird, you can pre-order a signed copy of it now from my shop. Thanks so much for sharing in my happy news!! I’ll be back tomorrow to tell you all about this quilt:
Today’s quilt is a fun, fun quilt! It’s the Color Plus quilt designed by Alison Glass. Alison and I met at Quilt market two years ago when we were both pitching fabric collections. Needless to say we hit it off and became fast friends. I love how the triangles in this quilt all point to the center…..it really draws your eyes in. When it comes to picking quilting designs, sometimes you need to look no further than the quilt pattern. In this case I decided to recreate the triangles in the quilting. Combining the straight lines with the swirls adds just the right bit of contrast! In the center block, I quilted a dot to dot quilting design that emphasizes the geometric layout of the quilt. The next time you aren’t sure what to quilt on your quilt, try finding an element in the quilt pattern that you can expand upon. It just might make picking out the quilting designs a lot easier! Happy Quilting!
Happy Friday! I am so ready to put this week behind me…..it’s been a sick week at the Walters’ house and I am finally recovering from a nasty strep throat. I have to be the worst sick person, imagine a 2-year-old throwing a tantrum…..that would be me. Ugh, anyways, ready to get back to the quilting grindstone. Even though I try to keep my blog posts focused on quilting, I can’t help but share some personal news…..our family has grown. I wasn’t planning it, but you never know what God has in store for you. That’s right……..we got a new dog!! Cody is the cutest dog and he fits right in with this crazy bunch! What??? You want another picture of the cutie with the dog? That would be my youngest daughter, Hailey…. She’s a keeper…..anyways, back to quilting. One of the quilts that I quilted for Quilt Market was for a super cool friend, Vanessa Christenson, the creative brain behind V and Co. It’s one of her new quilt patterns, Ha
Happy Monday! I hope you all have had a great weekend! Today, we are going to take a walk down memory lane and talk about my good friend in this industry….Tula Pink. Julie Herman (jaybird quilts) and Sara Lawson (sewsweetness) have put together a sew along for Tula’s newest book: It’s a great sew along with some great prizes….in fact, you may be interested in the grand prize….but first let’s look back at some of the quilts that Tula Pink and I worked on together: One of the first quilts that I did for her was back in 2009…..it was to debut her Hushabye collection. From that first quilt, it was very obvious that we clicked creatively. It wasn’t too long after that first quilt, that I quilted her Cartwheels quilt. This was the first time that I ever did trapunto on a quilt. To see more pictures, check out this blog post about it. I even carved out a little time to make a quilt out her fabric as a part of the Project Plume challenge… In fact, I quilted al
Well, the title is a little misleading……it’s not that we hung out, but I did meet her at quilt market and that’s almost the same thing right?? If you have ever seen a quilt that looked like it took a lifetime to piece, there is a good chance that the quilt pattern was designed by Judy Niemeyer. Her quilt patterns are so intricate and I love quilting quilts made from her patterns. (In fact, I blogged about one not too long ago) I had the chance to quilt another quilt made from one of her quilt patterns for quilt market. I get asked a lot if I still quilt “traditional” quilts……and the answer is heck yes! What I love the most about my job is that I get to quilt so many different kinds of quilts. How boring would it be if I only quilted one kind of quilt??? I need a little more variety in my quilting life! Anyways, back to the subject at hand……I had a blast quilting this quilt! Any quilt that challenges me is a a favorite in my book! There is nothing