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Triangle Joy Pattern Launch Giveaway

I am thrilled to announce the launch of my  Triangle Joy Pattern, my latest modern quilt pattern. Dig into your scrap basket for a delightfully scrappy version  OR you can use some of those treasured prints that you may only have small remnants of. To celebrate, I’m holding a fun Giveaway of some modern prints [ …Continue Reading ]

Same quilt in Christa Watson's Modern Marks fabric line

Patriotic Modern Quilt Pattern Update 2

Here’s the second in this series of Patriotic Modern Quilt Pattern Update posts from my latest book.  You can use ANY fabrics to make these patterns–you are definitely not limited to red, white and blue.  Let’s explore two patterns in this post. This time, I’m showing alternatives for TWO of the patterns. Strips & Stars [ …Continue Reading ]

Strings and Stars Table runner Christmas 2

Patriotic Modern Pattern Update 1

Hello everyone, This is the first in a series of blog posts inspired by requests from workshop and lecture attendees.  Some of you have seen and purchased a copy of my book, Patriotic Modern Quilts.  My sincere thank you for that! These patterns are great for decorating for patriotic holidays here in the USA.  But [ …Continue Reading ]

My Batik Modern using a rich yellow as the negative space.  Blocks created using Parisian Curves technique from my book Madly Modern Quilts.

Parisian Curves Modern Batik Quilt

Hello everyone,  My explorations as an Island Batik Ambassador continues and wow, I had fun this month! The Island Batik challenge for June was to make a modern batik quilt. Of course, this was music to my ears! I decided to make a modern batik quilt using the Parisian Curves technique from my book, Madly [ …Continue Reading ]

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Selvedge X Quilt Pattern Published

I am happy to announce that my Selvedge X Modern Quilt Pattern has been published and is available on Craftsy as a digital download. We all love to save those beautiful printed selvedges.  And, we really mean to use them someday in a special project. This pattern was designed to put selvedges to good use. [ …Continue Reading ]

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Inset Circle Tea Pot Mug Rug

Here’s an update on making an inset circle.  It was my Island Batik Try A New Technique Challenge for March 2018.  I used one of my Inset Circle blocks to make a Tea Pot Mug Rug. A couple days ago I posted about learning to make pieced inset circles.  I decided that one of the [ …Continue Reading ]

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Mod Hearts Free Pattern and GiveAway

I’m happy to announce the release of Mod Hearts, a FREE modern quilt pattern and a Fabric GiveAway! I’ve always enjoyed seeing pieced heart blocks in so many quilts–it’s a traditional motif that quilters love. Click this link to download the PDF: Mod Hearts Free Pattern Complete I decided that I wanted to take a [ …Continue Reading ]

MCMod Curve small Ombre

New Modern Quilt Workshops

I have two new modern quilt workshops to announce!  And, a brand new sample for a current workshop.  By the way, all of these quilts were made with stash fabric! #sewmystash2017 MidCentury Modern Curve Workshop: Newest Sample I’m really pleased with how this sample quilt turned out.  I used a variety of white tone-on-tones for [ …Continue Reading ]