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National Quilting Day Ideas!

National Quilting Day 2020 — Ways to Stay Connected! Most (maybe all of us) are practicing social distancing so meeting with other quilters face to face will be limited for the next few weeks.  But, that doesn’t have to mean that we need to completely isolate ourselves.  We can still connect and show each other [ …Continue Reading ]

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Modern Quilts at Mountain QuiltFest

I had a great time teaching at Mountain QuiltFest in Pigeon Forge Tennessee this month.  I taught five modern quilt classes and gave a lecture, “What Makes a Modern Quilt?”. Several of the classes used patterns from my book, Madly Modern Quilts . The Fibonacci pattern  and the X block pattern can be purchased here. [ …Continue Reading ]

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Aurifil DOM March 2020 Block

I am proud to be one of the Aurifil 2020 Designers of the Month for March 2020.  Each month, a DOM designer will publish a block pattern inspired by the colors of Italy!     This post describes how I designed the block.  It also includes a link to a video tutorial showing how I actually pieced [ …Continue Reading ]

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Fractured Triangles Pattern Tutorial and Ruler

Creative Grids has released a new Half Sixty Triangle ruler that is perfect for the ‘end of row’ setting triangles in my Fractured Triangles Pattern. The Half Sixty Triangle ruler is available at local quilt shops and online.  Click here to purchase online (affiliate link).   I’m also working on other patterns that use this [ …Continue Reading ]

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25 Million Stitches Big Stitch Tutorial

Big stitch hand quilting is a technique used by many quilters. However, I recently used this technique in an embroidery project!  A few weeks ago, I decided to make an embroidered panel for the 25 Million Stitches project and in this post, I’ve detailed the technique that I used.  I decided to make my panel [ …Continue Reading ]

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MidCentury Modern Update News

First, my MidCentury Modern Curves Black & White #1 was published in Curated Quilts!  Here’s a photo of the quilt. Link to buy the current issue.   This quilt is in my series–and it’s one of my most popular workshops. Here is an early version in ombre colors.  I hope that you can join me [ …Continue Reading ]

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Fractured Triangles Quilt Pattern Tutorial

One of my 2020 goals is to create more video tutorials showing my process for creating quilts.  So, I created a video tutorial  while I was making a new version of my Fractured Triangle pattern in a very different colorway from my original version. I had testers who made wonderful variations when I published the [ …Continue Reading ]

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Become An Awesome Quilt Tester

  In 2019,  I had a great team of testers work on my Fractured Triangles Pattern.  I felt so honored that they chose to work with me. Their feedback helped me improve several parts of the pattern. Some (but not all) pattern designers offer the opportunity to test their upcoming patterns. We value the feedback [ …Continue Reading ]

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Fractured Triangles Quilt Pattern

I’m proud to announce that my Fractured Triangles Quilt Pattern is up for sale in my Etsy shop.   I love this pattern because a complex result can be achieved with a planned improvisation technique.  It’s all about the fabric choices–and there’s lots of guidance in the pattern.  And be sure to scroll down to see [ …Continue Reading ]

Aurifil 2020 Designers!

Aurifil Color Builder Designer

I am thrilled to announce that I am an Aurifil Color Builder 2020 Designer !  The Colors of Italy will be the 2020 theme. We designers will be creating a series of blocks for a worldwide Sew A Long.  The free (yes free) blocks and patterns will be available monthly on Pat Sloan’s’s blog.  Pat [ …Continue Reading ]