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Get Away – Storm at Sea

Get Away is the Island Batik Blog Hop theme for January 2019. And, I decided it was the perfect opportunity to make Storm at Sea, a traditional block–but I ended up altering it in a modern way. First…the Fabrics! My fabrics are from the Soul Song Collection by Island Batik. This collection goes from brights [ …Continue Reading ]

Triangle Joy Pattern Now Available

Craftsy Pattern Purchase Update

Hello Quilt Friends, I wanted to alert you that Craftsy is rebranding to BluPrint as of January 8, 2019.  I thought I would make sure you knew that in case you downloaded one or more of my patterns from Craftsy in 2018.  I highly suggest that you make sure you have downloaded all of your [ …Continue Reading ]

MidCentury Modern Curve Quilt #2

QuiltCon 2019 Acceptances

Yesterday was a busy day on Instagram.  And although I signed off for the holidays, I will have to do one more post.  The Modern Quilt Guild sent out the decision emails for QuiltCon 2019. I am quietly celebrating three acceptances. MidCentury Modern Curve #1.  I KNOW that I’ve been promising a pattern…and I am [ …Continue Reading ]

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I Am Teaching at AQS QuiltWeek 2019

I am excited to announce that I will be teaching at AQS QuiltWeek in Daytona FL held February 27–March 2, 2019.  AQS Members registration start Oc. 23, 2018 and registration for the general public starts Nov. 7, 2018     Click HERE for registration information.  My AQS QuiltWeek Workshops Traditional,  contemporary and modern quilters who [ …Continue Reading ]

Patriotic Diamonds Block in Dominica

Patriotic Modern Quilt Pattern Update 3

Hello Everyone!  In this post, I’ll show you the different modern looks you can achieve with the Patriotic Diamonds Modern Quilt pattern  (on page 80) when you use a variety of modern quilt fabrics.  I’ve also added a tutorial on adding an inner border –see the bottom of this post. And go HERE and HERE [ …Continue Reading ]

Triangle Joy Pattern Now Available

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 ]