Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sapphire in The Quilter Magazine!

Good morning, I want to tell you that if you were to run out today and pick up your copy of a The Quilter Magazine, in side you would find a quilt called Sapphire. Would you like to take a guess on who designed that quilt?

You guessed! It is my design, but I need to give some credit to those who support me. First off to my favorite and local quilt store, Bolts in the Bathtub, who have kitted this quilt and have it ready for you on their website.

The fabric is from Exclusively Quilters, the wonderful modern quilting was done by Vickie Wall, and the pattern was proofed by Michelle (aka - the best pattern proofed on the planet)!

So, if you are running out to get your copy of a The Quilter Magazine, here is what you are looking for:

Now for some more eye candy...

These fabrics are just plain fun!

The quilt is listed an intermediate, I think that is a fair assessment. It is not hard, but you do need to have a bit of quilting experience behind you.

I snapped a quick pic of the actual magazine.

I even played with a picture of Sapphire and turned it into a watercolor.

Kinda cool, huh?

Ok, I have a ton of thinks to think, and things to do, so,

Blog at you later,



Sunday, February 16, 2014

Downton Abbey Sunday

I have decided to share the many quilting sides to my personality. For this post I am going to focus on fabrics. My favorite fabrics are batiks. I use batiks when I am creating for me. I have used them in creating my Asteria block of the month, but I have a multi-faceted quilt personality. I love the Downton Abbey series as well as the fabrics that support the show. I get to design with all kinds of fun fabrics. Sometimes the fabrics talk to me, sometimes they shout with joy and occasionally they don't say much at all. I know, I'm crazy.

The other morning I was thinking, what if I merge my Asteria design with the Downton Fabrics? Well, I did just that! Now I want to share the results.

First I would like to present Lady Edith.

Next, Lady Mary.

Next, Lady Sybil.

And my favorite, Violet.

What do you think? Do you want to weigh in with your favorite?

I know these are not time appropriate quilts. I wasn't trying to create quilts for Downton, I was just having fun merging my interests to see what would come from it.

Please feel free to share you thoughts about my crazy creations. I can't wait to get some feedback.

Blog at you later,