Friday, July 29, 2016

Half Circle Mirror and Feature Article - Make Modern Issue 12

Today I am so excited to show you one of my secret quilt finishes from this spring! The quilt is called Half Circle Mirror and it appears in newest issue of Make Modern Issue 12, out today.  The magazine also contains a featured designer article about me, written by Anne of Hudson Valley Quilts.




Half Circle Mirror combines paper pieced blocks and negative space for a dramatic, geometric quilt design.  

For my version of Half Circle Mirror, I used Kona Cotton Solids by Robert Kaufman in Pepper, Charcoal, Titanium, and White.

Johellen George of Cabin Quilt Studio did the beautiful quilting on this quilt.  She is a member of one of my local guilds and does amazing work.  I think that the quilting is reminiscent of the surface of a lake which plays well with the reflection theme of the piecing design.

The quilt is paper pieced, I really like designing paper pieced patterns as you can create so many different angles and quilt blocks.  With all of the negative space it was not too much paper piecing to do :)



I love the Make Modern magazine, the magazine is so full of great quilts and inspiration. There are 14 projects in this issue as well as other features and articles. Check out Make Modern Issue 12!

I am linking up to Link a Finish FridayWhoop Whoop FridayThank Goodness Its Finished FridayFinish It Up FridayFabric Frenzy Friday, and Show Off Saturday @ Sew Can She.





Sunday, July 24, 2016

2016 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop - Week 4 Giveaway Winners

I am happy to announce the winners from the Week 4 giveaways for the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop!

Thanks again to our generous Week 4 sponsors of the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop: Fat Quarter ShopAurifilHawthorne ThreadsThe Quilter’s PlannerMini Barn QuiltsStory PatchesStitches QuiltingMeadow Mist DesignsQuilting Jetgirl, Oliso, and Make Modern Magazine.

Without further ado, the 11 winners are:
Congratulations to our Week 4 Winners; emails have been sent to confirm your contact information!

Below is a recap of all the wonderful posts from Week 4:

Miss-Bee Hivin'

Host: Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs





The Sewcial Network

Host: Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl 

Jennifer @Dizzy Quilter
Mary @Made By Marney
Amanda @Quiltologie




Hive Sewciety

Host: Stephanie @Late Night Quilter 

Stephanie @Quilt’n Party


That wraps up the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop!  I hope that you enjoyed the hop and found some new blogs to follow.  


I have now updated the "New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop" tab above to include my hive and all of the new quilt bloggers with links directly to their hop post.





Monday, July 18, 2016

Miss-Bee Hivin' Blog Hop Week 4 & Giveaway


I am having such a hard time believing that this is the 4th and final week of the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop! 

I hope you are as excited as I am to get to meet the next 4 members of my hive, Miss-Bee Hivin', today:






If you have time, please also visit my co-hosts Yvonne @
Quilting Jetgirl and Stephanie @Late Night Quilter as they are introducing more members of their hives today as well!



In addition to checking out the hopper’s blogs, check out these great new advice posts from seasoned veterans:

2016 New Quilt Bloggers Week 4 Giveaway!

We are so thankful to our generous sponsors of the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop! This week you can enter to win one of these fabulous prizes:
You can earn up to 5 entries to this giveaway:
Just use the Rafflecopter widget to enter!
a Rafflecopter giveaway 

The giveaway will run from July 18th through July 22nd 11:59 pm EST and is open to entrants 18 years or older. Winners will be announced Sunday, July 24th!




Sunday, July 17, 2016

2016 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop - Week 3 Giveaway Winners


I am happy to announce the winners from the Week 3 giveaways for the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop!

Thanks again to our generous Week 3 sponsors of the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop: Fat Quarter ShopAurifilHawthorne ThreadsThe Quilter’s PlannerMini Barn QuiltsStory PatchesStitches QuiltingMeadow Mist DesignsQuilting Jetgirl, and Make Modern Magazine.

Without further ado, the 10 winners are:
Congratulations to our Week 3 Winners; emails have been sent to confirm your contact information!
Below is a recap of all the wonderful posts from Week 3 and stay tuned, as the last week of the hop, Week 4 (with more great giveaways) kicks off tomorrow!

Miss-Bee Hivin'




The Sewcial Network




Hive Sewciety

Host: Stephanie @Late Night Quilter

Shannon @Shannon Fraser Designs
Tami @Sew Much For Free Time
Suzy @Websterquilt
Kathy @Kathys Kwilts and More


See you tomorrow for the 4th and final week of the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers blog hop!





Saturday, July 16, 2016

Mid-Year Review

Yvonne over at Quilting Jetgirl just kicked off a fun linky party, a mid-year review link up!


I think that we sometimes get so busy with work, family, quilting, and life that we tend to forget our accomplishments and achievements throughout the year.  This link up party allowed me to take some time to reflect on the first half of 2016 (seriously, how is half of 2016 over already?)

Here are my quilt-related major accomplishments this year...



1.  Pattern Writing Workshop Series

I hosted a Pattern Writing Workshop Series early this year which taught how to take a quilt design in a sketchbook all the way through to a fully developed quilt pattern through over 25 blog posts.  The series detailed the creation of a real pattern to make the series less abstract and more practical and a number of pattern designers joined on round table discussions to share their experiences and methods.  All of the postings can be found in the Pattern Writing Blog Series tab above.



2.  Mystery Quilts

The Midnight Mystery Quilt (at left) finished up with a reveal parade in March with over 110 quilts and quilt tops being submitted!  Seeing the finished quilts/quilt tops and sewing along with the Facebook Group was definitely a highlight for the year!

The Meadow Mystery Quilt just kicked off this month and it is starting strong.  So many quilters are joining our Facebook Group (now over 1,200 members!) and sharing their fabrics.  It's not too late to join in, you can find the fabric requirements here.



3.  Finished Quilts

I love blogging as it helps record all of my quilt finishes, looking back I had actually finished more quilts than I had remembered.  I completed and shared 12 quilts on the blog (and finished 5 secret-sewing quilts that I have not been able to share yet).  Here is a complication of the quilts, you can click the picture to see more pictures and details about the quilt.




Thanks for reflecting with me! Be sure to check out all of the mid-year posts on Yvonne's blog.