#DandyDays · #Studio37Fabrics · Aurifil Thread · Dandy Days · Quilting

Aurifil thread to match Dream at Dawn

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Are you following my blog yet? I’m ramping up the number of posts I’ll do each month & this will be a great platform to get detail about my fabric lines, patterns and more.

If you’re going to make Dream at Dawn over the next year, be sure to pick up my coordinating Aurifil thread collections for your piecing and machine quilting.

My small box has 7 small spools of 50 wt cotton thread perfectly matched to the Dandy Days prints and 3 spools of the fabulous 80 wt thread in shades of grey, perfect for English paper piecing or applique.

My large box has 10 large spools of 50 wt thread and 2 spools of 28 wt variegated thread for your machine quilting needs.

You can buy both boxes here!

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#DandyDays · #Studio37Fabrics · Dandy Days · Marcus Fabrics · Quilting

Dream at Dawn

My Dream at Dawn quilt has debuted in McCall’s Quick Quilts.

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The quilt will be presented as a year-long series, you’ll need to pick up the magazine each time it comes out over the next year. You can subscribe here.

The quilt features my Dandy Days fabric line. It’s 72″ x 96″ and is perfect for a confident beginner.

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My friend, Dolores, helped with piecing this quilt and Sarabeth Rebe worked her quilting magic on it.

You can purchase a kit to make your own Dream at Dawn here.

The quilt features easy rotary cutting and machine piecing techniques. If you’re looking for a cheery, colorful project that you can work on a little at time, Dream at Dawn is perfect!

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#AllPeopleQuilt · #DandyDays · #Studio37Fabrics · APQ Quiltalong · Dandy Days · Quilting · Uncategorized

APQ Block Party!

Have you seen the latest issue of Quilts and More?

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It features the annual APQ Quilt-along and you’re going to want to make one of these quilts!

I’m excited to be sewing along this year. Right now, I’m focused on selecting fabrics.

Here’s my initial pull:

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Pick up your own copy of the magazine & join me in making this fun, easy quilt!

If you’re already in the planning stages, what fabrics do you plan to use?

 

#DandyDays · #Quiltmakers100Blocks · #Studio37Fabrics · Dandy Days · Marcus Fabrics · Quilting

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 14 Blog Tour

Each time I’ve seen a Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazine out on newsstands, I’ve dreamed of the day my name or block might be on the cover. Well, this time, the dream came true! I’m so excited to be part of Volume 14 and to have my name right there among all the other incredible folks who contributed to this issue.

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When I thought about designing a block for the magazine, I knew I wanted to do something unusual, something not immediately recognizable as a classic block from the past.

I’ve always loved the “Peaky and Spike” triangle unit and decided to start there. I also really like pinwheels so I wanted to incorporate that in my block too.

Here’s my block featuring my Revved Up Retro fabrics.

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By playing with the light and dark coloring of the skinny triangles, I gave this block potential for creating interesting secondary designs when it is set together. Here’s what a quilt made from the block would look like:

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Of course, the look will change totally when you play with color. Here’s the block colored in a few of my upcoming Dandy Days prints:

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See how that creates a totally different quilt?

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As the name implies, there are 100 incredible block designs from designers you love in Volume 14. I’d love to give one away to you. Comment here and tell me what your favorite block is to be eligible for a chance to win. Entries close at  11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 20. I’ll email the winner for his/her address on Monday 11/21.

I’m also doing giveaways on Facebook & Instagram to promote the blog hop & the magazine. Be sure to follow me there to see how to have more chances to win more prizes!

And, don’t forget to go visit the Quilty Pleasures blog for more prizes and more info on other designers who contributed to this issue!

 

 

#DandyDays · #Studio37Fabrics · Dandy Days · Marcus Fabrics

Dandy Days Debut

At last, may I present  . . .

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I am so excited about this collection. From the colors, to the text print to the names  . . . everything about this collection just makes me smile. catemoji

Of course, there is a block-of-the-month quilt available with your choice of light or dark background.

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And I have several other quilt designs in the works that I’ll share in the coming weeks.

The fabric ships to stores in December. Make sure to ask for it at your favorite shop.

Read more about the fabrics in my Look Book available here.

 

 

 

Marcus Fabrics · Quilting · Revved Up Retro · Uncategorized

Hashtag Holidays

One of the crazy things about the fabric industry is the length of time between first putting together a fabric collection and seeing finished projects from the collection. From the length of the actual design process, to the manufacturing of the fabric, to construction of quilts and then finally writing patterns and waiting for publication, it’s often more than a full year between when the fabric idea first makes its way to paper or computer screen and the final quilt design appears in print.

When I finished up my Revved Up Retro fabrics for Marcus, one of my goals was to have a design featuring the fabrics in a Quiltmania publication. Their books and magazines are always some of my favorites. So, I submitted some designs. A while later, I got the fabulous news that Hashtag Holidays would be featured in this:

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Simply Moderne, Issue 5. If you haven’t had a chance to thumb through a Simply Moderne, you are missing out. Always jammed full of contemporary quilts, profiles on designers, features on quilt shows and more, it’s fresh, exciting and always a source for ideas.

Here’s a peek at the back cover showing some of the projects inside. My quilt is the first quilt in the top left corner!

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You can find the magazine at your local quilt shop or online at my favorite shop (wink wink).

If you’d like a kit to make your own quilt, you can order that too.

 

 

 

 

 

Marcus Fabrics · QuiltCon · Quilting

QuiltCon 2016!

Let’s just ignore the fact that this post is woefully late  .  .  . better late than never, right? I finally have a few minutes to share some of my favorite images from QuiltCon. One of the best perks of my daughter moving to California is that QuiltCon was almost in her backyard. So, of course, I had to go check things out while I visited her.

What a visual treat. By now, you’ve no doubt seen lots of posts filled with the amazing quilts. I’ll just share a few of my favorites.

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Because I love cats, of course.

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Oh my, all those flying geese.

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My Message in the Dark quilt hanging in the show.

But the best part of QuiltCon? Hands down, making new friends. Do you recognize this lovely lady?

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One of my goals at QuiltCon was to meet a few of the folks I follow on social media. Tops on my list was “ThelmaCupcake” of Cupcakes & Daisies fame. We had messaged back & forth a bit but hadn’t set up a definite time to meet. Fast forward to me standing in line at Starbucks to get my mandatory dose of morning espresso. My husband will tell you I’m not a morning person and not much of a chatter-er before I get my infusion. While in line I vaguely registered the lady in front of me bantering with the barista about her name–she turns to me and asks if I’m “Louise”.

“No”, I reply, still in my caffeine-deprived morning fog. After placing my order and starting to smell the hope of a latte, my brain wakes up.  .  . “she asked if I was Louise.  .  .I think the barista called her Thelma. . . she looks like her blog photos”. So I walk up, introduce myself and yes, it’s her, it’s Thelma Cupcake in the flesh.

We grabbed our cups and sat down & it was like meeting a long lost friend. We have so much in common and she is absolutely as delightful as her blog posts convey.  We met up again later near my Hashtag quilt and I begged her to take another picture.

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The next day, I was thrilled to see Shelly Pagliai. She is an award-winning quilter who won two awards at QuiltCon for her work with Victoria Findlay Wolfe. Read all about that quilt here.

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I’m back home, working hard on Splendid Sampler blocks and will share some of those over the weekend. Thanks for stopping by!