Y'all know I love a good rainbow quilt! Yet somehow when I saw all the beautiful day-glow colours in my friend Libs Elliott's Phosphor collection, it didn't occur to me that they would actually make a really awesome rainbow, until she posted a picture of them all lined up in rainbow order. I immediately ran over to mock up this baby Vortex quilt and then begged for some fat quarters to make a sample. It was June. It was Pride month. It was the awesome neon quilt that the world needed in that moment!
Here's your first look at Rainbow Wave! It's made with Ruby Star Society basics and coordinating Moda Bella Solids. I think this flat shot shows the full impact of the geometric pattern, and the gradation of the background fabrics.
A quick pair of toddler oven mitts makes a perfect gift, and uses up batting scraps!
Make a quick, fun cushion cover to use the leftover half-circles from cutting your concave pieces for the Riveting quilt! Rivets is a FREE companion pattern, coming soon!
Vortex is a modern log cabin quilt with a twist! Clever fabric choices give a sense of depth, and large centers are perfect for fussy cutting larger motifs. This fat quarter friendly pattern includes instructions for crib, throw, and queen sizes, with two setting options.
The Riveting quilt pattern by geeky bobbin is the perfect Father's Day quilt, baby boy quilt (for those with narrow expectations of gender), engineering graduation quilt, or tool girl quilt.
When I first started quilting, the best piece of advice I was given was to use starch, and the recipe I was given was similar to this one. Quilting in times of quarantine, DIY starch might be better than nothing.
I am SO NOT a tidy person. Don't get me wrong, I really love having a calming, organized space to work in, but I have so much trouble forcing myself to put in the time. It took 3 things to light a fire under me to get cleaning...
This cute little apron is a modification of a pattern from my friend Dara Tomasson’s new book Walk, Jog, Run. I used these adorable Pine Lullaby prints from Art Gallery Fabrics and cut the squares at half the size to make a toddler size version of the apron. It came together super quickly, and I just love how it turned out.
I'm still bummed about cancelled guild meetings and quilt shows. But when we're faced with unusual challenges, we adapt and find unusual solutions. So in addition to taking my workshops online, I'm also taking taking my trunk show online!