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.
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.
One of the questions I get most often is how I choose quilting designs. This customer quilt from a few months ago offers a great peek at how I come up with complicated-looking quilting designs that are not that hard to execute.
Vortex started off as a diamond shaped log cabin block, and then I gave it a twist. I love how it looks like the strips are overlapping themselves. I gave the blocks an extra juicy centre so I could flex my fussy cutting skills.
The Perfect System was a huge hurdle to tackling my fabric storage problem. Once I realized that my scrap storage had to work for the quilts that I make, it was easy to get sorting.
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. Published in QuiltCon Magazine.
A look at the design elements of Glitch, a modern quilt inspired by glitch art. The blocks come together quickly and accurately thanks to a clever foundation paper strip-piecing method, shown in detailed diagrams in the pattern.