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Oh, what a crazy year, I’ve designed more quilts this year than any other year so far! None of them were large but I’ve had such fun playing with different techniques and new prints.
It started with experiments with curves for the Double Wedding Ring challenge using templates by EZ Simplicity Studio, then drawing up foundation papers.
Timeless Treasures/Dear Stella challenged us to design a modern/traditional quilt.
This was for the Quilt Alliance auction: Inspired by, made with scraps from my stash in keeping with the original design source from their quilt library.
For this “Young Mans Fancy” I used a charm pack by Darlene Zimmerman and some shirting samples.
More curves for this modern Orange Peel, with bold colours from Timeless Treasures, that made the cover of Popular Patchwork magazine in March.
Integrated Squares with GOTS cotton from Monaluna followed, making the cover of the April issue .
Then the Raft Quilt using Soho Solids
A Garden Quilt with fabrics from various collections by Blend Fabrics including Amanda Murphy’s topiary print.
Fence Quilt featuring the Field Study print from Timeless Treasures
Made with Love Baby Quilt, more bold colour with white and some embroidery.
I was invited to write another guest blog for Timeless Treasures so I designed this Shutter Quilt with their brights and polka dots .
Winter Wonderland with Follie by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham
Then there was the Log Cabin interrupted for the Bloggers Quilt Festival
I taught at Festival of Quilts NEC in August, went on courses with Amy Butler and Janet Clare, and reviewed International Quilt Festival in Houston, the Alt_Quilt exhibition at the Folk Art Museum NYC and Quilters Take Manhattan. I’ve met so many lovely people along the way, thank you so much for your support.
2015 is looking to be just as exciting on the quilt front and I’m looking forward to QuiltCon in February, not long now!
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