Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Measure Twice Cut Once tutorial for Moda and Thermoweb

I am excited to announce my big debut on Moda's blog today for their Measure Twice Cut Once blog hop.  Thermoweb was asked to sponsor a day and spread the word about their PeelnStick Removable Ruler Tape.  Myself and two other designers came up with some fun tutorials to show a few of the many ways to use this great product.  Please stop by Moda's blog to check the tutorials and enter a great Thermoweb giveaway!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

New Glory Quilt for Operation Homefront

Scott Hansen of Blue Nickle Studio approached me just over a month ago with a request for quilting.  I had recently had the opportunity to meet Scott at quilt market this past Spring and was very interested to see what he had for me to work on.  He forwarded pictures of the New Glory quilt he designed and pieced for the Quilted in Honor project for Operation Homefront.  He was looking for some modern quilting so support and not overwhelm the design - and the thought it deserved a custom job.  I couldn't have been more excited to get my hands on it- such great wonky lines- I have never done a truly wonky quilt before this one, and was just so excited to have a blast with it.  I kept the quilting to a few designs- pebbles, swirls, rope, stars and a box in box design- choosing the designs was the hardest decision- I was really toying with the idea of another direction completely- but this one won out and I think it highlights his piecing better- which was the ultimate goal.  Please take some time to read more about Scott's quilt on his blog
Here are some pictures that I took of the New Glory Quilt before I sent it back to Scott- but go over to his blog to see much better pictures of it all finished!