Thursday, March 21, 2013

Snack Time

I'm excited to share a new pattern with you today! Snack Time is another fun quilt that uses my Hex N More Ruler... and still no Y seams!

This pattern will be shipping to shops in just a couple of days! I'm in Portland at the moment teaching at Block Party with Quiltmaker. Today {Thursday} I'm teaching a Hex N More workshop. I'll be posting photos over on Instagram & Facebook if you want to see what we are up to!

Quilt Details 
Fabric is Kona Solids by Robert Kaufman
Pattern - Snack Time, JBQ 131
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 2/3/13
Finished on 3/2/13
Quilt measures - 51" x 72"

Here is the back of the pattern. It features 5 size options.


 I posted a few photos to Instagram while I was working on this quilt.

I went back and forth when deciding on what fabric to use. In the end I decided to use Kona solids by Robert Kaufman. Specifically I used the Kona Brights Roll Up.

I backed the quilt in white Kona fabric and bound it in white bias binding.


Ready to see some of the cover shoot outtakes?

I loved the clouds and the lighting on the quilt, but the fence just wasn't tall enough to see more of the quilt.

Here is a detail of Angela's quilting. She quilted a different "snack" in each row of blocks. Honestly I love how her brain works!!

More clouds... lets go inside before it rains!

More detail. I could stare at Angela's quilting for hours... oh wait I do!!

Last one on the fence. I ended up using this photo on the back of the pattern.

This half door didn't do much...

...and neither did these steps.

I did like these steps and almost used this one on the cover.

More detail. This photo really shows how Angela did loops, swirls, and two different flowers in the center of the blocks. She did 9 different designs in the 9 rows.

I love the lighting in this last photo.

Snack Time will be in shops next week!! If you are here at Block Party with Quiltmaker I have a few copies and they will be in the on site shop starting tomorrow.

So out of curiosity... What is your favorite snack?

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Monday, March 11, 2013

I've been a bad blogger

Did I really just go two weeks without blogging? eek! Sorry about that! 

I wish I could say that I've been MIA because I have been busy sewing. Unfortunately I was MIA because I got sick... again. This is the 3rd time this year. I usually can't avoid getting sick at least once in the winter, but I can't tell you the last time I got sick this much. It hasn't been fun.

Anyway I was feeling a bit better yesterday and went to the San Diego Modern Quilt Guild meeting for the first time. It was nice to get out and meet some local quilters. It did also remind me how much I miss my friends in the Philadelphia MQG. 

After they have their meetings they stay and sew. I grabbed a bunch of my Remix fabrics and figured I'd start working on my Toes in the Sand blocks.

I love how Ann Kelle keeps adding more prints to the Remix line. Did you know there are over 100 now!
I love these new big chevrons.

and the ovals

and the triangles... lets just be honest I love it all.

I made my first two blocks yesterday.

I'm going to mix all the new Remix fabrics with my stash of older Remix!

I'll be posting these blocks in the Flickr Group for the Toes in the Sand Quilt Along. You can also follow along on Instagram with the hashtag #toesinthesandqal 

Come join us!

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