Friday, October 28, 2016

Introducing Comet!

Friday, October 28, 2016
Introducing my latest pattern, Comet!

Quilt Details 
Fabric is Coney Island by Fig Tree & Co. for Moda
Pattern - Comet, JBQ 167
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 10/2/16
Finished on 10/7/16
Quilt measures - 46" x 64"


Comet is made using my Hex N More ruler (click the link to the ruler to see the video tutorial on how to use it).

Comet is a fat quarter friendly quilt & the cover fabric is Coney Island by Fig Tree & Co for Moda.

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Ready for some pattern cover photo shoot outtakes?

First we tried this tree, but the lighting was a mess.


And then we tried the other side of the tree... But still not great.

Next, we found this gate & I loved the photo, but again the lighting was off...

So Lawrence ran back to our car to grab Cinnamon Bun and we realized he could block out most of the crazy shadows with that quilt.

We couldn't block all the light at once... so the front cover is actually a few photos combined!


Here's a look at my pieced back & quilt label on the cover quilt.

This quilt comes together so fast that once I made one I wanted to make a few more! I loved all of the different looks that came with slightly different fabric choices for my fat quarters.

For the 4th Comet Quilt that I made I went with a navy background to mix it up. I love how different it looks! The fabrics are Tabby Road by Tula Pink.


Mixing up the fabric choices with my pieced backs is one way to make quilts a little more unique when I make more than one of the same quilt pattern in the same fabric collection.

I love how this pieced back shows off some of my favorite prints from Tula's new line, my quilt label & Teresa's quilting.

Wonder Clips on binding means that it's time for one of my favorite parts of quilting!

Binding is one of my favorite parts of the process because it means I'm about to have a finished quilt very soon!


This Comet quilt is also made with Tula Pink's upcoming collection, Tabby Road.

Quilt Details 
Fabric is Tabby Road by Tula Pink for Freespirit
Pattern - Comet, JBQ 167
Designed by me
Quilted by Teresa Silva
Started on 10/3/16
Finished on 10/22/16
Quilt measures - 46" x 64"



Quilt Details 
Fabric is Coney Island by Fig Tree & Co. for Moda
Pattern - Comet, JBQ 167
Designed by me
Quilted by Teresa Silva
Started on 10/3/16
Finished on 10/20/16
Quilt measures - 46" x 64"


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Here's some close ups of Angela's quilting.





And here's some close ups of Teresa's quilting.


Fat quarters of solids, blenders, batiks, and prints of all sizes, with a high contrast background fabric, work great for Comet. This is also great pattern to fussy cut large, medium or small scale prints.

The pattern is printed in full color, and it includes templates. Plus there's no Y seams!
It has 5 sizes: youth, lap, twin, queen, king.

Comet will be available in local and online quilt shops in November. Be sure to share your Comet quilts on social media using #CometQuilt. I can't wait to see what you make!

Come see me at Quilt Market in Houston, TX. I'll be in booth #2442 and I'll have my latest patterns at Sample Spree table #92. See you there



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