I was so excited when RJR contacted me about being part of their “What Shade Are You” blog hop. I’d seen several of the amazing quilts that had been created up to that time, and I knew I wanted to do something bright with many colors! I’d been working on several traditional patchwork blocks at the time, and I knew I wanted to step outside my comfort zone a bit. I had seen an image online of a curved pinwheel block, and thought that would be a fun design. But I wanted to be able to incorporate more colors, so I planned for each petal of each pinwheel to be a different shade of the same color from the others in its block. Honestly, the hardest part of making this quilt was narrowing down my colors from all the lovely ones RJR makes!
to make my curves, and randomly arranged the finished pinwheels until I had a layout I liked!I quilted with straight lines to oppose the curved lines, and bound with scraps of teals, greens and blues. When it came time to take pictures, I knew I wanted to use this amazing mural on the outside of an art gallery here in Fort Worth – it’s a perfect spot for pictures of a bright quilt!
I just love the way this quilt turned out – exactly as I had pictured it in my head, and I LOVED working with the Cotton Supreme Solids. They cut and sewed like a dream, and the colors are gorgeous! I’ve made a bunch of quilts using solids and these definitely rank at the top of my list!
Good afternoon! I am happy to share with you my original design in the Modern Quilts Category for Blogger's Quilt Festival! I love this take on a spiderweb block, but turned around and back and forth! I love the pink and greys together - so bright and happy!
Good afternoon! I am excited to share my ROYGBIV entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival! I just had this design published in Modern Patchwork Holiday Gifts. I was inspired by an image I saw online and loved the plus design, with the scrappy background!
Thank you so much for your consideration in voting!
I'm excited to share my Scrappy Plus Quilt with you! This design was just published in the new special issue of Modern Patchwork Holiday Gifts.
I sketched this idea out over a year ago, and finally tried putting it all together/doing all the quilt math, and I couldn't be more pleased with the way it came out! I'd love to see yours if you make one too!
You can buy the digital issue here, or find it on newsstands now!
I'm glad to finally be able to share this quilt with you! I designed and sewed this quilt last spring, and it seems like it's been forever until it was published! Based on a wheel block and a four patch, this simple quilt is a great beginner project! And best of all, it's available for free from Fons and Porter!
(Image from Fons and Porter)
I'd love to see your versions of it! Tag me on IG with #imawheelquilt and @mommysew or email me your pictures! Happy Making!
Hi! I'm so behind on updating the old blog! I wanted to pop in for a minute and share my Pink Pop Quilt that appeared in Issue 34 of Love Patchwork and Quilting. If you're not getting this magazine, you're missing out! It is such a beautiful magazine, with lovely projects inside! This issue should be on newsstands right now in the US!
(photo courtesy of Love Patchwork and Quilting, used with permission)
I loved making this quilt, and actually made it twice! I submitted a blue and green version (pictured below), but they wanted it to have more 'pop' and I love the color scheme we decided on - so bright and happy! This design is made of paper-pieced blocks, and is very easy - a great introduction to paper piecing!
I'd love to see your finished quilts! Tag them on IG with #pinkpopquilt and @mommysew, so I can see them! Or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your finished pictures.
I'm so excited to share my Moda Bake Shop QAL post today - for a lightsaber block! I was asked to join in the birthday celebration for the Bake Shop, which involved using their cute letters to spell out what you'd like, and creating a special block to go along with your quilt.
I used a jelly roll of Sweetwater's new Mama Said Sew Vol II line to spell out "Quilters Press to the Dark Side" and created a lightsaber block for the bottom. You can get the tutorial for the lightsaber block on their blog!