Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Bella Tiles

Some quilts just kind of come together.  I had an idea for this quilt for a while but just hadn't got around to putting it together.  Then, my 3 daughters and I were on the Annual Wasatch Front Shop Hop.  This is a thing that my girls and I have done together for probably 8 years.  They love, and so do I, going the the 15 shops (all in one day).  I know. It is crazy.   
Well, we were at one of the last shops of the day and one of my daughters saw some fabric that she absolutely fell in love with.  She really didn't know what she wanted to do with it, so we bought 1/4 yard pieces of the whole line with intent to make some kind of quilt.  As we thought about it, I thought that this pattern that I had had in my head for a while would be perfect with the fabric.
So it started.  Planning. Cutting. Pinning.  Piecing.  Pressing. Sashing.  The result- an amazingly beautiful modern quilt for my teenage daughter.  
That is only part of the story.  She entered it into the county fair and the State Fair where she won sweepstakes awards in both.  Then one day I was at quilt guild and they announced that the state guild was having their annual conference and quilt show.  This year they were going to have a youth category.  Well, we decided to enter this quilt.  To our excitement she won to honors with big blue ribbon and a brand new sewing machine.

Baby Bella Tiles...

Happy Quilting!!!


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Make Modern Magazine

I am so excited about my newest quilt pattern.  I was contacted a few months ago by Make Modern Magazine asking me to submit a quilt pattern to put in their magazine.  Well... I did and now that pattern is published in their most current issue.  I couldn't be more thrilled. This is an awesome opportunity for me.  
Make Modern is a new online quilting magazine based in Australia.  It is a digital magazine that is publish 6 times annually (every two months).  It is jam packed with quilt patterns and other quilty projects and informationation for any level of quilter.  

  I think the magazine is wonderful.  To see what they are all about go to their website.
There you can suscribe to Make Modern Magazine and sign up for their free newsletter.

In issue 4 you will be able to get the "Ellie's Elephants" baby quilt pattern that I created.  So, hop on over and see what it is all about.  

Happy Quilting!!!!


Friday, January 2, 2015

Doily Love!!!

I am really loving these two quilts.  There are a couple of reasons that I love them so much.  I love to look at them and I love that the doilies on them are made by my Great-grandmother.  I love that I could take my love of quilting and add my Great-grandmothers love of crocheting doilies and put it together.  Several years ago my mom gave me a stack of these precious doilies and then I saw a quilt using doilies in a quilt magazine and right then I knew that I had to make it.  The first one  I made for my mom and she absolutely loved it.  She then asked me if I would make another for her sister (my aunt).  I hope that this heirloom will be cherished for a long time.  I do have a lot more doilies, so I think I see some more of these quilts in the future.

Happy Quilting!!!