10.31.2012

Bloggers Quilt Festival ~ Fall 2012

Here I am squeaking in right before the deadline. 
No worries, I made it!

2012 has been quite a year for me... probably one of my very most memorable years... e.v.e.r.

For a couple of reasons, the most exciting, the birth of my baby boy, he's growing so fast, I can't believe he's already almost 8 months old.

Next most memorable thing, the birth of my book, Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting. Still can't believe that this dream came true this year.

Next, the new Moda Bake Shop book, Sweet Celebrations with the Moda Bake Shop Chefs.
I've always loved the Moda Bake Shop, (I have a new tutorial in the works) and I feel so honored that I was asked to contribute a few projects to the second book. The theme of the book is celebrations. I live in Utah and it seems like someone here is always having a baby... we love babies.. so how fitting is it to make a baby gift.
My mom and I designed "Out on a Line" this fun quilt and a coordinating banner.
When I made this quilt I knew that I was pregnant, I hadn't told anyone, my mom helped me come up with the idea for the quilt. I had no idea that I was expecting a boy.... but now it is so fitting that I made a baby boy quilt. :)
I can't wait for this fun quilt to come home and snuggle with my baby boy!

The pattern for this quilt is available in Sweet Celebrations with the Moda Bake Shop Chefs, I do have a few signed copies available here.

I also have a few signed copies of my book, Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting!

Make sure to stop by Amy's blog to visit all of the beautiful quilts in the Blogger's Quilt Festival, Fall 2012!

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from my little Monkey & Banana!
no, I did not make their costumes! I love Old Navy! :)

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10.30.2012

Meandering Daisy Machine Quilting

I swear I say this every time I machine quilt one of Genny's quilts, they are all always so cute!
This is another one of her darling quilts that she made as a gift. So stinkin' cute!
I machine quilted this fun meandering daisy pattern all over and I love what it added to her cute quilt!

Purchase my book, Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting, today!

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10.29.2012

Quilt Market in a Nutshell

Quilt market, fall 2012 was a real adventure!
We, Kathleen (my mom) and I headed off early Thursday morning, it was pretty snowy here in the Utah mountains, about 15 minutes after we left we were rear-ended by a truck that lost control. It was pretty scary and we were pretty nervous that we'd miss our flight. Our car wasn't crashed to bad so we headed off to the airport in the crashed car and made it to the plane just before they closed the door!
I was a little picture happy while there, so here are just a few of the pictures I snapped. :)
*Beautiful city of Houston
*My name badge, blush, I'm officially an AUTHOR! :)
*Glimpse of my "Orange Slices" cover quilt remade in 17 of the new Moda solids in the Moda Fabrics booth.
*Marbles quilt that I machine quilted for the Fat Quarter Shop in the Dear Stella Booth.
*Me and the brilliant Kimberly Jolly from Fat Quarter Shop.
*My book signing, still blushing, I can't believe so many people came to support me!
*Tickets quilt I machine quilted for Moda Fabrics in the American Patchwork & Quilting booth.
*Spa Quilt I machine quilted for the Fat Quarter Shop in the Andover Booth.
*1,2,3 Come Count With Me, a quilt that I machine quilted for Kimberly Bourne from Main Street Market Designs.
*I'm still blushing.... I can't believe how many vendors had my book in their booths.
*Tic Tac Toe quilt that I machine quilted for the Fat Quarter Shop in the Riley Blake booth.
Retreat quilt that I machine quilted for the Fat Quarter Shop in the Moda Fabrics booth.
*Modern Asterisk quilt I machine quilted for Kimberly of Main Street Market Designs in the Riley Blake booth.
*Truffles quilt I machine quilted for the Fat Quarter Shop in the Moda Fabrics booth.
*Glimpse of my "Out on a Line" quilt, featured in Sweet Celebrations, in the Moda Fabrics Booth.
*Glimpse of my "Easter Egg Placemats" featured in Sweet Celebrations in the Moda  Fabrics Booth.
*Glimpse of my "Out on a Line" banner featured in Sweet Celebrations in the Moda Fabrics booth.
*Glimpse of my "Orange Slices" quilt, remade in 17 of the new Moda Bella Solids in the Moda Fabrics booth.
*4 of the darling quilts I machine quilted for the Fat Quarter Shop's new book Simply Fat Quarters, in the Moda Fabrics booth.
*My cover quilt, "Orange Slices" in the C&T Publishing booth.
*Retreat quilt I machine quilted for Fat Quarter Shop in the Northcott booth.
*Zap quilt I machine quilted for Fat Quarter Shop in the Moda Fabrics booth.
*Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe, YAY! I have a darling quilt in there I can't wait to share, published by Martingale.
Button Box quilt that I machine quilted for Amy Ellis in the Anna Griffin booth.
*Carousel quilt I machine quilted for Fat Quarter Shop in the Riley Blake booth.
*My cute friend Teresa and I, we finally got to meet! 
*Poppy quilt I machine quilted for Fat Quarter Shop in the Robert Kaufman booth.
*Loving this darling quilt I machine quilted for Emily Herrick of Crazy Old Ladies in her booth.
*My schoolhouse, I was so nervous, I'm sure I forgot to say half of what I wanted to say, at least I didn't pass out! lol

Quilt market was great, so much inspiration everywhere! 
I think my brain is currently on color overload!

I've got lots to do this week, can't wait to share some more fun quilts that I've machine quilted recently!

Purchase my book, Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting, today!
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Beach Bum Burp Cloth

One of my friends recently had a little baby boy, so of course I had to make him so burp cloths! Seriously, I think we've gone burp cloth crazy around here! They are so much fun!
Free burp cloth tutorial here.
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10.27.2012

Quick Curve Ruler - Churndash

Right now I'm actually in Houston at Quilt Market! 

Before I left I bought one of Jenny's Quick Curve Rulers. I've always loved the look of curved piecing but it scares me to death! I don't sew clothing for this reason! :)
Once I got the ruler I immediately had to make something, so I actually made a little sample of the free pattern that comes with the ruler, it went pretty good so I decided to join Jenny and Helen in the Curve It Up Quilt Along.
Don't judge me too harshly  this is my first time curved piecing, I know my block isn't perfect, but I decided I'd use fabrics from my stash and learn how!

Purchase my book, Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting, today!
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