Small Town Quilt Show - In A Big Town Way

I've shared a few little snippets about this exciting event over on facebook, but today I'm sharing the exciting news here!

Kathleen and I have joined up with a fabulous team of ladies from High Valley Arts to bring to you, Small Town Quilt Show - In A Big Town Way.
June 26-28, 2014 
Zermatt Resort
Midway, UT

This fabulous event will feature a quilt show (with some awesome prizes) trunk shows by Joanna Figeuroa, Becky Goldsmith, Sandy Klop, Lori Holt, myself and several others, and also classes, lots and lots of classes!

Full class and event schedule will be announced October 2013 and class registration will open late October 2013.

We are super excited about this event and hope to see many of you there!

In the meantime follow our facebook page and blog for updates!

We still have a few openings for teachers, if you're interested in teaching please fill out the form here and get it back to us before September 15, 2013.

We also still have openings for vendors. Click here for information on becoming a vendor.


Baby Buggy Burp Cloths

My cousin just had babies, twin boy and girl!
I can't even imagine!
We made her some adorable little cloth diaper burp cloths.

You can find our free burp cloth tutorial here.
Buggies are appliqued using our Baby Buggy Appliques.


Fresh Mini Quilt Club {June}

Yes, I'm a little behind, and playing catch-up. My quilts seem to always be last on my priority list. Oh well :)
I love having a little quilt under my sewing machine.
So the Fresh Mini Quilt from June was the perfect fit. I love how happy and modern it looks under my Bernina.
Such a cute little quilt.
You can find more details about the Fresh Mini Quilt club over at Canoe Ridge Creations.


Arrow Quilt

This fabulous Arrow quilt is another quilt pieced by Lissa!
I love this pattern, if you remember earlier this year I machine quilted another version of this quilt, it was fun to machine quilt this version, I machine quilted it almost the same, just a few differences.
I love the final result, such a cool quilt and pattern.

Thanks for letting me machine quilt another one of your darling quilts Lissa!

For the background filler I used my pebbles pattern, available in digital or paper format.


Hexagon Quilt

Donna pieced this darling Hexagon quilt.

I'm totally crushing on hexagons right now!
She sent me her quilt and asked me to machine quilt it for her.
She wanted a custom look but not too much detail, so we decided to quilt a straight line border and my Dancing Pansies pantograph pattern in the main body of the quilt.
I love the look and the result that it created. Those straight line borders are so much fun.

Thanks for letting me machine quilt your darling quilt Donna!

Digital Dancing Pansies pantograph pattern is available for purchase here.
Paper Dancing Pansies pantograph pattern is available for purchase here.


Self-Binding Receiving Baby Blankets

Yes, another friend of Whitnee's is having a baby, so guess what that means.... We have an excuse to make self-binding receiving blankets!
A few days ago Whitnee (my sister) came to the studio and the two of us spent a couple hours making these self-binding receiving blankets, with of course, a little embroidery applique.
The blanket above features our Baby Girl Buggy Applique.
Whitnee also made this version using our Single Flower Applique.


Pickledish Quilt

Lissa pieced this gorgeous Pickledish quilt.
I seriously love it so much, the colors, the pattern, it's just awesome, some day I'll really play with curved piecing. :)
She sent it to me and asked me to custom machine quilt it for her. She told me I could do whatever I wanted, she just wanted Quilters Dream Wool batting. (It creates some beautiful texture.)
I had so much fun quilting this quilt, I love how it turned out. I sure hope Lissa loves it as much as I do. :)
I thought the quilt backing turned out pretty cool too, so I had to share a couple pictures.
Thanks for letting me machine quilt your beautiful quilt Lissa!


Traffic Quilt

Kathy pieced this beautiful "Traffic" quilt.
The quilt is beautiful and huge! It's going to be on her king size bed.
I custom machine quilted it for her, I really had a lot of fun with this quilt, adding little details to each segment to give it it's own beautiful look.
I love how it turned out!


Baby Zig-Zag Quilt

Kathy pieced this darling baby zigzag quilt for a friends new baby. It's a fun twist on all of the chevron quilts that we've been seeing. It's refreshing. :)
She asked me to custom machine quilt it for her, whatever I thought would look good. So I machine quilted zigzags in the solids and swirls in the prints, I love how it really did help the pattern to pop!

Thanks for letting me machine quilt your quilt Kathy!


Cotton Shop - Provo, UT - Come hang out with me!

This Saturday, August 17 from 12-2pm I will be hanging out in Provo, UT at the Cotton Shop!
I'm super excited to go hand out in this darling store, share the quilts from my book Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting along with some of our quilts that have been published in magazines and I'm thinking I may bring along a few of the quilts from our new book, Modern One Block Quilts!

I hope to see lots of my Utah friends there! :)

Have a great weekend!



Maryann had a new baby granddaughter arrive a couple weeks ago. So, of course she needed to make her a quilt.
Maryann made this darling Giggles quilt.
I custom machine quilted it for her, it was a really fun quilt to play with.
Thanks again for letting me quilt for you Maryann!

A few facts:
Quilt is made from Jaybird Quilts pattern Giggles, available for purchase here, using Jaybird Quilts new Sidekick ruler available for purchase here.


Baby Boy Quilt

Doris made this darling little baby boy quilt for her new grandson. A simple but cute quilt, she purchased the quilt kit from American Quilting.
Doris brought me her quilt and asked me to machine quilt something very gender neutral, so of course I quilted swirls, I kinda love them lots!


Log Cabin Quilt

Barbara pieced this beautiful Log Cabin Quilt.
I love the use of the neutral fabrics.
She brought it to me and asked me to machine quilt feathers in the body of the quilt and then straight lines in the borders. I really love the modern/classic look that the quilt gives off.
The quilt backing is a simple tone on tone fabric, it really shows of the quilting beautifully.
Thanks for letting me machine quilt your beautiful quilt Barbara!


Modern One-Block Quilts ~ the book and the launch party!

I can't believe how fast this year is flying by!
Really it seems like just yesterday we were rushing to get everything done for Spring Quilt Market, now it's almost time for Fall Quilt Market.
I've shared a few little snippets of why Kathleen and I are so excited for Fall Quilt Market, but today I thought I'd share a few more.
Modern One-Block Quilts
photo via C&T publishing on flickr
The cover!
We're pretty dang excited about how darling the cover of our new book turned out.
Inside there are 22 Fresh Patchwork projects, each quilt has 3 size options, so really, the book has 66 quilt options, crazy exciting!
Modern One-Block Quilts
photo via C&T publishing on flickr
I really love the simple twist on a traditional Chrun-Dash quilt block.
Modern One-Block Quilts
photo via C&T publishing on flickr
This quilt is a great way to show off a charm pack, or even work from your stash!
Modern One-Block Quilts
photo via C&T publishing on flickr
I love the play on solid green fabrics in this quilt, however it'd be so much fun made from bright prints!
Modern One-Block Quilts
photo via C&T publishing on flickr
Eight O'Clock
Maybe one of my very favorite quilts, wait who am I kidding, I love them all. No really there is just something about this quilt that I LOVE!
Modern One-Block Quilts
photo via C&T publishing on flickr
Colored Candies
Another play on solid fabrics, this fun quilt creates a funky illusion with a really simple quilt block.

This is just a fun little glimpse into this fun book! I can't wait to share more!

You can pre-order signed copies of Modern One-Block Quilts here.
You can also pre-order copies at Fat Quarter Shop.

Since Kathleen and I are so excited about this new book we are hosting a book launch party!
Mark your calendars!
October 12, 2013
Piece N Quilt studio
We will be sharing all 22 quilts from Modern One-Block Quilts, fantastic give-aways, and a chance to pick up a signed copy of Modern One-Block Quilts as well as Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting.

email Natalia if you need the studio address
Can't wait to see you then!

Flower Quilt

Jan made this darling flower quilt.
I love how the pattern has incorporated traditional quilt blocks but with the stems it's so fresh!
Jan sent me her quilt and asked me to custom machine quilt it for her.
It was a fun quilt to add little details to, to make each flower pop!
And of course I added some of my favorite feathers. :)
Thanks for letting me machine quilt your darling quilt Jan!


30's Quilt

Mary made this beautiful 30's replica quilt. Since she made the quilt as a replica she wanted the machine quilting to be similar to what they would have quilted in the 30's.
Mary sent me her quilt and asked me to machine quilt it for her. I love the final, vintage result. Some times keeping the quilting more simple, like this quilt is hard to do, for me anyways. I tend to be more of a heavy machine quilter so toning it down can be out of my comfort zone.
But, in the end, I feel the result was totally worth it. I really feel that the quilt looks true to it's era.
Thanks for letting me machine quilt your quilt Mary!


Hungry Caterpillar Quilt

Kathy made this fun Hungry Caterpillar quilt, she brought it to me and told me to machine quilt whatever I wanted.
After checking it out I came up with the perfect edge to edge pattern, Numeral, if you look closely you can see numbers quilted into the quilt. The quilt backing was scrappy with several pieces of the coordinating number fabric.
I love how this quilt turned out!
Numeral digital machine quilting pattern is available for purchase here.
It will also soon be available in paper pantograph! YAY!


Bringing My Childhood to My Children

As a child I remember going to my grandparents' home and watching our favorite Disney movies on VHS (many of them were in black and white!). Now that I've grown up (well, I'm supposed to be a grown up), I've tried to bring a lot of things from my childhood to my children. Although we don't have a VHS player we do have a DVD & Blu-ray player and my kids really love to watch Disney movies.

Last week my kids had the opportunity to pre-view The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, which is coming out for the first time on Blu-ray Combo Pack and HD digital. My kids aren't always the best at sitting still and watching movies, but they LOVED Winnie the Pooh and they both sat still and watched for an hour and a half!
For the first time on August 27th you can experience the friendship, imagination and adventure of the Hundred Acre Woods when all of your favorite characters come alive in this timeless motion picture.
To learn more you can visit Disney's website or follow Winnie the Pooh on Facebook!
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