Friday, January 18, 2013

Meet July Sparkler

Its time for another peek inside Stars N Strips Forever.  This was my inspiration quilt, the first quilt that I designed for the book. Its a great wall hanging in Patriotic Colors. The quilting was done by Janiece Cline and I bejeweled the quilt with about 3,000 crystals. I think you really need to see this one in person to really appreciate it.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Free Spirit, Parson Gray and me

It is always great to come home to find a package sitting at my stoop.  Today's surprise was from Free Spirit Fabrics and contained some Parson Gray Seven Wonders Design Rolls and Designer Basics in Black. You may be wondering, what is he going to do with all that fabric.  Unfortunately I won't be able to show you now, but make sure to check out the Nov/Dec issue of Quilty Magazine for the quilt and pattern. In the meantime, I will just tease you with some pictures.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Upcoming pattern releases

Besides my book, which will begin shipping around January 18, 2013, you will be able to find my patterns published in the following magazines:

Love of Quilting - Summer 2013 Issue

Quilty - July/Aug Issue
              Sept/Oct Issue
              Nov/Dec Issue

Modern Quilts Unlimited - Winter 2013

Friday, January 4, 2013

Save 10% Today only at AQS on Book Pre Orders!

Save 10% at AQS when you pre order any book.  My book Stars N Strips will be shipping out around 1/18/2013.

Click here to get more info on the deal.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Stars n Strips Sneak Peek

Only days away from the release of my new book, so I though it was time for a second look into the book.  Today I am sharing 'Christmas Jewel'.  For this quilt I combined dupioni silk, cotton sateen, quilting weight cotton, and oriental fabrics. Of course, there is no need to stick with my color theme, but to mix various fabrics for a shimmery effect. As with all the quilts in this book, this is a variation on my Stars N Strips Block, which you are taught to make in the book in two different sized (8" and 12" blocks).

The picture here is of the finished quilt top. The final quilt is completed with quilting of holly leaves, candles and presents.