Well it’s been awhile since I last posted, but life just got in the way! However, today I’m excited to be back blogging agin and sharing a virtual trunk show of my quilts for your viewing pleasure. Below are all of the patterned quilts from my books, plus several alternate versions. The best part is that each of my book includes step by step instructions to make the quilt top, and also how to quilt them. Enjoy!!
Piece and Quilt with Precuts (2017)
All of the quilts in this book are precut friendly and each pattern includes piecing instructions and a quilting plan with diagrams and quilting suggestions. You can mix and match pieced patterns and quilting motifs to your heart’s content!
Squiggles – Original Version from the Book
Squiggles Remake using Modern Marks Fabric
Gridwork – Original Version from the Book
Gridwork Remake by Vicky Holloway Using Modern Marks
Frequency – Original Version from the Book
Frequency – Mini remake using Modern Marks
Starstruck – Original Version from the Book
Starstruck remake using Modern Marks
Dot ‘n’ Dash – Original Version from the Book
Dot ‘n’ Dash remake using Fandangle
Spools – Original Version from the Book
Spools Remake Using Modern Marks
The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting (2016)
Angela Walters and I each made the same ten quilts in our own choice of fabrics and quilting motifs. There are 10 different patterns presented along with over 50 different machine quilting designs. Below are each of the 20 quilts we made showcasing different color combos and machine quilting suggestions.
Christa’s version – in rainbow order.
Angela’s version – mix it up and throw in a scrappy binding!
Christa’s version – bold and contemporary.
Angela’s version – white and traditional.
My version of Plumb Lines won 2nd Place, Modern at HMQS in 2016.
Christa’s version – free-motion alternatives to straight line quilting.
Angela’s version – peachy keen!!
Christa’s version – pretty in pink!
Angela’s version – make your friends green with envy when you learn how to quilt these motifs!
Christa’s Version in shades of blue with walking foot quilting and FMQ.
Angela’s version in red showing how to break down large blocks for quilting success.
Christa’s version – grid quilting in warm earthy tones.
Angela’s version – jewel box quilting with lots of negative space fillers.
Christa’s version using Angela’s fabrics with walking foot continuous spiral quilting.
Angela’s version quilted with multi-sized spirals.
Christa’s version – completely quilted with a walking foot.
Angela’s version – having fun with improv borders!
Christa’s version – it’s a machine quilting sampler!
Angela’s version – bold and dramatic.
Christa’s version – cool teal solids with a touch of print.
Angela’s version – perfect for practicing turning a corner!
Machine Quilting with Style (2015)
Click each highlighted link below each image for more about that quilt.
13 friends each remade the 12 quilts + 1 of the backings. I have included their versions, too. Photography of my quilts courtesy of Martingale and Brent Kane. Here’s the order in which they are presented in the book:
Ripples, made by Melissa Corry and her MIL Barbara
Drizzle, made by Cheryl Brickey
Color Crystals, made by Vicki Ruebel
Honorable Mention, PIQF 2015
Faculty Award, MQX New England 2016
Urban sunrise, made by Ida Ewing
Best Machine Quilting, Pahrump Quilt Show 2016
Little Man’s Fancy, made by Tina Guthmann
Static, made by Lee Heinrich
Square in a Square, made by me
Juried into Road to California, 2016
Square in a Square, made by Stacy Cooper
Focal Point, recolored in EQ7 using Chic Neutrals fabric from Amy Ellis
Focal Point, made by Amy Garro
Pink, made by Leanne Chahley
Candy Pop, made by Linda Hungerford
Broken V, made by Sharon McConnell
Facets, made by Kristy Daum
Pearl Gray, made by Alyce Blyth