My precuts are finally here! The Christa Watson Designer palette from Robert Kaufman comes in Fat Quarters, Ten Squares, Roll Ups and Charm packs. Click here to purchase! Each bundle includes 28 shades of reds, orange, yellows, and greens. I chose these fresh citrus colors because they are warm and inviting. The pops of green … Continue reading Fabric Friday – The Christa Watson Designer Palette
It’s no secret that I love Kona solids. When I look back at the quilts I’ve made this year, the majority of them have been made with solids! I think Robert Kaufman is smart by partnering up with some of your favorite bloggers to create curated designer palettes. Let me introduce you to a couple … Continue reading Fabric Friday – Kona Solids Designer Palettes
Today’s business of quilting topic – designing fabrics, is one I really don’t know much about. Therefore, I’ve enlisted the help of Moda fabric designer April Rosenthal to share a few of her experiences about the whole fabric design process. All quilt & fabric images shown below are courtesy of April. Scroll to the end … Continue reading How to Make Quilting Your Business #12 – Designing Fabrics
At long last, I’m excited to show you the finished version of Squiggles, made from my first fabric line with Benartex, Modern Marks that released late last year. Squiggles version made from Modern Marks with black background You may remember that the original version, shown below was made from precut squares with a cream background … Continue reading Finished Quilt – Squiggles Made from Modern Marks Fabric
Whew! It’s been a busy week! While I’ve been having a blast teaching machine quilting this week at Road to California, my fabric has getting out in the quilting world in a big way. I have a roundup of educational tips and tutorials, patterns to share, and loads of inspiration! Spray Basting Tutorial While I … Continue reading Update: Free Patterns, Basting Tutorial, EQ8 Fabric Swatches, and Modern Marks Inspiration
Today I’m pleased to be a part of the blog tour for the brand new book published by The Modern Quilt Guild and C&T Publishing, Modern Quilts: Designs of the New Century. It’s a beautiful coffee table book presented in hard cover with images of over 200 modern quilts. Click here to pick up your … Continue reading My Quilts from Modern Quilts: Designs of a New Century – Modern X and HST
So right before quilt market my computer crashed. As in Dead. As. A. Doornail. Fortunately, my tech savvy hubby backed everything up so that nothing was lost. As you can imagine, the timing wasn’t great, but is it ever good timing for a hiccup like that? One of my many demo’s at quiltmarket. My mom … Continue reading Catching My Breath, a Few Updates – and a Fun Fabric Giveaway!
Modern Marks by Christa Watson for Benartex/Contempo My Fabric is Available from These Fine Retailers: Click each link to go to their site. Some stores may also sell the fabric online while others may only carry it in their physical location. Please know that there are many, many more stores that carry my fabric … Continue reading Shops That Carry My Fabric
Thanks so much to all of you who voted for which quilt along you wanted to make from my new book, Piece and Quilt with Precuts. And without further ado, the design with this most votes is: Squiggles Starting in January!! EQ7 design of Squiggles, recolored in my Modern Marks Fabric Gridwork was the second … Continue reading Quilt Along Announcement – See the Winning Quilt Design!
Let me tell you a little about the making of my Diamond in the Rough Quilt, my entry into QuiltCon 2017 that was patterned in QuiltCon Magazine. I want to share quite a bit of detail so I’m going to split this up into two posts. Have you noticed how often quilters match their quilts??? … Continue reading The Making of Diamond in the Rough Part 1 – My Design Process