Posts in category "Modern Quilts"

Cubs quilt to celebrate the World Series and keep a promise

I am delighted to report that I reached an important goal. I have a finished the Cubs quilt to celebrate the World Series and keep a promise to Cliff. What promise? Let me tell you! When we married he would mention a Cubs quilt to which I would reply, I will make you a Cubs... Read more »

Book review of Quilt with Tula and Angela

I have a serious quilter crush on both Tula Pink and Angela Walters. I was lucky enough to see both of them in person and I would like to be friends with both of them.I am sure they feel the same way but just haven’t had time to arrange a lunch or coffee. Since we... Read more »

11 Black and White quilts plus one color at Quilt Expo

I was not aware of this challenge so I really liked the explanation on the sign.
When I was in high school, I had a black and white bedroom. I made a black bedspread with white polka dots and I had super cool posters on the wall. It was the first time I had my own room and I was nuts about it. My oldest daughter then requested a black and... Read more »

Veteran Tom Korn honors military men and women with his Ribbon Quilts

Tom Korn served in the military from 1968 to 1971 and was awarded two different ribbons. He was in a submarine off the coast of Vietnam and after the service, he worked as a contractor. Following his retirement, his seven sisters taught him how to quilt and use a longarm quilting machine. As most of... Read more »

Best of QuiltCon at Quilt Expo 2016

I adore good signage and it was great at Quilt Expo.
I have only been to one QuiltCon and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I am not a professional in the world of quilting so there is only so much time and so much money for attending shows. I feel pretty excited when I can attend a show which features quilts from a show I’ve missed. It’s like... Read more »

Be Creative Challenge quilts from the Expo show in Schaumburg

I liked reading about the rules and how the challenge was organized. I could tell which fabrics were in common and which were new as I looked at the quilts. Here are my favorite finalists.
I want to share with you the Be Creative Challenge quilts from the Expo show in Schaumburg. I really enjoyed them and I think you will also. I did not photograph all of them, just my favorites. There are only 7 quilts in the gallery so it shouldn’t take too long to flip through. The winning quilt... Read more »

Modern Geese Pulse quilt is finished

Today was another great day because I finished a quilt. That doesn’t happen all that often, once a month this year. See how cleverly I fit that in? Yes, this was my 9th quilt finished and this is the 9th month. I made this quilt with the leftover fabrics from my Pulse quilt. It was... Read more »

Good news - Halloween Quilt Number 2 is done

I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus sewing wise but I am deliriously happy that Halloween quilt number 2 is done. After I finished the first one I was a bit bored with the idea of doing the quilting and binding on the exact same quilt. Plus, let’s see what other excuses I can... Read more »

First modern Halloween quilt is finished

Last year I made some Halloween blocks and wanted to make two small quilts using them. I ran out of time and a goal for this year was to finish those quilts. Easy, right? I mean the blocks were done, I just had to sew them together. But I obviously like to make my life... Read more »

Quilt top from the pulse quilt leftovers

Last month I finished and donated a Pulse quilt for those impacted by the horrific massacre which took place at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. When I was all done, I had some cool remaining blocks and fabrics. I was thrilled to be able to create a quilt top from the pulse quilt leftovers.... Read more »
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