Explore your Inner Child – Part Three

These newest additions to the Whole Circle Studio line are due to arrive this month – and are a more adult version of some all-time favorites.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combine them with her earlier patterns to make a statement!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether you choose one or all – and decorate the entire room around them, they are sure to brighten your day….every day!

Stash Busters with a Modern Twist

This is a book whose time has come! Scrap quilts with a more modern twist!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After all, modern quilters have stashes too – and look what Kelly Young has done with them! This is a case of a picture is worth a thousand words.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love them all….. and they are all created with a new technique referred to as “improv piecing”. This is how they describe it:

Welcome to structured improvisation, where there’s a plan in place but still plenty of room to play! Structured improvisation is perfect for using fabric scraps quilters have on hand–everything works and anything goes. Learn three methods for sewing rectangles, squares, strips, and even oddly shaped fabric pieces together; then use the resulting blocks or panels in a dozen dazzling step-by-step quilt patterns. Start by working with just one color at a time to get the hang of improv piecing; then progress to mixing colors and prints in beautiful, colorful quilts that will give a home to every scrap that quilters have ever saved. Efficient use of fabric scraps; even tiny scraps can be sewn into bigger blocks. Close-up, step-by-step photos illustrate how to master 3 approaches to improv piecing.

This book is due to arrive next month. Don’t you want to give it a try?

Zen Chic

I love everything from Zen ChicAnd her latest patterns, due to arrive next month, are stunning! She manages to bridge that gap between traditional and modern – and combines her designs with exquisite quilting that highlights her design perfectly. I made these images as large as possible so you could see the detail.

Her eye for detail is breathtaking! Don’t you already want to add these to your bucket list for the holidays, 2018?

Choosing Fabrics from your Stash Successfully

Stash Lab by Tonya Alexander is as much a study in color as it is a collection of spectacular patterns.

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Learning how to choose fabrics from your stash – which crosses fabric collections – is an art that can be learned by following Tonya’s simple sorting techniques.  After all, we know that when scraps are combined effectively, you achieve the results featured in her projects.  The photographs speak for themselves!

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Whether you love the look of traditional or modern quilts, this book covers the spectrum of spectacular!  Start organizing your scraps today.

Machine Quilting for Everyone Including the Tools

I love it when a best selling book and a new line of tools can be showcased together for a perfect class!  Angela Walters wrote Free-Motion Quilting and it has been in the top 20 ever since!  She shows how to machine quilt on a domestic machine.  Her techniques and designs are fresh and creative and a favorite of the Modern Quilt movement.

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Many of her designs can be created with the following templates.  Accents in Design has created a line of quilting tools that are cut from 1/4″ thick acrylic with laser scored lines that increase the design possibilities dramatically.  Finger grips are placed 2 1/2″ apart so they are easy to manipulate but they stay in place when pressure is applied thanks to the resistance strip centered on each tool.  These tools work on any machine – long arms or domestic machines and are available in several shapes and sizes.

Continuous Curves

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Item #FLQRCC125 (the 12 1/2″ version)
Item #FLQRCC65 (the 6 1/2″ version)

Half Ellipse

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Half Circle

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Item #FLQT55HC (5 1/2″)
Item #FLQT75HC (7 1/2″)

Straight Line

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Item #FLQRS12 (12″ long)

Check our website for pricing.  These gems will be arriving any day – and could be in your customer’s hands by the end of the month!!




A New Talent Crosses Generations

It isn’t often that I am totally enamored by a new designer – but that is the case with Jenny Pedigo of Sew Kind of Wonderful!  Her quilts encompass all of the features showcased in this age of the “Modern Quilt” – large prints, solid colors, undefined blocks, movement, and larger pieces.  But the traditionalist in me is drawn to them because there is some “oomph” to these projects!  They are constructed with a new curved ruler which creates symmetrical curves – which fulfills my need for balance – and is a learning opportunity!  AND, my 24 year old daughter loves them as much as I do.

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These patterns are beautifully done so I am going to shut up now and let her work speak for itself….

Urban Birthday…

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Urban Abacus…

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Urban Candy…

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Urban Beads…

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Urban Escape…

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Urban Window…

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Urban Chained…

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Urban Pods….

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Urban Nine Patch…

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Your customers won’t know which one to make first!  Next week I will showcase the patterns designed by her sister.  Don’t you love it when there is this much support for a new product???  They are not yet in stock – but are expected in this week – so place your orders NOW!  These are going to be flying out the door!