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DWR Challenge!

Posted on July 1st, by Amy in Blog Info. 6 comments

If you are like me, you might feel a little lost reading DWR – huh?  What’s that? DWR = Double Wedding Ring – but don’t freak out! Double Wedding Ring quilts don’t have to be overwhelming or a major headache, and this challenge has some stellar prizes involved.  Read on for details!

The NYC MOD quilters are excited to announce the Double Wedding Ring Quilt Challenge!

We have partnered with EZ Quilting/Simplicity, Interweave and Juki to Use the Double wedding ring template/or pattern to create a project, then enter it to win amazing prizes from our sponsors!

Don’t be afraid of the Double Wedding Ring! This is a challenge to learn a new skill, try new techniques and let your creative exploration shine through on this traditional pattern!

This is a challenge FOR EVERYONE, All quilters… of any style.

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Featuring Janice — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on June 28th, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 13 comments

Today’s featured quilter is Janice who blogs at Better Off Thread! Janice was the winner of the mini quilt category, and her projects are always beautifully detailed.  I hope you enjoy getting to know Janice better  -

1.When did you begin quilting?
My mom taught me to sew when I was a little girl, but I didn’t make my first quilt until 2009 when I was pregnant with my son.  I was immediately hooked and started making three quilts at the same time, because I couldn’t stop at just one. I often wish I had started quilting earier, when I still had lots of free time.
 
2. Why do you quilt?
I quilt because if I didn’t I would go crazy!  I love the creative outlet that designing a new quilt and choosing fabric combinations gives me.  Sewing the quilt together is relaxing.  I … Read More »



Modern Neutrals :: Whispered Lace

Posted on June 27th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Neutrals. 35 comments

Whispered Lace is the cover quilt for Modern Neutrals, and I think is a great example of the rest of the book.  I had a great time mixing neutral color palettes to create a beautiful quilt!

Whispered Lace :

Whispered Lace measures 96″ x 96″.

Pieced by me – on my Baby Lock Melody.

Quilted by Natalia Bonner - with all the quilts in Modern Neutrals, I asked Natalia to keep it simple, no frills, and I love the results!

Fabrics used in Modern Neutrals were supplied by AdornIt, Andover, Cloud 9, Dear Stella, Moda, Riley Blake,Robert Kaufman, and Windham - Many thanks to my friends at each of these companies. I shared about my fabric selection and classification process in this post.

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Just this week, I switched out quilts on our bed, and actually put it on the bed! Usually the quilts are busy promoting the book, but this one is too large to ship to often, … Read More »



Modern Neutrals :: Waves

Posted on June 27th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Neutrals. 1 Comment

Waves is a soothing, graphic quilt! Made with a variety of prints, to add interest and fun.

Waves :

Waves measures 60″ x 72″.

Pieced by Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter!

Quilted by Natalia Bonner - with all the quilts in Modern Neutrals, I asked Natalia to keep it simple, no frills, and I love the results!

Fabrics used in Modern Neutrals were supplied by AdornIt, Andover, Cloud 9, Dear Stella, Moda, Riley Blake,Robert Kaufman, and Windham - Many thanks to my friends at each of these companies. I shared about my fabric selection and classification process in this post.

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Modern Neutrals is the featured book this month at Fat Quarter Shop, and I have autographed copies available in my book shop too.
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Modern Neutrals :: Sliced

Posted on June 27th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Neutrals. 1 Comment

Sliced was a burst of inspiration while writing Modern Neutrals.  Usually I have things all planned out and, mostly stick to the plan! I love the subtle shift of the blocks on the diagonal.

Sliced :

Sliced measures 54″ x 54″, with block and fabric requirements for a larger bed quilt included.

Pieced by me – on my Baby Lock Melody.

Quilted by Natalia Bonner - with all the quilts in Modern Neutrals, I asked Natalia to keep it simple, no frills, and I love the results!

Fabrics used in Modern Neutrals were supplied by AdornIt, Andover, Cloud 9, Dear Stella, Moda, Riley Blake,Robert Kaufman, and Windham - Many thanks to my friends at each of these companies. I shared about my fabric selection and classification process in this post.

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Modern Neutrals is the featured book this month at Fat Quarter Shop, and I have autographed copies available in my book shop too.



Modern Neutrals :: Triangle Fury

Posted on June 26th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Neutrals. 4 comments

Triangle Fury is super graphic and paper pieced to keep all those angles in check!

Triangle Fury :

Triangle Fury measures 45″ x 54″, with an alternate layout suggestion for a bed quilt.

Expertly pieced by Mary of Mary on Lake Pulaski!

Quilted by Natalia Bonner - with all the quilts in Modern Neutrals, I asked Natalia to keep it simple, no frills, and I love the results!

Fabrics used in Modern Neutrals were supplied by AdornIt, Andover, Cloud 9, Dear Stella, Moda, Riley Blake,Robert Kaufman, and Windham - Many thanks to my friends at each of these companies. I shared about my fabric selection and classification process in this post.

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Modern Neutrals is the featured book this month at Fat Quarter Shop, and I have autographed copies available in my book shop too.



Modern Neutrals :: Shifting Sands

Posted on June 26th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Neutrals. No Comments

Shifting Sands is the quickest quilt in the book! Fun to make and easy to incorporate in any space.

Shifting Sands :

Shifting Sands measures 50″ x 60″.

Pieced by Kendra from Miss Knitta’s Studio!

Quilted by Natalia Bonner - with all the quilts in Modern Neutrals, I asked Natalia to keep it simple, no frills, and I love the results!

Fabrics used in Modern Neutrals were supplied by AdornIt, Andover, Cloud 9, Dear Stella, Moda, Riley Blake,Robert Kaufman, and Windham - Many thanks to my friends at each of these companies. I shared about my fabric selection and classification process in this post.

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Modern Neutrals is the featured book this month at Fat Quarter Shop, and I have autographed copies available in my book shop too.



Modern Neutrals :: Prism

Posted on June 24th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Neutrals. 4 comments

I love the stark contrast and dominant shapes that emerge when these crisp blocks are turned and sewn into a quilt top! Prism is stunning and quite simple to make too.

Prism :

Prism measures 63″ x 81″.

Pieced by Trish of Notes of Sincerity!

Quilted by Natalia Bonner - with all the quilts in Modern Neutrals, I asked Natalia to keep it simple, no frills, and I love the results!

Fabrics used in Modern Neutrals were supplied by AdornIt, Andover, Cloud 9, Dear Stella, Moda, Riley Blake,Robert Kaufman, and Windham - Many thanks to my friends at each of these companies. I shared about my fabric selection and classification process in this post.

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Modern Neutrals is the featured book this month at Fat Quarter Shop, and I have autographed copies available in my book shop too.
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Modern Neutrals :: Quadrille

Posted on June 24th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Neutrals. 2 comments

Quadrille is a simple update to a quarter cabin block.  I love the shapes and patterns that emerge with the addition of half-square triangle units!

Quadrille:

Quadrille  measures 63″ x 72″ with fabric and block requirements for a twin quilt included.

Pieced by me – on my Baby Lock Melody.

Quilted by Natalia Bonner - with all the quilts in Modern Neutrals, I asked Natalia to keep it simple, no frills, and I love the results!

Fabrics used in Modern Neutrals were supplied by AdornIt, Andover, Cloud 9, Dear Stella, Moda, Riley Blake,Robert Kaufman, and Windham - Many thanks to my friends at each of these companies. I shared about my fabric selection and classification process in this post.

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Modern Neutrals is the featured book this month at Fat Quarter Shop, and I have autographed copies available in my book shop too.



Featuring Alison — A Blogger’s Quilt Festival Quilter!

Posted on June 21st, by Amy in Featured Quilter. 5 comments

I’m so glad to bring back this Friday Feature! Today’s featured quilter is Alison, who won the scrappy quilt category in the most recent festival. Alison blogs at Little Island Quilting, and I hope you enjoy getting to know her better -

1. When did you begin quilting?

I began quilting when I lived in the Netherlands. In a nearby village there was (and still is) a beautiful quilt shop called De Dekenkist. They had the most wonderful window displays and I would always stop and stare but never dare to go in because I felt my Dutch wasn’t good enough. One day, feeling a bit more confident about my Dutch, I went in and had a look around. One of the assistants asked if she could help me, I replied back in Dutch and then she (recognising my accent) switched to … Read More »



Modern Neutrals :: Pleated Patchwork

Posted on June 20th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Neutrals. No Comments

Pleated Patchwork is the one that almost got away! Since there is nothing else in the book quite like it, I put it in the front to set the tone of the book.  Adding texture to living spaces, is the whole goal! This quilt is a great way to incorporate a variety of prints, in a variety of neutral tones, in one quilt.

Pleated Patchwork :

Pleated Patchwork  measures 60″ x 70″.

Pieced by me – on my Baby Lock Melody.

Quilted by Natalia Bonner - with all the quilts in Modern Neutrals, I asked Natalia to keep it simple, no frills, and I love the results!

Fabrics used in Modern Neutrals were supplied by AdornIt, Andover, Cloud 9, Dear Stella, Moda, Riley Blake,Robert Kaufman, and Windham - Many thanks to my friends at each of these companies. I shared about my fabric selection and classification process in this post.

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Modern Neutrals is the featured book this month … Read More »



Modern Neutrals :: Pivot

Posted on June 20th, by Amy in finished quilt, Modern Neutrals. 3 comments

Pivot is a fun quilt to piece, and dynamic!

Pivot :

Pivot measures 54″ x 63″.

Pieced by me – on my Baby Lock Melody.

Quilted by Natalia Bonner - with all the quilts in Modern Neutrals, I asked Natalia to keep it simple, no frills, and I love the results!

Fabrics used in Modern Neutrals were supplied by AdornIt, Andover, Cloud 9, Dear Stella, Moda, Riley Blake,Robert Kaufman, and Windham - Many thanks to my friends at each of these companies. I shared about my fabric selection and classification process in this post.

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Modern Neutrals is the featured book this month at Fat Quarter Shop, and I have autographed copies available in my book shop too.






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