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As a designer, my creating is done months ahead and much of it has to remain under wraps until it is published. I can mention that I am designing something, be it a new fabric collection, new pattern or new quilt. However, I can’t show anything until the proper time. Well, I can finally share a new quilt design that I worked on during late winter; my SUMMER STAR quilt!
The quilt was created using my MIDNIGHT BLUE fabric line.
The quilt is sunny, elegant and has a nice visual impact. I love how it looks. It is an easy quilt to piece, while it looks like there are set-in seams, there are none! (Yes, I know you are out there, you just won’t do anything with set-in seams!) So, this quilt is for you!
While at Spring Quilt Market last week, I visited with the nice folks at Creative Crafts Group, the parent company of McCall’s Quilting, Quiltmaker, Quilter’s Newsletter. Imagine my surprise and delight when I saw SUMMER STAR on the cover! I’m still smiling!
Close-up of the quilt, below:
Love the quilt and the Midnight Blue fabric line? The quilt is available as a kit! You can order from McCall’s online store, located here.
I love creating Celtic designs in my quilts. My book, Celtic Pieced Illusions was the result of that love.
Several days ago, I had an exciting phone call from Andi Reynolds, editor at AQS. . . Celtic Pieced Illusions is going into another printing. I’m so happy and thankful to hear this news!
Love the quilt design above? Well, believe it or not, all my quilts in my Celtic Pieced Illusions book are done with only two blocks, a Connector Block and a Nine-Patch Block!
How’s it done?
I started by laying out the Nine-Patch blocks into a grid.
The magic happens when the Connector Blocks are added.
Twisting the connector blocks around can create different designs.
The possibilities are endless and oh, so easy! Just two examples below, believe it or not, still using only the two blocks.
We’ve put together a video about the book(and neat pinning trick), it is located here, on my webpage:
Scroll down to the bottom of the page, until you see video tips.
Well, this is just as exciting as it can be, in 2014, I will be teaching on a cruise around the islands of Tahiti with Quilt Seminars at Sea!
No only sailing around the islands, but doing it on the m/s Paul Gauguin, an intimate and ultra-luxurious vessel, AND have the opportunity to attend the 14th annual Salon du Tifaifai Quilt Festival!
I’m so excited that I could not wait to share the news!
Want details?? Visit Quilt Seminars at Sea’s website
Hoping you can join us!