Month 3 of Modern Quilts Unlimited magazine/Michael Miller fabric block challenge.

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Supernova

Supernova Ohio Star is my rendition of the traditional  Ohio Star block.  The block was designed in idraw and paper pieced using Michael Miller cotton couture fabrics:  amethyst, orange, apricot, lemon.  VOTE for my block by going to the following link: http://a.pgtb.me/MfCtTr/h5Cj1?w=36927840&e=104456844 .  Scroll down the page and click on the VOTE BOX.  Every vote counts!  Voting starts 10/11 and goes through 10/14.

Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine/Michael Miller fabrics block challenge, month #2.

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Second month of twelve.  The Traditional Block this month is Snail’s Trail (below left).  My modern version is below rightWonky Snail's Trail Cubed.  This was a really fun block to design.  I love the 3D effect!  Please vote for my block! Last month I won by only 4 votes, so every vote counts!  To vote and/or share go to  this link: http://a.pgtb.me/MfCtTr/h5Cj1?w=36927840&e=9986782

Traditional Snail's Trail block

Traditional Snail’s Trail block

Goodie Bag Arrived!

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imageJust arrived!  My goodie bag from Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine for winning the MQUmag/Michael Miller “Everything Old is New Again” July Block Challenge.  2 nice books, some great neutral thread for my long arm from YLI, Sulky,  and Superior Threads, and Famore’ snips and curved embroidery scissors (they work great cutting fabric with the tips).  Thank you, Vicki Anderson of Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine. 

Hello World! My First Quilt Challenge Success!

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August mqumag Challenge winnerIt is a little scarey to publish your first blog post.  I have been wanting to do this for a while, and now have taken the plunge.  I entered my very first challenge this past month, and won with the quilt block “Spinning Transparent Geese”.

Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine  http://www.modernquilts.mqumag.com/july-block-and-quilt-challenge-winner/  and Michael Miller Fabrics are sponsoring a 12 month block challenge, “Everything Old is New Again”.  Every month there will be a new block and at the end of the 12 months, the blocks will be put together to make a quilt and then there will be a quilt challenge.   Spinning Transparent Geese is my take on the traditional flying geese quilt block.   I was really excited! You would have thought I’d won the lottery!  I have been thinking about doing a  transparency quilt, and this was a fun exercise.  I was really happy with how it turned out.

SNAILS-TRAIL The next block is “Snails Trail” shown to the right.  I have something really exciting I’ve designed for that.  Stay tuned for the next block!  I’ll post the link for voting on Sept 11th.

         If I’m not riding, I’m quilting….