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Lucky Spool’s Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making

Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Lucky Spool’s Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making in the mail. I finally had some time yesterday to sit down and look through the book…and I’m very excited by what I saw!

Lucky Spool’s Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making is a collection of 10 “Workshops” (or chapters) that cover everything from Color to Curves to Improvisational Piecing to Quilting. Check out the chapter listing.

Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making

Each workshop begins with an expert spending between 4 and 12 pages talking about their subject.

Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making

These lessons are then followed by a pattern that is based on their topic. I love this quilt by Kari Vojtechovsky in her Principles of Color Design Workshop.

Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making

There are a lot of names I know and respect in this book – Jacquie Gering teaching The Alternate Grid…

Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making

Denyse Schmidt teaching Improvisational Patchwork…

Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making

Penny Layman teaching Paper Piecing…

Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making

Angela Walters teaching Modern Quilting…

Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making

The end of the book contains A Study of 50 Modern Quilts, starting off with one of my favorite examples of Modern Traditionalism by Victoria Findlay Woolfe, Double Edged Love.

Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making

Each page has a grouping of quilts, organized by design and color.

Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making

And the reason I received this book early, my This Way, That Way quilt was included!

Lucky Spool's Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making

Although I haven’t made any patterns from this book yet, I really enjoyed digging into it yesterday. I think Lucky Spool’s Essential Guide to Modern Quilt Making would be an awesome resource for quilt guild libraries, as well as home libraries. If you are interested in Modern Quilting techniques, I highly recommend checking it out.

July 9, 2014   20 Comments

Welcome Plain Jane Quilting!

 

Today I’m very pleased to introduce you to my newest sponsor, longarm quilting professional Denae Hansen of Plain Jane Quilting!

Plain Jane Quilting

Denae has been quilting for 11 yrs. She offers both free hand, custom and edge to edge computerized designs for your quilt. Plain Jane Quilting’s prices start at 1 cent per square inch, with a speedy, fast turnaround of one week or less. Based in Utah, you can ship your quilt top to her and she will ship it back when she is finished with the quilting. She offers discount promotions throughout the year, as well.

Plain Jane Quilting

I really love Denae’s website and hope you will take some time to check it out. There’s a lot of great information including some pattern options, some of her portfolio and very detailed pricing information.

Plain Jane Quilting

You can sign up for email notification of promotions at her website www.PlainJaneQuilting.com, follow her on Instagram at instagram.com/plainjanequilting , as well as Facebook at www.Facebook.com/plainjanequilting.utah. Big welcome Plain Jane Quilting!

September 16, 2013   1 Comment

Early weekend fun

It’s only Saturday afternoon and we have been quite busy in the last 24 hours.

Quilting…
Quilting

Organizing…
Organization

Flower girling…
Flower Girl

Phew, I’m exhausted. But I’m hand sewing the Seaside States binding now so hopefully I will have something wonderful to show you by the end of the weekend!

May 8, 2010   No Comments

Twin Quilting

Quilting Twin

I thought I’d share this photo to show that I’m not just lazing around over here. ;-) One thing I’ve learned on this latest project – a twin quilt is bigger than it sounds! I am in the process of quilting it using my fancy new Bernina Stitch Regulator. Which I love by the way. I’m about 1/5th the way done and am hoping between nap time and the weekend, I’ll be binding by Sunday night.

I also had to share this next photo for everyone to see my “cage”. LOL Yep, this is what happens when you want to sew but have an adorable, 8 month old trouble maker crawling everywhere. We have a finished basement which is our playroom and I’ve put my sewing area down there so I can work while the kids play. Kyler loves getting under my sewing table and going straight for the cords! It’s funny because he will crawl up to the gate and cry, it’s almost like he thinks HE’S the one in the cage, not me! I’ve promised myself that after this quilt is done, I will clean up my space and take a proper picture to share. I swear I’m not normally this messy!

Sewing cage

November 13, 2009   10 Comments