1,2,3 Quilt of the Day

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Today I’m featuring my Dresden Quilt from 1, 2, 3 Quilt. In the book, there’s a quick shortcut technique to make these large 25″ dresdens that are then appliquéd to the whole cloth background using fusible webbing. I really had fun with the quilting on this one, taking the geometric straight line quilting in all different directions. I wanted the flowers to stand out a bit, so there’s not much quilting on them.

This is a throw-sized 60″ x 60″ quilt. Here’s a detail shot:

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Photos by Laura Malek.

Triangles Quilt

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Triangles, anyone? They don’t seem to be going anywhere, so if you want to learn to make four different types of triangles, you could try the Triangles Quilt from my book 1, 2, 3 Quilt. This is still one of my favorite quilts in the book. Quilting done by Lisa Sipes. I think this quilt is still hanging out at Intown Quilters if you want to go visit it in person.

I’ve been thinking a lot about how I make things, then take photos of the things, which gives them a new life of their own. Objectifying objects. It’s the Instagram shots, book photos, and blog posts that reach farther than the object itself ever could. Most of my quilts end up stacked in a closet. So it makes me wonder, what am I really making? I think the reality of social media has given a new dimension to crafting; hearts, comments, and likes added to process photos, detail shots, and enhanced images. I love it all, but I wonder if this digital objectification is taking us too far from the original intent and purpose of the object itself?

Double Diamond Quilt Block

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Today I’m excited to be participating in Patchwork Posse’s Around the Block Round Robin of quilt block designs. My block, pictured above, is called Double Diamond. I’ve made the block here in my Garden collection fabrics and solids. Below, you can see what a full quilt might look like. You can also see how some simple changes to the layout would create different designs.

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Be sure to head over to Patchwork Posse to enter to win a copy of my book, 1, 2, 3 QuiltClick on the image below to print out the .pdf with full instructions.

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1, 2, 3 Quilt is available now!

Love Patchwork & Quilting Giveaway

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I have  extra copies of the first three issues of the new monthly British magazine, Love Patchwork & QuiltingFrom the creators of Mollie Makes, this beautiful magazine is filled with bright, modern designs.

The first issue features my sewing room (excerpt below) and the second has a blurb about 1, 2, 3 Quilt. This giveaway includes the cute little bonus attached to each cover — an ornament kit, Tula Pink quilt insert, and some heart pins.

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Just leave a comment below to enter. One winner will win all three issues. I’m only offering this giveaway to the U.S. and Canada. Please enter by midnight eastern on Thursday, January 9.

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