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Domestic Machine Quilting My In The Right Direction Quilt

I recently finished a quilt for my niece using my In The Right Direction Quilt pattern .  She likes blues and purples, so I focused on a range of those colors for the arrows. Fabrics Used: ( starting with the upper right arrow and working clockwise ) Speckled – Witchy (Rashida Coleman-Hale) Greatest Hits Vol. 1 Sunstars – Violet (Libs Elliot) Kona Cotton Solid – Velvet Kona Cotton Solid – Regal Speckled – Navy (Rashida Coleman-Hale) Kona Cotton Solid – Riviera Speckled – Blue Ribbon (Rashida Coleman-Hale) Phosphor – Orbit (Libs Elliot) Kona Cotton Solid – Paris Blue Background Fabric – Speckled – White Gold (Rashida Coleman-Hale) Binding Fabric – Speckled Blue Ribbon (Rashida Coleman-Hale) Backing Fabric – Rainbow Butterflies (Andover Fabrics) My General Quilting Process Additionally, I decided to custom quilt each arrow. I prefer straight line walking foot quilting on my Janome 9400. Every quilt is different, but these are the general steps I take to quilt, especially when I’m going
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Quilt Coat Along

Welcome to the Spring 2021 Quilt Coat Along , hosted by TinaCurtis and Jessica Plunkett ! We are excited to bring together sewists to make one of the hottest fashion trends around – Quilt Coats. We'd like to start by acknowledging that quilt coats are not a new thing, they were found all over the world being made by people of color and of all different cultures. Below are examples from the International Quilt Museum and the Public Library Quilts page. We appreciate the beauty of both of these garments and are thankful for the rich history they lend to our current mainstream trend. https://www.internationalquiltmuseum.org/quilt/20140070004 View this post on Instagram A post shared by Public Library Quilts (@publiclibraryquilts) This is a low key sew along – while we have a relaxed six week schedule to try and keep you motivated, you are welcome to work at your own pace. Here are a few key details about the sew along if you’re interested in participating!

The Meaning Behind Fade Away Lone Star

In 2018, I decided I wanted to finally tackle a personal project that had been on my mind since I learned to quilt. I wanted to make a series of quilts as if my great-grandma and I could make them together. It wasn’t until 2020 that I finally finished the first quilt in the series. Meet Fade Away Lone Star . Fade Away Lone Star, designed, pieced and quilted by Jessica Plunkett Background In order to explain the meaning behind this quilt, I have to back up a couple decades. I was fortunate enough to have many years to know and enjoy time with my great-grandma Georgia. (Everyone called her – sounds like George-ee, not like the state.) One of the most distinct memories I have of my grandma’s house on Armory is her bedroom. She always kept the door closed to keep the room cool. I remember sneaking in a couple times because I couldn’t believe how cold it felt, but also I wanted to admire a quilt on her bed. It was a multi-blue colored Lone Star quilt. While I didn’t really know or understan

Mountain Vista Quilt Kit Options

I’ve teamed up with two fabric shops -  Mashe Modern and Salt City Quilting Co . - to offer you some amazing options to make a Mountain Vista Quilt! Kits at Mashe Modern Mountain Vista Rainbow Kit - 18 Color Throw Size Kit This kit contains a rainbow of Spectrastatic fabrics from Giucy Giuce! The background is Alison Glass Kaleidoscope in Sapphire. Click here to purchase the kit . Mountain Vista Sunset Kit - 6 Color Throw Size Kit This kit contains a lovely mix of Spectrastatic fabrics in warm reds, peaches and pinks and Alison Glass Kaleidoscope fabric in Charcoal for the background! Click here to purchase the kit .  Mountain Vista Yellow Green Kit - 6 Color Throw Size Kit This kit contains a divine mix of Spectrastatic fabrics in yellows and greens! The background is Uniform, a dark blue Century Solids from Andover Fabrics! Click here to purchase the kit.   Rainbow Fabric Bundle at Salt City Quilting Co. Megan, the owner of Salt City Quilting Co. pattern tested Mountain Vista usin

Mountain Vista Quilt Pattern Is Now Available

Meet Mountain Vista - the latest pattern from Maeberry Square ! Mountain Vista comes from my love of HSTs and the mountains. Some of my fondest memories are from my time spent living in Colorado and waking up each day to the beautiful Rockies along the Front Range. I designed Mountain Vista while playing with the Cross Stitch fabric collection from Alison Glass . The depth of colors as well as saturation and vibrancy of colors in this line are so dreamy. And by playing, I mean literally playing with the real fabric. Most of my designs start as hand drawn sketches or sketches on the computer, but occasionally I just start pulling fabric and making shapes and seeing what happens. I laid out around 15 different designs and fell in love immediately when I saw this design take shape. The pattern includes a Throw and Baby size option . A fun element of this particular design is that color dynamically changes the feel of the quilt. My original version is the 18 main color option using Cr

2020 A Year in Review

Is it safe to say I’m not the only one who wants to look back at 2020 with only one eye half opened? What a year! Despite a global pandemic and countless other challenges, I’m finding the bright side – and the learning opportunities – from this year. Here’s a look at my personal quilting journey through 2020. Highlight QuiltCon 2020 in Austin, TX There’s something special about QuiltCon. There’s the awe-inspiring quilt show, vendors and sew-lebrities, classes, lectures and so much more. Those things are wonderful, but what makes the show so very special is the people. I had the opportunity to meet, connect with and grow friendships with so many quilters that I’ve met online and now in real life. I took a chance by throwing out a call for any running quilters to join me on some morning runs – those were definitely a highlight of the year! Many of those people are now dear friends and they’ve been especially important as a sounding board and support during the pandemic. Oh yeah, and that

Water Drop Quilt Pattern Now Available

The Water Drop quilt pattern is now available for purchase from Quilt Pattern Mart ( pick up a copy here! )  There are two methods of construction for this quilt – a yardage option featuring a 32 at a time HST method ( you read that right! ) and a scrappy option using a traditional 2 at a time HST method. For both construction methods, you can make a Lap or Baby size quilt. If you’re interested in working on this beginner-friendly pattern at a relaxed pace, I’m hosting a QAL Aug. 13-Sept. 24! Click here to read more about the QAL and sign up . I’d love to see what you make! Use #waterdropquilt and #maeberrysquarepatterns and tag me @maeberrysquare on Instagram so I can share in your Water Drop quilty goodness! Happy quilting! Purchase the Water Drop Quilt Pattern .