Thursday, July 9, 2020

Day #3 Designer Tips & Techniques Virtual Show

Hey All - I hope you are enjoying these tips & techniques presentations as much as I am.  I am learning so MUCH and it's a great way to personally get to know designers too.  

Today is Day #3 and the final day for this month.  I haven't heard if we are doing anything for August, but stay tuned! 


If you are finding this post for the first time - here is a quick rundown on what's happening!

All times are EST.  At the top of each hour a different designer will be giving a quick 15 minute presentation sharing their favorite quilting tip or technique.  All you have to do is hop on their facebook page to watch. 

Here is the line-up for today's presenters.  Enjoy!

2:00  Monique Kleinhans https://www.facebook.com/ladybugscabin/
5:00  Geeky Bobbin  http://facebook.com/geekybobbin

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Day #2 - Designers Tip & Techniques Virtual Show

We have another great day of presentations lined up just for you!  

Wasn't yesterday wonderful?  I had so many positive comments and messages.  Thank you all!  

Here is today's schedule - 

Wednesday, July 8th
 
2:00   Annette Ornelas     https://m.facebook.com/southwind.designs/
8:00   Tammy Silvers https://www.facebook.com/tamarinis


Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Designer's Tips & Techniques Virtual Show - TODAY July 7, 2020

There is an amazing lineup of designers for today's Tips & Techniques Virtual Show! 


I hope you will join us.  If you are new to the event here's a quick rundown on how it works. 

At the top of the hour (EST), a different designer will be presenting on their facebook page.  It's as easy as following the links below.  Each presentation will be about 15 minutes long.  

It's a quick and easy way to learn something new and meet some of your favorite designers all at the same time! 

Tuesday, July 7th
 
1:00   
4:00   Charisma Horton  https://www.facebook.com/charismah
5:00   Marlene Oddie            http://www.facebook.com/kissedquilts
7:00   Jennifer Fulton  http://facebook.com/inquiringquilter
8:00   Ebony Love      https://facebook.com/lovebugstudios

Friday, July 3, 2020

Boston Charms Quilt in Annie's Time-Saving Charm Quilts

If someone was trying to describe me as a quilt - this quilt would be it.  

The colors and the style reflect my soul perfectly.   I love jewel tones - purples, bold blues, emerald greens and aqua blue all paired with a white background for a clean crisp look.  

Traditional elements - four patches and a play off the Boston Commons layout but with a Modern Twist - some raw edge fusible appliqued circles. 

If I have to define myself - Modern Traditional is me .... 



Boston Charms is designed as a stash friendly quilt whether you work with precut 5" squares or you cut your own from your stash.  As you can imagine, my stash is busting with these colors! 

Also used to make this quilt were Soft & Bright batting and Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 from The Warm Company.  I'm always thankful for their generous support of my business. 

Annie's Time-Saving Charm Quilts book is available now for purchase and as a bonus, I have another quilt in it too - my Charmingly Mod quilt. 
 

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Charmingly Mod in Annie's Time-Saving Charm Quilts

I love getting quilts back from the publisher!  That means it is finally time for me to share the design with you!  

If you aren't familiar with the publishing process, I create a design submission many months in advance and if I'm lucky, it is accepted by the editor, then I make the quilt and send it off to the publisher. There is gets styled and photographed, the final version of the pattern is edited and the book published.  About the same time the book is released, I get the quilt back to share it with you! 

The quilt that I'm excited to share with you today is Charmingly Mod in Annie's Time-Saving Charm Quilts book.  This design features an applique technique instead of piecing inset seams which is much faster and easier.  Starting with precut 5" squares, this quilt is a dream to make! 




Another exciting part of this quilt is that the fabrics I used are from the Bloom Collection by Tracy Wirth Designs for Paint Brush Studio.  Tracy and I are good friends and I absolutely love her fabrics!  You can check out more of her work at Tracy Wirth Designs or on IG @tracey_wirth_designs

Also used to make this quilt were Soft & Bright batting and Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 from The Warm Company.  I'm always thankful for their generous support of my business. 

Annie's Time-Saving Charm Quilts book is available now for purchase and as a bonus, I have another quilt in it too!  

This blog post contains affiliate links which allow me to earn a small commission based on your purchase.  Using the link does not affect your purchase price. Thank you for supporting my business. 

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Welcome Home Quilts!

A lot of my business is working with different fabric companies designing quilts using their fabrics.  This means that I'm frequently designing and making the sample quilts many many months in advance of when the fabric arrives in our local quilts shops. 

Today I'm excited to welcome home 3 of my quilts that I last saw in January 2019 - which means I actually designed and made them back in 2018!  Wow, that's a long time.   All three of these quilts were designed using Island Batik fabrics.   They were on display at Spring Quilt Market in May 2019 in Kansas City and then spent the past year touring the country, visiting quilt shops and helping sell the fabric collections. 

Here is a quick video as I unopen the box 




I have patterns available for all three quilts. 

Spiked Punch - who doesn't love this quilt just because of it's name :) 
The digital download is available in my Etsy shop.

Seaside Runner is a quick and easy runner that is perfect for everyday use.  Make one for every season!  The digital download is available in my Etsy shop. 


And finally, the show stopping Pearly Dresden wall hanging.  This one turns heads and will be the envy of your quilting friends.   The digital download is available in my Etsy shop. 


And if you prefer a print pattern, just send me a message at masterpiecequilting@gmail.com and I will get one in the mail to you.  They are priced at $11.00 each with free shipping :) 



Monday, June 15, 2020

Christmas Sweater Quilt in Annie's Christmas Quilting

Yes, it's only June and I'm already sharing Christmas quilts!  Well, 2020 has been a crazy year so far, so why not!  

I'm super excited to share my Christmas Sweater quilt pattern with you.  

I just got the quilt back from the publisher so it's fair game for me to share!  As you may not know, I actually designed the quilt many months ago and had to keep it under wraps, sharing only the tiniest of photos while I was making it so as not to give away the design before it's time :) 



Christmas Sweater is one of the quilts in Annie's new Christmas Quilting book.  There are so many amazing quilts in this book, you will definitely want to purchase this one.  You can see all the quilts by clicking on this link.

I'm a huge fan of row quilts.  They seem to go together faster than traditional layouts with borders and I'm for any quilt that goes together fast!   

This fun pattern with it's bold red poinsettia inspired blocks is perfect for snuggling under while watching movies. While it's a Christmas quilt, this design isn't so "Christmasy" that it has to be put away the day the tree goes out the door.   

To make the quilt, I used Soft & Bright batting from The Warm Company and a 45-degree Diamond Ruler from EZ Quilting

I would love to see the version you make!  Be sure to share it with me on my Masterpiece Quilting facebook page or on IG: @masterpiecequilting. 

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