Dahlia Quilt: my ROYGBIV quilt


My good friend (and fellow Moda designer) Amy does a fabulous online quilt festival called “Bloggers Quilt Festival.”


So much fun! Here’s my entry into her ROYGBIV category.


This is my quilt called Dahlia.


This quilt was inspired by a panel quilt that my mother in law hand quilted for me and my husband when we got married back in the day.


I remember looking that the Dahlia design on the panel and trying to figure out how to recreate the design through piecing–without Y seams.


Finally, this year, I had a chance! It has been a quilt design I’ve wanted to make for a very long time.


I figured, the perfect opportunity to make my Dahlia quilt was with my very first fabric line! So, when I got my sample yardage of Best. Day. EVER!, I was SO excited to make this quilt. (By the way, Best. Day. Ever! is in shops now!)


Sadly, I was also in the middle of a book deadline, and I wasn’t able to do much of the piecing.


Amanda of Westwood Acres bailed me out big time and pieced the blooms for me, and I did the appliqué work and the quilting and finish work.


This quilt pattern is also in my shop, along with templates, if you’d like to make your own.


I adore this quilt, and I hope you do too. Thanks for stopping by!




A little late to the party today, I’m afraid! Soccer games and end of summer work parties have kept us busy, busy, busy for the last few days! I’ve had so much fun reading about why your favorite colors are your favorites! I’m excited to ship these prizes off to these lucky ladies, though, who were nice enough to tell me all about their favorite colors!

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Email me, ladies, and let me know your address so I can ship some pretty prizes off to you! Also, remember 20% off all PDF patterns in the shop through Sunday night with code MODALOVE. And there are only a few spots left in our QuiltCast MiniSwap, we’d love to have you! Fill out the form, here, and read up on the guidelines here! Come back Monday, for lots of pretty pictures of my Best. Day. EVER! Quilts–I finally got pictures!

Happy weekend–



Quiltcast #48: Swaps!


Join Amy and me today as we chat about swaps! And don’t put it off and listen later, cause there’s an invitation to play along that’s going to fill up FAST.

As we discuss in the QuiltCast, we’re starting our very own swap, and we’d love to have you join in! Read the guidelines here, and fill out the form here to submit your info for participating. We’re keeping it small, first come first served!

I’m so excited about this!




P.S. It’s a somber day here in the States, as we remember the tragic events of September 11. Read my thoughts and where I was that day, here.

Best. Day. EVER! Free Appliqué Pattern


As promised in my Moda LOVE post, here’s the fun appliqué pattern I used on the back of my quilt! The pattern is formatted for fuseable web appliqué, and measures a whopping 13” x 32”. It’s pretty big, but I thought it was fun for the back of my quilt. Of course, if you want to take on some tiny appliqué, you could always reduce it by 50% and make a really fun pillow for your couch! (If you do that, send me pictures, I want to see.) If you’re new to appliqué, check out my tutorial here. It will help, I promise. :)

Click here to download the free pattern.

And remember! The Moda LOVE blog tour is still going strong, with a giveaway at every stop! Be sure to follow along and enter. I’ll announce my winner(S) on the 13th.

Happy Wednesday!



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