Sunday, June 29, 2014

Modern Projects for Today's Quilters

Summer Sizzle!
Buzz Saw using my 12-1/2" Dresden Plate ruler
The latest issue of Modern Patchwork (Summer 2014) arrived yesterday with the return of my 3 little projects that are featured on its pages. The little projects were hot and sweaty because the dang UPS man NEVER knocks on the door when he drops a box on my front porch. When I found it, they were crying for a sip of water and some air conditioning. I opened the box, pulled them out and laid them on the spare bed to calm down. I found my two author issues inside and WOW! what a truly fabulous magazine!
Hot off the press filled with awesome projects!
Buzz Saw (a Flirty 30 pattern) is one of my fun quilts using the Raj Collection from Windham Fabrics. Those are 12-1/2" wedges of fabric with my special method of adding the sharp blade tip. We had to use templates in the magazine, but my upcoming workshop (see the Georgia Quilting LIVE! schedule for September) includes the multi-sized template for my students. This is a 24" block, finishing to a 30" table topper.

And what can you do with a charm pack and a 60 degree ruler?

Facets of Color - 1,000 Pyramids
Facets of Color is another fun quilt that I made for the Kona Blog Hop a few months ago. This was created using a stack of 42 - 5" Charm Squares and a yard of Kona Snow. I squeezed the life out of the fabrics and then enjoyed using a walking foot on my trusty, faithful Bernina 1230 to quilt this following the triangle lines.

More hexies . . .
English Paper Pieced hexagons - gotta love 'em!

. . . used to create this Skinny Table Runner:
Skinny Table Runner in a non-traditional arrangement of hexagons
Modern Patchwork, Summer 2014, is on newsstands now. It is filled with all sorts of projects - for the home (pillows, quilts, aprons, etc) and for travel (purses, travel totes and carrying cases). Something for just about everyone.


  1. Your projects are wonderful. I am going to have to keep my eyes pealed for this issue. I have been wanting to make something simpler with hexagons, not wanting to spend years making it. Looks like I found a project, thanks for the heads up.

  2. I like how you squeezed out the quilt from a charm pack...very cute! Love the runner, too!

  3. must look out for this when it arrives in the UK lots to see and do here. Now why doesn`t my bernina 1230 quilt as beautifully as yours I wonder!

  4. Oh I hope my corner drugstore has this magazine! These projects are awesome and I have a 60 degree ruler I've been wanting to use!

  5. All three wonderful projects! I especially like the hexagons. I looked at Georgia LIVE when the e-mail first came to me, and I could get into one of your classes. In the end, I didn't register because money is so tight, but one of these years, I will have money and you will have class space - at the same time! =)

  6. Just read this mag today
    Got here via that article
    Love what I see and read


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