Category Archives: Quilts

#ModernSolidsChallenge – VOTE!!!

(Hadley giveaway post is here!) That was fun! In the end, seven awesome bloggers/designers (Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts, Heather of Olive and Ollie, Holly of Bijou Lovely, John of Quilt Dad, Lee from Freshly Pieced, Megan of Canoe Ridge Creations and myself) came up with seven pretty awesome quilts! I sorta can’t be mad […]

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NancyinSTL - October 12, 2014 - 8:43 am

In my humble opinion, there is no contest! Yours is the most creative and contemporary, but with a nod to tradition.

kitty - October 9, 2014 - 1:44 pm

I’ve voted for your quilt as my absolute favorite, because the HRT’s and the two backgrounds make it not only a very beautiful quilt, but also the most original. I had two second bests: the quilts by Faith Jones and Holly DeGroot. Hope you’ll win this great challenge!!

#ModernSolidsChallenge: The Quilt!

(Hadley giveaway post is here!) Three hotel rooms, two states, and five airports later, I finally finished my Modern Solids Challenge Quilt! After much back and forth I decided to go with one of the designs that I designed using a variation of the Birds in the Air block. Instead of the standard block made […]

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AnnMarie - October 14, 2014 - 12:55 pm

I am in awe of the angles on your quilt! It’s absolutely wonderful.

Stacey - October 13, 2014 - 3:50 pm

Lovely! The angles, the colors, the stitching – everything is perfection!

Molli Sparkles - October 9, 2014 - 1:42 pm

Work! Bold use of that mustard colour, and you know I like it loud! What did you use for backing? I’ve just finished my first all-solids quilt top and I feel like it has pushed me over into a different lane that I’m loving. Thanks for being an inspiration!

cindy-liveacolorfullife - October 9, 2014 - 1:04 pm

This is a gorgeous quilt–I LOVE the mustard color!

Patti - October 8, 2014 - 7:28 pm

This is truly spectacular, and I love that you used HRTs! I have used your tutorial for them, and it’s wonderful. This looks like something I’ll definitely try soon. Congratulations on a wonderful finish. I’m off to vote!

Margaret - October 8, 2014 - 8:22 am

Love it! And I especially love how you perfectly matched up the seams on your binding with the seams on the background.

vivianne - October 7, 2014 - 5:41 pm

This is so refreshing! Thanks so much for sharing it. :)

Irelle - October 7, 2014 - 4:14 pm

Absolutely stunning quilt!! Love it!

Jenny - October 7, 2014 - 3:17 pm

Way too fabulous

terry hawkins - October 7, 2014 - 2:24 pm

WOW – the colors and the pattern are striking! Love it!!! I agree with others that going with two background colors was genius – I’m a fan of mustard yellow so it particularly appeals to me!

Kitty - October 7, 2014 - 11:44 am

Great quilt!! Brilliant choice these HRT’s and the 2 backgrounds!!!

Linda Fleming - October 7, 2014 - 9:00 am

Just wonderful!
I love the colors and layout.

Anne - October 7, 2014 - 7:40 am

I like how you ended up using both the background colors as it’s very integrated. Love the name too!

janet - October 7, 2014 - 7:32 am

LOVE this quilt!

D McLeod - October 7, 2014 - 7:27 am

Using two background colors was a genius choice – <3 it!

Lisa R - October 7, 2014 - 6:10 am

Incredible.. Just Incredible…

Kristy Daum - October 7, 2014 - 6:03 am

And it’s amazing, love the name too.

Gretchen - October 7, 2014 - 5:13 am

love your quilt. It is very fresh and modern.

Vicky - October 7, 2014 - 4:25 am

wow, that’s so super beautiful!

Rachel @ Quiltineering - October 6, 2014 - 11:07 pm

oooo I love it!! I’m especially a fan of the change in backing color. Gorgeous work!

Debbie - October 6, 2014 - 9:56 pm

This is just so striking! There’s so much I love about it – including that matched binding!

Brenda - October 6, 2014 - 9:36 pm

Love it! I wish I could do that.
Also what do you do with all the lively quilts you make? Sell? donate? gifts?

Chelsea - October 6, 2014 - 9:18 pm

Stinking brilliant as usual!


Yep challenge. I don’t love competitions and I design best when I’m designing from a place of love and pure creation and I know this about myself. But, I’m a sucker for a box of beautiful fabric and how beautiful is this? So, when Free Spirit Fabrics/Coats and Clark asked me if I wanted to […]

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Rachael Ferrera - October 8, 2014 - 10:23 am

I ordered the box, but haven’t been able to really open it yet. It’s just so pretty in it’s box displayed above my sewing table – just like a piece of art. Eventually I’ll break down and cut into it, right….

The Big ‘O’ Quilt, Part II

Here’s a quilt that I’ve never blogged about. I blogged about The Big ‘O’ Quilt a few months ago. This is the second quilt in the ‘O’ Series, The Big ‘O’, Part II. Like The Big ‘O’ this quilt uses the Bias Tape Appliqué technique but only on the right half of the quilt.  The […]

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Arita - August 12, 2014 - 6:45 pm

I did see it at QuiltCon13 and loved it. I hope to make something similar soon.

Kitty - August 6, 2014 - 10:48 am

I already loved Big O a lot, but maybe I love Big O part II even more! Is it because of the beautiful green you’ve chosen? For me this is a very powerful quilt.

Krista - August 6, 2014 - 7:39 am

You are so amazing! I want to come work with you in your sewing room for a week.

Linda H. - August 6, 2014 - 2:57 am

I’m sorry to say that I didn’t attend QuiltCon 2013, and therefore missed seeing this striking quilt. But I’m terribly impressed with it! The simplicity of the design, and the seemingly random color choices make it really special. You’ve just demonstrated that a stunning design does not need to be complicated to be effective. A perfect example of less being more. Truly wonderrful, Latifah! Thank you for sharing.

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