October 08, 2014Krista of Poppyprint in Canada has designed a fabulous modern quilt (featuring as pattern of the month in MQG's September newsletter). Her fascinating journey to the design, Chess on the Steps, is on her blog.
"This quilt was made entirely of the new Colourshott shot cottons ..." "... The quilting was all done with free-form (unmarked) lines with my Pfaff IDT (built in walking foot). I just followed seams in the piecing and went for it. There are 7 coordinating colours of Aurifil 30 wt thread on the quilt. Sewing with these shot cottons is so enjoyable as the colours are beautifully saturated - at times I feel like I'm working with sari silk!"Just in case you're tempted here are the swatches for the colours used White Sand (COTX01), Black (COTX30), Charcoal (COTX29), Vintage Silver (COTX28), Midnight Blue (COTX23), Nectarine (COTX03), Russet (COTX04), Campion (COTX05), Bizzie Lizzie (COTX12) and Snapdragon (COTX06) Read more
July 03, 2014
"I have really loved working with your delicious Oakshotts"[caption id="attachment_219" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Close-up element from Cathy Underhill's improv quilt[/caption] A wonderful lesson in free motion embroidery and improvised quilting from Cabbage Quilts using the Impressions range. This is just one element! Read more