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Splendid Sampler II

Hi All!

Last year at Quilt Market in St. Louis, I stopped to chat with Pat Sloan.  She is super nice and a go- getter!  She mentioned that she was doing another Splendid Sampler.  I asked if I could join and I am honored to be included! Here is the cover for Splendid Sampler 2:

I am also participating in the Sew-Along and our first block was last week.  I decided to do the Sew-Along in Coastal Chic Batiks and here is my version of first block by Alex Veronelli called Quilt Market.  I used my Fit to be Quarter 6.5 ruler to square my block up.  It worked great!  I also used spray starch before I squared it so the bias edges wouldn't fray and distort.

The second block is called Milk and Cookies and is by Rebecca Bryan.  It was so much fun to reacquaint myself with applique!  I decided to do needle-turn and used the Olfa Circle Cutter to get wonderful circles out of freezer paper.

Join me each week to see the blocks that we are all working on!

Thanks for stopping by!


Quilt Market, New Fabric, New Patterns!

Hi all!

It has been busy!  Not only did we attend Quilt Market, I debuted a new fabric line and several new quilts.

Here's the recap:
Quilt Market was awesome!  We had a chance to conduct a Schoolhouse to show how to use pre-cuts and my new fabric line, Coastal Chic Batiks.  They were lined up outside the door to come in!  Crazy!!

Our booth was by Maywood's so we could show our fabric and new quilts.  Here are pictures of our booth.

The most exciting thing about Market was the debut of Coastal Chic Batiks.  I know...that doesn't look like me!  But, Maywood is wonderful and let me try something new and different.  I've been wanting to design batiks for a while and finally with the inspiration of our wedding in San Diego, I was able to!  Love them!  They are a rich combination of purples, blues, teals, sands and coastal!

The featured quilt is the free pattern that is available on Maywood Studio website.  It's a fat quarter quilt highlighting all the color…
2018 Quilt Market  Here We Come!!!
Well I took a week off to re-coop and spend some time with my family up in Montana! Let me say something about Montana, if you haven't visited I would highly recommend going to see it. Mark & I put on our snowshoes and and hiked around Big Mountain (Whitefish, MT). We also went and visited some Quilt Shops in Montana and they are all super excited about the new line of fabric that is coming for the Spring Quilt Market in Portland.
The booth is rented and ideas are flowing now if I could just find a way to create time to do everything that I have to do that would be great ;) 
So I have a question for all of you... What would you like to see this year at Quilt Market from Open Gate Quilts? Books, New Patterns, Rulers, Giveaways???

American Patchwork and Quilting Instagram Takeover

Hi Everyone!

I am so honored and thrilled to take over American Patchwork and Quilting's Instagram account this weekend!  Stop by @allpeoplequilt to see what's new, what I've been working on, old favorites and learn a little more about me. 

Here is my mini quilt in the February, 2018 American Patchwork and Quilting issue, called Tiny Treasures.  I love how they take such wonderful photos of the quilts! 

 I also have a tablerunner in Quilts and More, called Country Table. 

So excited to be a part of American Patchwork and Quilt!  They are the best!!

Hope to see you on Instagram!