Bloggers Quilt Festival Entry #2 – Original Designs

My second entry for the Bloggers Quilt Festival Fall 2014 hosted by Amy’s Creative Side is my Modern Trellis Quilt. To start, I want to seriously thank everyone out there who has bought the pattern from my shop or commented on one of my previous posts. I’ve been overwhelmed by the support from the quilt community regarding this quilt and it means SO much to me.

This quilt was designed as part of the Modern Quilt Guild’s Michael Miller Challenge. The fabrics and colors were so “me” so it was fun sketching out ideas and narrowing it down to one that really inspired me. The ultimate quilt was inspired by the garden trellis/lattices you see out and about. There happens to be one in my neighbors yard that I can see out of the window in my quilting room. To modernize it a bit I decided to extend several of the color pieces to make a spiral or pinwheel shape. Lastly, I added the fading colors, because no matter how often that look is used, I love it just the same.

Modern Trellis - Must Love Quilts


Modern Trellis - Must Love Quilts


This quilt has really helped me to understand my journey as a quilter. I often find I’m not “modern” enough for the modern world, but I also don’t fit into the traditional world. Everyone likes to talk about branding, and signature looks/styles, and  I understand the value in both. At the end of the day though, I want to make pretty things that I love. I always thought my quilts would get more modern as I stepped deeper into the quilting pool, but I find myself more and more drawn to traditional patterns in fresh fabrics. I’m looking forward to Quiltcon this upcoming winter to see how much that sways me back in the modern direction. Regardless, I’m going to just keep quilting.

Piece Out!



Bloggers Quilt Festival Entry #1 – Small Quilts

Hello again everyone! I am so excited to be participating in the Bloggers Quilt Festival Fall 2014 hosted by Amy’s Creative Side. I’ve never joined up with something like this before, and after looking through the posts, it sure is inspiring! What a great way for people around the world to share some of their favorite work. 🙂

Both my entries are ones my current blog followers have seen before. First up, my Texas HST quilt. I designed this quilt many months ago, when I was obsessed with triangles and state shapes. I moved to Texas 3.5 years ago, and I just love how it turned out! I wanted it to be abstract, but true to the shape of Texas. The pattern is available in my shop, and I’m hoping to get a few Texas Quilt Shops to carry the pattern in their stores. That alone is crazy exciting to me, since it initially was just a labor of love for my years in Texas so far.

Texas Forever Quilt Pattern - Must Love Quilts


Texas Quilting Detail - Must Love Quilts


This baby measures just under 50″ and sadly it is STILL sitting in my dining room waiting to be on the wall. Naturally, all the quilting is straight lines done on my domestic. I think despite the simple quilting it still looks pretty fun!

Speaking of Texas and Quilting, I’m excited to be heading to Houston tomorrow for my first ever International Quilt Festival experience! I hope to post some good pictures when I return. Happy Halloween everyone!

Piece Out!



Pumpkin Patch

Punkin Patch | Must Love Quilts

I don’t know about y’all, but I LOVE fall. Everything about it. The crisp air, football, leaves turning orange, and of course, pumpkins! I designed this block a few weeks ago and worked one up, but then got distracted by other projects. My friend Emily of Sew ET decided to work up a few of the blocks herself this past weekend, and I think it turned out adorable! Her pairing of fabric and the darker background really compliment the bright orange pumpkins. You can check out her blog post here. She also sells that yummy Peppered Cotton in Charcoal if y’all are interested.

I’m hoping I get to work a little bit on some fall themed projects this weekend in between sewing Christmas presents…I need a longer period of time between autumn and Christmas! It seems like I can’t ever enjoy my favorite seasons before my OTHER favorite season rolls around.

You can either click on the photo above to get to my Craftsy Shop for the Pumpkin Pattern, or you can Click Here. 🙂  Have fun and enjoy the season!