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Day to Night Glitz

For Quiltcon, the Modern Quilt Guild issued a Michael Miller fabric challenge. These were the Fat Eighths I received to use. I added the white cotton couture fabric as my back ground fabric.
Fabric Challenge

Inspired by this monument in Portugal, I came up with a minimal design using triangles that are slightly off-kilter.


I modified this design a little more, removing one set of the triangles. I wanted to use the fabrics in an ombre nature, representing a day to night time lapsed effect.

Note: I discussed the creation of this design in this previous post.


I created a paper-piecing pattern to get that slight off-kilter look to the triangles. This quilt has a lot of negative space, so I knew that the quilting was going to be a key element of this design.

For the triangles, I used matchstick quilting (~1/8″ lines) following the direction of each side of the triangles. There are 12 lines per direction.


In the negative space 1/2″ quilting straight lines were used. I echoed the triangles along the width of the triangles and then radiated horizontally to the edge. The quilting definitely completes the quilt.

Tip: Use the rough blue painters tape (it sticks best) to keep your lines in check.

On the back, I used some of red, orange and yellow Michael Miller cotton couture. These represent the sunset and shimmers through to the front. I wanted the binding to be part of the design. I used a small piece of the black print at the top to continue the day to night look and the rest of the binding is the Flight in Gold print from Brambleberry Ridge line by Violet Craft.


I was so thankful for my husband photographing my final quilt, which I submitted like 20 minutes before the deadline….it was a little stressful. I am so happy though I completed the challenge.


Name: Day to Night Glitz
Designed by me
Fabric:  Michael Miller Glitz and Cotton Couture Solids
Dimensions: ~50 x 50″
Quilted: Straight line and Matchstick quilting techniques, Aurifil #2021 and #2692 50 wt

Linking up to Amanda Jean’s Finish it Up Friday over @ Crazy Mom Quilts.

A Finish: Idea Design Create

It has been on my list to finish since April, and its finally done.  I think it is one of my favorite quilts, I have made. Idea, Design, Create.

This quilt was designed to show my design process of making one block – Mind the Gap. The pattern, for this final block, is available on Cloud 9’s blog and in my quilt it is Block 9.
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The design process shown in the quilt is:

  • Block 1: decide on size, single square
  • Block 2: Decided on an uneven split (ie. two parts).
  • Block 3-5: Was deciding on how many white horizontal stripes to include in the block.
  • Block 6: Decision to add the vertical stripe at just over the center of the block
  • Block 7: I didn’t like the vertical bar going all the way to the top as it took away some of the flow of the block.
  • Block 8: Now that I reduced from the top, I also did not like the vertical line going to the bottom so I pulled the end up about 1/2 “
  • Block 9: Final design: Now that the vertical stripe had been reduced I though the horizontal white top and bottom stripes would be more balanced if they did not run edge to edge


The words “Idea Design Create” has always been my tagline. I loved adding the text as it also represents my design process. Perfect combination.

As part of my prize for the “Mind the Gap” Block was a fat quarter bundle of Cirrus Solids. I used those along with Sarah Watson’s Biology line for this quilt. The left overs and the Biology Panel print were used for the back for consistency.

I even included some of the selvadges on the back. The quilting was done by Sarah @ Crinkle Love (which I highly recommend!!). I finished it off with some mustard solid binding. I plan to hang it up in my sewing studio this weekend as constant inspiration.


Name: Idea, Design, Create
Designed by me, Pattern of the last block can be found on Cloud 9’s blog.
Pattern: For the text, Paper Piecing Pattern by Diane Bohn @ From Blank Pages “My first alphabet #210”
Fabric: Cirrus Solids; Biology, Sarah Watson both by Cloud 9.
Dimensions: 36″ x 45″
Quilted: Sarah @ Crinkle Love

Linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday.

Linking up with  Adrienne for 2015 Finish along, as this was one of my goals for Q2 to finish.

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Crazy June

Crazy stuff has been happening here over the last month….and that does not include the lightning hit our neighbors tree just took.

I found out it’s actually possible for me to finish 3 quilts (two 60 x 60″, one 48 x 48″) and a quilt top + back (which is being sent of for quilting) all in 1 month. “It takes a village” was the only finish I had planned for, as part of Finish – Along 2015, this quarter.

The other two finishes were secret projects but here is a sneak peek, as both will be released this month with patterns.

I also, finally got around to doing my Anna Maria Horner Mini Quilt for the swap, last night. I decided to use one of my original design from a Quilt Design a Day.

That became this 24″ square quilt top, where the stripes are 1/2″ pieced. I love how all the busy prints work so well together.

I learned a lot as I was making the mini, that I can apply into making a larger version and into writing up the instructions.

Linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday and with Adrianne @ On the Windy Side.

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side