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Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Lots of Stars and NTT

Welcome to Needle and Thread Thursday, y'all!  After spending so much brain power on getting my son off to college, it feels odd to have so much extra space for other thoughts.  This week, I put that extra time to good use in my studio.

I'm really happy with the way these blocks look together.  I can already see the secondary pattern that I wanted emerging, and once I get them sewn up into a finished quilt top, it is really going to take shape (and then of course, I can get a better photo, too).

On another note- are you a Make Modern magazine reader?  If not, you should take a look.  It's filled with modern quilty goodness.  I'm happy to report that I'll be featured in Issue 54 (coming next week)!

I also had another bit of wonderful news from my publisher today.  After being released only two months ago, Perfectly Pieced Quilt Backs is being reprinted!  I wrote this book to be THE definitive resource on pieced quilt backs, and I'm so happy it's been so well received.  

If you've been on the fence, now is the perfect time to add it to your library. You can get a signed copy from my Etsy shop by clicking the book cover on my top left sidebar, or pick it up from Amazon, Connecting Threads, or anywhere else you usually buy books.  I promise you'll love it!

My goodness, last week's party was just amazing.  Y'all really know how to bring the inspiration!  These Christmas starts from Gretchen's Little Corner have me wishing for the cooler weather of the holidays!

Take a look at this gorgeous custom quilting from Anne-Marie at Stories From the Sewing Room-

Sew Preeti Quilts linked up this gorgeous quilt.  Look at that beautiful quilt reflection!

And finally, I am delighted to share this absolutely stunning quilt from Rebecca Grace Quilting-

Just, WOW!  I'm always so very impressed by the creativity of my quilty friends.  Y'all are awesome.  So, let's do it again!

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  1. Ohhh That was a good use of brain space!!! it is gorgeous!! and I love the secondary pattern emerging!!

  2. Love, love, love the new quilt! And congrats on the second printing!

  3. Your blocks look fantastic and I really like the color palette. Have fun getting it sewn into a quilt top!

  4. Wow. I'm seeing stars everywhere! So many makers are piecing them these days. Yours is lovely! And congrats on being in "Make Modern." Being published is a real thrill. Though I'm not being featured, my modern log cabin quilt will be in the November issue of that publication. As for the REprint of your book... that's even more amazing. Such wonderful news! Congratulations again and again.

  5. 'Love your quilt top fabrics, and I also love a pieced back. That way, both sides of the quilt look especially gorgeous!


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