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Yes, that’s right queen size.  That is the size of my next quilt.  Adventurous? Yes.  Fun?  Yes.  Absolutely crazy? Double Yes!

I am excited about this quilt for two reasons.

1. It is the first quilt where I have mixed prints from different designers.  Within the quilt there is a little bit of Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner, Jennifer Paganelli, Erin McMorris, and other designers.  In my past quilts I have used all of my fabric from the same fabric line.  This results in a very matchy, matchy quilt.  By using different designers, and fabric lines my quilt is going to be much more mismatched which is exactly what I am looking for.

2. This is the first quilt where I am not using a pattern or remaking a quilt I’ve seen.  I am currently just focusing on one block at a time and seeing what happens.

Plus it is the biggest quilt I will have ever made.  So I guess that is 3 firsts.  It is going to be made up of 16 large squares like below.  No borders, just pure craziness and chaos.  So here I go …


Over the past year I have been playing with the idea of designing fabric.  With the availability of digital fabric printing, such as Spoonflower, it is now possible for anyone to design and print their own fabric.   I have now officially designed my own fabric.  Below is the Photoshop graphic and the fabric.  This is one of many designs I have made, but due to my lack of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator skills I was limited to geometric designs

After working A LOT with circles I was amazed to see just how much can be accomplished with circles and this fabric is proof.  I am really looking forward to creating and printing more fabric.

I have also been doing some sewing.  Here is a preview of the skirt I have been working on.

Abby Quilt 2

I am finding that so far I am not very consistent with updating this blog.  From here on out I am going to work on that.  So to start, here is my latest quilt.  It is Anna Maria Horner’s Folk Dance Quilt, and is made up of all Anna Maria Horner fabric.  I just have to say that I LOVED this quilt pattern and all of the different fabrics.  This quilt was both extremely easy and fast.  I recommend the pattern, especially if you are eyeing zigzag quilts or want to try out triangles for the first time.  Plus the pattern is perfect for showing off some great prints.

Abby Quilt 1

This quilt was made for one of my close friends for her birthday.  I am happy to say that not only did the quilt make it to her by her birthday; it was actually a couple months early.  This is highly unusual for me.  Normally my handmade gifts make it to their recipients months after.

Abby Quilt 4

Now that I have finished this quilt I am ready to start my next one, which is also a birthday present.  The next quilt is for my sister, and I can definitely say that that will not be getting to her on her birthday because her birthday has already passed and I have yet to cut into the fabric.  I guess I better get started.

Abby Quilt 3

I love getting packages in the mail, especially when they contain fabric.  More specifically Anna Maria Horner’s Good Folks fabric.  So here is what the package contained.

This is Anna Maria Horner’s Folk Dance Quilt Kit and will be made into the quilt below. 

I am so excited about making this quilt.  I love how from a distance one would never know that the quilt is pieced out of only triangles.  Also I have been eyeing the Gold Folks fabric line for quite a while, and it is even more amazing that I thought.  After seeing it in person, I love the brightness of the fabric, and have tons of ideas for possible projects to use it in.

And the cutting of the fabric begins …