October 19, 2017

Pat Sloan Talk Radio

I was so honored to join Pat Sloan on the American Patchwork and Quilting Podcast earlier this week.  I'm not so accustomed to being in the spotlight and was a little nervous.  I was scared I would forgot my name or something.  But some friends have said they thought it went really well and one even said I sounded like a real pro!  Now, I wouldn't go that far!

I was guest #2 right after Marcia at Happy Stash Quilts.  That was a long 15 minutes to wait for my segment. 

Pat and I talked about my love of making challenge quilts.  We focused on two in particular, Grandmama's Legacy of Flowers which is my favorite quilt and my most recent challenge, From Bald Eagle to Buzzard.

I also shared the story of how Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs and I became friends and eventually wrote a book together, Modern Plus Sign Quilts (affiliate link) which is due out in February 2018.

The time flew by as we didn't cover have of what we had tentatively planned to chat about.  Next up was Lindsay at Lindsay Sews and the show ended with Debbie at A Quilter's Table.  I enjoyed hearing about Debbie's thought process when designing and actually putting a voice with her face. 

Listen to the October 16th show #355 in the following ways:

Scroll down to SHOW #355

And find the October 16, 2017 podcast

I hope you will listen to the recording, because it was a jam packed hour of quilty talk!  I am so appreciative of Pat giving me this opportunity.  She said we would have fun and we did!


October 15, 2017

Wayward Transparency Fabrics

Now that the cutting instructions have been released for the Wayward Transparency Quilt Along hosted by Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl, it was time to finalize my fabric selections.

I pulled the light (Fabric A) the medium (Fabric B) fabrics from my stash but I didn't have a dark that suited me.

It was harder finding a dark that was just right to go both with the light solid, Free Spirit Designer Solid in Chartreuse, and the medium print, Roman Glass in Leafy.  I ended up choosing a Kona Cotton solid in Avocado for the dark (Fabric C).

After I got home I questioned if I had made the right choice.  It sure looked awfully dark, it looked perfect in the store.  After all, I was at Foam and Fabrics, mentioned here, and had every color of Kona green before me from which to choose.

Here's what they look like before and after all the color was taken away.  Before...

And after....

 At first I thought it was way too dark, but after looking at the fabric requirements again,  the percentage of the dark or Fabric C required was relatively small compared to Fabrics A and B.  So I'm going to trust I made the right decision.

Now, I better get to cutting!

Linking to Sunday Stash #239 with Molli Sparkles.

October 14, 2017

American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast Guest

Pat Sloan, the "Voice of Quilting", has invited me to be a guest on her weekly talk show, American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast.  Yes, I read that email twice to be sure I was reading it correctly!

Pat has designed 15 fabric lines since 2003.  She's quilt designer and author having written 30+ books.  Pat also travels to teach and lecture in addition to hosting the weekly show.  How does she do it all?

To listen to the show live, tune in on Monday, October 16th at 4pm EST by going HERE to American Patchwork and Quilting Radio and clicking LIVE ON AIR.

For other ways to listen you can go to All People Quilt website or Pat's blog.  And you can find tips for listening HERE.

Whether you listen live or the recorded show, I hope you can join us as we talk quilting!