September 21, 2017

Blogger's Quilt Festival ~ Positively Transparent ~ Fall 2017

It's time for the Fall 2017 Edition of the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy at Amy's Creative Side.  Bloggers can share two quilts of their choosing by writing a separate blog post for each quilt and linking to the festival link party.



I recently posted about Positively Transparent HERE which was the Modern Quilt Guild's August 2017 Quilt of the Month, but I thought it was share worthy again.



Positively Transparent explores transparency within a modern plus sign design achieving a layered effect to the plus signs which were created using Kona Cotton solids.



I quilted Positively Transparent with various weights of Aurifil on my Bernina 153 using a walking foot.



And if you like plus sign quilts, please check out my book, Modern Plus Sign Quilts, due out in February 2018 by Stash Books.  It's available now for pre-order on Amazon. (affiliate link)




So glad you stopped by! If you are new to Quilted Blooms, I'm Paige, and you can read more about me HERE and see some of my finished quilts HERE.

Quilt Stats:
  • Finished size: 60" x 68" 
  • Pattern: Original design - The mini version is HERE and was started in a Lizzy House workshop.
  • Fabrics: Background - Essex Linen; Plus Signs: Kona Cotton solids all by Robert Kaufman
  • Thread: Quilted with Aurifil in various weights - 50, 40 and 28
  • Quilting: Uneven grid using a walking foot
  • Batting: 100% Cotton Warm & White by The Warm Company 
  • Completed: August 2017

My previous entries into the Fall 2016 Blogger's Quilt Festival were Witco's Daisies and Plus Me + You.

Consider linking your quilt, here's the complete rules to Participate and Win:
  1. Write a post the week of the festival, featuring your finished quilt (old posts will be deleted).
  2. In your post link back to the festival.
  3. Share a link to your post, in the linky on the festival post.
  4. Leave me a comment on the festival post to be entered into giveaways.
  5. Visit all the other quilters sharing their quilts and be inspired!


Blogger's Quilt Festival ~ Linked Within ~ Fall 2017

It's time for the Fall 2017 Edition of the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy at Amy's Creative Side.  Bloggers can share two quilts of their choosing by writing a separate blog post for each quilt and linking to the festival link party.


Another recent finish is Linked Within which was designed for The Quilter's Planner 2018 (affiliate link).  It's made from two Alison Glass prints from Sun Print 2017.


Photograph by Kitty Wilkin at Night Quilter, taken for The Quilter's Planner 2018
Linked Within was beautifully custom quilted by Johellen George of Cabin Quilt Studio.



You can see more photos and find out more about the fabrics and The Quilter's Planner HERE and HERE.

So glad you stopped by! If you are new to Quilted Blooms, I'm Paige, and you can read more about me HERE and see some of my finished quilts HERE.

Quilt Stats:
  • Finished size: 60" x 60" 
  • Pattern: Original design 
  • Fabrics: Sun Print 2017: Meadow in Tide and Link in Carrot on a white background
  • Quilting: by Johellen George of Cabin Quilt Studio
  • Batting: 100% Cotton Warm & White by The Warm Company 
  • Completed: June 2017

My previous entries into the Fall 2016 Blogger's Quilt Festival were Witco's Daisies and Plus Me + You.

Consider linking your quilt, here's the complete rules to Participate and Win:
  1. Write a post the week of the festival, featuring your finished quilt (old posts will be deleted).
  2. In your post link back to the festival.
  3. Share a link to your post, in the linky on the festival post.
  4. Leave me a comment on the festival post to be entered into giveaways.
  5. Visit all the other quilters sharing their quilts and be inspired!

September 15, 2017

Introducing Linked Within + The Quilter's Planner 2018

I am beyond thrilled to share with you Linked Within which will be included along with 12 other fabulous projects in the full-color glossy magazine accompanying The Quilter's Planner for 2018.

Photograph by Kitty Wilkin at Night Quilter, taken for The Quilter's Planner 2018 (affiliate link)

Linked Within includes two prints from the Sun Print 2017 collection by Alison Glass, featured designer for The 2018 Quilter's Planner.  More about these prints in this post.


Kitty did such a wonderful job photographing Linked Within in beautiful Maine.  Just look how well you can see the quilting detail in this shot.

Photograph by Kitty Wilkin at Night Quilter, taken for The Quilter's Planner 2018 (affiliate link)

And speaking of quilting...Johellen George of Cabin Quilt Studio did a fabulous job of custom quilting Linked Within.  This is the center where Johellen quilted a combination of swirls and pebbles.

Linked Within by Paige Alexander and quilted by Johellen George

Do you see how the two-color plus signs form the links?  It was so fun working on this design and I am so grateful to Stephanie for including Linked Within in the The Quilter's Planner for 2018!

Linked Within by Paige Alexander and quilted by Johellen George

It's time to pre-order your 2018 Quilter's Planner now!
Planners ship the first week of November!



The Quilter's Planner (8″ x 10″) features:
  • 8″ x 10″ planner, 240 pages
  • Weekly and monthly calendar pages
  • Project planning pages and project at-a-glance pages
  • 12 monthly blocks featured in a new Quilter’s Planner Sampler Quilt pattern by Cheryl Brickey NEW!
  • A companion full-color glossy magazine with 13 quilting and sewing patterns by top designers NEW!
  • 4 pages of planner stickers by 2018 Featured Artist Alison Glass NEW!
  • Laminated cover and colorful tabs designed by Alison Glass NEW!
  • 15 coloring pages designed by Alison Glass NEW!
  • To-do lists galore
  • Photography of the 14 included patterns by Kitty Wilkin
  • Deadline planning pages
  • Bee block & swap projects planner
  • Yearly goals planning page
  • In-depth reference section with cutting measurements and yardage planner
  • Fabric chart from Andover Fabrics featuring Alison Glass fabrics NEW!
  • Measurement chart for personal garment sewing NEW!
  • Lots of graph paper and blank drawing paper
  • Pocket on the inside back cover

Once again, you have the option to include the Quilter's Planner Mini with your pre-order.



QP Mini (5″ x 7″) features:
  • Small 5″ x 7″ 80-page book that fits nicely in your bag
  • Undated daily planning pages with to-do lists, appointments and shopping lists is the perfect companion to the full-sized Quilter's Planner
  • Meal planning and grocery lists to take on-the-go NEW!!
  • Graph paper and blank pages for sketching or jotting down notes
  • Projects-at-a-glance pages so you can keep your full list of ongoing projects with you
  • Project planning pages so you can easily keep notes on your project and what you need to buy, to bring with you to the quilt shop
International orders can be placed at the Fat Quarter Shop for the Planner and the Bundle.

One day I hope to make it to Maine but until then I'll have to admire Kitty's photography!

Photograph by Kitty Wilkin at Night Quilter, taken for The Quilter's Planner 2018 (affiliate link)

Linking to Finish it up Friday with Amanda at Crazy Mom Quilts.



Disclosure: Links to the 2018 Quilter's Planner and Bundle are affiliate links meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you purchase through my link. Thank you!