I am pleased to share my latest published Quilt, Steppin’ Up in the 2017 issue of Quiltcon Magazine. It arrived mid-February so I am a little behind in sharing this striking beauty.
I had an idea of a step ladder and all the possibilities of meaning that is could represent. It could symbolically represent a promotion, taking charge or great success.
I started out designing my pillow with Electric Quilt 7, quilt design software. It really made it easy to bring my design to life. I wanted it to be asymmetric to create movement and interest.
I also made it easy with 2 1/2″ strips to put together. you need to use a good 1/4″ seam. It is important or you may spend an entire evening ripping out over 100 seams to sew over again. Don’t ask me how I know.
I opted for just a three color combination of brown, fuscia and green. They looked so good together.
I used some simple constructions shortcuts to make this block even faster. No templates!
I found this great print that coordinated beautifully for the backing of the quilt. And it looks very modern too!
I used organic wavy lines to quilt this throw size quilt. I used a complimentary green thread and it looked great.
I used all of the leftover pieces to make two matching pillows. Another lovely set for my family room couch.
Thanks for letting me share! Happy Stitching!