Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Crossroads pattern correction.

Crossroads pattern from Quilting Wide Open Spaces by Judi Madsen

Okay, so with all the patterns I have written I have had a pretty good track record as far as getting all the info correct and with no issues as far as putting a quilt together.  It has come to my attention that there is an error in the cutting requirements for my Crossroads pattern in my book, Quilting Wide Open Spaces. Please know that mistakes can happen and unfortunately I didn't catch this before my book was printed.  You can still make the quilt with the current instructions - you just won't have pretty points - that's no fun.  But, if you are looking for better points just use the info and diagram below to make the correct version of these two quilt blocks with in the quilt. 

Okay, so the 3 5/16" squares in the book should be 3 3/8".
This includes 48 white squares, and the center square in each Thirteen-patch block.
The 2 5/8" squares for the corner triangles in each snowball block should be 2 1/2".
This includes the red, pink, green and turquoise squares in the snowball blocks.

Everything else in the pattern is correct.  Thanks everyone!

PS - I have had people make this quilt successfully with the written instructions, so just keep that in mind.  It is a small margin of error and it can work, but with these new sizes - it should be more precise.  Thanks! 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Inspired by Libby Auction

So, I haven't posted in a while.  I was in Australia and New Zealand the past couple of weeks.  More on that later, still trying to catch up on some rest ;-)
I just wanted to make you aware of a wonderful cause that I have been fortunate enough to be a part of. Libby Lehman is a quilt artist and teacher who suffered a stroke last year and is going through a lot with her recovery.  The medical bills are adding up and a wonderful community of quilting friends have put together this project of quilts to auction off and all proceeds will go to Libby and her family.  You can follow this cause on Facebook here. Watch the video above to see all the wonderful artists with their interpretation of Libby's own quilts with their own projects. You can see mine at around 1:35 in the video. 


I made Solar Flares for my project.  I had a lot of fun putting this quilt together and I feel really honored to have been asked to be a part of this wonderful cause.

If you want to have a chance to buy Solar Flares or any of the other quilts in this project you can follow the auction here.  It starts in 6 days, so don't be late! Remember, all the money will go to support Libby in her recovery. You can see these quilts at Houston Quilt Market in a special exhibit as well as in Paducah, Kentucky for AQS QuiltWeek next year.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Red, White & Quilted. Cover girl!

I had almost forgotten about two projects that I quilted last year until I received this book in the mail last week.  I was so excited to see the quilt I quilted on the cover of Linda Baxter Lasco's new book - Red, White & Quilted!  This is a really fun book where she shares a collection of antique quilts that have been re-made and quilted.  The pieced patterns are available for each quilt and there are 12 designs to choose from.  If you love two-color quilts, this book is for you!
This is the Uneven Nine Patch that is on the cover.  I was able to take some pictures of these quilts before I shipped them off to Linda. I had a lot of fun with the quilting on this quilt.  The request was to have more "modern" quilting. 

This quilting actually went a lot faster for me than most of my quilts.  I didn't add as much detail as I normally do, but the end result is fabulous and fits the quilt perfectly.

The texture is just too fun! 

It is so rare for me to leave squares untouched without quilting, but I think the balance of the quilting is perfect in this quilt.  It really works for this design.

In the book you find the antique quilt pictured on the left and the quilt I quilted on the right.  It is really fun to compare the two. I just love the thought of making quilts based off of antique quilts. 

I quilted two quilts in the book, Goose in the Pond can be found on page 72. 

The pictures I took of the quilt were at the wrong time of day, so I do not have as many pictures to share because you cannot really see the quilting.  But, I do hope you like the one picture that I think shows the quilting the best. 

Well, the next couple of weeks are going to be an adventure!  I am headed to Australia for the AMQ Festival and I am excited to teach and meet so many wonderful people. Quilting has really given me so many wonderful opportunities that I didn't even know were possible.  I am so grateful and excited!  Australia here I come!!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Some Great News!

Fire and Ice 1

If you have been following my Facebook and Instagram account you might already know this news, but I don't want to leave you blog followers out of the loop.  Remember when I quilted Fire and Ice for Kimberly Einmo?  Well, Kimberly submitted it to the Chattanooga AQS QuiltWeek show and it won "Best Modern Quilt!" So fun!  Congrats to Kimberly! What an honor it is to have been able to quilt this quilt. This is the first "big" win for me as a quilter and I feel really lucky to have been a part of this quilt!

Some other good news that I want to share with you is that I have recently signed a contract with AQS Publishing for my second book.  I will be working on this huge project for the next year, trying to fit this in with everything else that I am doing.  It won't be a small task, but I will keep myself organized to get it finished in time. The working title for the book is "Secondary Quilting Designs with Judi Madsen."  I cannot wait to share with you all of the designs I have come up with. It will be a wonderful addition to my first book, Quilting Wide Open Spaces - but please know that I will not repeat designs from the first book - they will all be fresh and new!  YAY!

Have a wonderful week!