I am newly home from Quilt Market.  It was a good one… Was great to see so many friends again.

I had to make a quilt for the In the Beginning booth that featured all of my Modern Solids.  Needless to say, it wasn’t an easy task for me to come up with a quilt that had all of the colors, but didn’t read too much like a rainbow.  Here it is, hanging at Market, all finished up:

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And a wider photo that shows it with the other two quilts featuring my fabrics.

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Jacquie made the one next to mine and Jen the last one.  They are both so so beautiful! I’m very lucky to have friends who are such talented quilters who were up for making these  amazing quilts so quickly.

I don’t have many progress photos, but here’s a couple…

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For the quilting I did straight line quilting across the whole face of the quilt (using the edge of my walking foot as a guide for each seam).

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Then in order to accentuate the negative space, I went back and added another line between each line in the light gray.

I can’t can’t wait to keep working with my fabrics more! And I won’t have to use every single color in the next quilt! There’s definitely a certain satisfaction in sewing with your own fabrics. It’s wonderful.

Another reminder that I’m over on Instagram more than I’m posting here… it’s just so much faster! Please follow me over there if you’d like to!

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  • Nancy

    October 29, 2013 at 6:53 pm | Reply

    I don’t know if you remember me but I met up with you a couple years ago to see the Indie film, I think it was called, Handmade Nation. At the time you had a book in the works and were organizing the quilt guild. I went to the first couple of guild meetings, too. I’ve had many changes happen in my life over the last couple of years, including marriage, but every few months I click on your blog to see what you’re up to. I’m posting because I feel so proud of you. You’ve accomplished so much, not to mention a baby, too! Wow, you’re an inspiration! Follow your passion and it unfolds before you. Congratulations, and might I add that those solids are amazing! They shimmer and, beyond quilting, they’d make lovely apparel! Congratulations, Congratulations!

  • Stephanie

    October 29, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Reply

    Great to see your fabrics in quilts. Three lovely quilts! I also really like that your progress photo shows a quilt on the machine during the quilting process. That is such a big part of the making of a quilt yet is very rarely shown or highlighted in blogland.

  • Charlotte

    October 30, 2013 at 1:05 am | Reply

    I’m so excited to see these fabrics in person!

  • Lisa

    October 30, 2013 at 8:50 am | Reply

    Love your quilt. I like channel quilting so much, and love your adding in extra lines in the negative space.

    • Frances Quigley

      October 30, 2013 at 11:26 am | Reply

      I love, love these quilts. I have been wanting to make quilts using plain material (no printing) and quilt with straight lines. These have sure inspired me.

  • Melly Testa

    October 31, 2013 at 2:57 am | Reply

    Alissa, it was a delight to meet you at the Modern Quilt Guild meet up in Houston. I am really quite excited by your energy and the energy of quilting as a whole. So many of our fellow Market goers were young, fresh and ever so savvy. Congrats on your fabric line, I am happy to say, I will have a fabric line soon too! Woot! Woot!

  • Cutella

    October 31, 2013 at 4:07 am | Reply

    I like your quilt…soo gorgeous!

  • Leanne

    November 2, 2013 at 6:30 am | Reply

    I can’t wait to get your solids, are they out yet? I will keep looking. The quilt is lovely, as are the other two, really show off the fabrics nicely.

  • Li

    November 1, 2015 at 1:34 pm | Reply

    I am so intrigue by the quilt. What color of thread did you use?

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