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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Have you received the second issue of Curated Quilts yet?? The quarterly journal is such a high quality publication. Each issue has a theme, and the curated contents are filled with high profile names in the quilting industry. Each issue has a mini quilt gallery, and I was ecstatic that my linear mini quilt was in the first issue! When the theme of "Log Cabins" was announced for the second issue, I decided to throw my hat in the ring for a chance to have a pattern published. Fast forward a few months, and my "Newsprint" pattern is on page 92!


Black and white modern log cabin quilt by Slice of Pi Quilts in Curated Quilts

I am so honored to be a part of this publication. The table of contents includes names like Debbie Jeske of A Quilter's Table, Mary Fons of Yo Mary Fons, and Heather Black of Quilt-achusetts. Seriously. I am always picking up magazines and reading their names in them - but to have my name on the same page is mind-boggling!


Curated Quilts Issue 2 Log Cabins

This quilt started clear back in October. I received the email on the 4th saying that it would be in the publication, and they needed the quilt by the 31st!


Black and white modern log cabin quilt in Curated Quilts
Black and white modern log cabin quilt in Curated Quilts

The next two weeks were a whirlwind! Not only did I have to write the pattern, but I also had to make the quilt!


Black and white modern log cabin quilt in Curated Quilts
Black and white modern log cabin quilt in Curated Quilts

While making the quilt, I couldn't help but call it the "Beetlejuice" quilt!


Black and white modern log cabin quilt in Curated Quilts

The quilt was large - 72" square. I've never quilted anything that size on my domestic sewing machine (a Juki TL-2010Q), but there wasn't time to send it to a longarmer.


Black and white modern log cabin quilt in Curated Quilts

I had just learned of a product from Urban Elementz called "Tear Away Pantographs." It is a printed pantograph like you would use on a longarm (and even comes in many of the same designs!), but it is printed on tissue paper that you baste to the quilt and quilt right over! Then after quilting, you tear away the paper.


Black and white modern log cabin quilt in Curated Quilts

Urban Elements sent me a few packages of "Modern Twist" to try!


Black and white modern log cabin quilt in Curated Quilts

So while pin basting my quilt on my dining room table, I just laid the tear away pantos on top and pinned through the paper and the quilt. They are super easy to see through and line up just how you want them! (Urban Elementz recommends spray basting the paper to the quilt. I have yet to have a positive experience with that stuff, so I used the pins.)


Black and white modern log cabin quilt in Curated Quilts
Black and white modern log cabin quilt in Curated Quilts

I stuck in my spool of 50wt Aurifil Light Jade #1148, and jumped right in! Since I've never quilted a quilt this large, it took a bit of experimenting to figure out how to maneuver it on my machine! It was super easy to "trace" the lines on the pantograph as I quilted (not so easy to wrangle the quilt!).


Black and white modern log cabin quilt in Curated Quilts



I started out shaky, and I was worried after all the meticulous piecing that I was ruining my quilt. However, I don't give up, and this was my only chance of getting a longarmed look without a longarm. I stuck with it. By the fifth row, you didn't even notice the ones that were "off" a bit from the beginning. It was all about the overall look.

Black and white modern log cabin quilt in Curated Quilts
Black and white modern log cabin quilt in Curated Quilts
Black and white modern log cabin quilt in Curated Quilts

Once the quilting was finished, I bribed my children to help tear away all the paper. I admit, this was more time consuming than I expected. In a dream world, the paper would be "wash away" instead of "tear away," but the quilting underneath was exactly like I imagined it would be! Loops and texture (and teal!) that contrasted perfectly with the black and white lines of the quilt.

Black and white modern log cabin quilt in Curated Quilts
Black and white modern log cabin quilt in Curated Quilts



As a domestic machine quilter, I'm excited to have another tool in my toolbox to use! Urban Elementz currently has 44 of their pantograph designs in the tear away paper. Would you like to try it out? Urban Elementz provided an extra package of the "Modern Twist" tear away pantograph for me to give away! Just leave a comment on this post to be entered to win! (Be sure to leave your email if you're a no-reply commenter. Giveaway ends January 26, 2018, 11:59pm CST.) Giveaway closed. Congratulations, Jane!

Although the quilt is far from perfect, I love how it turned out! The illusions of lines not there creates such great movement!

Black and white modern log cabin quilt in Curated Quilts
Black and white modern log cabin quilt in Curated Quilts


Be sure to order a copy of Curated Quilts Issue #2 if you want the pattern!



Black and white modern log cabin quilt in Curated Quilts

Black and white modern log cabin quilt in Curated Quilts

Black and white modern log cabin quilt in Curated Quilts
Black and white modern log cabin quilt in Curated Quilts

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88 comments:

  1. I would love a boost in getting me to explore FMQ more!

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  2. What a fun quilt! Beetlejuice is the perf ct name! What amgreat idea to use the jad colored thread and those pantos look interesting! I wm going to jump over to their website and check them out!! Congrats for all your quilting success qnd yes, now you get your name in the magazines! How awesome!!!

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  3. Oh my it's stunning! Black and white with a pop of color is amazing, and it even has optical illusions! I wasn't sure about buying the magazine, but I might have to now. Congrats!

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  4. What a cool quilt! The paper tearing off definitely would take a while, but so worth it! Beautiful quilt! Have a great day!! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  5. Your quilt looks wonderful! It would be fun to try the pantograph papers. I've done something similar for a border by drawing my design on tissue paper.

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  6. Congratulations on having your quilt featured in the magazine. That's no small feat. I liked the results of your quilting; it looked perfect with the boxes. I'm a domestic sewing machine quilter also. I love planning the quilting motifs to be on my quilt.

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  7. Beetlejuice LOVE!! Good for you to be featured in this great journal. I would love to try the tear away quilt design. I am wondering, by the finish, if you could do this design in your sleep? It works great for this quilt. Nice Work, and thanks!

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  8. I love your adventurous will try, can do spirit. I enjoy seeing your quilting journey as you are so inspiring. Your quilt is awesome.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  10. Love this quilt and will be ordering the magazine.... thanks for a great giveaway.

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  11. This is such a dramatic quilt, I love it! I would also love to win the panto paper. MY FMQ skills are low and this would be a great way to practice!

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  12. Love your quilt - the naming is just right! A wonderful pantograph idea - who knew! Thank you for sharing, Susan

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  13. This quilt is a stunner! I love that paper pantograph idea. Going to head over to check some out.

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  14. That sounds like the perfect quilting helper! Love the optical illusion, and can definitely see the Beetlejuice in it's colors!

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  15. I love to learn what adventures other quilters are taking. Your's turned out fantastic! sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  16. What a great quilt! Congrats on being in Curated Quilts. I love that panto. (Don't draw my name--it should go to a home machine quilter.) Have you check the used machines page at APQS lately?

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  17. This is such a great idea! The quilting looks perfect on your quilt and I'd love to try Modern Twist too! I have a "few" WIP that could use it!

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  18. I had no idea that there were tear-away patterns for quilting. That's so awesome!! Your quilt is gorgeous!! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  19. Oooh, that quilt is amazing!! I love the black and white with pops of color- perfect choices. Thanks for sharing the pantograph papers with us, I had never heard of them. I have a tiny budget and longarm services aren't an option right now. I often sue my Mom's mid-arm machine, but we live 3 hours apart. It would be nice to have a beautiful design I could create on my home machine! Thanks!

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  20. I'd love to try some of that tissue to quilt an overall pattern. Thanks for sharing the info about the product. Love your quilt!

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  21. Your quilt is gorgeous! I would love to try out these pantographs on my home machine. What a cool product!

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  22. This quilt is amazing- love it. I have not yet tried to machine quilt yet, but would really like to give it a try. Thanks for sharing your creation and offering the giveaway.

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  23. Congrats on the inclusion of your quilt, Laura! It's a lovely graphic design. (count me out of the prize draw, I have near zero fmq skills)

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  24. That looks great, I would love to try it!

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  25. Wrangling the quilt is definitely the hardest part of quilting on a domestic machine. Would love to try the pantograph paper. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  26. It is a wonderful quilt. Congrats on getting it into the magazine. I had not heard of tear away pantos. They would be cool to try as I FMQ on my domestic Brother PC6500. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  27. Congratulations Laura! 🎉 Your Newsprint quilt is amazing! I had never heard of tear away pantographs, it is good to know it is an option for beginners like me.
    Glad you had some little hands to help out! 😋

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  28. Congratulations, Laura! It is a fabulous quilt, and the magazine is just fantastic. I took a quick tour through it last night, and I can't wait to take it with me this weekend for a thorough reading from cover to cover. You have just opened up a whole new world to me with the idea of tear away pantographs! I am definitely going to check that out. I can't imagine spray basting the paper though. Yikes. But I would be willing to try it on one of my UFOs I no longer care about. :-)

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  29. Love this new quilt so much! Would love to try the paper pattern for quilting!

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  30. Wow!! Great quilt!! & the quilting is too! Know you had fun using the tissue paper design :) Thank you for sharing, and for chance to win your Give-a-way :D

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  31. Congratulations on making such a wonderful quilt and having it accepted into the magazine. I love the whole story. For years, I've traced my patterns onto Sulky water-soluble stabilizer, pinned them to the top and quilted through it. I ususally tear off as much stabilizer as I can before I spritz it. So I'm happy to hear that these are available. Needless to say, I'd love to win one. But I sure will be looking at them for future projects. Thanks for the heads up.

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  32. That quilt is amaze-balls! Really awesome, and congrats on being published!

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  33. I would love to try that paper! I recently quilted a quilt with the same pattern, no paper though. Mine was very uneven. It still looks OK to me, but yours looks great!

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  34. Your quilt turned out wonderful. I'd make it in a minute.

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  35. Great quilt! Would love to try the paper pantographs

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  36. What a cool quilt! The name is so appropriate, I love it!!! Wow, that was a short deadline. The paper pantos are pretty awesome...every time I think I am going to be brave and do fmq I chicken out and do straight line quilting :/

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  37. Love the quilt and Beetlejuice definitely fit! The pantos are something I am going to have to try! Even if I don't win them. :)

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  38. I have tried to fmq loops earlier, but with limited success. I would love to try the panto with the tear away paper.

    You quilt is fabulous! Congratulations on being published.

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  39. I am a big believer in the tear-away paper system of quilting! You can place the design exactly where it needs to be and see it on the quilt before you sew it. Interesting that you chose a light teal, with either black or white thread parts of the design would have been lost! Will look for the article! I'm sure the first of many!! ~quiltkitty@bellsouth.net

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  40. Would love to try this method of machine quilting. Am having shoulder surgery in a couple weeks so using a long-arm will be out of the question - good time to try quilting on my domestic machine. Great quilt!

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  41. I just received my Juki and have yet to quilt anything on it. These pantographs look amazing. You did a fabulous job!

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  42. I love the way yours turned out. I'd love to try one of these pantographs.

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  43. Your quilt looks awesome! These papers sound like a great way to get the feel of FMQ, which I have yet to try. Did you cover the whole quilt with the tissue and then begin the sewing, or did you apply the paper a couple rows at a time? And do you begin at the center of the quilt and work out? Soooo many questions! Thanks for the opportunity to win; would love to give this a try.
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  44. Your Quilt has such a great look. I hasn’t heard of this panto products looks like something I would love to try. Drhodes9@cox.net

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  45. wow, this quilt is stunning! I'd love to try the pantographs

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  46. Congratulations on being selected for the journal! It's so exciting to watch your business take off. Your quilt is absolutely lovely.

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  47. What a cool quilt! I would never have thought to use teal, but what a great choice! I need to try the tear-away pantos!

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  48. I would love to try these tear away designs. Your quilt is very striking and I like the optical illusion effects.

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  49. This looks amazing!! Thank you!
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  50. Your quilt is wonderful! What a great idea. It would be interesting to try the quilting paper. My quilting skills on my sewing machine are limited and this would be a great way to expand them.

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  51. I would love the chance to try the paper pantographs. I have been hesitant to try any repeating design on my home machine, but I think I could trace the lines on this. Congrats on your "win" selection for the magazine. momoftana at yahoo dot com

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  52. What an awesome idea - I would love to try it! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. Amazing quilt, and I love the way you did your quilting! This paper is a great idea, I would love to try it ;)
    quiltpatchappli at gmail.com

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  54. Congratulations on completing such an awesome looking quilt! Since I have very little experience quilting on my DSM, those papers sound great.

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  55. great quilt, really draws the eye. I love the pop of colour in the monochrome.

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  56. Absolutely love this quilt. And am fascinated by the quilting approach. Thanks for sharing a new tool..

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  57. Wow, that's an amazing quilt and the quilting is very impressive. Having once used a wash away marker to try this kind of pattern that paper looks like a wonderful product. Good on you for doing your own quilting too. I'm a domestic machine user too but you lift the bar. Great job.

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  58. LOVE your quilt!!! Definitely need to track down this new-to-me magazine!

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  59. love the name you gave this quilt

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  60. What a great way to quilt a top!

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  61. Wow I love this! It was such a great eye catcher in the in magazine. Thanks for the shout out ;)

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  62. Great blog posting...love to be the winner of this giveaway! Give me a jump-start on my sewing. Been in a slight slump. akronne17@gmail.com

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  63. This tear away pantograph is a great idea and i would love to try it out. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  64. Oh my gosh, this is a fabulous idea. Why didn't someone think of it sooner!! Thank you for a great giveaway. x

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  65. This quilting method is a totally awesome idea! Much easier than marking the fabric for quilting. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  66. Love this quilt. Thank you for sharing!

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  67. Your quilt is beautiful! I haven't seen the pantograph paper before and would love to give it a try.

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  68. What an amazing quilt! Congratulations for being included in the Curated Quilts issue. I have just received my copy and can't wait for some "sit and read" time. Thank you for the introduction to the pantograph paper. I would love the chance to giv ethis a try on my domestic machine.

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  69. Wow your quilt is beautiful. I would love to make one and hang it next to my black baby grand piano. I like how the pantograph paper worked. Especially nice for a beginner like myself. Off to find the pattern. Thank you for sharing.

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  70. What a wonderful quilt - love those invisible lines popping up! And super congrats on making it in the magazine. I know that's fun seeing your name. :) [p.s. don't use this for the giveaway papers]

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  71. Your quilt is cool and pretty! Congrats on being published! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF ;) Please exclude me from giveaway as I'm not a fan of tearing paper :)

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  72. Awesome design! I love the graphic nature of the quilt with the little pops of color. I have never heard about the pantograph paper, I am going to have to try that out.

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  73. What an amazing quilt! Love your quilting too. That paper sounds like a great excuse for me to try it out on one of the many large quilts I need to quilt on my domestic machine. Thanks for showing the paper tearing off pictures too, just to keep it real, :-). Great job on the quilt and being in the magazine too. K- lkw2x6-apq@yahoo.com

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  74. Congratulations, Laura! The quilt is gorgeous. I hadn't heard of these tissue paper pantographs...interesting :)

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  75. Congratulations on having your quilt published. You definitely chose the perfect name for it. I've never heard of this magazine before. I'll have to keep an eye open for it. Thanks for sharing about the tear off pantograph paper. It looks like a great product to try.

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  76. Beautiful Quilt. Good job on your first large FMQ quilt. Would love to try those tear away papers.
    nl@ridder.ca

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  77. Wonderfully graphic quilt and I especially LOVE the pops of color!! The NON-longarm quilting pattern is a genius marketing strategy by Urban Elementz. I would TOTALLY go for these papers for an LA look done on a domestic machine!!

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  78. I love this quilt and quilt pattern! So happy I have the Curated Quilts Mag too :D I need to try the panto paper, too. It looks like a great method to get consistency!

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  79. This looks awesome. I would love to try this.

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  80. Turned out great! I've used the tear-away stuff before but was disappointed in the lack of designs available. I'm heading right over to this site to check out their selection. Thanks! maggiemae1914(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  81. You did a great job of quilting your quilt!!! As a long arm quilting teacher for over 8 years, I think you did amazing work and under pressure too! Love your quilt and best wishes for the future!!

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  82. Your quilt is beautiful! I love that you didn't hesitate to quilt it yourself. I'm very intrigued with the idea of quilting through a paper template. Imagine the possibilities!

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  83. Oh, this would really help my quilting anxiety!

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  84. Your quilt is awesome! And so is the quilting. Thanks for sharing your experiences with pantographs! I wasn't familiar with this quilting technique. I'd love to try it.

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