Make It Modern

Friday, May 31, 2019

It's the last day of May, so that must mean it's time to share another Island Batik ambassador quilt! This month is all about modern quilts!

Modern black and white quilt with giant prairie points

When I was pondering this month's challenge, I decided on two things: I wanted to use the black and white solid fabrics by Island Batik, and I wanted to incorporate texture.

80 quilts in 30 days

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

I'm still recovering from the Quilt Market hangover. All the prep work leading up to the show, the hustle of setting up and tearing down, plus the actual show - it was all very exhausting! I plan to do a couple additional blog posts to share how my husband made my booth and how I made a miniature of my booth, so watch for those in the coming days!

But this post is to celebrate that I made 80 quilts in the 30 days before Market!!

80 quilt samples in 30 days

When I decided that I would have a booth at Market (way back in November!), I immediately knew I wanted to also participate in Sample Spree. Sample Spree is a buying frenzy of just a couple hours where buyers can be the first to purchase new products and fabrics. I wanted to make shop samples (completed quilts in the small or mini sizes) of several of my patterns so shops could take them back to their shops immediately without having to do any work themselves.

Hydra quilt pattern release!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Out of all my new pattern releases happening in conjunction with Quilt Market (just 14 more days!), Hydra is my favorite!!

Hydra mermaid scales quilt pattern by Slice of Pi Quilts

I'm in a book!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Yesterday afternoon, I heard the UPS truck pull up in front of our house. Although I've ordered quite an extensive amount of things for my Quilt Market booth (just two more weeks!), I wasn't expecting anything yesterday. He handed me a package from F+W Media and inside was a book - Beyond the Block.

Chambray quilt in Beyond the Block book

I had absolutely no idea why this book came to me. I first checked the address on the package to see if it was delivered to the wrong address. Nope. Then I checked the author's name to see if it was a friend. Nope. I checked the receipt to see if it was a gift. Nope. So I shrugged my shoulders and fanned the pages.

Then this happened: WHAAATTTTT?!?!?!?!?!? Go back!!!! What was that?!?!? THAT'S MY QUILT!!!

Chambray quilt in Beyond the Block book