Lucy Goes Modern!

PatiHeadShotCheck out this quick handiwork by Pati Violick, our resident paper piecing expert!  It begins with her favorite Paper Pieces 2″ Honeycomb template, positioned strategically on Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s new MEADOW STORM “Meadow Stripe,” with the  “Misty” print as the background. Then by rearranging the black-white and tan-white honeycomb shapes, Pati designs several contemporary, 3-dimensional looks, inspired by Lucy Boston!


Deirdre at Hat Creek Quilts Shares Her Brighter Side

In honor of QuiltCon this week – and all things contemporary – it’s the perfect time to share a few recent projects by Deirdre Bond-Abel of Hat Creek Quilts. Marcus Fabrics

“I have always been a Reproduction, “muddy” person, so people are fairly amazed at what I am doing with the brights but so far they all like it, we might turn some of them around to the bright side, it is nice to have a change after all.”  We love Deirdre’s cheery mix of RADIANT REFLECTIONS batiks by Sarah Maxwell and the solid Marcus WOOLS.

Tell us if you’ve been “turned around to the bright side” in your quilting, too, even if only to experiment.  You’ll find that traditional techniques you’re familiar with can often translate beautifully into more modern fabrics.  Want more inspiration?  Follow Deirdre on Instagram and Facebook @hatcreekquilts or visit