One of the most fulfilling things about this whole blogging / Flickr / Moda Bake Shop / Fat Quarterly business is hearing (& seeing) that I've inspired people to make things based on an idea or inspiration that I had.
Here are a few amazing projects based on my tutorials and patterns that I wanted to showcase and share with all of you:
Krista / Poppyprint made this "Flying Fish" table runner using a selection of Japanese fabrics. The pattern was featured in the first issue of Fat Quarterly. Krista selected some beautiful fabrics and took my pattern to the next level by having those diagonal bars end in a triangle of the same fabric, creating some nice movement and unity among the different pieces of the pattern. Thanks, Krista!
Beth made this "Off the Grid" sliced nine-patch quilt (first featured on the Moda Bake Shop) using one of my favorite fabric lines of the moment, Hunky Dory:
Love that pieced back! Nice job, Beth.
Here's another Off the Grid quilt made by Betsy. Betsy useed another of my favorite new fabric lines, Botany.
How cool is this? Betsy made a pillow to coordinate with her quilt. What a great idea!
Betsy, if you ever get tired of this set, just let me know and I'd be happy to take it off of your hands. It will have a happy home here ... I promise!
One of my more recent tutorials was for an iPad sleeve, which was also featured on the Moda Bake Shop. I wasn't quite sure how well this one would be received, since relatively few people have iPads ... and I figured that those that do would be getting some cool leather portfolio or something. I was so happy to hear that at least two people have used my tutorial ... and gave me some good feedback on it, too.
This first one was made by Julie (aka jaybirdquilts) for her mom. She used the Remix line by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman for the exterior and Moda Snuggles fabric for the interior. Isn't it great?
Photos courtesy of Julie Herman
And here's a beautiful version in blue and green that was made by Tacey, who emailed me these photos:
Thanks, as always, for all of the great feedback on my different patterns. I'm working on another quilt pattern right now for our 2nd issue of Fat Quarterly (coming this July), and have a few other things rattling around in my head ... so stay tuned!