Friday, November 4, 2022

Sneaky Little Peeks / Beauties Pageant 192

All pictures by Tammie Earnest

I can summarize 90 percent of my sewing this fall in two words: QuiltCon submissions. Sewing up to the submission deadline is not something I recommend, but considering I’ll be attending the conference next February, I was especially interested in finishing a few QuiltCon-worthy projects, in hopes I would see at least one hanging in person in Atlanta. 

I’ve vacillated on whether to reveal these projects before the showthere’s something to be said for keeping them under wraps until the event (presuming they are accepted).

One project I am happy to show you sneaky little peeks of today is my Irish Twist quilt, which has nothing to do with QuiltCon. This is my latest pattern, and it’s slated for release in mid-November.

Unlike my QuiltCon submissionswhich I painstakingly quilted myself!I splurged on this Irish Twist and had it longarmed by Tammie Earnest. I won’t receive the quilted project for a few more days, but Tammie sent me a bunch of pics of her beautiful work ...


Whenever I have something longarmed, I always go for the curvy, swirly pantos. After all, I can produce more-linear designs on my own with my walking foot. The panto I choseGinger Flower by Urban Elementzwas especially suited to the prints I used in the quilt top. All of the fabrics come from Nova, an older collection by Basic Grey, and the loopy flowers of the panto match the floral cranberry fabric.

I’ll reveal more of this Irish Twist in Nova, and my testers’ projects, in the weeks ahead!

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  1. Love the Ginger Flowers!! Love your colors and prints!!!

  2. Congratulations on getting quilts submitted to QuiltCon. I definitely waffled on what I wanted to enter this year and submitted fewer than normal. I do not envy the jury their hard task ahead. I look forward to seeing more of your Irish Twist quilt!

  3. Looking forward to seeing more of Irish Twist! The sneak peek is so pretty.


  4. I'm glad you entered QuiltCon, and I wish you the best. I don't mind sharing my entries, knowing that they'll likely not be accepted, and the only way they're seen is on my social media accounts. I'll see you at QuiltCon in February, in any case! Yay! Your Irish Twist quilt is looking pretty with those prints. Nice that someone else is quilting it for you. Believe it or not, I haven't had someone else quilt my quilts since 2001. Not sure if that makes me seem self-reliant or crazy! Ha, ha.

  5. Beautiful sneak peeks Michelle. I look forward to seeing your QC submissions - crossing fingers that you have something accepted to the show!

  6. I can totally understand the "curvy" for longarm quilting. I also mostly go for patterns that I am not able to do on my own. PS: Wanna meet up at QuiltCon? As I read you are coming, we should for once both be in attendance at the same time ;)

  7. Love the sneak peeks. Looking forward to seeing the whole quilt. 😉


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