Friday, February 22, 2013

Modern Circuitry: Now on display at QuiltCon

Checking Instagram the last day or two has been sheer torture. Photos are flooding in from QuiltCon, and gosh, I wish I were there. I am lucky enough to have a few pieces of me there at QuiltCon, but gosh I wish I could be there to take it all in. The next one will be in 2015, and I definitely plan to be there!

One of my quilts on display at QuiltCon is featured in the Modern Quilts Unlimited booth, #308. Modern Quilts Unlimited is a fantastic new modern quilting magazine, and I was super excited when they selected one of my designs to share at their booth. This quilt is something I designed a while back, while dreaming of rich Art Gallery solids, and it was a lot of fun to finally put it together.


The Art Gallery solids I used for this project are: Crystal Pink, Cabernet, Dark Citron, Light Citron, Cherry Lipstick, Festival Fuschia, Fresh Water, Empire Yellow, Burnt Orange, Tile Blue, Emerald, with Mystic Gray for the background and Caviar for the binding. You can find Art Gallery solids in stock at Intrepid Thread and Stash Modern Fabrics.


This is also the quilt that I used my Clamshell Loop FMQ design on, the one in the tiny sneak peek photo! This was the first larger quilt that I used that FMQ technique on, and it was really fun and easy to do.


I love how this quilt came together, and I am so happy that I got to see a photo of it on display in Austin at QuiltCon. Maybe next time, I can manage to have another quilt on display there and actually get a picture of me with it! Have a great weekend :)


Quilt Stats:
name: Modern Circuitry
size: 48" x 60"
fabrics: Art Gallery Pure Elements solids in Crystal Pink, Cabernet, Dark Citron, Light Citron, Cherry Lipstick, Festival Fuschia, Fresh Water, Empire Yellow, Burnt Orange, Tile Blue, Emerald, with Mystic Gray for the background
pattern: by me for Modern Quilts Unlimited, handed out at QuiltCon and available to download here
quilting: Clamshell Loop by me in white 50 wt Aurifil thread
binding: Art Gallery Pure Elements solid in Caviar


  1. Elizabeth, this is gorgeous! I love the colors you chose, and the clamshells are such a fun pattern against the straight lines of the quilt top! And congratulations on having a quilt at QuiltCon!

  2. It's awesome, Elizabeth! I'm hoping to be at QuiltCon 2015 too. :)

  3. Oh my gosh - I'm totally with you and enjoying seeing all the fun but so sad to not be there! And I wondered if they'd do it every year...good to know the next one will be 2015. I'll be going FOR SURE! :-)

    Love this quilt - you always choose such great colors to work with.

  4. It's fantastic! I'm hoping to go to QC 2015, too, but maybe they should have one next year, too. :)

  5. Love the quilt. It is really amazing.

  6. This is great Elizabeth! So glad you are at least seeing pics of your quilts, and what an honor to be displayed - more than once! ;-)

  7. Congrats & I love colors & design :) Have fun! I may have to go next year!

  8. This quilt is gorgeous, Elizabeth! I love it! And I totally hear you on the Instagram thing - sheer torture!

  9. i love this quilt! congratulations and nice job!

  10. So cool, Elizabeth! I love the use of solids, and the clamshell quilting turned out great.

  11. Congratulations on having your quilt selected. I love the use of the solids and your clamshell quilting.

  12. STUNNING. So very very awesome. Looove it.

  13. The clamshells bring it all together nicely:)

  14. Thank you for this post! I am at Quiltcon. I went by the booth, got a subscription to the new mag and this pattern! So awesome! And your quilt is hanging their beautifully!

  15. I'm with you Elizabeth, I wish I were there too. Your quilt is so lovely. Wish I could see it in person. Congrats on the publication

  16. Very pretty and fun! I understand the torture of Instagram right now! 2015...

  17. Very beautiful! Hopefully in 2015 we can both be at Quiltcon! I really like the new Magazine too!

  18. I saw it there and it was truly lovely in person!

  19. Great quilt, Elizabeth! So cool that if you couldn't be there, you were well represented by your quilts!

  20. Great quilt! Congratulations at having it displayed at Quiltcon!!

  21. awesome quilt and I was so glad to see it at QuiltCon :) I love art gallery fabrics too! ok and the quilting is awesome....ok so i like it, ya got it...

  22. awesome quilt! Where will the Quiltcom 2015 take place?

  23. awesome quilt! Where will the Quiltcom 2015 take place?


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