April 03, 2015

In progress...

Now that my head is back on straight after my out of town trip, I'm getting back to a quilt that has been on my mind forever.

Here it is laid out for basting. I am a little stuck naming it but I got some great suggestions from my followers on Instagram!


Now I'm quilting it. A different design in each square. Each design is from my new book, Step-by-Step Free-Motion Quilting.


Some of my favorites:





This is definitely a bit of showing off, but I do love being able to show these designs in thread! It's taking a little longer than I planned, what with having to choose a new design for each square, but in the end it will show almost all the designs from the book, and I'm very happy about that.

I'm working on writing up a pattern too. Almost done with the illustrations and then on to some brave pattern testers!


I'll share it all here when it's done!

40 comments:

Skootchover said...

Stunning design. This is the best sampler I've ever seen. What a fantastic way to showcase the designs in your book!

Jasmine said...

So pretty! I love your quilting. Are you looking for more pattern testers?

Karee said...

Great design. I want to make a soundboard quilt for the man who helped with our Savior of the World musical production, and this quilt has started my brain & pencil to work together. Thank you!

Jackie said...

Great design!!! I just received your new book yesterday, another great book and so informative.

Jackie said...

Great design!!! I just received your new book yesterday, another great book and so informative.

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

Your quilt is awesome! I'm looking forward to getting my hands on your book.

MareMare said...

Whoaaaa! This is so awesome! Love it!

Sarah Craig said...

Oh, it's gorgeous, Christina! And if you need another pattern tester, I'd be happy to help!!

sunny said...

Beautiful quilting!

What Comes Next? said...

Loving this - great quilt design, and fabulous way to show off your quilting designs!

felicity said...

Fabulous design! I love all the different designs you chose for quilting, especially the vines inside the curved lines.

nestki said...

Your color work is amazing. You deserve design and color awards for this quilt even without the beautiful quilting. I just love it.

Kristen Willard said...

I picked up the book today and it is wonderful! I've been longarming for 15 years and there are entirely new designs that would be wonderful to stitch!

SewInspired2Day said...

I can't handle all this Christina! It's the most amazing quilt and quilting MN I can't wait for the pattern!

Helen@Till We Quilt Again said...

Your quilt is stunning! The clean bold look of colors and design added with your wonderful quilting.Can I say I LOVE LOVE LOVE your book. It by far is one of my favorites.

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

I ordered your book and am anxiously awaiting its arrival! I love your teaching style - the way you break down a design in your Craftsy class is great. This quilt is so pretty, and I love that you're quilting a different design in the blocks. If you need a pattern tester, I would be happy to volunteer.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

not sure if ai would have the time to be a tester, but ai definitely want that pattern...lol. Love your quilt and the quilting!!!!

Vicki in MN said...

Oh wow it is gonna be so cool! As you know I have your book and love it but seeing these all stitched is just the cat's meow!!

KaHolly said...

I love it! It's nice to see someone still uses paper and pencil to design!

Elsa said...

Beautiful ~ love the design of the quilt and all that yummy stitching! You do such amazing work!

Cory said...

This is a great pattern. I would love to be a pattern tester for you. I recently posted a picture of one I treated on Instagram @coreensquilting.

Nicole said...

That is a SMASHING design. Really great.

Christine S said...

This is an awesome design!

Laikabear said...

Oh, I love that design (the piecing of the quilt top, I mean)! I like how it looks stacked. I made something similar for practicing quilting for a Leah Day Craftsy class, but it was very plain, just squares and sashing. I like this design so much better. I just might have to copy you and use it to practice your quilting patterns. Then Leah can be on one end of my sofa and you can be on the other end. Haha :)

Melody A. said...

I love this quilt, I can see it in many different types of fabric!! Can't wait to get your pattern and you did such beautiful quilting, fabulous!

MadHappyCrafter said...

what a fantastic quilt design, Christina! i LOVE your art. and the quilting - swooooon... magnificent. your creativity and inventiveness is boundless. it's so fun to watch you develop each new discovery that you birth.

christaquilts.com said...

I love this so much! A perfect combo of colorful piecing and amazing quilting!

Leslie Schmidt said...

That is a fascinating quilt design! I like seeing the various designs together and in real fabric. It helps me visualize better how they would look for me. Great job!

Kathy said...

I don't know what people on instagram suggested for a name, but the first thing that came to my mind seeing that first picture was vertebrae.

Diane said...

This a just awesome! Love it and looking forward to your pattern.

Luz2Quilt said...

Love, love, love your new quilt top with solids; and your new quilting designs. I thoroughly enjoyed your Craftsy class and waiting for your new book to be released. Congratulations!

Needle and Foot said...

The quilting on this piece is stunning. Just gorgeous.

Fiona said...

what a great idea..
Hugz

Lara B. said...

This is so cool Christina! It is going to be terrific for all of us who have your books to be able to see the patterns come to life on your sampler quilt! What you have shown here is awesome!

Helen in the UK said...

Great use of colour and it's going to make a great quilting sampler :)

Nurdan Kulluk-Rennert said...

Fantastic design. Happy to test it for you!!

Sandra Walker said...

That is EXACTLY the kind of thing I like to do: create a quilt, which I did with my "Hidden in Plaid Sight" and do a different design, in this case, Angela's Dot to Dot designs, or my "Perky Purses", where I did a different Leah Day design in each purse! I've just made placemats for a class I get to take with Angela IN PERSON, (eeek!) and now it is striking me that I need to make a quilt where I can do a different one of your designs on each square from your newest book! Did I mention how much I am enjoying it? And the instructions are terrific. Thank you!

QuilterBee said...

OH MY GOOOOOODNESS!! I love this quilt SO much!! I have a ton of solids!! I'd love to test it and then buy the pattern!! It's amazing!! I also longarmer quilt too! I'm in love!! Amie Tarpley

Mary L Jones said...

Love this quilt! Waiting impatiently for the pattern to be available.

Lorna McMahon said...

Just popped in from Jasmine's Quilt Kisses blog.... Your design is beautiful and the quilting??? Um.... Wow! Lovely work, Christina!

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