Monday, June 1, 2020

Luminous Quilting Ideas

Thanks for coming by to see my ideas for how to quilt Luminous - a design from Kate Calleran - Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs and Tammy Silvers - Tamarinis from their Adventure in Color Quilt Along.



Luminous: Dawn               Luminous: Dusk      



I'm going to use the Dawn colorway to illustrate the quilting designs as it will be easier to see the stitching path, but this design could work on either colorway.

Given the custom layout of this quilt, I put together unique designs for each block and a fill suggestion for the background.

For thread color, I'd recommend a similar color to the background, perhaps a pale color of your liking to give it a subtle hue of dawn (it could even change going away from the 'sun') and one shade lighter than the background on the dark version so that you actually will see the quilting. If you want it to 'disappear' and only create texture then match it as close as possible.

For thread in the blocks, consider a solid or variegated that will blend or contrast depending upon your preference. Blending colors will be more forgiving.

The block sizes are quite diverse, so in order to get the density of quilting consistent, some blocks will be more 'loosely' quilted and others more densely when considering just the piecing. Ideally you want a fairly consistent density of quilting throughout so we'll treat some blocks differently than others.

There are 6 unique blocks. I've video taped the stitchout for each block using a piece of clear plastic over the top of the printed true to size block so that you can see how to practice or audition designs of your own. Often I just do a single page printout of the whole quilt, but in this case given the scale of the blocks was so different and so many different ones, I printed them out true to size.

Tools I'm using



View all videos for ideas before getting started with the actual stitching.

Background Fill - Consider doing the echo work around the blocks to stabilize them as you go, unless you plan to do 'flares' outside the colored patches of each block. If using the same thread throughout, you can work up to a point in the block, stitch it out, and then continue to fill around it.

 

Block 1
  





Block 2
 



Block 3
 


Block 4
 


Block 5
 


Block 6


Center Section



Outer Section

          

Thanks so much for watching. Was this helpful? Please share this with your friends and let me know if you'd like to see more of this.

I regularly post my quilting endeavors at www.facebook.com/kissedquilts and my pattern designs and projects at http://www.instagram.com/marlene.kissedquilts.  I hope you'll follow along. I have a few kits left of the Dawn colorway in Northcott fabrics. Find them here. Free shipping for orders over $75.

#adventureincolorquilt  #luminousquiltalong #quiltingthequilt

@tamarinis  @seamslikeadreamquilts



Saturday, May 2, 2020

Designer Tips and Tricks ....watch my binding tutorial coming May 5

Did you catch The Quilt Candy Virtual Trunk Show that was a huge success! I enjoyed connecting with several of you and appreciated the orders placed on my website www.kissedquilts.com

Folks really enjoyed having beautiful quilts to look at and many said they were thrilled to discover new designers. As an extenstion of the trunk show event, Cherry and Tammy Silvers are thrilled to offer the Designers Tips and Techniques Virtual Show.

I'll be participating again! There will be presentations on Facebook Live and on Instagram Live.

You may have caught my last two videos doing preparations for the binding tutorial that I'll be sharing on May 5. If you didn't, I hope you'll go to my www.instagram.com/marlene.kissedquilts IGTV or www.facebook.com/kissedquilts videos and check them out so that you'll be ready to put the binding tutorial into practice while watching it. I've got a couple of placemat designs available on the website too!

I look forward to seeing you. Here are the schedules:

From May 5 through May 9, from 12pm to 8pm, every hour on the hour, designers can present a 15 minute Facebook Live on quilting/stitching tips and/or techniques. 


Facebook Schedule:
May 5
May 5 12pm ET Cherry Guidry - launch https://www.facebook.com/CherryBlossomsQuiltingStudio
May 5 12:30pm ET Janellea Macbeth    www.facebook.com/scrapstashticquilts/
May 5 1pm ET Jen Frost https://www.facebook.com/faithandfabric
May 5 2pm ET Teresa Weaver https://www.facebook.com/yoursewingfriend
May 5 2:30pm ET Jo Westfoot - The Crafty Nomad Jo Westfoot - The Crafty Nomad https://www.facebook.com/thecraftynomad/
May 5 3pm ET Becca Fenstermaker (Pretty Piney Quilts) https://facebook.com/prettypiney
May 5 4pm ET Michelle Renee Hiatt https://www.facebook.com/sewonthego.net/
May 5 4:30pm ET Margaret Willingham-Eye of the Beholder Quilt Design https://www.facebook.com/EyeoftheBeholderQuilt/
May 5 5pm ET Marlene Oddie https://www.facebook.com/kissedquilts
Video links:

May 5 5:30pm ET Annie Unrein https://www.facebook.com/patternsbyannie/
May 5 6pm ET Leanne Parsons https://www.facebook.com/devotedquilterdesigns
May 5 7pm ET Jennifer Fulton https://www.facebook.com/inquiringquilter/
May 5 7:30pm ET Reed Johnson https://www.facebook.com/bluebearquilts/
May 5 8pm ET Tammy Silvers - launch https://www.facebook.com/tamarinis/


May 6
May 6 12pm ET Sue Pelland https://www.facebook.com/suepellanddesigns
May 6 1pm ET Annette Ornelas https://www.facebook.com/southwind.designs/
May 6 2pm ET Kate Colleran https://www.facebook.com/SeamsLikeaDreamQuilts/
May 6 3pm ET Melissa Marginet https://www.facebook.com/melissa.marginet.quilter/
May 6 4pm ET Jackie Kunkel https://www.facebook.com/cantonvillagequiltworks/
May 6 5pm ET
May 6  5:30pm ET Melissa Merriman Harr
https://www.facebook.com/toadallyquilts/
May 6 6pm ET Laura Piland https://www.facebook.com/sliceofpiquilts/
May 6 7pm ET Terri Vanden Bosch https://www.facebook.com/lizardcreekquilting/
May 6 7:30pm ET Swan Sheridan https://www.facebook.com/swanamitystudios
May 6 8pm ET Annie Smith https://www.facebook.com/anniesmithqs


May 7
May 7 1pm ET Cristy Fincher https://www.facebook.com/PurpleDaisiesQuilting/
May 7 2pm ET Debbie Wendt https://www.facebook.com/Wendt-Quilting-280123925340667/
May 7 3pm ET Shelley Cavanna, Coras Quilts https://www.facebook.com/CorasQuilts/
May 7 4pm ET Monique Kleinhans, Ladybug's Cabin https://www.facebook.com/ladybugscabin/
May 7 5pm ET Heidi Pridemore https://www.facebook.com/heidipridemorewhimsicalworkshop
May 7 6pm ET Jerry Stube, Jerry Stube Designs https://www.facebook.com/TheQuiltersQuarters/
May 7 7pm ET Simone Fisher, Simone Quilts https://www.facebook.com/SimoneQuilts
May 7 8pm ET Nicole Moore, Sew Much Moore https://facebook.com/SewMuchMooreInStore/



May 8
May 8 12pm ET Becky Campbell https://www.facebook.com/sewforeverquiltingbybeckycampbell/
May 8 1pm ET Tina Dillard - Quilting Affection Designs https://www.facebook.com/quiltingaffectiondesigns 9
May 8 2pm ET Beth Helfter - EvaPaige Quilt Designs https://www.facebook.com/EvaPaigeQuiltDesigns
May 8 3pm ET Sherri Noel - Rebecca Mae Designs https://www.facebook.com/rebeccamaedesigns/
May 8 4pm ET Kathleen McCormick - Kathleen McMusing https://www.facebook.com/kathleenmcmusing
May 8 5pm ET On Williams Street - Kimie and Missy https://www.facebook.com/onwilliamsstreet
May 8 6pm ET Andi Stanfield - True Blue Quilts https://facebook.com/Anditruebluequilts
May 8 7pm ET Nancy Scott - Masterpiece Quilting http://www.facebook.com/MasterpieceQ
May 8 8pm ET Lisa Ruble https://www.facebook.com/LoveToColorMyWorld/


May 9
May 9 12pm ET Sherry Shish https://www.facebook.com/poweredbyquilting
May 9 1pm ET Cristina De Miranda / Ships & Violins https://facebook.com/shipsandviolins
May 9 2pm ET Toni Smith/Quiltoni https://www.facebook.com/Quiltoni/
May 9 3pm ET Hexadoodle Quilts/ Alison Stothard https://facebook.com/hexadoodlequilts
May 9 4pm ET Bobbie Gentili ~ The Geeky Bobbin https://facebook.com/geekybobbin
May 9 5pm ET Ebony Love - LoveBug Studios https://facebook.com/lovebugstudios
May 9 6pm ET Carolina Moore facebook.com/AlwaysExpectMoore
May 9 7pm ET Kathryn LeBlanc of Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio https://www.facebook.com/dragonflysquiltingdesignstudio
May 9 8pm ET Tammy Silvers/Tamarinis - wrap up presentation https://www.facebook.com/tamarinis/



From May 5 through May 9, from 12:30pm to 8:30pm, every hour on the half hour, designers can present a 15 minute IG Live on quilting/stitching tips and/or techniques. 

Instagram Schedule:


May 5

May 5 12:30pm ET IG Cherry Guidry – launch   https://www.instagram.com/cherryblossomsstudio/
May 5 1:00pm ET   Janellea Macbeth  https://www.instagram.com/scrapstashticquilts/
May 5 1:30pm ET IG   Jen Frost                    https://www.instagram.com/faithandfabric
May 5 3:00pm ET        Jo Westfoot - The Crafty Nomad  https://www.instagram.com/thecraftynomadfleet
May 5   3:30pm ET IG Becca Fenstermaker (Pretty Piney Quilts)     https://instagram.com/prettypiney
May 5   4:30pm ET IG Michelle Renee Hiatt  https://www.instagram.com/mshellhiatt  @mshellhiatt 
May 5 5pmET             
May 5   5:30pm ET IG Marlene Oddie https://instagram.com/marlene.kissedquilts
May 5 6:00pmET         Annie Unrein   https://www.instagram.com/patternsbyannie/
May 5   6:30pm ET IG Leanne Parsons           https://www.instagram.com/devotedquilter
May 5   7:30pm ET IG Jennifer Fulton  https://www.instagram.com/inquiringquilter/
May 5   8:00pm ET IG  Reed Johnson https://www.instagram.com/bluebearquilts/
May 5    8:30pm ET IG Tammy Silvers - launch https://www.instagram.com/tamarinis/

May 6
May 6 12:30pm ET IG Sue Pelland                 @suepellanddesigns
May 6  1:30pm ET IG  Annette Ornelas @southwind_quilts
May 6   2:30pm ET IG Kate Colleran  @seamslikeadreamquilts
May 6   3:30pm ET IG Melissa Marginet @melissamarginet
May 6   4:30pm ET IG Jackie Kunkel https://www.instagram.com/quilter623/
May 6   5:30pm ET IG 
May 6    6:00pm ET IG Melissa Merriman Harr https://www.instagram.com/toadallyquilts/
May 6   6:30pm ET IG Laura Piland    https://www.instagram.com/sliceofpiquilts/
May 6   7:30pm ET IG Terri Vanden Bosch https://www.instagram.com/lizardcreekquilting/
May 6 8:00pm ET        Swan Sheridan https://www.instagram.com/swanamity
May 6    8:30pm ET IG Annie Smith    https://www.instagram.com/anniesmithqs

May 7
May 7  1:30pm ET IG  Cristy Fincher  https://www.instagram.com/cristycreates/
May 7   2:30pm ET IG Debbie Wendt https://instagram.com/debbiewendtquilting
May 7   3:30pm ET IG Shelley Cavanna, Coras Quilts             Www.instagram.com/corasquilts
May 7   4:30pm ET IG Monique Kleinhans, Ladybug's Cabin https://www.instagram.com/ladybugscabin/
May 7   5:30pm ET IG Heidi Pridemore         https://www.instagram.com/whimsicalworkshop/
May 7   7:30pm ET IG Simone Fisher, Simone Quilts https://www.instagram.com/simonequilts
May 7   8:30pm ET IG Nicole Moore, Sew Much Moore       https://www.instagram.com/sewmuchmoore/
       
May 8        
May 8 12:30pm ET IG Becky Campbell          https://www.instagram.com/sewforeverbybeckycampbell/
May 8  1:30pm ET IG  Tina Dillard - Quilting Affection Designs https://www.instagram.com/quiltingaffectiondesigns/
May 8   2:30pm ET IG Beth Helfter - EvaPaige Quilt Designs www.instagram.com/evapaigequilts
May 8   3:30pm ET IG Sherri Noel - Rebecca Mae Designs   https://www.instagram.com/rebeccamaedesigns/?hl=en
May 8   4:30pm ET IG Kathleen McCormick - Kathleen McMusing https://www.instagram.com/kathleenmcmusing/
May 8   5:30pm ET IG On Williams Street - Kimie and Missy www.instagram.com/onwilliamsstreet
May 8  6:30pm ET IG  Andi Stanfield - True Blue Quilts https://www.instagram.com/truebluequilts
May 8   7:30pm ET IG Nancy Scott - Masterpiece Quilting   www.instagram.com/MasterpieceQuilting
May 8    8:30pm ET IG Lisa Ruble https://www.instagram.com/lisaerin1121/

May 9
May 9 12:30pm ET IG Sherry Shish    https://www.instagram.com/poweredbyquilting
May 9  1:30pm ET IG  Cristina De Miranda / Ships & Violins https://www.instagram.com/shipsandviolins
May 9   2:30pm ET IG Toni Smith/Quiltoni    https://www.instagram.com/quiltoniquilts/
May 9   3:30pm ET IG Hexadoodle Quilts/ Alison Stothard   https://www.instagram.com/hexadoodlequilts
May 9   4:30pm ET IG Bobbie Gentili ~ The Geeky Bobbin https://instagram.com/geekybobbin
May 9   5:30pm ET IG Ebony Love - LoveBug Studios https://instagram.com/lovebugstudios
May 9  6:30pm ET IG  Carolina Moore instagram.com/craftmoore
May 9   7:30pm ET IG Kathryn LeBlanc of Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio https://www.instagram.com/dragonflysquiltingdesignstudio
May 9   8:30pm ET IG Tammy Silvers/Tamarinis - wrap up presentation https://www.instagram.com/tamarinis/

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Quilt Candy Virtual Tour

As many shows have been cancelled and I was due to be on retreat which has also been cancelled, I've joined forces with other designers and we're bringing you a Quilter's Candy Virtual Trunk Show. April 1-10 on the hour where listed, there will be about 15 minute live designer tours.  Hope you'll join us!

#quilterseyecandytrunkshow #fblivetrunkshow #quilterscandytrunkshow

Note these are listed in Eastern Time zone....so if appropriate, calculate the difference for you --my locals...that's 3 hours earlier! so 12pm is 9am here.

There are a few blanks...I'll fill them as I become aware of changes.

April 1 

April 1 12pm EST Andi Stanfield facebook.com/Anditruebluequilts
April 1 1pm EST Nancy Scott
facebook.com/MasterpieceQ
April 1 2pm EST becky jorgensen
https://www.facebook.com/patchworkposse/
April 1 3pm EST carolina moore
facebook.com/alwaysexpectmoore
April 1 4pm EST Jackie Kunkel
https://www.facebook.com/cantonvillagequiltworks/
April 1 5pm EST Connie Jonson Sayler
https://www.facebook.com/PacificRimQuiltCompany/
April 1 6pm EST
Laura Piland/Slice of Pi Quilts  https://www.facebook.com/sliceofpiquilts/
April 1 7pm EST Sandra Starley https://www.facebook.com/TextileTimeTravels
April 1 8pm EST Swan Sheridan www.facebook.com/swanamitystudios

April 2

April 2 12pm EST Lisa Ruble https://www.facebook.com/LoveToColorMyWorld/
April 2 1pm EST Beth Helfter Www.facebook.com/EvaPaigeQuiltDesigns
April 2 2pm EST Diane Bohn/From Blank Pages https://facebook.com/fromblankpages
April 2 3pm EST Deb Eggers/the cottage rose
https://www.facebook.com/cottagerosequilt/
April 2 4pm EST Heidi Pridemore/The Whimsical Workshop
https:/www.facebook.com/thewhimsicalworkshop
April 2 5pm EST Kate Colleran
https://www.facebook.com/SeamsLikeaDreamQuilts/
April 2 6pm EST Tammy Silvers/Tamarinis https://www.facebook.com/tamarinis/


April 3

April 3 12pm EST Darcy Hunter www.facebook.com/darcydoodlequilts
April 3 1pm EST Teresa Weaver www.facebook.com/yoursewingfriend
April 3 2pm EST Annette Ornelas
https://www.facebook.com/southwind.designs/
April 3 3pm EST Jo Westfoot - The Crafty Nomad
www.facebook.com/thecraftynomad
April 3 4pm EST Lynn Kane
https://facebook.com/puppygirllynn
April 3 5pm EST Geeky Bobbin
https://facebook.com/geekybobbin
April 3 6pm EST Marlene Oddie https://www.facebook.com/kissedquilts/

April 3 7pm EST Laura Strickland https://m.facebook.com/orangeblossomquilt/
April 3 8pm EST Jen Frost
https://www.facebook.com/FaithAndFabric/



April 4

April 4 12pm EST Sherry Shish - Powered By Quilting facebook.com/poweredbyquilting
April 4 1pm EST Bill Locke - Bill Locke Designs
https://www.facebook.com/bill.locke.96
April 4 2pm EST Toni Smith/Quiltoni
https://www.facebook.com/Quiltoni/
April 4 3pm EST Tammy Silvers/Tamarinis
https://www.facebook.com/tamarinis/
April 4 4pm EST Jennifer Fulton
https://www.facebook.com/inquiringquilter/
April 4 5pm EST Jessica Caldwell/ Desert Bloom Quilting
https://www.facebook.com/desertbloomquilting/
April 4 6pm EST Monique Kleinhans / Ladybug's Cabin
https://www.facebook.com/ladybugscabin/
April 4 7pm EST Heather Long / Coffee and Quilts
https://m.facebook.com/Coffee-and-Quilts-197254351073271/?__tn__=C-R
April 4 8pm EST Marija Vujcic, Mara Quilt Designs https://www.facebook.com/MaraQuiltDesigns/



April 5

April 5 12pm EST Ebony Love https://www.facebook.com/LoveBugStudios/
April 5 1pm EST Bill Locke https://www.facebook.com/bill.locke.96
******April 5 2pm EST Marlene Oddie
https://www.facebook.com/kissedquilts/

April 5 3pm EST Sandy Fitzpatrick
https://www.facebook.com/HissyfitzDesigns
April 5 4pm EST Reed Johnson
https://www.facebook.com/BlueBearQuilts/
April 5 5pm EST Diane Harris
https://www.facebook.com/stashbandit/
April 5 6pm EST
April 5 7pm EST Kathryn LeBlanc/Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio
https://www.facebook.com/dragonflysquiltingdesignstudio
April 5 8pm EST


April 6

April 6 12pm EST Becca Fenstermaker
https://www.facebook.com/prettypiney/
April 6 1pm EST Cherry Guidry
https://www.facebook.com/CherryBlossomsQuiltingStudio
April 6 2pm EST Cheryl Lynch
www.facebook.com/CherylLynchFiberArts
April 6 3pm EST Annie Smith
https://www.facebook.com/anniesmithqs
April 6 4pm EST
April 6 5pm EST Reeze Hanson
https://www.facebook.com/Morningglorydesigns/
April 6 6pm EST
April 6 7pm EST
Melissa Marginet https://www.facebook.com/melissa.marginet.quilter/
April 6 8pm EST


April 7

April 7 12pm EST Margaret Willingham/ Eye of the Beholder Quilt Design https://www.facebook.com/EyeoftheBeholderQuilt/
April 7 1pm EST Kate Colleran/Seams Like A Dream Design
https://www.facebook.com/SeamsLikeaDreamQuilts/
April 7 2pm EST Barbara Cline
https://www.facebook.com/barbara.cline.520
April 7 3pm EST Barbara Persing
https://www.facebook.com/bpquilts/
April 7 4pm EST Ms P Designs USA/ Sharon Andersen
https://www.facebook.com/MsPDesignsUSA/
April 7 5pm EST
April 7 6pm EST Sandra Stanley
April 7 7pm EST
Diane Harris https://www.facebook.com/stashbandit/
April 7 8pm EST Christa Watson https://www.facebook.com/groups/christaquilts/


April 8

April 8 12pm EST Tina Dillard/Quilting Affection Designs
https://www.facebook.com/quiltingaffectiondesigns/
April 8 1pm EST Raija Salomaa/Quilters' Treasure Chest
https://www.facebook.com/quilterstreasurechest/
April 8 2pm EST Robin Koehler//NESTLINGS by Robin
https://www.facebook.com/NestlingsbyRobin/
April 8 3pm EST Terri Vanden Bosch
https://www.facebook.com/lizardcreekquilting/
April 8 4pm EST Jackie Kunkel
https://www.facebook.com/cantonvillagequiltworks/
April 8 5pm EST Leanne Parsons https://www.facebook.com/devotedquilterdesigns
April 8 6pm EST Laura Piland/Slice of Pi Quilts  https://www.facebook.com/sliceofpiquilts/
April 8 7pm EST
Ebony Love https://www.facebook.com/LoveBugStudios/
April 8 8pm EST Tammy Silvers/Tamarinis
https://www.facebook.com/tamarinis/


April 9

April 9 12pm EST
April 9 1pm EST Nancy Scott
facebook.com/MasterpieceQ
April 9 2pm EST Jayme Crow/Bella Nonna Design Studio
April 9 3pm EST
April 9 4pm EST
Jen Frost https://www.facebook.com/FaithAndFabric/
April 9 5pm EST    Annie Smith https://www.facebook.com/anniesmithqs/
April 9 6pm EST Karen L. Miller / Redbird Quilt Co. https://www.facebook.com/RedbirdQuiltCo/
April 9 7pm EST Kathryn LeBlanc/Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio
https://www.facebook.com/dragonflysquiltingdesignstudio
April 9 8pm EST Monique Kleinhans / Ladybug's Cabin
https://www.facebook.com/ladybugscabin/



April 10

April 10  12pm  Sarah Maxwell https://www.facebook.com/DesignsSarahJMaxwell
April 10     1pm  Teresa Weaver
www.facebook.com/yoursewingfriendApril 10     2pm  Karen Overton https://www.facebook.com/TheQuiltRambler
April 10  3pm Alison Stothard https://www.facebook.com/hexadoodlequilts
April 10     4pm
April 10  7pm Toni Smith/Quiltoni https://www.facebook.com/Quiltoni/
April 10     8pm Marija Vujcic, Mara Quilt Designs https://www.facebook.com/MaraQuiltDesigns/