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Introduction and Quilt Design

Hi! It’s great to meet you!

I’m Karen, this is my younger daughter Sadie, and Ollie, our brown Standard Poodle.

Karen and Sadie with Ollie the Standard Poodle

You just heard from older daughter Zoey, in the first Modaluxxe post. ¬†Undoubtedly, she will soon decide to grace these pages with her visage. ¬†There are three more dogs to introduce you to later, as well as a son- and, of course, DH- who is pretty much allergic to fabric and crafts, lol- although he is tolerant and encouraging, and tries to ooh and aah appropriately when shown our (Zoey’s and my) beautiful handiwork. ¬†

BTW, it’s a temporary tattoo on Sadie’s chest- she’s too young for the real thing!

Anyway, I’m a Maker- especially of quilts and other fabric delights, and glass! gorgeous transparent, transluscent colors of glass, teased into becoming glass beads over my lampworking torch. A few weeks ago I decided it was time to make another scrap quilt- they are so cheerful! After pondering a bit, I decided to use a figure of bunting, making the flags of different scraps. Here’s my overall plan.



Here’s the fabrics I pulled from my ‘palette’ (otherwise known to quilters everywhere as My Fabric Stash)- aren’t they glorious?

Modaluxxe Bunting quilt fabric


The initial pairing went like this:

And now, transformed into tiny flags, here they are, ready to be strung into strings of banners:


That accounts for the straight lines of bunting on your drawing, you say, but what about the curved bunting joining the straight lines? Well, for that I’m going to- no, that’s going to have to wait- but it’s a really cool idea that I think will work out well! More on this project to come.