What’s New

Lots of fun stuff happening over here!

First of all, this week is QuiltCon 2016 in Pasadena, CA. I’m thrilled for several reasons, one of them being the cool classes I’m taking, including my first long-arm class! I’m excited to see friends and meet new ones, hopefully. And of course, I can’t wait to see the one and only Gwen Marston as the keynote speaker this year. But… it’s also the first time I have a quilt hanging in the show! I’m extremely giddy to see “Pixels” hanging on the wall of a show… it will be a special moment for me, for sure. More on this soon!

Secondly, my latest class on Creativebug is out! The Perfectly Pixelated Jelly Roll Quilt is a great beginners quilt top project. It features my favorite chain-piecing technique, and explores how to use a design wall to map out your design. Check it out:

 

If you haven’t signed up to Creativebug yet, now’s your chance. They’re offering a free month subscription if you use the code MSTAR. What are you waiting for? Just head over and check out their instructors and classes if you don’t believe me about how amazing it is.

Thirdly, I’m so pumped to be writing a monthly post for the Dear Handmade Life blog. If you’re not familiar with this website, it is one of the many glorious brain children of Nicole Stevenson and Delilah Snell, of Craftcation and the Patchwork Shows that I participate in and love. Check out my maker profile and see my first DIY post, this super sweet and simple fabric wallet.

Simple-DIY-Fabric-Wallet-from-Dear-Handmade-Life

And on the personal project side, I can finally share this baby quilt that I made for my dear friend’s new baby boy. I used these delicious constellation and moon phase prints from Moda, and love both the random chaos and occasional order that the half square triangle design created. I have an image of him, as he grows, staring at the triangles and squares and finding new patterns and different shapes each time. 

I just love this quilt, and I hope he does too.WillsGalaxyAshleyNickelsAnd don’t forget, registration for Craftcation is open!

See you soon,

Ashley

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