A couple of years ago I ran into Kate at Quilt Market….and since then we continue to run into each other at quilt market 🙂
She is one talented gal and has fabulous book (Smash your precut stash). Â Her pattern designs are simple…but have a look of complication to them. Don’t be afraid though, she has explained any confusing parts very well— so her patterns are great for picking up and just sewing. Â You know they will turn out just as they say they will!
A little bit about Kate-
Take a listen to the interview:
About the project for the quilt group:
Five Carat Gem is a design I have been playing around with for a while. I love blocks that, when you rotate them different ways, they create different looks. I have done quite a few patterns that have one block that can be set different ways. Using solids was a great way to showcase the design; a bold and graphic look.
Download the Pattern:Â member only- join or login here to access
Fabric A- dark purple- â…œ yard
Fabric B- white- 3 Â½ yards
Fabric C- medium purple- Â½ yard
Fabric D- dark blue- Â¾ yard
Fabric E- medium blue- 1 yard
Fabric F- bright green (includes binding) – 1 â… yards
Backing fabric- 4 â… yards
Enjoy her interview and trunk show:
How did you get your start in sewing?
I started sewing as a child; I took Home Ec classes in Junior high and just kept sewing!
What inspires you?
So many things- I wish I was a painter as I am just in awe of the beauty in nature. Since I don’t paint, I take photos of flowers and other scenery. I love going to art museums and botanical gardens for inspiration. Sometimes I am inspired by architecture when just wandering around.
Do you have a favorite notion?
Who doesn’t love their rotary cutter? And those Clover binding clips? Genius! And I have a love/hate relationship with Jack- my seam ripper. The 2 notions that have truly helped me piece so much better are my Sew Steady table around my machine and the Sewing Edge vinyl stops by Marci Baker for C&T Publishing.
Quirky Fun little thing about yourself:
I like to name things- like my cars, my sewing machines (and my seam ripper). And I talk to my cat like she is a person. She often meows back.
Whatâ€™s happened lately that we can check out~
I am going to Quilt Market in St Louis MO this month and will introduce 7 new patterns so be on the look out for those on my website.
And, I am working on my second book with C&T Publishing! My first book is Smash Your Precut Stash.
I don’t know what my second book will be called but I can’t wait to see it! It won’t be out for over a year- the process is long but I am excited to see it evolve.
Watch for my new class coming up in Craftsy as well!
Where can you find her?
Book – Smash your precut stash
Have a question for her? Â Drop it in the comments!
This is an interview with the monthly guest designer for the online quilt group. Â You can find more info on it here: www.iaquilters.com Â as well as become a member for full access to all patterns by guest designers, block of the months and more.
Itâ€™s open year round- -join anytime for full access.
Plus, everything is online- no packing, traveling required.