Tie One On Blog Hop – Day 6

Tie One On Blog Hop – Day 6

I hope that you are enjoying the Tie One On Blog Hop. Welcome to Day 6!  There have been so many great projects, haven’t there?

I am really digging the boldness of today’s quilt by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill from Whole Circle Studio! I didn’t really know Sheri except for the glories of her Instagram feed before inviting her to the Hop. Her strong sense of design is fantastic. Sheri’s work really epitomizes what we are calling “Modern Quilting” these days. I have been told in the past that Modern Quilters “don’t use” batiks. Which is exactly why I asked Sheri to be a part of the Tie One On Blog Hop. I really want this line (and future lines) to be something that everyone can use  (including “Modern Quilters”) on its own as well as mix with other fabrics.  I was delighted to see her create this modern, piercing graphic version of  her Sew Speedy Pattern. (pun intended!)  🙂

Tie One On Blog Hop Day 6, banyan batik, modern batik, modern quilting, bold modern graphics, modern design, quilting Tie One On Fabric, Banyan batiks.

Love how my fabric reads against the solid white background. I am going to try to make a couple of these needles for a studio quilt myself!  And maybe one for a friend!

Be sure to go over to Sheri’s blog post and read about the pattern, the fabric, and a few of her thoughts about it all.

Today’s “In-House” Photo Time

Let’s start with this photo of an assortment of random patchworks, my Aurifil thread collection, and my version of Minki Kim‘s Aurifil Designer of the Month Block for May. You can get the pattern here.


Tie One On Blog Hop Day 6, banyan batik, modern batik, modern quilting, bold modern graphics, modern design, quilting Tie One On Fabric, Banyan batiks.

Then next is my Fall/Autumn/Slightly Halloween quilt using parts of my upcoming pattern, Stoneybrek.  My pattern writing mojo has been off kilter all summer, and I am sad to say that this pattern which I was planning on having available in August is still on the drawing/writing board. I promise the pattern is coming, but life just brought a long list of interruptions this summer. Current hopeful timeline is November at the latest. Hopefully Sooner.

Stoneybrek is a Row by Row quilt with more rows than pictured here, but the beauty is in that you can combine the rows in multiple ways with a 12″ repeat.

And then here is a pile-up of my Garden Gate quilt, a simple bow tie pillow cover and my United Colors quilt all done up in Tie One On – created respectively by Rhiannon, myself, and Kristy.

That’s it for today. I am trying to wrap up sewing at least the quilt top for a little wallhanging that no one has seen yet for Day 9.  So kind of short on time to write.
But I sure hope you are enjoying the trip with these magnificent Hoppers as much as I am!

Reminders about the Hop…

Make sure you stop by each of the stops on the Blog Hop tour!

Remember each of them will be choosing one winner of a fantastic bundle of Tie One On Fat Quarters! And one commentor from each of my blog posts ABOUT these mighty fine peeps will win some little treat as well.

Here’s the list of Superstars:

9/22 – Teri Lucas
9/23 – Robin Long
9/24 – Sue O’Very
9/27 – Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill — That’s TODAY!
9/28 – Debby Brown

Hope that you are enjoying the Blog Hop so far, we have SEW much more fun stuff comin’!

And as always,

Keep Sewing, Keep Happy,




  • Sandy Allen


    Love the row quilt! They are just the right amount of blocks for me to make before I get bored with them! 🙂

    September 27, 2018 at 7:30 pm
  • Great row quilt! I am enjoying the blog hop and I love Sheri’s needle quilt!

    September 27, 2018 at 8:03 pm
  • Theresa


    I made a bow tie quilt for my daughter, queen sized. 360 bow ties! You fall in love with each one as you do it. Love your pillow. Would love to make some fun pillows out of your fabric line!

    September 27, 2018 at 8:26 pm
  • Christi


    Nice quilt. Love the order.

    September 27, 2018 at 8:35 pm
  • Nancy


    I am not a modern quilter, but your work is inspiring me to try it soon.

    September 28, 2018 at 2:03 am
  • Joyce Carter


    Although I don’t do modern quilting, I really like how Sheri uses your fabrics in her quilt. It looks fantastic! It shows off your fabrics beautifully against the white.
    Love the Garden Gate quilt.

    September 28, 2018 at 5:42 am
  • Tami Von Zalez


    Interesting that the Modern Quilt Police have deemed batiks unacceptable. This is the first I have heard of it – that is like throwing down the gauntlet. Now I want to create a Modern Quilt using JUST batiks.

    September 28, 2018 at 9:40 am
  • Lisa Marie


    Love the row quilt! I have only made a few row quilts but I always find them fun to make and interesting to look at.

    September 28, 2018 at 10:20 am
  • usairdoll


    Love your new row quilt! What great fun colors!

    September 30, 2018 at 1:10 am
  • Emily C


    I love the pattern Sheri chose! They look alot like ties =)

    October 1, 2018 at 4:00 am

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