iQuilt Patterns

Color Play ~ Canyon Quilt

I’m excited to show you this Canyon Quilt design I made for Moda.  It’s a large scrappy orange peel quilt.  You can find the instructions to make this quilt on the Moda Bake Shop.

orange peel quilt kate spain fabric

The fabric is called Canyon and it’s the newest collection from Kate Spain… it’s gorgeous!

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 I wanted to share a little bit about how I hand quilted this quilt with perle cotton.

If you haven’t tried this before, please read my tutorial

How to Hand Quilt with Perle Cotton

so you know how to start and end your stitching and the basics of making a stitch.


Ok ~ Here is a list of supplies I used on this quilt:

Quilters Hoop ~ I’m using a 14″  Dritz 14-Inch Quilting No-Slip Hoop

Thimble ~ I use this one  Clover Metal Open-Sided Thimble

Perle Cotton #8

Scissors ~ small pair

Needle ~ I’m using a Clover Gold Eye Chenille Needle #24

Erasable Fabric Marker ~ I’m using a Mark B Gone marker

Batting ~ I’m using Soft Soft High Loft 1/2″ loft batting

Quilters Ruler

and of course your Basted Quilt Sandwich

Let’s get to the quilt details…

I used DMC Perle Cotton #8 for my quilting.

big stitch hand quilting with perle cotton

The needle I used for this quilt is from Clover.  This is my first go with this needle and I really like it.  The eye accommodated the perle cotton, and with a little finessing, I could thread the needle without my threader.  It’s very sharp, and it just felt like a good fit for my hand… not too small or too big.  I think its a keeper!

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Before I made my quilt sandwich, I used the perle cotton to add a decorative stem stitch along the very edge of my applique peels and circles, just to add some fun definition.

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big stitch hand quilting

Then I made my quilt sandwich using this Soft Soft High Loft Batting from The Warm Company which is quite nice to work with… look how my quilting stands out and makes the triangles in my border look like little pillows! So yummy…

hand quilting with perle cottonIt was also my first time using this batting.  I’m used to a low to no loft batting and I really love the comforter like feel to this quilt!  It’s very cozy, and requires less quilting than other batting.  Stitching can be up to 10″ apart!

I started hand quilting in the center of my quilt and quilted around all the peels… working my way out to the border and edges of the quilt.

big stitch hand quilting

When I made my quilt sandwich I gave myself a bit of extra batting and backing, extending beyond the quilt top for my hoop to grab onto when I’m working on the edges of the quilt…

big stitch hand quilting

And every time I move my hoop I turn to the back of my work to be sure that my backing fabric is secure and flat for stitching.  Looks good!

big stitch hand quilting with perle cottonAfter I finished quilting out to the edge I went back to quilt more in the space between the peels…

I used my quilters ruler to find the horizontal and vertical center lines and marked the lines with my water erasable marker (or other removable / disappearing marking tool).  Then I centered and traced the 3″ circle template from the pattern (here on the Moda Bake Shop).

hand quilting perle cottonI quilted directly on the drawn lines… which is so relaxing since I don’t have to think about anything but staying on the lines :)

big stitch hand quiltingWhen the quilting in that section is done, blot the blue lines away with a wet paper towel or mist with water… I love this part!big stitch hand quilting with perle cotton

Enjoy your finished Quilt!!!

orange peel quilt kate spain canyon fabric

Don’t forget to check out my tutorial:

how to hand quilt with perle cotton

See this post for another quilt that’s hand-quilted with perle cotton…

big stitch quilting ~ modern love xo quilt pattern by rebeccamaedesigns



Quilt Pattern Giveaway

It’s Giveaway Day at Sew Mama Sew!  I’m giving away a

quilt pattern bundle


free quilt pattern giveaway

I have 5 quilt patterns offered in print that will be added to my shop this week.  To kick it off, I’m giving one printed pattern bundle (including my block of the month pattern)


 a couple of these cute quilt labels :)

to a US Winner!

how to make a quilt label You might remember these from my quilt label tutorial

spoonflower quilt labels Cuteness!

spoonflower quilt labels

 I’m not forgetting all my international friends!  I’ll pick an international winner too!  One international winner will receive all the PDF patterns via email!

free quilt patterns giveaway

The two winners will be chosen at random on December 14, when Give Away Day (ok, it’s really a week) is over!

Just leave a comment and tell me where your visiting from!

(I’m in Massachusetts and it’s a cold, wet and messy week!  Where is the sun?)

Don’t forget to visit SewMamaSew to check out all the other giveaways!




Here are the two winners…

Alis at ·

Hello from my kitchen in Melbourne, Australia


Whit Clark at ·


Join the Quilt~a~long!block of the month 2015


Hand Quilting ~ Bloggers Quilt Festival

I’m entering my Sampler BOM quilt into the Bloggers Quilt Festival over at Amy’s Creative Side ~ Hand Quilted Category!

Here is a picture of the completed Sampler quilt…

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 Here are the quilt details:

Scrap Happy Sampler BOM Quilt

60″ x 74″ with scrappy border

Designed, Pieced and Hand Quilted by Sherri Noel

Batting is Warm and Natural by The Warm Company

Scrap Happy Sampler 12 block pattern

Individual Sampler Block patterns on Craftsy.

Scrappy Quilt Border tutorial

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I quilted the entire quilt with perle cotton #8.

perle cotton DMC

I used several colors of DMC perle cotton for quilting the border…

quilt borders

block of the month pattern

And all the blocks…

hexigon quilt

 block of the  month quilt

block of the month quilt

block of the month quilt pattern

block of the month quilt pattern

block of the month quilt patternIf you haven’t tried hand quilting with perle cotton check out my Tutorial.

hand quilt with perle cotton

I learned everything I know from my cat Spooky! :)


Thanks for checking out my entry!

hand quilting with perle cotton

You can find my Modern Entry here.  Linking up with the quilt festival… starts Oct 24th!  Thanks Amy for hosting such a fun event!


how to hand quilt with perle cotton tutorial


Modern Montana Quilt Pattern available!

My Modern Montana Quilt Pattern is available!

You might remember this post back along when I posted about the Montana quilt.  I got so many super nice comments (smile) and inquiries (insert gratitude) that  I finally had a chance to get down to writing and testing the pattern!

modern quilt pattern

Thanks to everyone that inquired about this quilt.  I’m so happy with how the pattern came out and I hope you love it too!  It’s all traditionally pieced and constructed row by row… it’s really fun.  I’d love to do another version… scrappy? solids? Maybe a quilt a long? Anybody in?

I’m giving away a printed pattern and quilt label…

modern quilt pattern

I designed the quilt label in spoonflower… find the tute here if your interested in making your own!

how to make a quilt label

Any comment on this post enters you!  If you’re at a loss for words tell me what colors / fabrics you’d choose or if you would be interested in a quilt along…

Purchase the PDF pattern in my  iQuilt Modern store!

Or purchase on Craftsy and add it to your Craftsy Library!

Update! The winner is Cheryl K!  Thanks so much for commenting!

Southwestern quilt sherri


Modern Quilt Pattern ~ Modern Gypsy

I have another new modern quilt pattern!

‘Modern Gypsy’ 

includes  TWIN/FULL and LAP size patterns

modern quilt patterns

The TWIN/FULL size (shown) is hand quilted using perle cotton #8. 

modern gypsy quilt patterns

  If you would like to try hand quilting with perle cotton, go check out my complete tutorial here.

modern quilt patternsYou can purchase the pattern in my shop.

Or purchase on Craftsy add it to your Craftsy library.

modern gypsy quilt pattern in simply style by v and co.




Modern quilt pattern ~ Grandmother’s Modern Garden

I have a new modern quilt pattern!

‘Grandmother’s Modern Garden’  ~

includes  TWIN/FULL and BABY size patterns

modern garden quilt pattern Grandmothers Modern Garden Quilt Pattern

The TWIN/FULL size (shown above) is hand quilted using perle cotton #8.  If you would like to try hand quilting the tutorial is here.

The BABY size quilt (shown below) is free motion quilted using Superior SoFine #50.  I learned all the design stitches for quilting in this quilting negative space class.

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I was really happy with how the machine quilting showed up on the white space.

modern quilt pattern

I like the back just as much!

modern baby quilt You can purchase the pattern in my shop.

Or purchase on Craftsy add it to your Craftsy library.