2 Steps ForwardI have a big milestone coming up next year. I'm celebrating 20 years of designing fabric for Moda. The new fabric line, coming in October, is aptly named Milestones. This fresh mix of nature prints in my classic KT color palette blends perfectly with KT Favorites III - and all KT fabrics - to create even more scrappy goodness. Find the Milestones swatch chart to print HERE.
The charm project for this collection is called 2 Steps Forward. There have been times over the past 20 years when an original thought seemed miles away. I would stare at my graph paper, hoping and praying some spec of creativity would come my way. Usually, getting away from home on an antiques outing or trip to Home Goods would cure me of the blank paper blues. Doesn't a pretty new pillow or old stool with peeling paint make your heart sing? For me, sometimes the creative process is two steps forward and one (or three) back.
|2 Steps Forward charm pattern for Milestones fabric collection.|
I'm not fickle when it comes to my rulers and rotary cutter. I find something I like and use it forever. I've stuck with the good 'ole yellow cutter for years. Now, as I get older, and my hands are less likely to trim HST for hours, I'm finding Quilter's Select products are amazing!
The Quilter's Select rotary cutter is weighty and balanced, like a man's tool. It slices through layers of fabric with little effort and much less wrist and hand fatigue. The rulers are also wonderful in that the coating on the back keeps them from skooching across your fabric - at all.Especially handy when trimming small squares. Even the Quilter's Select mat is top notch. I've cut on mine for several months with no ruts or scars.
We'll have the entire line of Quilter's Select tools right after market. Watch for more details on our website at ktquilts.com.