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Quilt maker, pattern designer, fabric dyer, and lover of all things quilting.

El Camino Real BOM Almost Ready



Here are most of the fabrics in my new line, El Camino Real. This collection is a colorful grouping inspired by California's rich history, a blend of Spanish, Mexican, and Native American traditions. Bright color and intricate motifs echo the decorative tile work  and architecture of the region,

Marcus Fabrics is offering a block-of-the-month program that runs January 2014 through December 2014. I've designed the quilt and written the patterns. Today, I put the finishing touches on the patterns, and read through them one more time just to make sure I haven't missed anything. Here is what the pattern set looks like.

The El Camino Real BOM program is a 12-month program. But, that doesn't necessarily mean there are twelve blocks!  El Camino has twelve pieced blocks set alternately with a block that combines piecing and applique'. Each block is named after one of the California missions along the El Camino Real (Spanish for "The King's Highway").

Here's a larger photo of the quilt. The finished size is 94 1/2" x 114 1/2".  Perfect for your bed!


Stay tuned.  Oliver and I are working on a book called El Camino Real: Quilts Inspired by Early California History, due out Spring 2014 with Kansas City Star.  And guess what--the fabric will be making an appearance there too


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