"The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most"
-- John Ruskin

Thursday, August 25, 2011

free quilt kit...

I'm getting excited about the drawing for my quilt kit on Facebook!  It's been exciting for me to see the enthusiastic response of people who would like the chance to win my "Making Waves" quilt pattern and fabric.  To be considered for the drawing, "like" my page (emily taylor design), and you'll be automatically entered!  One week from today I will announce the first winner...link to facebook page

Saturday, August 20, 2011

exciting cover photos

My family & I went on one last summer vacation before the kids head back to school, and I picked up this magazine to read as we drove.  I was tickled when my daughter pointed out my "Domestic Diva" fabric on the cover!  Take a look...

Friday, August 12, 2011

Making Waves Quilt in Black

He looks like a mean, surly pirate, doesn't he?
Here's a larger version of the "Making Waves" quilt in a different color scheme-- I'm kind of having fun creating these quilts with my Pirates fabric!  Speaking of cute "Pirate" creations, check out this darling shirt that my mom made for my son!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Winner of the fat quarter bundle...

And the winner of the bundle of fat quarters from my "Pirates!" collection is... Barbara Slatton of Pine Prairie, Louisiana!  Congratulations, Barbara!  She was randomly selected from people who have "liked" my facebook page.  There will be additional drawings upcoming, so find me on facebook to join the fun!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

New Making Waves Quilt

Here's a quilt that I finished this week which will be on display at Thimbles and Threads in Draper Utah (one of my favorite quilt shops)!  I'll be working on the pattern and have that available soon.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Pirate Map Quilt...

"Pirate Map" quilt top instructions

Fabric Requirements:

2/3 yd. main blue
1/3 yd. black swirl
1/3 yd. cream phrases
1/4 yd. black stripe
1 yd. cream skull
1/2 yd. red swirl for binding
Cutting Instructions:

Cut four  12" x 12" squares from main blue fabric.

Cut one rectangle 11" x 10.5" from main blue fabric.

Cut 12 rectangles 12" x 3" from black swirl.

Cut two 12" x 12" squares from the cream phrases fabric.  Cut those two squares in half to create four large triangles.
Cut two 8.25" x 8.25" squares from the cream phrases fabric.  Cut those two smaller squares in half to create four smaller triangles.
Cut two strips of the black stripe 31" x 3".  

Cut two strips of the black stripe 35.5" x 3".  

Cut and sew together four strips of the skull fabric 50"x 5".  

Cut four strips of the red swirl fabric 54" x 3.25".