modern quilting

New Simply Colorful II Patterns And save on all PDF’s

Well with Simply Colorful 1 (RED, ORANGE, YELLOW) hitting stores in just a few short weeks (ahem, and our V and Co. AURIFIL threads too!), I wanted to get you excited for the next 4 patterns that go with the next line of Simply Colorful 2 (GREEN, BLUE, PURPLE)!! I’ve been wanting to show off […]

V and Co.: Quilt Spring Market

 So I’m finally getting around to showing off some pictures of Spring Quilt Market.  I was showing off the second half of my Simply Colorful line. (green, blue, purple)  and I was also showing off my new Aurifil Thread collection to go with the books and the fabric. And of course the books! Me right […]

Ombre fabric in quilts and projects workshop in Boston

from right clockwise Bloom Quilt, Secret Garden (in the Simply Color Books, green), I heart You Quilt, and Textured Pillows.   I’ll be in the Boston area in the next couple of weeks! I’ll be teaching a workshop on Saturday June13th. Ombre Lone Star Come join me and Erin of Daley by the Yard  for a Saturday […]

2015 already

Sawtooth baby quilt using V and Co. Ombre Navy and what I’m working on right at this very second πŸ™‚ What the heck happened to 2014? I can’t even believe that we are now looking at a new year. This last year was a hard one for me…a parent passing away, our beloved dog passing […]

Color Theory By V and Co for Moda Fabrics

Okay. So I swear I have been meaning to post pictures of this collection for like weeks now. It’s been a little nuts over here, but I took today off of sewing to post pictures and blog about this new line of mine! I really like it a lot. It’s got your basic V and […]

V and Co: lets celebrate summer sale

Color Block Zipper Pouch Summer has been going by so fast over here, that I fear that the end is almost around the corner…as it actually is starting to look like for us over here with school starting in about a month or so! YIKES! Lets hold on to it a little longer and celebrate […]

Summer 2014 Quilts And More and other pretty summer colors

used with permission from Quilts and More magazine. 2014 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved  If you haven’t already checked it out, check it out now, the new Quilts N More has hit stands and my Ombre stripe bags are in there with instructions. It’s a super easy tote bag perfect for your summer needs. In […]

V and Co: What chocolate, a diet soda, and a good friend will get you

 Well first off isn’t Liz awesome? She’s even funnier in person. My “shipping department” is pretty cool, and she’s also a great friend. She saw how stressed out I was and even may have seen some tears when I listed off all the things I had agreed to do. This month is pretty much insane, […]

Blog hop: V and Co does Vintage Quilt Revival

Hello! It’s my turn to talk about this beautiful book that my friends Katie, Lee, and Faith co authored.  I feel pretty lucky to know these ladies, they are super talented.   First things first this book is hands down one of my favorite. From cover to cover its beautiful. Inside it showcases 20 blocks. Each […]

V and Co’s fall market recap

skirt made by one of my besties Amy Webb  I’m sure by now you’ve already had your fair share of Quilt Market recaps from people that have their acts together and don’t wait a full month before they post about it… Well better late than never. First off I can not believe we are this […]

V and Co: introducing..well no, not yet

as much as i’d like to introduce my next fabric line “color me happy”debuting at fall market to all of you i can’t just yet. i have too many things to sew and not enough time to place many words let alone pictures together for you. but there it is in the background ready to […]

V and Co.: jelly roll jam quilt free pattern and video tutorial

hi there!  so with summer lone gone and a distant memory, we now look forward to fall. we’ve had a Fall-ish kind of weekend, and honestly, fall hasn’t been my favorite since i moved from california. while i grew up in california, i LOVED LOVED fall. why? well because it meant pumpkins, and pumpkin smelling […]

size matters moda blog hop

welcome to my turn on the size matters blog hop! my block is the dutchman puzzle block  (free download!) BUT as you can see i decided to go even BIGGER for my final block: i used the ombre fabrics in the simply style line for moda, and used a white bella solid as the background. i […]

so we went back home and traumatized a few of our kids

the husband and i are from california. i think you know that. since moving here to the midwest, we’ve not gone “home”. and even before that we had the deployment and other things that got in the way from our visiting. so we made the trek, BY CAR, this summer. we drove all 30 hours […]

V and Co: how to make: ombre dutchman free quilt pattern

 welcome welcome! i’m so excited to finally have the time to share this with you! it’s been sitting here since last may when i made this quilt for quilt market. but as you all know the kiddos are in school now and i did my “go and do everything i’ve not been able to do […]

V and Co: first quilt over at Gen X

today is the first day of school. but i also just got back from a vacation that our family drove 4, 438.8 miles to california (and to utah and Disneyland and so forth) and back. we are still toasted. i am totally celebrating with having my car detailed to get rid of all gooey/stickiness/sand and […]

V and Co: another finish

this summer is passing me by quite quickly.  anyone else having a super fast warp speed summer too?  not that im complaining. we’ve had a great summer. we’ve relaxed, we’ve done some fun family stuff, and we’ve done a family vacation. which i’ll show pictures of that soon too.  i’ve worked on my new fall […]

V and Co: spring 2013 portland oregon market recap

truth is…i didn’t take a single picture with my “good camera” and all i have are my instagram photos to go off of! but that’s okay cause i guess i did okay on taking pictures of… oh my gosh… selfies:  well sort of. i mean i did have some people take pictures using my phone […]

V and Co: why yes…i’m still sewing.

 well, this week… wait…no, last week and this week have flown by in super hyper drive sonic speed. yep, couldnt decide which one, either way it was fast moving. and why yes, i am still working on things for market. thanks for asking. the kids had a day off on monday and we went to […]

V and Co: sewing sewing sewing

as i sew and what not i snap pictures here and there on my phone. it’s been nice to do a few “extra” prep for school houses. and bonus on finding super cute shoes at target in the little girl section. they are slightly too big for me but they totally work for $10 and […]

V and Co: what kind of quilter are you?

confetti by V and Co.  this last weekend i was given the opportunity to speak to a group of lovely ladies in the Des Moines area. i was asked to speak the Des Moines Modern Quilt Guild. me and my i heart you quilt at the modern quilt guild in Des Moines i get nervous […]

V and Co: reverse hopscotch done

 i finally finished quilting and binding my reverse hopscotch quilt for my friend. and keep getting asked the same question: how did you make it. okay well here is how i made it: *first i got my hopscotch pattern *and where the stars are i just reversed it and placed the printed fabrics where the […]

still here

i swear. just having to be better about taking pictures taking a break and writing about what i’m doing. πŸ™‚ i’ll try to get better at it. ps i tried on bathing suits the other day…and we’re not going to the pool this year. seriously…why do butts decide to migrate lower and lower down your leg […]

V and Co.: friendship quilt along block # 31

welcome to my turn to the friendship quilt along. if you have been following this whole time  and have been making the quilt as we go, welcome to the next one!  if you are just hearing about it, it’s okay i think i’m going to make this quilt this summer when i have a little more […]

V and Co: designer Mystery quilt with the fat quarter shop

 well i’m pretty excited that i was asked to be one of the designers of the 2013 designer mystery block of the month for the fat quarter shop.  This year, Fat Quarter Shop is using Avalon by Fig Tree Quilts for their annual Designer Mystery quilt.  The fabric is light, a little whimsical and grounded […]

V and Co: simply style new patterns spring 2013

sometimes my husband comes home at night and says “your blog is really quiet…how am i supposed to know what’s going on?” to which i give him a nasty look to his smirk. we talk every night. he knows what’s going on. but it does shed light that i do a lot of “stuff” that […]

V and Co: how to: make a dresden plate

 okay so some of you know how to make dresden plates, others of you have thought you’d like to try it but you don’t know where to begin, and other of you are like “ew dresden plates is an old fashion block.” well then i’m talking to you if you fall in any of these […]

V and Co: dresden plates

 there’s no secret i have a thing for dresden plates. and where i don’t have a quilt made out of dresden plates, i do like the make them and one of my favorite places to put them is on cute little pouches. after i posted this picture of my little sewing pouch with the dresden […]

V and Co: introducing Simply Style for moda fabrics by V and Co

 here’s my second line with moda fabrics! it’s called simply style and will be available this february with the delivery date to stores of july. i am super happy and excited about this line πŸ™‚  i’ve included (of course) my favorite-est colors of green, and blue and you can never go wrong with some gray, […]

V and Co.: still sewing so here’s a pretty picture

i’m still sewing. so here’s a pretty picture to keep you excited of things to come. featured: aurifil thread (V and Co for aurifil) and simply color. on the zipper pouch (zipper pouch has no pattern i just made it but we’ll see if there’s a pattern in the works) and well…ahem a sneak peak of […]

V and Co: first quilt of the year 2013

happy new year! a few days late but whatever right? okay so here we go my first quilt and pattern of the year. i’m so excited to show you her. this one has now become my new favorite pattern. yes. i love it a lot. it’s called “i heart you.” i called it that because […]

V and Co: theirs and mine: bernina sewing machines

 the other day the girl noisemaker out of the blue says to me “i want to do what you do.” i looked at her and a whole avalanche of things that i do in the day flooded my brain at that moment. what exactly was she talking about. i think she must of looked at […]

V and Co: 2 new patterns

 well, i finally get to introduce to you my newest pattern: Barn Dance Quilt. there’s a story behind this quilt and the inspiration that went to create it. now that we live in iowa, i get to see a lot of barns on our trips to places. and on our trips i get to see a […]

V and Co: back at work

sorry so silent over here! yes yes! we have a winner i’ll announce her at the end of this post. πŸ™‚ my mother left earlier this week and i had a few things i had to get done. i’ve been hard at work over here. for months now i’ve my little graph pad next to […]

V and Co: it’s my birthday giveaway

well it’s my birthday. yup. last year i turned 36 this year i’m deciding that i’m turning 29. and then next year. 29 again. sound like a plan? yeah i’m excited to turn 29 i feel like it’s going to be a good year πŸ™‚ 29 is a good year. actually 37 isn’t so bad. […]

V and Co: how to: simply color ombre baby quilt

first off WELCOME NOVEMBER!!! what? okay not asking too many questions, but seriously how’d we get here already? anyways, this is one of those projects that i’ve been so super excited to show off here on the blog but, has been sitting on the back burner just WAITING for the right time to make it on […]

V and Co: how to: make a spiderweb table runner

 we are “enjoying” the last day of our four day weekend over here. give a girl a month and half of all 4 kids in school and my how i forget so quickly how it is to have them around.every.waking.moment.of.the.day. anwho   last year i was all humbug about the holidays. i think i was […]

V and Co: visits home ec in iowa city

 the other week i was invited to hang out with a few wonderful people. we went to a great shop down in iowa city, iowa. it was a pretty crazy weekend as there was a hawkeye game (and not just any game THE game against the cyclones. heaven help me i don’t even follow football […]

V and Co: moda designer’s blog hop

every once in a while i let myself think of the fact that i am part of the moda crew. just for a minute though because the rest of the time it freaks me out. i just pretend like it isn’t really true, it’s just a dream and blah de be blah blah. it’s how […]

V and Co: book giveaway: more take 5 quilts

good morning friends! today i am popping in really quickly to talk about a fabulous book. if you’ve heard of take 5 quilts by the every talented kathy brown, then you are probably just as excited to hear theres MORE take 5 quilts now available! whoot! come and read more about this book and enter […]

V and Co: how to: hexagon appliqued bag

 this last week i was able to play with some of lotta’s fabric called bella. (i added a couple of mine into there as well as some solid fabrics to give it a fun mix) hexagons are really cool, i love hexagons. i’ve shown my love of them with a few pics throughout the years […]

V and Co: at spring market 2012

 summer is in full swing over here and i am working on small amount of time in between noisemakers needing something or needing to be redirected. πŸ™‚ (currently im on my couch with noisemaker’s #3 feet up in the air arguing across my lap (and laptop) with the girl noisemaker about speaking spanish and french. […]

V and Co: new patterns spring 2012

 i am sooo excited to FINALLY show you my new patterns for my company and for my new fabric line. this has been a lot of work (ahem hence the silence on the blog) but it is by all means very exciting and i hope you share the same excitement with me. first we have: […]

working working and a winner

i’m almost done. well, no. i’m almost out of time. today and tomorrow are my last days to sew. tomorrow i have to pack, and then on wednesday i drive and head to quilt market to set up.  pfew!  are you so tired of hearing i’m working so hard can’t wait to show you! yeah, […]

V and Co: Geared For Guys book review and giveaway

oh now see i told you we were going to have a “couple of book reviews and giveaways” here’s the second one. πŸ™‚ but first the winners of the pat sloan book is: Linda said…HELLO! I WANTED TO GO WITH SOMETHING ORIGINAL,BUT I COULD NOT-I’D MAKE ONE LIKE YOURS-SO BEAUTIFUL! THANKS FOR SHARING! thanks linda, […]

V and Co: today

as i pick up the thing that used to be my kind of clean house, i reflect on the simple daily routines that make me happy. i like to have a clean house. mowed lawn. and clean laundry. i feel like none of those things have been on my radar while i get ready for […]

V and Co: and then there was yardage

first off thank you for the lovely response. πŸ™‚ and well later this last week the ups guy dropped off the rest of her. here she is in all her glory. pretty sure i scared the crap out of the UPS guy when he came to the door and i basically grabbed and dragged in […]

V and Co: My fabric line with Moda: Simply Color

introducing: Simply Color by V and Co. (that’s me) for Moda. debuting at spring market 2012 in Kansas City. yes, i’m pooping my pants. yes, i want to cry i love it so much. yes, i am sewing and sewing and sewing. YES, that is why the blog is so dang quiet, and the projects […]

V and Co: are you a traditional or modern

as i mentioned this last week my sister in law was visiting. and on friday we got the husband and the youngest noisemaker to play hookie and we took a trip to the nauvoo temple. it was a fun little trip and we were able to go inside some of the historical buildings in the […]

V and Co:new patterns paper AND pdf

just quickly popping in…and then popping out…to um keep sewing, i’ve been working on something for katie again. i know sad for the boys. somehow i’ll include them soon. anyways hopefully i’ll show you what i’m working on. πŸ™‚ anyways, i wanted to let you all know that i have three new patterns available in […]

V and Co: adventures in paper piecing

 so what do you do when you feel like you have SO much on your plate, that you don’t even know where to begin? well, if you are me, you put aside some of the super pressing deadlines you’ve put upon yourself (along with things you said you would do so they are actually other […]

V and Co: argyle quilt and some friends

hello friends. how the heck are you? how am i? short answer: “GOOD!” thanks for asking. longer answer: “well, i had to ask someone what day it was the other day. and i’ve not blogged in…i don’t know how many days because remember i just asked someone what day it was. duh. and my laundry […]