Spotlight: I Spy the Alphabet

Several members of the East Bay Modern Quilters have gotten in on the modern letter action using Terri Carpenter‘s I Spy the Alphabet paper piecing pattern to make projects with her ultra modern letters. I did too. So versatile. Take a look!

I Spy the Alphabet by Terri Carpenter of thequiltedfox.com

I Spy the Alphabet by Terri Carpenter of thequiltedfox.com

I Spy the Alphabet by Terri Carpenter of thequiltedfox.com

I Spy the Alphabet by Terri Carpenter of thequiltedfox.com

I Spy The Alphabet bag by Kristen Takakuwa using the I Spy the Alphabet pattern by thequiltedfox.com

I Spy The Alphabet bag by Kristen Takakuwa using the I Spy the Alphabet pattern by thequiltedfox.com

I Spy The Alphabet bag by Kristen Takakuwa using the I Spy the Alphabet pattern by thequiltedfox.com

I Spy The Alphabet bag by Kristen Takakuwa using the I Spy the Alphabet pattern by thequiltedfox.com

Quilt by Margaret Glendening using I Spy The Alphabet pattern by thequiltedfox.com

Quilt by Margaret Glendening using I Spy The Alphabet pattern by thequiltedfox.com. This one was using 3/4 sized alphabet pieces.

Harper Pillow by Chancy Fessler using I Spy The Alphabet by thequiltedfox.com

Harper Pillow by Chancy Fessler using I Spy The Alphabet by thequiltedfox.com

ROAR by Anna Carloni using I Spy The Alphabet pattern by Terri Carpenter

ROAR by Anna Carloni using I Spy The Alphabet pattern by Terri Carpenter

ROAR by Anna Carloni using I Spy The Alphabet pattern by Terri Carpenter

ROAR by Anna Carloni using I Spy The Alphabet pattern by Terri Carpenter

I Spy The Alphabet pattern by Terri Carpenter in a banner format sewn by Carol Van Zandt

I Spy The Alphabet pattern by Terri Carpenter in a banner format sewn by Carol Van Zandt

close-up of I Spy The Alphabet pattern by Terri Carpenter in a banner format sewn by Carol Van Zandt

 

Improv

Am off to Quilt Market tomorrow. Can’t wait to take in the exhibition and report back.  Also  have a line of tonals out right now. So I had some projects made for Quilt Market out of a simple doodle made into a fun print. It’s called “Improv”!

IMPROV fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover Fabrics

IMPROV fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover Fabrics

IMPROV fabric line by Carol Van Zandt for Andover

IMPROV fabric line by Carol Van Zandt for Andover

I decided to make a quick quilt, and did a spontaneous “stack and wack” technique ( I am told). Once I started doing it I figured it must be an actual thing. It was too logical. No fabric wasted, just cut fabric together and shuffle and sew the blocks. I did a very Improv look of course!

IMPROV fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover Fabrics

IMPROV fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover Fabrics

IMPROV fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover Fabrics

IMPROV fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover Fabrics

IMPROV quilt using fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover Fabrics Quilted by Terri Carpenter, www.thequiltedfox.com

IMPROV quilt using fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover Fabrics Quilted by Terri Carpenter, http://www.thequiltedfox.com

Back of IMPROV quilt using fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover Fabrics Quilted by Terri Carpenter, www.thequiltedfox.com

Back of IMPROV quilt using fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover Fabrics Quilted by Terri Carpenter, http://www.thequiltedfox.com

IMPROV quilt using fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover Fabrics Quilted by Terri Carpenter, www.thequiltedfox.com

IMPROV quilt using fabric by Carol Van Zandt for Andover Fabrics Quilted by Terri Carpenter, http://www.thequiltedfox.com

Storm at Sea Block sewn by Anna Carloni using Improv fabric by Carol Van Zandt

Storm at Sea Block sewn by Anna Carloni using Improv fabric by Carol Van Zandt

Bear Claw sewn by Anna Carloni using Improv fabric by Carol Van Zandt

Bear Claw sewn by Anna Carloni using Improv fabric by Carol Van Zandt

Puss in the Corner block sewn by Anna Carloni using Improv fabric by Carol Van Zandt

Puss in the Corner block sewn by Anna Carloni using Improv fabric by Carol Van Zandt

I Spy The Alphabet letter patterns by Terri Carpenter using Improv fabric by Carol Van Zandt, Quilted by Terri Carpenter, www.thequiltedfox.com

I Spy The Alphabet letter patterns by Terri Carpenter using Improv fabric by Carol Van Zandt, Quilted by Terri Carpenter, http://www.thequiltedfox.com

There is more to the story of the I Spy the Alphabet quilt pattern by  Terri Carpenter of The Quilted Fox. We’ll show you in a bunch of projects later on!

I’ll be back after market!  Ta ta for now!

The Quilted Fox and Planetarius

Today we get to meet Terri Carpenter of The Quilted Fox.  An active member of the East Bay Modern Quilters, Terri is also the go to person for those in the know around here for quilting to fit with their modern pieced quilts.  And lucky for me, Terri designed an oh-so-cool quilt using Luna Lounge. It’s called Planetarius AND there is a marvelous tutorial. It had a fun time in the Andover Fabrics booth at Spring Quilt Market 2015. Speaking of tutorials, check out Terri’s tutorial for drawstring backpacks.

An initiator of round robin and charity quilts, Terri was also a key coordinator of the show “Amish:The Modern Muse” at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. Her quilt ‘Flock of Starlings” (below)  won first place in the piecing, small, category at QuiltCon 2013, and her quilt “Squared Repeat” is published in the book “Amish Quilts, The Adventure Continues” by Lynn Coolish.  Currently doing “52 Weeks of Stitching” on her blog, she shares her sewing projects each week.

So that is a little bit about the humble, but pretty amazing and versatile Terri Carpenter of The Quilted Fox.  Oh, and shhh….word has it she will be teaching in the future, probably with her popular I Spy the Alphabet Quilt–pattern in progress! You know here at The Plaid Portico we like to share the stories about the people we meet along the way, and I just want to say it is just about my favorite thing. Color me inspired.

Now, let’s have a look at Planetarius and all of Terri’s quilts that we mentioned plus more!

Planetarius by Terri Carpenter using Luna Lounge fabric by Carol Van Zandt

Planetarius by Terri Carpenter

Planetarius by Terri Carpenter using Luna Lounge fabric by Carol Van Zandt

Planetarius by Terri Carpenter

Back of Planetarius by Terri Carpenter

Back of Planetarius by Terri Carpenter

I Spy the Alphabet by Terri Carpenter

I Spy the Alphabet by Terri Carpenter.  Pattern coming soon!

Drawstring Backpacks By Terri Carpenter

Drawstring Backpacks By Terri Carpenter using “Tidal Lace” fabric by Kim Andersson

Fawn by Terri Carpenter

Fawn by Terri Carpenter

Fawn by Terri Carpenter

Fawn by Terri Carpenter

Diving Deeper by Terri Carpenter

Diving Deeper by Terri Carpenter, using “Tidal Lace” fabric by Kim Andersson

Triple X by Terri Carpenter

Triple X by Terri Carpenter

Plus One More by Terri Carpenter

Plus One More by Terri Carpenter

Flock of Starlings by Terri Carpenter

Flock of Starlings by Terri Carpenter. 1st Place Piecing, Small, category, QuiltCon 2013

Squared Repeat by Terri Carpenter

Squared Repeat by Terri Carpenter. Published in “Amish Quilts – The Adventure Continues” by Lynn Coolish

Squared Repeat by Terri Carpenter

Squared Repeat by Terri Carpenter. Published in “Amish Quilts – The Adventure Continues” by Lynn Coolish

Simple Math by Terri Carpenter

Simple Math by Terri Carpenter

Hexi Star Mini by Terri Carpenter

Hexi Star Mini by Terri Carpenter