Welcome our Guest Blogger, Kiera, from It’s Sew Kiki!

Hi..I’m Kiera and I blog over at It’s Sew Kiki.  The Connecting Threads team was kind enough to ask me to write about my Follow the Leader quilt and their beautiful Tulane fabric.









I’d had this quilt idea in my head and sketched out for a while.  I just didn’t have the right fabric for it.  I knew I wanted something bright and when I saw the Tulane line I knew it would be perfect. This fabric is just so rich and saturated with color.  It’s just beautifully vibrant and was perfect to pair with the black solid.






I especially liked the reds and the blues and used a lot of those in my quilt.  I backed this with Quilter’s Candy Solid in Teal and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I’m really proud of this quilt.  It’s my first original quilt design…start to finish from sketch pad to sewing table. You can’t believe the fun I had sorting through the Tulane Fat Quarters and making this quilt pop! Next up, I think I need a pillow to match the quilt!


  1. Gayle L. - February 17, 2012

    I do love the outcome of your hard work on this quilt, it is gorgeous. You have done an excellent job and I wish you luck in the future on your next projects. Looking forward to what is to come.

  2. Diane Jasmin-Slattery - February 20, 2012

    What a fun quilt! Love the colors!

  3. Connie Teasley - February 20, 2012

    Such a beautiful quilt. Love the bright colors, they just pop out!

  4. Karen Nelson - February 20, 2012

    Wow! Its beautiful! I envy you the time and courage to produce a whole quilt! Great Pattern you have designed! More power to you!!!!0

  5. Sally King - February 20, 2012

    You know I love this quilt. Been following your progress from the beginning.
    Love Connecting Threads!!!

  6. Connie - February 20, 2012

    Beautiful quilt! The design and fabrics are perfect!

  7. QuiddityRox - February 20, 2012

    Wonderful quilt top. I just bought 2 yards of black. Guess I know now what I’m doing with it!! I’ve been inspired by you. Thanks.

  8. Melissa - February 20, 2012

    You’re quilt is so stunning Kiera!

  9. Linda Christianson - February 21, 2012

    I wonderful way to play with all the new fabric in the Tulane fabric.

  10. Arlene Caterino - February 22, 2012

    What a pretty quilt love your fabric choices, it is great

  11. Carolyn P - February 23, 2012

    Kiera, that flying geese quilt is gorgeous. Do you have a pattern published for it? By the wy I forgot to put my choice of two threads.is purple and grass.

  12. Mickey White - February 23, 2012

    I love this quilt Kierra ! GREAT work !! you should be proud !

  13. Sandy C. - February 23, 2012

    Cute pattern I hope to win some thread!!

  14. Mary Holtsclaw - February 23, 2012

    I love the pattern & colors you choose. Great job!
    I love making bargello would love to use these in it and use thr goldenrod thread to quilt it.

  15. Diane Malaznik - February 23, 2012

    Ilove all of your new colors! To choose a set of colors, I think I would go with homestead and for the individual spool, I would choose (could I have them all?) Merlot and Forest.
    Thank you for having the contest.

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