February 14, 2018

Quilted Heart Block | February Modern Sewcialites BOM

Modern Heart Quilt Block | February Modern Sewcialites BOM | Shannon Fraser Designs | #modernsewcialitesbom | Modern Quilting | Karen Lewis Textiles Blueberry Park

Happy day of love, my friends!

For some reason, Valentine’s Day always brings back memories from elementary school when we used to share little cards featuring Snoopy or The Care Bears with lots of hearts and flowers pictured. 

Remember those?!

I remember the excitement of writing out my little notes to my best friends and classmates and the sheer joy I felt distributing the pretty red and pink envelopes out that morning in class.

February 09, 2018

The Creativity Project | Week 6

The Creativity Project | Week #6 | Why I Quilt | Shannon Fraser Designs | Leland Ave Studios

You love being a quilter, right?

Have you stopped to think about “why” you quilt?!

That’s exactly what Kim Soper of Leland Ave Studios is asking. Not only is she asking the question, but she’s dedicated 2018 to interviewing quilters as part of The Creativity Project on “why” they quilt.

And I couldn’t be more thrilled to be the featured artist in Week 6 of her 52-week project!

February 06, 2018

Tool Tuesday | The Quilter’s Planner 2018

The Quilter's Planner | Organizer for Quilters | Designed by Stephanie Palmer | Shannon Fraser Designs

I received some happy mail yesterday!

Which totally changed the course of my day and had me focusing on ALL things organization.

You’re probably thinking that’s a really boring way to spend the day. But with all the fun eye candy and inspiration strewn throughout the planner, it was a totally fun experience!

Plus, I threw in some washi tape and dipped into the stickers designed by Alison Glass. These are SO pretty. 

January 28, 2018

Stash Fabrics Design Star Challenge - Round 4

16 piece fabric bundle based on wanderlust theme with text overlay Design Star Challenge Round 4 by Shannon Fraser Designs

And the theme this round is super fun – all about wanderlust! Who doesn’t love a good travel destination?!

Although it’s been awhile since I was there, I have such fond memories of my time living in Japan. It was many moons ago, but it still feels like yesterday.

January 19, 2018

Fabric Shopping Resources – Top 35+ Fabric Stores for Quilters

35+ Fabric Shops for Modern Quilters | Free Download | Shannon Fraser Designs | Quilting Cotton | Modern Quilting | Shopping Resource

This one is for all my quilters and sewers who have reached out to ask me where to score fabric.

When I started sewing in 2011, I knew nothing about fabric. I thought what I found at my big box fabric store was it. And then when I started quilting in 2015 my eyes were opened, and I was introduced to the beautiful world of quilting cotton. Names like Kona Cotton, Cotton + Steel, Camelot Fabrics, Art Gallery Fabrics, RJR Fabrics; the wonderful list goes on and I was spell bound. Connecting with quilters and perusing Instagram allowed me to educate myself on the gorgeous collections beckoning me to create with them.

The challenge was finding said fabric.

January 10, 2018

Q1 2018 Finish-A-Long Proposed Projects

Q1 2018 Finish-A-Long Quilt Projects | Shannon Fraser Designs | Modern Quilting | WIP | Quilt Patterns

New year, means a new Finish-A-Long series! And since my 2018 goals include trying to clear my WIP list, I figure joining in and logging my proposed finishes for the quarter would be a good way to help keep me on track.

At the very least, it will force me to take stock of what I have or, what will more likely be the case, what I haven’t gotten done each quarter – ha!

Plus - I've created a handy FREE Monthly Project worksheet to help me + YOU stay organized!

December 31, 2017

Best of 2017

Best of 2017 | Most Popular Blog Posts of 2017 | Shannon Fraser Designs | Modern Quilting | Quilting Tips | DIY | Modern Improv Quilting | Quilt Patterns

I can’t believe how quickly the past year has flown by! That could be due to a couple of things.

The first obvious reason is that I’m getting older – ha! And, with that, time just seems to speed up every year!

It’s also been a really busy year with lots of personal and professional growth and challenges (you can read more about some of the highlights from 2017 and what I have planned for 2018 here). I’ve learned some really tough lessons, but came out the other end feeling stronger and even more committed to my goals. Funny how that can happen 😉