Whale of a Time - Pieced Top
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Whale of a Time – Ready to Quilt

I had a fun and productive day today getting this quilt top pieced together. Creating the final top layout and sewing it together is my favorite part of the quilting process; it is just so satisfying to see it all come together! As I mentioned in my earlier post about these blocks, I decided to use solid color blocks to...

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Whale of a Time - Whale Fabric Detail
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WiP Wednesday

*WiP = Work in Progress I mentioned that I came home from SewDown Portland with 5 projects. 4 projects came from the classes, and the 5th was started during the open sew on Friday night after registration and dinner. I didn't have a project to work on with me, so I stopped by the pop up quilt store (Drygoods Design)...

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Sidekick Sampler Mini Quilt
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2014 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Sidekick Sampler

I've completed another project I started at SewDown Portland! Today I finished up the Sidekick Sampler by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts. Julie designed the sidekick ruler to cut 3 different shapes in 4 different sizes, and in her class at SewDown Portland she reviewed how to cut all the shapes with the ruler. At the class I was able...

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Shooting Star - Front
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Shooting Star

I just completed the first project from Sew Down Portland - Lee Heinrich‘s “Shooting Star”. She brought in a demo in the same colorway, and I adored the quilting on it. So, I quilted mine pretty much the same way. I am really pleased with how it turned out, and I've hung it in my sewing room for inspiration!

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Shooting Star
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MQG Event (Modern Quilt Guild)

SewDown Portland – Sunday

Shooting Star: A Modern Traditionalist Mini I really was not sure what to expect from Lee Heinrich's "Shooting Star" class. She was definitely prepared and ready to talk about her passion for creating beautiful traditional blocks/quilts with decidedly modern twists. We learned two different ways to make flying geese. And she taught paper piecing (yes, I believe I was the only...

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You + Me Block
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SewDown Portland – Saturday

Improv Round Robin There were 4 fabulous instructors at SewDownPortland. We had a 3 hour class with each instructor over 2 days. On Saturday, I had my first class with Sherri Lynn Wood who blogs at daintytime.net. Her class was a twist on Improvisational Quilting in which we sewed a round robin. Which meant we first created a block as...

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SewDown Portland Name Tag
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SewDown Portland

I had a great weekend at #SewDownPortland. The rare snowstorm that affected the area did not seem to dampen anyone's spirits. I made it home (a day later than originally planned...) with 5 new projects. I can't wait to share them with you! The tire tracks in snowy downtown Portland streets reminded me of tumbling blocks! I was so thankful to...

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Genevieve's Baby Quilt - Quilting Detail
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Baby Quilt for Genevieve

As my previous entries (Monkey Business and Falling for Fall) alluded to, I had a busy fall! It was so busy that I am seriously late in completing a baby quilt for little Genevieve. Thankfully her parents were warned ahead of time and they are still excited to work with me! Yay! Genevieve's mother and I went fabric shopping in...

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Falling for Fall - Quilting Detail
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Falling for Fall

I have wanted to make a quilt for my friend, Beth, for quite a while. I finally got the opportunity to go fabric shopping with her late this summer, and she picked out a beautiful selection of colors that reminded me strongly of gorgeous fall color. Because the colors and fabrics blended together so well, I immediately thought about the "Four Square"...

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Butterfly Baby Quilt - Quilting Detail
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Butterfly Baby Quilt

Baby quilts are so fun to put together. It is also a real treat to be able to go fabric shopping with the expectant mothers - there are so many wonderful fabrics to choose from! It quickly became obvious that the large butterfly print was going to be the major focal point for this quilt. Finding other butterfly fabrics...

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Lillie Mae - Completed Front
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Lillie Mae Baby Quilt

Subtitle: I am going to be an auntie!!!! My brother and his lovely wife are expecting their first child, a baby girl, in late September. We are all so excited and looking forward to meeting Lillie Mae. With so many quilters in the family, she is going to be covered with blankets. What a lucky lady! I found some fabric that...

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