You + Me - Quilting Detail
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You + Me – Quilting Complete

I did not have a very productive weekend in quilting; somehow I just never got around to working on anything. Thankfully, my husband had a dentist appointment Tuesday afternoon, and I ditched work a bit early with him so that I could work on the You + Me quilting while he got his teeth cleaned. I finished the quilting...

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Whale of a Time - Front
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2014 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Whale of a Time – Complete!

It only took 2 hours to get the binding whip-stitched down this morning. Which leaves me with plenty of time to work on something else this afternoon! Here are the other posts related to this quilt: Whale of a Time - Blocks Whale of a Time - Completed Top and Backing Whale of a Time - Starting to Quilt Whale of a Time -...

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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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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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MQG Event (Modern Quilt Guild)

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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