Christmas Placemats -Quilting Detail
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Christmas Placemats

I'm starting to think about creating items to make available for purchase. In that vein, I have been buying specialty fabric at after season sales. I just finished a set of 4 Christmas themed placemats. Maybe one day I'll have enough backlog of quilts and quilted items (like these placemats) to open an Etsy shop. Who knows! Regardless, I...

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Modern Stained Glass - Quilting Detail
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Modern Stained Glass

I finally went back and did something with my UFO blocks that I made in 2008. Yay! I pieced them together (using left over Kona solid fabrics from the QuiltCon Block challenge) in preparation for getting my new sewing machine. I wanted a lot of open space so that I could focus on free motion quilting. I call this quilt "Modern Stained...

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Quilt with Solar Flare
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Quilts

QuiltCon Block Challenge – Quilts for Austin Children’s Shelter

I made 3 blocks for the QuiltCon Block Challenge, and they are part of quilts that are going to be donated to the Austin Children's Shelter. I was not able to view these quilts while I was a QuiltCon, but I've found images of some of the quilts online. Below are two that have a block that I made...

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Roundabout - Quilting and a Peak of the Fun Backing
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Roundabout for Lauren

I am super excited to say that I've completed my first quilt of 2013. As mentioned in previous posts, I am working through some of Weeks' and Bill's amazing patterns in "Quilts Made Modern". Over Thanksgiving, I got to visit with my lovely sister-in-law, Lauren. I really wanted to make her a lap quilt, so we went fabric shopping!...

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Yvonne (Quilting Jetgirl)
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MQG Event (Modern Quilt Guild)

QuiltCon 2013 Linky Party

The Modern Quilt Guild has a post about connecting the people going to QuiltCon (it's so soon!), and I wanted to participate! Here I am: And the five things about me… 1) It was super hard to pick out a photo of me to post. I was all gung ho to participate and then I almost didn't because I couldn't find a photo I...

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Lovely Dinner Setting
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Placemats for Steph and Todd

My sister-in-law and her significant other have a beautiful fiestaware collection. They did not have placemats for their dining, and I got excited about making them lovely placemats to coordinate! They requested 4 placemats, and after playing around with several ideas, I decided to make each placemat a brilliant color in the hopes they could mix and match their...

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Transparency Quilt - Just Right!
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Transparency Quilt from “Quilts Made Modern”

As I mentioned in my last post (Modern Mystery Quilt), I have several quilt projects in the works using Weeks' and Bill's book "Quilts Made Modern". I just completed my first project - the transparency quilt. I have been wanting to make a large quilt for my bed at home to replace the quilt I made at the beginning...

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Modern Mystery Quilt - Quilting Detail
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Modern Mystery Quilt

Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr, authors of Quilts Made Modern and pioneers in the modern quilt movement, designed a modern mystery quilt that was revealed in six weekly installments beginning September 12, 2012. I followed along and had fun making this mystery quilt and busting some of my fabric stash. I have several new quilt projects in the works, and...

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Completed Placemats
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Placemats

I've been meaning to make a quick set of 4 placemats for a while. I stumbled on a placemat pattern from Alissa, a Modern Quilt Guild member, and before I knew it, I had 4 placemats. Yay! A word of advice when quilting these placemats - it is really easy to pull the horizontal line around if you quilt with vertical lines like...

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Wonky Log Cabin - Completed Front
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Wonky Log Cabin

Using a very popular tutorial: Tallgrass Prairie Studio: Wonky Log Cabin, I set out to learn how to be more free-form in creating quilt blocks. I actually started this process in early August, and the lesson served me very well in creating the Woodland Creatures Quilt! Since I was using this as a learning piece, other things got in the...

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MQG
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MQG Event (Modern Quilt Guild)

QuiltCon Block Challenge – Finished Raffle Quilt

While the blocks I submitted to the QuiltCon Block Challenge were not selected for the raffle quilt, I have to say that I am very excited with how the finished raffle quilt turned out and how many wonderful submissions there were! I might just love the pieced backing the most!! The entire process of reading the daily posts of all the submitted...

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Woodland Creatures - Quilting Detail
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Woodland Creatures Baby Quilt

This quilt was based around a super cute woodland animal print fabric purchased fromSpoonflower. All other fabrics were purchased to coordinate with the animal print, and this was a super fun quilt to piece together. The backing is a flannel fabric - this baby is due in November, so hopefully this quilt will get lots of snuggly use!

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