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MQG Modern Monthly BOM

Each month the Modern Quilt Guild sends out a newsletter called the MQG Modern Monthly to its members. It contains a quilt of the month pattern, information on how to sign up for free webinars, a block of the month and quilt pattern, and more! I am really excited to share that I created the December Block of the...

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Fresh Quilting Episode 203
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Fresh Quilting / MQG Membership Giveaway

I wanted to drop in to mention that the first episode of Fresh Quilting that I filmed back in June is set to air on the Fresh Quilting website starting at noon tomorrow - Friday, December 8, 2017 - and it will run for 7 days! Fresh Quilting Episode 203 – Mix It Up Modern quilter Riane Menardi modifies traditional blocks by...

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March Block of the Month: Inversion

I just wanted to pop in with a quick update today. If you are a member of The Modern Quilt Guild, you can get access to the new Block of the Month lesson (including block tutorial and quilt tutorial) today, which just happens to be based on my block design, Inversion (note that you must be a MQG member and...

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Oh Happy Day
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2016 Finished Quilts, Quilt Pattern, Quilts

Oh Happy Day – MQG QOM November 2016

I am thrilled to get to share a bit of secret sewing with you today! Oh Happy Day is my contribution to the Modern Quilt Guild's Quilt of the Month (QOM) program and is the featured design and pattern for November. Oh Happy Day is a playful exploration of traditional blocks in a very non-traditional layout. The design aims to...

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Modern Quilt Guild Webinar Review

Last night the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG) hosted yet another wonderful webinar. Shea Henderson, of Empty Bobbin Sewing Studio, gave a wonderful talk about the Ins and Outs of Pattern Writing. If you are a MQG member and would like to see previous webinars, you can find them on the Resources tab of the MQG community site (after you...

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Namibia Trees
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2014 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Namibia Trees {Completed Quilt}

This might just be my favorite quilt to have worked on (so far!). I really enjoyed creating this quilt, and if you are interested in the process, you can find out more by looking at my previous posts about this quilt: Namibia Trees {WiP} Namibia Trees {Quilting Detail} I entered Namibia Trees into my local fair, so it will be...

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Positive Nap Quilt - Pieced Top
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Positive Nap Quilt {Pieced Top / WiP}

Even with all the QuiltCon 2015 registration distractions yesterday, I was able to finish piecing the blocks for the Positive Nap Quilt. I really enjoyed spending time arranging the blocks. I wasn't sure it was going to be possible, but I was able to keep a fabric from repeating in each row and column. Even better, I was able...

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QuiltCon 2015
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Life, MQG Event (Modern Quilt Guild), QuiltCon 2015

QuiltCon 2015 Registration

I knew that registering for the Modern Quilt Guild's upcoming mega awesome and exciting QuiltCon 2015 was going to be an interesting process with plenty of life lessons in patience. I was basing this assumption on how quickly the hotel rooms sold out for the event earlier this year (a whole year in advance!). With that in mind, I carefully...

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Synesthetic Alphabet - Pieced Top
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Synesthetic Alphabet WiP and Suggestions?

It has been a while since I prepped all the fabric for the very special Synesthetic Alphabet quilt I am making. The pre-cut kit was fantastic; in about a day I was able to complete the top and mostly complete the backing. I am taking a quick pause in making progress on this quilt to ask for some help. I plan...

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Modern Improv Round Robin - Completed Top
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Modern Improv Round Robin – WiP Progress!

I am so excited that I have finally made progress toward finishing up my last WiP that I brought home from SewDown Portland: my Modern Improv Round Robin which was a class led by Sherri Lynn Wood. Here is what I cam home with: I started out by completing the second column of improv blocks. Once they were done I had...

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Blue Spring Rain - More Quilting Detail
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Blue Spring Rain – Quilting Update

I am officially over halfway done quilting Blue Spring Rain. But the backing is giving me MAJOR fits, so I have decided to become a crazy rebel - I'm quilting the second half of the quilt with the backing upright so that I stand a chance of fending off tucks. I did a little bit to test it out,...

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Blue Spring Rain - Pieced Quilt Top
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Works in Progress

Since I returned from SewDown Portland, I have had quite the backlog of projects sitting on my shelf. I came home with 5 unfinished projects and I had a project ready to be basted and quilted already! Works in Progress 2/10/2014 Lee Heinrich‘s “Shooting Star” Julie Herman‘s Sidekick Sampler Sherri Lynn Wood's Improv Round Robin Heather Jones' You + Me A set of disappearing nine patch...

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You + Me - Complete!
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2014 Finished Quilts, Quilts

You + Me: Complete!

On Thursday after work I got the binding stitched down to the front of the You + Me quilt. I used a lot of the remaining fabric from the front for other projects, so I went with a scrappy binding. I used the last of the yellow and blue from the front and a bit of the backing fabric...

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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 - 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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2014 Finished Quilts, Sewing Project

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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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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