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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Birds on Telephone Wires - Mini Quilt
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Birds on Telephone Wires – Mini Quilt

I really wanted to make an artful quilt to gift to a special crazy Frenchman in my life. I am going to get to see him on Friday, May 9th, so I decided that this past weekend I had better make something happen! I checked in with a few close family friends who know him very well, and while...

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Under the Sea - Block Detail
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Under the Sea – A Collaborative Quilt

I was able to attend QuiltCon 2013 with my mother. While there, I found some fabrics that I could not resist purchasing which turned into a baby quilt for my lovely niece, Lillie. My mother fell in love with Tula Pink's Salt Water fabric line and purchased several of those fabrics. Well, she just found a perfect use for them. My...

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Week Wrap-Up

I have had a very busy week! This has been my first full week at home after resigning from my full time jet job. I was able to accomplish a lot, and for that I am very thankful. As the week is drawing to a close, I am so excited to get to see several initial projects come to completion. One of...

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Pink Spring Rain, Baby Quilt I Detail
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Pink Spring Rain Baby Quilts

I challenged myself on Monday to modify the pattern I created for "Blue Spring Rain" into a baby size quilt. It turns out that with 7 fat quarters of the inset fabrics (rain), I can make 2 baby quilt tops and have enough left over to bind them. Sweet! It also takes about 2.5 yards of the background fabric to...

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Blue Spring Rain - Detail
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Blue Spring Rain – Completed!

Blue Spring Rain looks just as crinkly and lovely out of the wash as I had hoped. I love the minimal look to this quilt and its soft feel. After the wash, the quilt measures 56" by 68". If you like, you can follow the links below for the full story of how this quilt came together: Blue Spring Rain -...

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Blue Spring Rain - Whipstitching
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Blue Spring Rain – Almost Done!

Sunday was a super productive day! We went for a 4 mile walk, got our veggie garden planted for the year (I am already looking forward to the delicious fresh meals from the backyard...), and I finally finished quilting Blue Spring Rain! Yay! I had to pick out another tuck or two this afternoon, but I got it done...

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Synesthetic Alphabet - Alphabet Color Pallet
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Synesthetic Alphabet – Fabric and Prep

There has been a surprising amount of discussion about synesthesia over the past few years. I am going to quote the introduction to Wikipedia's article on synesthesia: Synesthesia is a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. People who report such experiences are known as synesthetes. Difficulties have been recognized...

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You + Me - Complete!
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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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