Archive - 2010

Bees & Dogs.

And no – they don’t have anything to do with each other!

Got some bee blocks done recently:

For Linda and 12Squared:

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And for John and Bee Imaginative.

Bee Imaginative blocks for John

And to wrap up, you’ve all met my cats before, but not my dogs.  I was able to snap a particularly good photo of them this weekend, so I thought I’d put it here to add some cuteness to your day. Happy Monday!

Otto & Maggie

Purl warehouse

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Jamie, Jane, Liz, Terri and I all took a little outing yesterday to the Purl Soho warehouse.  Their stores might be in NYC, but the warehouse is out here in sunny California.  We had to make a trek down to Orange County, but it was worth it!

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So much great fabric all in one place!!

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I managed to show incredible restraint and bought only one yard of some Cake Rock Beach dots.  But in the future, when the bank account is a little bit better off, I’ll be going back.  Everything they have on their site, only in person and with no shipping cost?? Yes please!

Overwhelmed.

I’m feeling crazy busy these days.  A tad too busy, but when it’s all quilting all the time that’s keeping you that way, how can you complain??

A quick little class sample for an Improv. class that I’ll be teaching at Common Threads Studio in Pasadena.

Class Sample

And why am I currently so obsessed with the color combo of gray and raspberry?? I can’t get enough!

Class Sample detail

Ok back to the sewing machine I go!

Pink.

You know what’s fun about Valentine’s sewing? Being able to completely indulge in the girly pink of it all!

Valentine

A mini quilt I made for last night’s LA Modern Quilt Guild meeting. We had a Valentine Swap and it was a blast!

Valentine details

I had fun using one of my (almost never used) decorative stitches on this…

Otherwise, my post answering the question “What does modern quilting mean to me?” is up over on the guild’s blog. Go check it out and maybe you’d like to chime in on the conversation too?

Modern Quilt Guild blog meme

What does modern quilting mean to me?   That’s the question we’ll be answering this week over on the Modern Quilt Guild blog.

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It’s not easy to define just  what modern quilting is so we hope that lots of you will join in the conversation!  Check it out over here!

A finished Dots & Critters Baby Quilt!

So busy these days that this is my first finish of 2010. A cute and simple baby quilt for some friends who are expecting but don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl. Their first baby got this quilt, so the idea was that the quilts are different but still sort of match.

Dots & Critters Baby Quilt

I had a great time drawing attention to all of the little critters with the quilting.

Dots & Critters Baby Quilt close up

Dots & Critters Baby Quilt close up

The back:

Dots & Critters Baby Quilt back

Dots & Critters Baby Quilt back close up

It’s so much fun to put together baby quilts quickly. I might have to do that a couple more times before I tackle another bed quilt.

Block Party Tutorial

The next block in the Block Party quilt along is up. Check it out!

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A little house

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Put this little house up on Flickr yesterday (for the Bee Imaginative bee) and people seem to like it so I thought I’d pop it up over here on the blog too.

Little House

Yes, Mr. Gnome IS off gathering more mushrooms while deer & birdie wait for him at home. He’ll be back soon. And then they will all enjoy some mushroom soup.

This and that.

Recently obsessed with this color combo.

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Been trying different things….

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…but nothing just right quite yet.

I’ve been super busy with tons of stuff recently – sorry the ol’ blog is feeling the pain!

Otherwise, we’re up to TWENTY SEVEN THIRTY branches of the Modern Quilt Guild!! Can you believe it!?! And more are in the works.  Amazing stuff!  Modern quilters unit!

Homemade for Haiti

Jenny’s having a bake sale at Home Ec. – all proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders so if you’re in LA on Sunday be sure to stop in and buy some delicious baked goods!!

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