Archive - May, 2011

The Nice Baby Quilt

I got some good sewing time in this weekend after weeks away from my machine. It was so nice to be reunited.  I took the time to work on a baby quilt for some friends having a baby girl. Their last name is Nice so I made The Nice Baby Quilt!

I picked fabric…

Fabrics

I pieced…

Piecing

I basted…

Basting

And I got the whole thing quilted and bound!

Binding

Just the hand stitching of the binding now and I’ll be done. Sometimes it’s really nice to sew up a fast quilt.

Hope you all enjoyed your long weekends as much as I did!

All Block Party all the time!

The reason I went to Market in the first place is that Kristen and I were promoting Block Party.

Block Party quilt in C & T booth

We did a schoolhouse (which are these 30 minute presentations) to tell shop owners about the book.

We talked and talked (something that Kristen and I have no problems doing! ha!)…

Block Party Schoolhouse

Block Party Schoolhouse

and we showed all of the quilts that the Block Partiers made for the bee and book.

Block Party Schoolhouse

Jacquie and Rashida, who were both in the bee, were nice enough to help us out with the quilt holding!

Block Party Schoolhouse

Then the next day we had a super fun book signing!

Block Party signing

From here, keep an eye out! We are organizing a blog tour and the book is going to be on shelves so soon!!

And if you’re interested, you can see all of my Market photos here!

Spring Market MQG Meetup

A quick little recap post is over on The MQG blog! Check it out!

Market Whirlwind

Wow. For a couple of years now I’ve seen the blog posts about other people going to Quilt Market and it always looked like so much fun. I wasn’t wrong. It’s an amazing time! It flies by and it’s tiring and your feet hurt at the end of every day but it sure is a hell of a lot of fun! It is almost surreal (but oh so wonderful!) to suddenly have everyone you know online all in one place together!

I’m going to blog about a couple of events that happened soon, but meanwhile, my three favorite things that I saw at Market (aside from people or things I was involved in):

The Michael Miller inspiration wall.

Market

This booth!

Market2

And Yoshiko Jinzenji’s amazingly beautiful fabric:

Market3

Back soon with more!

Are you going to Spring Market?

I’m headed there on Wednesday and I hope to see you there!

Please join us:

The Modern Quilt Guild Meet Up
Friday, May 13th at 8:00 PM
at the Marriott’s Destinations Lounge

Looking forward to meeting so many of my online friends in person!

MY BOOKS:

Modern Minimal

Block Party

I’m a member of the MQG!

QuiltCon

I sew on a Janome Horizon Memory Craft 8900 QCP

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