Archive - June, 2011

Next stop

…on the Block Party Blog tour is over with Nettie at A Quilt Is Nice!

She assembled this great quilt we sewed up blocks for using men’s shirts and ties.

Block Party

Click on over and check it out!

Block Party Blog Tour

Beginning today and running through July 7th, the Block Party blog tour is happening! There will be loads of chances to win a copy so I hope that you’ll follow along!

Ready for the tour dates?

• June 20th – Film in the Fridge
• June 21st – A Quilt is Nice
• June 22nd – I Heart Linen
• June 23rd – Tallgrass Prairie Studio
• June 24th – Oh, Fransson
• June 25th – All Buttoned Up
• June 26th – West Coast Crafty
• June 27th – Connecting Threads Blog
• June 28th – Crafty Girls Workshop
• June 29th – Whip Up
• June 30th – Pink Chalk Studio
• July 1st – True Up
Break for the holiday weekend
• July 5th – Block Party Blog
• July 6th – Anna Maria Horner
• July 7th – Craftzine

Signing

The tour starts over at Film in the Fridge so head on over!

Bee Imaginative quilt top

I got this top, from the last bee I was in – Bee Imaginative, finished up yesterday!

Bee Imaginative Quilt top

I love it. I think that when it comes to bee quilts, it’s a balancing act of asking for a block that allows for creativity but will also lead to a group of blocks that work together… Thanks to all of the bee members for their great blocks!!

The top started with these fabrics…

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…and a request to be inspired by this photo.

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(which I discovered over here on Cathy of California‘s blog. BTW – if you don’t read her blog you should. Nothing but inspiration all the time.)

I can’t wait to quilt it. I might long arm it… I’m determined to make this my Summer Of The Longarm! I will get past that learning curve!!

Block Party book video

My twin sister, Cate, is a film editor.  Sometimes that comes in handy!!  Check out this great promo that she put together for Block Party.

The blog tour is starting on June 20th so say tuned for more details!

American Quilter Magazine

Hi everyone! Have you seen the latest issue of American Quilter Magazine?

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There’s a big article in there about The Modern Quilt Guild and how Latifah and I started it!

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It’s a great article! I love to see a traditional quilting magazine directly acknowledge the difference between modern and traditional quilters with a very positive and accepting “there’s room for all of us” sort of approach.

This has always been my personal feeling as well (I truly can’t comprehend some of the feelings out there – in either direction – we’re all quilters and most of the world thinks we’re all lame!) and it thrills me to see it reflected in the pages of a traditional quilting magazine. I thought I’d post the entirety of Christine Brown’s (the magazine’s editor) intro to the the issue because I truly appreciate what she has to say.

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Hope you all have a great week. I know I will because I’ve finished up my latest freelance job and I’m back to sewing sewing sewing!!

Book signing party!

Another event for those of you in the Los Angeles area… A little party for my book, Block Party next Friday the 17th at Sew Modern!  Come say hello and have some wine and cheese.

All of the quilts from the book will be there too, so maybe you wanna come on by?? Hope to see you there!

If you're in LA, I hope you'll come to my signing party!

Denyse Schimdt is coming to LA!

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Hope you can make it if you’re in the area!

All finished.

The Nice Baby Quilt is all finished.  So simple. It was perfect for needing to sew up a quick gift for friends.

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I used lots of linen and Kona Ash which are very close in value. They really make the greens, yellows and bit of pink pop out of the blocks.

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I used up my last bit of this Castle Peeps pink stripe with the binding and it was just a bit too short so I added some solid pink to make it long enough.

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I’m finishing up my day job this week and will be back at full time quilting shortly! So many project and plans to tackle… I can’t wait!!

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