Archive - October, 2011

Modern Circle Pillow

I’m just home from Quilt Market and it was an amazingly fun whirlwind. I’ll post a bit more about it later this week but meanwhile, I have a pillow pattern up over on Janome’s site.

Modern Cicle Pillow

Check it out over here!

Busy quilting

Making big progress on my Habitat Challenge quilt!

Quilting the Habitat Challenge quilt

I don’t know when I’m gonna move on from the straight line quilting… so in love with it these days!

Sew, Mama, Sew! Modern Block of the Month – October

It’s up!

SMS Modern BOM - October

Check it out here!

Modern Minimal: 20 Bold & Graphic Quilts

So guess what? I have another book coming out!

The title says it all really… 20 modern, minimal quilt patterns. Check out the cover:

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Stash Books is releasing it and it comes out early next year. You can pre-order it now and see a little bit more here!

MQG Survey

Did you see that The MQG put together a survey to get to know all of its members?

I hope that you’ll take a minute to fill it out!

Thanks so much!

 

The winner of the Yoshiko Jinzenji fabric bundle is Lindsay – keep an eye out for an email from me!

Sew Modern online!

Some of you may have noticed that I have some sponsors over on my sidebar now. One of them is Sew Modern, my local shop where I also teach. We are so lucky here in LA to have access to such a great shop that carries so many of the wonderful new fabrics out there. I mean c’mon now, they carry EVERY color of Kona Cotton! How many people get to see that when they walk in to a shop?? We are a lucky bunch. But now you’re lucky too because Sew Modern has just launched an online shop! Click on over and check it out – and don’t forget their sale section – it’s pretty killer…

Now it’s not every day that I go bonkers for a fabric, but now and then, some comes along that makes me feel faint. These latest arrivals at Sew Modern, Yoshiko Jinzenji’s fabrics, are some of those!

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The second they showed up in the shop I snagged two yards of each. They are so unique and gorgeous.

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In celebration of launching their online shop, Sew Modern is giving away a half yard set of these three beautiful, sophisticated fabrics. Leave a comment here and I’ll pick a winner on Friday.

P.S. The winner of the copy of Modern Mix was Sam. Congrats and keep an eye out for an email from me!
P.P.S. I know it’s been giveaway central over here recently. Not on purpose – just a timing thing. I promise I’ll be posting some actual sewing at some point! Ha.

Modern Mix blog tour

It’s my stop on another book blog tour today. This time around it’s for a fellow Stash Books author, Jessica Levitt and her book Modern Mix.

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The mix that the title refers to is solid and patterned fabrics.  If you follow my blog at all, you know I’m a real lover of solids. Jessica’s book proves over and over that solids set off a project and give patterned fabric some room to breath and be appreciated.

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The book is chock full of projects that use all different quantities of solid fabrics and each one is beautiful.

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The projects range in size and complexity. Everything from big bed quilts to pillows and little pouches.  So many great projects here – you’re certain to be inspired to get to the sewing machine and sew some of them up!

And I’ll bet you seriously want a copy of this book, huh?? Well you get a chance to win one right now! Leave a comment on this post and one lucky winner will get a copy. I’ll pick a winner on Wednesday the 12th.

If you’d like to follow along, the remaining stops on the tour are:

Monday 10/10:  Stop Staring and…Start Sewing
Tuesday 10/11:  Quilting is My Therapy
Wednesday 10/12:  Stitch Magazine Blog
Thursday 10/13:  Oh Fransson
Friday 10/14:  Generation Q Magazine
Saturday 10/15:  Quilt Dad
Sunday 10/16:  Confessions of a Craft Addict
Monday 10/17:  Amy’s Creative Side
Tuesday 10/18:  Pink Chalk Studio
Wednesday 10/19:  Connecting Threads
Thursday 10/20:  Keepsake Quilting
Friday 10/21:  Juicy Bits

Good luck!

A quilt and a winner

The LAMQG had its second anniversary meeting on Monday night. It’s crazy how quickly those two years have gone by and how much The MQG has grown since then!

We coordinated an anniversary swap and I was sewing for Liz. Her adorable little baby girl is right at the age where they can always use one more quilt to put on the floor, so I quickly put together a little one for her.

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I had to use scraps she gave me and I could only add one new fabric. Obviously I added the yellow. Oh and I cheated and added the binding too. Figured a stripy binding was worth a little cheating!

LAMQG swap quilt

And thanks for all of your comments on the Quilt Retro blog tour post. I used the random number generator and the winner is Anita! Congrats and keep an eye out for an email from me.

Quilt Retro Blog Tour

I’m happy to be a part of the Quilt Retro blog tour today!

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This book by Jenifer Dick is so cute! It’s filled with clear concise patterns, along with lots of encouragement form Jenifer about how to make the patterns your own.

But what really stood out about it to me was that it’s filled with appliqué. You don’t see a lot of appliqué in modern quilting, and it’s a nice change of pace to see it here. For example, check out the cover quilt, called Outside My Kitchen Window.

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The book has so many detailed how to’s and tips and tricks for appliqué – so helpful for me since this is an area of quilting where I have so much learn!

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And oh what’s that? You’d like to win a copy of Quilt Retro? Ok! Jenifer was generous enough to help make that happen!  Just leave a comment here and I’ll draw a winner on Wednesday.

This is just the start of the blog tour so tomorrow be sure to check out Quiltville for the next stop.

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