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Bias 3 – all finished!

I put the final stitches in the binding of Bias 3 this weekend! I so enjoy getting a quilt finished up. And I am really in love with this one.

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As my work has progressed I’ve tried to maintain the balance of working with minimalist design, yet keeping interest in the quilt. If I may say so myself, I think that I hit that note just right with this quilt and it’s a place that I’ll keep exploring.

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I did my usual straight line quilting on it – following the lines of the piecing. I left the red stripes unquilted to make them pop even more…

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You can really see the quilting on the back!

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Believe it or not, I’m gonna blog AGAIN this week so keep an eye out. Happy Monday!

Every Color featuring my solids!

I am newly home from Quilt Market.  It was a good one… Was great to see so many friends again.

I had to make a quilt for the In the Beginning booth that featured all of my Modern Solids.  Needless to say, it wasn’t an easy task for me to come up with a quilt that had all of the colors, but didn’t read too much like a rainbow.  Here it is, hanging at Market, all finished up:

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And a wider photo that shows it with the other two quilts featuring my fabrics.

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Jacquie made the one next to mine and Jen the last one.  They are both so so beautiful! I’m very lucky to have friends who are such talented quilters who were up for making these  amazing quilts so quickly.

I don’t have many progress photos, but here’s a couple…

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For the quilting I did straight line quilting across the whole face of the quilt (using the edge of my walking foot as a guide for each seam).

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Then in order to accentuate the negative space, I went back and added another line between each line in the light gray.

I can’t can’t wait to keep working with my fabrics more! And I won’t have to use every single color in the next quilt! There’s definitely a certain satisfaction in sewing with your own fabrics. It’s wonderful.

Another reminder that I’m over on Instagram more than I’m posting here… it’s just so much faster! Please follow me over there if you’d like to!

Didn’t Get the Memo – all finished up!

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Finally finished up this little quilt! I love it. The quilting looks like it was randomly done, but it wasn’t. Each line follows along the edge of a different triangle… This was one of those quilting situations where you really aren’t sure you’re doing the right thing as it’s happening, but the end result is fantastic. I’m really happy with the overall effect!

Here’s the back:

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I took a quick video of it for Instagram and thought I’d post it here too!

Tomorrow I’m headed up to Sisters, Oregon a week to teach and speak! I’m so looking forward to it. I should be a wonderful time. I’ll post all of the mini quilts I made for class samples soon!

Greater Than – Center City

I finished up my quilt that I made with Jay McCarroll‘s latest line, Center City. Of course I included lots of solids too to really make those prints shine!

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It’s a different spin on this same idea…Lots more improv piecing this time around.

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The more time I spend quilting the more I’m realizing that I like repeating some main design elements. But I think there’s something to be said for exploring a theme for a bit… I like each one a bit more than the previous!

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For the back I used some big pieces of the same line.

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Of course there’s loads of straight-line quilting and I also bound in my favorite print of the line.  I so, so love the binding on this one. It’s so nice to get another quilt finished up!

Bee Imaginative Quilt finished!

Another quilt that I had hanging at QuiltCon was this group quilt, made by the members of Bee Imaginative. I have posted about what inspired these blocks here.

Bee Imaginative Quilt

I finished it up by quilting the backgroud with dense straight lines. Then I went back and filled in the piecing with straight lines in the opposite direction that are set further apart.

Bee Imaginative Quilt detail

I am so happy to have finished up this quilt. I often put my bee blocks to the side with every intention of putting them together into a top, and suddenly two years have passed and I still haven’t found the time… Thrilled to get to use this wonderful quilt!

Bias

I was proud to have quilts hanging in the QuiltCon show.  One of them was Bias which I’ve posted about a couple of times while it was in progress.

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The quilting on this is all straight line, echoing the piecing design. It took foreeeever, as this dense straight line quilting always does. Good thing there was a deadline to get it finished because it was hard to get it done!

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I think that this quilt is a nice balance of clean, uncomplicated design, while also having interest. I’m really happy with it!

In a Sea of Blue finished!

Remember this idea? Well I got this commission finished up about a week ago. My first finish of 2013.

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It’s a big queen sized quilt. And look, I’m taking a flat photo of it! Very exciting stuff. This is because for Christmas my husband got me a great photography set up for my big quilts.

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Until the day comes that I have some fabulous enormous studio space where I can shoot my big quilts, this will be my set up! I need to figure out a better clip and hang system than the clothes hangers but I will… and then I’m hoping that I get the gumption to take it different places beyond my sister’s back yard.

Here’s a detail of the quilt after I’d washed it (these first photos are before I washed it) and it got that nice crinkle. I’d say that the colors are truest in this photo.

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The orange is Kona flame and boy is it bright! But in this sea of blue it works. I was thinking about using negative space differently in this quilt… sorta like I pieced it with all of the blue. I know it doesn’t really read that way, but it’s an idea I hope that I find more time time to explore in the future!

Pink Greater Than

Finished up a little baby girl quilt!  Named it Pink Less Greater Than (my math memory is definitely less than great and I got it backwards! Name adjusted!) because it looks kinda like a greater than symbol.

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I made this block…

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…for my Modern Block of the Month awhile back and I wanted to make a whole quilt version. I foresee more exploration of this design in the future.

I had fun with the quilting on this one.

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I echoed the piecing with straight lines in gray and then I filled in the piecing with vertical straight lines in pink.

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I was happy with how it came out!

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All 12 blocks from the Sew, Mama, Sew! Modern Block of the MonthAnd speaking of my Modern Block of the Month, I’m going to be teaching all 12 blocks over the course of a year at Sew Modern! Every second Saturday of the month, from 2pm to 5pm.

You can either sign up for the whole year, or just one month at a time!

Quick Little Quilt

Sometimes you’re working full time and you’re eight months pregnant and you’re working on QuiltCon, and you know what happens? You have very little time to sew!

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I managed to finish up this little baby girl quilt that’s a gift. Very simple, very quick!

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Happy Monday everyone – hope you’re finding more sewing machine time than I am!!

Intersections

I finished up this quilt last week. I’d been working on it for quite a bit of time… It’s basically the quilt version of these placemats that are in Quilt Scene. The quilting took me forever and I have to admit – while I love the results, it’s hard to stay motivated to get this dense straight line quilting done. But now it’s finished and I couldn’t be happier with it!

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The orange is a shot cotton and in person really adds to the quilt – those shot cottons are so pretty with the depth of color they have.

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Here’s a detail of the back… always easier to see the quilting on the back!

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