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Some very happy news out of my world today!

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be writing a book with Kristen, my co-host of Block Party and we are so excited.

C & T Publishing will publish it and it’s going to be about YOU!  Ok, well, maybe not you specifically, but about all of us: the online modern quilting community.

It’s not going to be your usual book of quilt patterns and projects, but instead a “how to” book that will also be about all of the virtual quilting bees and the amazing sense of community that we have found online.   Quilting bees have always given women a chance to get together and quilt, but now in the age of the Internet we have virtual quilting bees that have revitalized quilting and community among modern quilters.

I’m so excited that every member of Block Party has agreed to be a contributor to the book.  There are so many talented women involved and I’m so honored to include myself among them.

Block Party Quilt on Couch

And the most exciting part is that we’re going to be including all of YOU in the book too!  We are going to be switching our Block Party blog over to a quarterly quilt along and we hope that lots of you will participate.  We are including photos of some of the blocks you all make during the quilt alongs in the book, so please do join in.  Your block might end up in the book!!

There will be more details coming along very soon so please keep an eye both here and over on the Block Party blog.

And lastly, thank you!  All of you are so kind and generous and have made me feel like I’m a part of something exciting.  We are so happy to have that wonderful community and energy transfer over into a book that represents all of us and the fun modern quilts that we have been creating.

Fall Online Quilt Festival.

It’s so tough to pick my current favorite quilt to feature in Amy’s online quilt festival (such a fun idea!) but I’m going to have to go with the Red & Aqua lap quilt. I love it – who doesn’t love the color combo??

Red & Aqua Quilt

I used white in both the sashing and the blocks in the quilt and I love the framing it creates for each and every fabric in the quilt.

Red & Aqua Quilt - Detail2

I originally posted about the quilt here.

Be sure to click on over to see all the other quilts in the online festival!

Modern Quilt Guild meeting!

Hey all of you LA area readers – we’re finally having the first meeting for our new Modern Quilt Guild the evening of Oct. 12th and now’s the time to join us if you haven’t already!

Stack of Quilts

Just let me know if you’re interested and I can add you to the invite list.  Can’t wait to meet you all!

Stocking up

Oh the fabric I have to sew with as soon as my full time quilting mania kicks into gear when I finish my current job.

Fabric

I can’t wait! Just a couple more weeks… The blog is gonna be mellow until then, but oh, the sewing I’m going to get done soon!

Yay!

Does this mean I’m finally for real??

Cards

Has taken me forever to get around to getting cards. So glad that I finally did.

Busy weekend ahead with probably very little sewing time… But only two weeks left on my job before I’m back to the full time sewing.  I can’t wait! Then I’ll actually blog about, you know, sewing!

Hope that you all have wonderful, wonderful weekends!

Just a little house

I actually got a lot of sewing done this weekend but I am not allowing myself to show you another photo of the hexagons until it’s photos of the completed quilt.  I finally finished the quilting and have the binding to go!

So for today, just a little house!

Little House

And yes. That is a dog in a teacup in the window.

Little House Close Up

It’s for John the host of Sew Connected 2 and what a great quilt this idea is going to lead to!

What I did over my long weekend.

- Enjoyed my new and improved design wall.

Bigger & Better design wall.

Yes, I have finally moved on from the tri-colored random bits of felt! If you don’t have one of these, I can’t recommend it enough. I use a piece of batting thumb tacked to the wall. Simple and transformative for your design process… At least for me it was.

- Wished I had a friend having a baby boy so that I could use these fabrics for a quilt.

Next Quilt

Maybe I’ll make one even though I don’t. I’m liking these primary colors right now.

- And of course, I worked on quilting The Beast.

The Beast

I’m never pebble quilting a queen sized quilt again. Never. Ever. Again. I’m sure the pay off will be great but good god it’s taking freakin’ FOREVER! One more session that’s a couple of hours long and I should be done though. I’ll be happy to have this quilt behind me.

Wishing you all a great short work week!

Long weekend!

I’m going to sew as much as I can during it!

12 Squared - August

Finished my blocks (couple days late!) for August of 12 Squared. They are making me want to make a whole quilt in this style. Bees are such great ways to try out new and different things on a couple of blocks!

A Ning group was started for the Los Angeles Modern Quilt Guild. Drop me an note with your email address if you want an invite to join and you haven’t gotten one yet!

Hope you all have great holiday weekends!!

Dots!

Why am I suddenly so obsessed??

Dots

Does this happen to everyone?

Flea Market Fancy – The Return?

It could happen!  If we all unite and make our quilting voices heard as one! Please do click over and add your name to the list!

Land & Sea Quilt - Binding

Could you imagine the fabric buying frenzy that would happen if they re-released the line?? I know that I’d certainly buy up tons!!!

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