Monday!

Be sure to check back here on Monday to find out how you can win one of these amazing fabric bundles!

Hope that you all have wonderful weekends!

Twin baby quilts

I finished up a pair of cute baby quilts for a commission.  For twins who are on the way!  I made a couple of pillow sleeves to go along with ‘em too.

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Why can’t I ever coordinate photo taking with no fold lines in the quilts??

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These were fun to sew up. I haven’t been working with lots of white or these colors in awhile so it was fun to go back to them for a project!

On another note, a dear friend of mine is a finalist for the Dwell Room for Improvement contest. You don’t have sign in or anything to vote for her, so please do! It just takes two quick clicks and a free living room make over could be hers so vote for her! Thank you, thank you!

Did you see??

The Modern Quilt Guild is launching a big ol’ modern quilting challenge!  Project Modern!

Project Modern!

Truly great judges and prizes are involved.   Even a Janome Horizon 7700!!  That is the sewing machine I covet and someone amazingly lucky is going to win one!

Check it all out over here!

Beginning, middle, and end.

Lots and lots of quilting going on around here. Have projects going at all stages!

Beginning…

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…middle…

Middle

…and end!

Bindings to stitch!

Lots of things on the horizon… there’s a big announcement for The Modern Quilt Guild on Monday – be sure to check it out!

And something completely different is coming along on the week of the 23rd here on my blog… It will involve both doing good AND fabric giveaways.  We’re talkin’ really good fabric giveaways.  Sounds like a win win, right?

Socks!

I’m knitting!  A sock! A few of us were lucky enough to be taught by Lori, a friend from the LAMQG.  She’s an amazing knitter (we’re talking CERTIFIED master knitter!!) with an even more amazing yarn stash.

Knitting!

It’s slow going on these size 2 needles but I’m enjoying knitting after putting it down for a couple of nonstop quilting years.  Plus I can sit outside in the amazing summer weather and be crafty!  Some times a sewing machine doesn’t cut it…not very portable!  Wonder if I’ll make it to the second sock?

Something new.

I have started on a few blocks for a new quilt. I’m making it for our bedroom. All these quilts, and I’m still yet to make us one for our bed!

Starting something new

Not certain where I’m headed with them but so far so good!

My new sewing space

Here it is! Before and after…

Before & After

I have to say… I’m in love. The ceilings are really low (completely fine since I’m 5’3″) so the whole place is a bit like a cozy sunny cave. There’s lots of sun and I painted it a nice bright yellow (since some of you have been asking, it’s a Behr paint called “Spiced Butternut”) to add to the warmth and light. At first I thought it might be too bright, but my design wall covers up the biggest wall space so it works.

A few more pics…

The workspace.

Work Space

Corner

And my fabric closet. It is immediately to the left when you walk in – before the two steps up to the work space. This is the most organized it will ever be and there’s even room to grow!

Fabric Closet

I’m really at home in this space.  I can’t wait to make tons of quilts here!

Off topic – as of yesterday I’ve had my blog for two years. Hurray! It’s been so wonderful getting to know all of you during that time, so thank you!!

Don’t forget…

Project Runway premieres tonight! On Lifetime, at 9:00 pm – 90 minute episodes all season. So much better than last season’s 10:00 pm, right? 

What a difference a year makes!

This weekend I went to the Long Beach Quilt Festival.

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Do you remember when I went last year? Well, things have changed! Not at all in terms of their offerings (in fact, I saw even less fabric I wanted this time around – but it could be that with my stash growth I’ve become pickier) but this time, I was there with some of the LA Modern Quilt Guild!

Festival

Last year I’d mentioned that I thought modern quilters weren’t well represented at festival, and in terms of the merchandise and quilts on display, I still think that’s the case, but WE were there! And since we were showing our pride with our t-shirts and totes, we were stopped and chatted with quite a bit. We put the effort in to spread the word!

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Jamie, me and Latifah all loving our totes!

It was my griping about festival on my blog last year that caused Latifah to comment, saying that maybe we should start our own “modern” quilt guild and look at us now! Over 70 groups across the country and world.

Impressive modern quilters, impressive! What will we do next?!?

Scrap winners!

Thanks to all of you for your comments on the scraps. First, I’m actually not very organized at all, but moving is a chance to start out strong, right? Also, I did in fact consciously chose to put the scraps in contrasting baskets. Might not make practical sense but it looked prettier to me. That’s always more important, right??

Anyhow – congrats to Kerry and Georgia!  The ol’ random number generator picked you!

Georgia’s getting some brown and purple (with some green thrown in!) scraps…

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…and some orange and aqua scraps will be headed to Kerri!

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