Modern Quilt Guild blog meme

What does modern quilting mean to me?   That’s the question we’ll be answering this week over on the Modern Quilt Guild blog.

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It’s not easy to define just  what modern quilting is so we hope that lots of you will join in the conversation!  Check it out over here!

A finished Dots & Critters Baby Quilt!

So busy these days that this is my first finish of 2010. A cute and simple baby quilt for some friends who are expecting but don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl. Their first baby got this quilt, so the idea was that the quilts are different but still sort of match.

Dots & Critters Baby Quilt

I had a great time drawing attention to all of the little critters with the quilting.

Dots & Critters Baby Quilt close up

Dots & Critters Baby Quilt close up

The back:

Dots & Critters Baby Quilt back

Dots & Critters Baby Quilt back close up

It’s so much fun to put together baby quilts quickly. I might have to do that a couple more times before I tackle another bed quilt.

Block Party Tutorial

The next block in the Block Party quilt along is up. Check it out!

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A little house

Little House

Put this little house up on Flickr yesterday (for the Bee Imaginative bee) and people seem to like it so I thought I’d pop it up over here on the blog too.

Little House

Yes, Mr. Gnome IS off gathering more mushrooms while deer & birdie wait for him at home. He’ll be back soon. And then they will all enjoy some mushroom soup.

This and that.

Recently obsessed with this color combo.

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Been trying different things….

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…but nothing just right quite yet.

I’ve been super busy with tons of stuff recently – sorry the ol’ blog is feeling the pain!

Otherwise, we’re up to TWENTY SEVEN THIRTY branches of the Modern Quilt Guild!! Can you believe it!?! And more are in the works.  Amazing stuff!  Modern quilters unit!

Homemade for Haiti

Jenny’s having a bake sale at Home Ec. – all proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders so if you’re in LA on Sunday be sure to stop in and buy some delicious baked goods!!

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All Modern Quilt Guild all the time!

That’s how it’s been feeling the past week or so.  Something about the new year has made people eager to start something new and the Modern Quilt Guild it reaping the benefits!

LAMQG Sewing Day 3

Here at the LA branch we recently had our first sewing day – six hours of chatting and sewing BLISS!

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SO many people out there starting new branches!   Check out the new site where you can find out if there’s a guild near you to join.

The Poppies

So my sister nominated me for the Poppies over at Poppytalk! So nice of her. Click over and vote for me if you wanna!

Thanks!

Simple Squares

Got the baby quilt top all finished up. Super simple and quick to put together – all I’ve had time for recently!

Simple Squares Baby Quilt Top

Lots of polka dots and cute animals! Perfect for a baby.

Baby Quilt Top closer

Thanks for all of your kind words about Project Runway. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the season holds!

And on a different note, I’m sure you’ve all already seen the amazing Craft Hope etsy shop that’s raising money for Doctors Without Borders in Haiti. Perfect place to go shopping if you want to.

Shameless plug.

Tonight season 7 of Project Runway, which I cast, premieres!

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10 pm on Lifetime.  Hope you watch!

Ok now that that’s over -  a small update for those of you who read me through a reader – loads of new branches of the Modern Quilt Guild are starting up and the list is ever growing!  Click through to my last post to see if there’s one near you that you can join.

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