Broken Plaid

I finished up this quilt!

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Lots of dense straight line quilting that fills in the piecing pattern and then continues across the rest of the quilt.

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Here’s a detail of the quilting on the back… All that stopping and starting with the straight lines takes a lot of time, but it’s so worth the end results!

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Happy weekend to all of you!

Modern Minimal book signing

I hope that all of you in the Los Angeles area can make it out to my book signing next Saturday the 3rd!

Modern Minimal book signing flyer

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

QuiltCon!

Did you see?? The Modern Quilt Guild is organizing QuiltCon! Its first international convention and quilt show!

Very exiting stuff!  It’s happening Feb. 21st-24th, 2013 so there’s loads of time to plan ahead and make sure you’re there!  Check out all of the details and information at www.quiltcon.com!!

 

New Flea Market Fancy!

Look at what I was lucky enough to get a bit of from Westminster in the mail!

Flea Market Fancy!

How exciting that they are reprinting Denyse Schmidt‘s great line! I even scored and got some of the beloved gray seeds!

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend.  By the way, there’s BIG news coming from The Modern Quilt Guild on Monday so keep your eyes open for it!

List of Boy Sewing Resources!

Ok – here they all are.  There were so many replies to my post that they had to be organized and listed!  Thank you everyone for your input. What a great resource to have all in one place.  If you’d like anything added to the list, just leave me a comment here and I’ll add it to the post.

Free tutorials:

The jackpot is really the Celebrate the Boy archives:

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From there…

Kids Small Messenger Bag
Hoodie into Cowl Neck Pullover
Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Shirt Stencils

Print:
Ottobre Magazine
Handmade Beginnings by Anna Maria Horner
Simple Sewing for Baby by Lotta Jansdotter
Little Stitches for Little Ones by Amy Butler
Sewing for Boys by Shelly Figueroa and Karin LePage

Patterns:
Oliver + S
Wee Wonderfuls Space Boy and Robot

Online resources/Blogs with lots of boy stuff:
All for the Boys
Love in the Mommyhood
Handmade Crafts for Boys flickr group
The Brothers Trimm
Sew Liberated
The Boy Trifecta
I Am Momma Hear Me Roar

Happy surfing!!

 

Busy!

First thank you so much for all of your congrats on the fact that I’m having a boy! And your feedback on boy sewing patterns was so great. So many replies that I’ll be certain to put together a list and post it in the next few days. Other people must want that info too!

It’s been a busy week over here! The LAMQG’s retreat was a ball.

Aside from doing loads and loads of quilting, I made teeny tiny pants!

Tiny Pants!

I used the quick change trousers pattern from Anna Maria Horner’s book “Handmade Beginnings.” They sewed up so quickly and are so cute with little yoke on the butt.

And it worked out well that it was Anna Maria’s pattern I was sewing with because she came to speak to the LAMQG early this week.

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What an inspirational woman she is! So filled with passion, talent and a love for what she does. And she does so much! It was very motivating and encouraging to see someone who clearly loves her work and is so driven. Plus she’s just downright nice.

I’m back to my day job on Monday. The new schedule is going to take some getting used to but I’m certainly going to try to keep up with the sewing and blogging.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Boy!

So! I found out that we’re having a boy! I’ll admit that I was thrown for a serious loop because for a number of reasons I’ve had nothing but girls on the brain the whole time I’ve been pregnant. But the surprise made finding out much more exciting than I’d expected it to be. I was just (stupidly) pretty certain it was a girl so it really was a huge surprise!

Of course I instantly had to pull some fabric for a baby quilt for MY baby!

New Baby Quilt for MY baby!

I’m off the the 2nd annual LAMQG retreat today (four days of sewing with friends! What could be better??) and I hope to get something started. I’ve got lots of other projects to work on too…

And otherwise, I did some blog/pinterest/google searching and there just aren’t that many cute boy tutorials out there, are there? I’ve heard this from lots of moms but hadn’t experienced it first hand. So tell me, what’s your favorite pattern or tutorial for boy stuff? I wanna make this kid more than quilts!

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

A thrill…

There’s no denying that holding your book in your hands for the first time is just that. A huge thrill!

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I’m gonna hold off on showing you the inside for now but you’ll all see it plenty in the future…

The beautiful style photography in the book was done by Bethany Nauert and I had such a good time working with her to style all of the shots. I also hit up every single friend I have with a beautiful home (I’m lucky to have so many!) so it’s fun to see their spaces featured in the book along with the quilts!

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I can’t wait to show you more!!

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