I’ve made a bit more progress on my Glimma quilt! This one has been a lot of fun to make. I didn’t really have a plan when I started on my flying geese. I loved the look of the Yarn Dyed Essex Linen in Black next to the fabric, but I decided to use Essex Linen in Flax for the main backdrop of the quilt. (I posted where you can buy the Essex Linen in here, as well as my flying geese paper piecing template.)
I improvisationally pieced the blocks from the top down. Literally – I started at the top left of the quilt and worked my way over and down like reading a book.
It’s all pin basted now and ready for me to quilt! Let’s see if I can get that done today.
January 18, 2013 18 Comments
I’m back from the Sewing Summit! And very, VERY tired. In fact, very, VERY tired might be an understatement! I am planning a post about the long weekend away, but it’s all so overwhelming at the moment. I need some time to wrap my head around it all before typing it out. (It was an awesome time though!)
In the meantime, I thought I’d share the latest round of The Traveling Quilts. This month I had Heather’s quilt. Her quilt featured a variety of neutrals and geometric shapes (herringbones and the like). I believe Penny added in the large fish.
I decided to add a pop of color. My addition is the column on the right. Starting with a big chunk of a wine red Oakshott cotton, then some tiny strip columns of a combination of Oakshotts, a couple prints already in the quilt and neutrals. I finished the column with a deep chocolate brown Oakshott cotton.
I hope you like what I added Heather! Ashley now has the quilt and I’m sure she’s adding something really amazing.
October 16, 2012 10 Comments
I had such fun on Saturday! I spent about 5 hours with a wonderful group of ladies, demoing and talking about piecing improvisational log cabins and watching everyone’s different blocks come together.
Huge thanks to the super sweet and funny Andie (above) for coordinating this workshop and inviting me to come teach. And also a big thank you to the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild for hosting me (and showing up!) and those that traveled several hours to attend.
Me, explaining block layout options
My mom and sister even came to join in the fun.
Lots of happy in-action photos…everyone made such amazing blocks!
And my sister will tell you – quilting is not for the faint of heart. It was 85 degrees in the room! We are all super tough troopers though and quilted through the heat.
Finally – completely unrelated but while I was in Cincinnati I found out from Jeni that Heather Ross has some fabric at Hancocks! I rushed to the store by my parents house and picked up some prints. These are from the children’s book she illustrated, Crafty Chloe. (Which my daughter happens to love!) I was so excited to see them, I am a huge sucker for any of her artwork. If you want some for yourself, be sure to check out your local Hancocks store in the Girl’s Novelty section.
July 16, 2012 17 Comments
The Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild has announced the location and time for my Improv Piecing Workshop this Saturday, July 14th. You do not need to be a member of the CMQG to attend, just head over to their blog for details. There is a limit of 30 people, so be sure to sign up if you want to attend.
For more details on our project, check out my post on the Off Centered Improv Quilt. It’s going to be a lot of fun, I hope to see you there!
July 9, 2012 8 Comments