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QuiltCon 2015

I went to QuiltCon and had a great time.  I want to keep track of my favorite photos of friends and some inspirational bits and pieces.

 

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QuiltCon Accessories

I’m heading off to QuiltCon!  I plan on eating and drinking and learning and laughing for five days straight.

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I whipped up a couple of tops I hope to share soon, as well as a quilted sunglasses sleeve and a notebook cover!  Look – I’ve already collected quite a few pins for the #quiltconpinswap!  Fabric is from Carolyn Friedlander’s beautiful line, Doe.

Sunglasses sleeve tutorial found here

Quilted notebook cover tutorial found here

Say hello if you see me!

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Improv Arrow Quilt Block Tutorial

A group within the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild is working together on a charity quilt featuring improvisational arrow blocks.  Today I grabbed some scrap fabric and experimented with a piecing strategy.

For my group, these are not instructions and certainly feel free to create your arrow blocks however you’d like!  But let me offer this Improv Arrow Quilt Block Tutorial just in case it’s useful.

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Riley Blake Challenge Quilt

Hello! Here is my entry for the Riley Blake Modern Quilt Challenge.  I call it Riley’s Cloud:

fullHappy little cloud bumps made using my sew-and-turn applique method explained here. 

It’s not blanket stitch, not raw edge, not needle-turn – it’s sew and turn and it’s my favorite!

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Can you see the scallop quilting?

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There are four cloud outlines hidden in the white.

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A little splash of color against our milk sky, our snowy roof-tops, and the black, bare trees.

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This quilt was made for the MQG Riley Blake Challenge.  Members of the modern quilt guild were sent fabric bundles of Riley Blake designer quilting cottons.

The Ann Arbor Quilt Guild is also having a challenge!  Our members will pick a favorite and win a stack of fabric!

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International Quilt Festival

I was very honored to have had two of my quilts accepted into the Modern Quilt Exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston.  See all of the exhibit’s quilts here…

“Trapezoids at Work” originally blogged here

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“Archicoop” – more pictures here – and featuring my homegirl Rossie who teaches this applique method.

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Trapezoids in Space – a finished quilt

I’ve been trying to come up with a quilt utilizing some of the Constellations fabric line (by Lizzy House – available here), and these glorious “Grumpy Moon” screen prints made by my friend and fellow Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild member Amy!

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This design is the same concept as my “Trapezoids at Work” quilt and I even have a tutorial posted over HERE.

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Thanks, AMY! For these stunning moons!  Perfect for a grumpy toddler…

 

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This quilt will soon make it’s home in Wisconsin with my sister’s family.  We’re all eagerly awaiting the birth of my first nephew!

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To Boston With Love

The Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild had the wonderful idea on how to bring some joy to the community of Boston.  They asked quilters and sewing-enthusiasts to piece little flag pennants and have organized for them all to be on display in Boston soon!  It’ll hopefully bring a bit of cheer and I can’t wait to see pictures of everyone’s flags decorating the city.

The organizers have already received over 600 flags (!!!!)  which will be on display at The Museum of Fine Arts Boston from May 25th through July 7th.

So here are the flags I made!  Two simple plus blocks that were from a WIP I’ve got cooking: IMG_1075

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You can see more flags here!

 

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