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Night Trees Quilt

Something different this time around. This quilt started in Sherri Lynn Wood’s Scrap Doodling class at Quiltcon 2015.  The improvisational process created the first tree shape, and I chose to continue making these fun blocks.  I think I officially beige-d myself out and reached for blacks and blues for the background, and bright, fun tree colors.  It was a bit tricky to photograph the tones, but here are a couple of shots:

 

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All quilted on my home machine.  The trees are left unquilted.

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Thanks for looking!

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Dunes Quilt

Here is a quilt I’ve finally photographed called “Dunes”!

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It is a clamshell quilt, but with splashes of color inserted into the scallop-shapes!   To make this I improvisationally pieced some curved color splashes into swaths of a low-volume fabric, and then used a 15″ template I ordered from Baycreek Quilting Products to cut-out the shapes that I called “dunes.” I used the assembly instructions as written in Latifah Saafir’s Glam Clam Quilt pattern.

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The quilting designs vary by dune – some are pebbled, some are straight lines, some are scallops, and some are echo-ing curved lines.  I did each using free-motion quilting on my home machine and I left the color splashes un-quilted.

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This quilt was all machine-pieced; no applique today.  It measures 68″ x 68″.

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Thanks for looking!

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Aerial Grove Baby Quilt

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For a fun baby quilt, I made an Aerial Grove quilt.  Pattern by Carolyn Friedlander.  My blogs were double-plus wonky, and I used my sew-and-turn applique method rather than needle-turn.  I hand appliqued the blobs onto the patchwork strips. IMG_3507_2

My quilting was also inspired by Carolyn, but I let my lines spazz-out.   I also only made the colorful “grove” – not the larger neutral border that is featured in the pattern.  A baby doesn’t need that much white space! IMG_3512_2

These pictures were taken a couple weeks ago, during another 20 degree cold-snap here in Michigan.  Apologies for the grainy texture and color-weirdness.

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Seaglass

I have two quilts to show!  One, I made this summer.  It is a king-sized version of Trapezoids at Work.  It is made in solids (except for one newspaper collage print) and was quilted with scallops.  Pardon the draping in this shot – king-sized quilts are heavy.

DSC_0001-better For quilting, I used A SLEW of tips from this craftsy class – Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine.  Cannot recommend enough.DSC_0004 2   DSC_0011The king-sized quilt was for a client, but I loved the colors and overall look so much, I made it a baby sister.  The below is about 60″ by 75″ or something.

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Neurotic Snail Quilt

Just a quick post to show this baby quilt I made for a friend.

corrina-1I framed a solid square with fun prints –  most of them from Made By Rae’s line Lotus Pond.  Three sides but leaving a little corner stone allowed for me to embrace my crippling neuroses and do some pattern matching.

IMG_2646Neurotic Snails.

IMG_2645Cute little quilted windows.

corrina-22See the little snail HSTs in the sashing?  I like ’em.

It was almost a shame to fold this adorable Japanese fabric into binding.

il_570xN.493732245_m3k8Yuwa Cotorienne Fabric ‑ Tanuki Hide and Seek Blue and White Stripes

corrina-2And a happy little embroidered label.  I made this circle using my sew-an-turn applique method.

Cheers!

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Modern Quilt Guild Showcase

I was very honored to have my Folded Flock quilt in  the Modern Quilt Guild Showcase at the International Quilt Market & Festival in Houston this past couple of weeks.

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Hello, quilt!  You look creased.  Live and learn.

A special thanks to Christa Watson who photographed all of the quilts in the showcase and posted them on her site.  Check ’em out.

If you’d like to get a peek at this quilt in person, I do believe you’ll be seeing it at Quilt Con!  And if you’d like to meet me I’ll probably be hiding behind my quilt listening for compliments and writing down the names of the haters.

Lastly, if you’d like to learn more about this quilt – You can see a post HERE and another one more about the process of assembling the quilt top HERE.

Cheers!

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Handmade Beginnings Quilt

This little quilt has been 4 years in the making!  That’s insane!

IMG_2007My dear friend asked if I wanted to make this Sixth Time’s the Charm Quilt from the book Handmade Beginnings.

http://www.amazon.com/Handmade-Beginnings-Sewing-Projects-Welcome/dp/0470497815/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1290625418&sr=8-1

We used the Stitched in Color alternate piecing method and a shared color scheme routed in orange and teal.  Separately, we each made 6 triangles; then we swapped them!  We both ended up with lovely quilts.

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This was a gift for my sons’ preschool (which has Sunshine in the title) and they are using it to help round up the little ones for morning meetings!  Everyone grab an edge of the quilt, it’s time to pay attention and talk about our day  : )

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