QuiltCon 2016

2016 Sew My Stash of Scraps

Screen Shot 2016-01-03 at 5.40.09 PMWhat to do with the scraps I have.  The ones I loved when they were fat quarters or yardage.  After finishing a project, I know I shouldn’t throw the scraps away.  Pretty soon I have too many to ignore.  Today I started a January Project.  Sew MY Stash of Scraps.  I finished yellow, green, and aqua.  I do not feel guilty getting rid of the scraps that are left from these blocks.  I can say that I have used them more than once and I wasn’t wasteful. Maybe next January I will do the same with the scraps I collect this year.  Stay tuned.

Snapshots of Quilt Market

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One of the best Quilty moments this past year was experiencing quilt market for the first time.  Working with Pink Door Fabrics gave me the opportunity.  It was incredible to walk the isles and see so much inspiration and fun!  I have a lot of photos to share but I think this is a good one to start the ball rolling.  Follow these links for to see the shots I took:  http://blog.pinkdoorfabrics.com/market-day-1/ http://blog.pinkdoorfabrics.com/market-day-3/

Me Against Modern

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I know people say that they “love a challenge.”  I’ve been guilty of it on occasion, but when it comes to tackling a very large modern quilt, I can’t say I LOVE that challenge.  I love it once I figure out what I am going to do, but I’ll never fool you by saying inspiration comes fast!  I stared at this quilt for a long time.  It was king size.  The top had been completed many, many years earlier (around 25) and the piecer was ready to get it all the way done.  Once I decided on design, it was a joy to quilt.  I love that she pieced it in the 1990’s and a modern quilter would piece it today.  I felt responsibility towards quilting it in a timeless modern fashion.  There was a lot of custom quilting done, but it proved to be worth every stitch.

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Schnitzel and Boo Mini Swap

project miniI am more than a little nervous to send off my schnitzel and boo mini. Making something for a complete stranger, what was I thinking? The hashtag #makeaquiltmakeafriend was the siren that sucked me into another challenge and although I am glad, I do think I am a little crazy. A mini? Really! I did not think this one through. I am not that great of a piecer and a mini can truly show off all the short comings of matching corners, points, etc. However, my imagination saved me and I decided to focus on my quilting and do one of my soon to be famous wonky stars with lots of negative space. I also plan to put some enviable goodies into the box when I mail it off today. Other surprises should lesson the blow of a non-intricate pieced mini. I hope I can call my swap buddy a friend!!!