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I've shifted gears in my sewing a bit in the last quarter. First, I took on the City Sampler "100 blocks in 100 days" sew along. I'm so excited to be using my Tula Pink fabric and keeping up with the daily blocks. Also, I'm prepping for teaching my first quilt workshop this Fall. This means sewing up samples for the couple guilds who need them and finishing some other demo quilts. Lastly, I'm so close to having my first pattern ready for sale.

I've decided to organize my list this quarter by stage of completion. I know the list is terribly long, but I like to have it all in one place.

 

Just Need Binding

  1. Meadow Mystery, Lap Quilt.
  2. Midnight Mystery, Lap Quilt.

 

Finished Quilt Tops

  1. Very Hungry Caterpillar Twin Quilt
  2. Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, Greenery Lap Quilt.
  3. Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, class sample Mini Quilt #1.
  4. Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, class sample Mini Quilt #2.
  5. Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, class sample Mini Quilt #3.
  6. Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, class sample Mini Quilt #4.
  7. Planned Improv: Playing with Angles, class sample Mini Quilt #1.
  8. Back and Forth Quilt, Baby Quilt.
  9. Memory House, Mini Quilt.

 

Piecing in Progress

  1. Variation of Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, Wall Hanging.
  2. Tula Pink City Sampler.
  3. Halloween, Lap Quilt.
  4. Creative HST project, Lap Quilt.
  5. In the Middle quilt, Lap Quilt.
  6. Cotton & Steel (and low volume) HST Quilt, Lap Quilt.
  7. Ocean quilt for my daughter.
  8. Patchwork City Metro Area Quilt.
  9. Swoon Quilt. 
  10. Rainbow Chain. The pattern is Autumn Chain from The Bee Hive quilts. 
  11. My Floating Squares improv project. (from The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood.)
  12. Rainbow Remix from Rebecca Bryan's class at Quiltcon. Blocks are all done. Next up, the big job of piecing together irregular blocks.
  13. Wonky Cross quilt from Rossie Hutchinson's class at QuiltCon. I'm up to 50 blocks and they are now all trimmed up.
  14. Quartered Log Cabin quilt from Rossie Hutchinson's class at QuiltCon
  15. Purple Royalty quilt. 
  16. La Passacaglia. No way I'm finishing this anytime soon, but including it so my list is complete. 

 

Planning Stage

  1. Planned Improv: Playing with Angles, class sample Mini Quilt #2.
  2. Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, large scale.

 

I'm linking up to Finish Along Q3 goals.

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I took inspiration from my guild's square and rectangle scrap challenge to design this quilt. I began with a tiny thumbnail sketch and cut all of my green scraps into the largest squares I could. Then I used my design wall to plan the layout of my first slab and filled in around my squares. After the first slab I imposed some additional rules on myself to create similar, but not identical, slabs. This 61.5" x 66.5" quilt made a big dent in my green scraps and used up the majority of my neutral scraps. I'm submitting it for the Just the Top category of the Pantone Quilt Challenge hosted by Bryan House Quilts and No Hats in the house. You can see a bit more of my process in my original post.

I'll begin teaching this technique in workshops this Fall.

I'm linking up to the Just the Tops Pantone Quilt Challenge 2017 Linky Party.

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I opted in to participate in the Riley Blake Creative Rockstar Challenge with the Modern Quilt Guild and received a package of the challenge fabrics. We were allowed to add additional fabric from the line as well as any Riley Blake solids. I opted to order the additional colorway of the Rockstar Rhythm print (with the triangles) as it was my favorite in the line. I love the geometric design. I also ordered solid black and grey and ultimately decided on the grey in order to emphasize the quilting.

In designing my quilt, I decided to feature the three different colorways and fussy cut to show an interesting section of the print. I planned my quilting to emulate the design from the fabric in a much larger scale. I achieved this quilting motif by marking my fabric.

I used a straight edge to draw the different sized triangles and then stitched approximately 1/8” on each side of the lines. There were a lot of threads to bury, but I’m very happy with the results.

I had just enough leftover from my pieced strips from the quilt top to be able to piece them in to the binding to extend the quilt top design onto the binding.

I completed my 16" x 16" quilt a full week before the deadline (Shocker, I know!) and submitted it to the MQG challenge. Winners are supposed to be announced this month.

I love seeing all the different takes on the challenge. There are quite a variety of styles! You can check out other entries at #mqgfabricchallenge on Instagram.