Tag Archives: finished quilt

16 Comments

I really appreciate whoever came up with "quilting and collecting fabric are two different hobbies." While I actually have a very usable stash for the type of quilting that I generally do, I have been collecting Halloween fabric for quite a few years. And every year October 1st rolls around and I wish I had a Halloween quilt. Then I very accurately realize there's just not a high likelihood that I could start and finish a Halloween quilt before Halloween.

You've heard of Christmas in July, right? Many crafters who make handmade gifts begin making those items in the summer. Last year, I decided that if Christmas in July was a thing, so was Halloween in April... and I marked my calendar for April 1st of this year to start my Halloween quilt. Surely, if I began a quilt in April could have it done by October.

April came and went and I finally started the quilt in May. I chose the Strip It Down pattern by  Quilt Theory. It's a great pattern that could easily go together in a day, except of course that I work on many projects at once and I had to order my background fabric. I had a finished quilt top by the beginning of September, so I selected the backing fabric (which I didn't photograph, but you'll have to take my word is an awesome purple polka dot on black) and sent the quilt to Tami for longarm quilting. I chose a computerized spider web panto that I'd seen her use on another quilt, and a variegated orange thread. I'm thrilled with how her quilting jazzed up my quilt.

The large panels in each strip are a great place to feature fun prints and there are no seams to match up. The background panels are great for a solid fabric to feature an interesting quilting motif or a nice patterned fabric. I'm a firm believer in using a striped binding whenever reasonable and I'm happy I went with this black and white stripe. It made me a little dizzy to look at the yardage, but these skinny little strips are just perfect!

 

You can see my goal in this post. Linking up to OMG October Finish Link-Up and TGIFF at Anja  Quilts.

SaveSave

SaveSaveSaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSaveSaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

8 Comments

It is my pleasure to share my latest quilt pattern for Modern By the Yard, the free quarterly e-zine by Benartex. I choose a Fall palette with a pop, featuring azure, chestnut, and wine, to make the easy five block table runner featuring their Fleurish fabric line.

Fall Fleurish quilt table runner featured in Modern by the Yard

My design features irregular hexagon beads on panels of color. (Be sure to check out the magazine for a reverse view as well.) Fall Fleurish is a beginner friendly, super fast sew, featuring HSTs and rectangles. The table runner is quilted with echo walking foot lines and the beads are free motion quilted with a ribbon candy motif.

table runner quilt pattern Fall Fleurish

table runner quilt pattern

Fall Fleurish table runner quilt pattern

Please share pictures with me if you make one. You can use #sarahgoerquilts on social media. Check out my pattern from Issue #5 of Modern By the Yard, Summer Splash.

I hope you enjoy this issue of Modern by the Yard. Head over the Sew in Love with Fabric for previews of all the projects and a link to the full issue which you can view online or download as a PDF. This beautiful cover quilt is designed by Amy Friend of During Quiet Time featuring her Improv fabric and Improv Paper Piecing technique.

quilt pattern for table runner in Modern by the Yard

SaveSave

SaveSaveSaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

8 Comments

I taught middle school math for 11 years (and yearbook for 4 of those) before having kids. This Fall I'll be putting my teaching hat back on, but this time the content will be quilting workshops! I'm excited to debut my first workshop this Fall. Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, featuring the technique I used to create my challenge quilt, Greenery.

My first two class samples show the diversity of the technique. Start with scraps you love and I'll lead you through designing your own improv layout and planning the construction to piece the puzzle you create.

 

The technique lends itself to a variety of quilting motifs. In my purple sample I chose an all over floral quilting motif, and in my blue sample I used each square to feature a straight line motif, with an all over free motion motif filling in the background of the quilt.

 

I'll be teaching Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares at Bay Area Modern in Palo Alto, CA on November 11. I will also be presenting a short demo of my technique at Quilting 101 for Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association in Saratoga, CA on November 14.

I'm currently booking to teach locally (within 50 miles of San Jose) and will book regionally for dates starting in mid-2018. You can contact me at sarah@goer.org to inquire about me teaching at your guild or shop.

Save

Save

Save

Save