Monthly Archives: February 2020

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Superfast Project QUILTING 11.4 post since I finished and photographed my quilt just 30 minutes before the deadline. Phew!

This one is just a twofer, the PQ challenge and a sample for my Creating a Scrappy Slab workshop, which I will be teaching at Bay Area Modern Quilting on April 24, 2020, in Palo Alto, CA. I wanted to create more samples of using a scrappy slab in a traditional block, so this was a perfect opportunity. I continued with my PQ theme this season of a limited palette of black, white, and one other color and turned to my scrap bags for black and white prints.

Here are my trimmed down scrappy slabs.

I opted for walking foot quilting and used marked dots for guiding my lines.

My quilt finished at 9.5" x 9.5". Click through to Kim's blog to see all of the other Birds in the Air submissions.

Thanks for visiting!

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In January we had 43 projects linkup up for Show Me Something Purple. I loved seeing a mix of new and old. Here are a few that caught my eye.

I drooled over Blue and Purple Hidden Wells by Lorinda of Laurel, Poppy & Pine from the moment I saw her fabric pull. The saturated blues and purples are my jam. There's a great optical illusion from the secondary pattern, too!

 

Vasudha of Storied Quilts used the lovely, soft Quiet Shades fabric collection for her Purple Mountain Majesty quilt. She did a phenomenal job blending the fabrics and making purple the star of the quilt. And her free motion quilting is amazing!

 

I have a deep love for math and geometry, so I was drawn to Flower of Life by Andrée of Quilting and Learning - What a Combo! I enjoyed reading about her process of creating this circular quilt. And her quilt was a twofer as it was her submission to the Project QUILTING 11.1 challenge.

 

And incidentally, this past weekend, I went for a massage and this lovely stained glass piece was hanging in the front window.

 

Thank you to everyone who linked up last month! Be sure to hop back over to the Show Me Something Purple linkup to check out everything that was shared.

And this month I'm asking you to Show Me Something with Triangles! If you haven't had a chance to share a project yet, you have until the end of the month.

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I had such a great time making my project for Project QUILTING 11.2 that I knew I wanted to turn it into a series. I held back from starting a second one before this past Sunday in case I could make it work for PQ 11.3. Low and behold, I could! So I chose Kona Cerise (the February 4 Kona Color of the Day) as my starting point with a vague plan to make an improv log cabin with Cerise, white on cerise prints, and black and white prints. And I would work in triangles to the piecing so I could include it in my Show Me Something with Triangles linkup this month. I decided my hearts for the PQ 11.3 Put a Heart on It challenge would come in the quilting.

Then after I started piecing on Tuesday morning, Laura of Slice of Pi Quilts reached out to see if I could host TGIFF this week. I thought for a second. Sure! I'll just get this quilt completely finished and posted in the next day and a half, no problem! I finished stitching on the binding just after midnight last night, leaving me this morning to photograph and write it up. This may be the earliest in the week I've ever finished a Project QUILTING challenge! Scroll down for the TGIFF linkup.

I like for a project to be a twofer or a threefer, if possible. This one has worked out to be a six-fer! (A new record for me!)

  1. Project QUILTING 11.3 Put a Heart on It project
  2. Second in a series of Improv Log Cabin variations (see the first on here)
  3. Show Me Something with Triangles (my monthly linkup)
  4. Class sample for my Improv Log Cabins workshop
  5. Used a Kona color of the day (from their 2020 wall calendar)
  6. TGIFF finish (see linkup below)

 

When I began I didn't have a plan for the placement of fabrics and colors. My last quilt had a less organized structure, but this one fell into a pattern of light and dark. Unlike my last quilt, I also preserved the same direction of my piecing (adding pieces in a counter-clockwise pattern. I chose to piece in triangles to some of my strips. (This makes the project fit my Show Me Something with Triangles linkup theme.) They also follow a counter-clockwise pattern of placement.

My initial fabric pull included two small spools of Aurifil 50wt. Red Plum (#1100) was the perfect color, but I didn't have much left. So I also chose Light Magenta (#2588). The majority of the quilting was done with the Red Plum and I swapped to Light Magenta once I ran out of Red Plum. I used Light Magenta in my bobbin for the entire quilt since I didn't have a Red Plum bobbin. (Curious, very curious.)

I used another fat quarter from my stash for the backing and two corner triangles for easy hanging (label on one).

I had just enough remnant solid black binding. Score! I'm not sure I'll stick with solid black for the whole series, but it is a nice, unifying detail. Machine binding with Aurifil 50wt Black (#2692).

My quilt finished at 16.5" x 16.5", another detail I'm keeping constant for this series.

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