Feb 23, 2015

Quilt Guild Name Tag

I finally joined a guild, the Sacramento Modern Quilt Guild.
I went to a meeting in January and it was great sharing a common interest in quilting, seeing other's projects and hearing quilting tips.
I made myself a name tag :)  I got the paper pieced pattern here.
I have a MQG name tag board on Pinterest.
I included all the things I love:  paper piecing, hand embroidery, Heather Bailey, American Jane and Heather Ross.

I wrote a new quote on my chalkboard for Valentine's :)
I smile every time I walk by!

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Feb 16, 2015

Rebecca's table runner

I made a table runner for my daughter, and she wanted it to match her carpet.
Here are 3 separate views of her carpet...

These are 5 of the colors swatches that she sent me. 
I chose them for the main colors of the table runner.

I chose this color for the sashing, it matched up to Kona avocado perfectly!

I went to my local quilt shop and matched the color swatches to all the bolts of fabric.
I bought a half yard of each piece, and a yard of the Kona.
I cut 5" squares of the 5 main fabrics and cut some of them in half.  
The sashing strips are l l/2" wide.
I used a pattern that I got from my favorite quilt shop, Pine Needles in West Jordan, Utah during one of their quilt shop hops.

I put a 5" strip of some pretty "Liberty" style fabric on each end, with some matching rick rack.

I love how happy and bright this table runner is.
I backed it with leftover pieces.

It looks great on my black dining room table and shows off the photos of 2 of my sweet grandchildren, Maisie and Benjamin.

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Feb 9, 2015

What I've Been Working On

My daughter received a Samsung tablet for Christmas over a year ago.
I told her I would make a case for it and finally got around to making it....
I'm not quite that pathetic, her tablet was lost for about 6 months.
One day her little one year old was playing in her bedroom and pulled out the tablet from between the cushions of the chair.
My daughter had looked there so many times, I guess it took the right touch :)

I wanted to make a vintage case, and found this adorable little Japanese print with 1950's style stuffed animals, perfect!
I don't know if she likes it or not, but I LOVE it :)
I chose a cute polka dot for the top of the holder and a teal colored zipper.

This is the back of the case.
Don't you just love those little vintage animals?
Can you tell how much I LOVE it???? Lol!

I've made this tablet case many times, just in different sizes.
Here is the link to the tutorial from Fresh Lemons Modern Quilts.
Liz has excellent tutorials :)
I really like the aqua gingham lining!

 The inside pocket has a polka dot lining.
This is such an easy case to make, I recommend it.

I'm very fortunate to belong to a virtual quilt bee, The Bees Knees a Quilting Bee.
April Rosenthal sent me this fabric with her new pattern, and I put it together and sent it to her.  
The colors and prints are so interesting :)

I'm working on lots of projects right now, but they just aren't complete enough to show you yet.
Have a wonderful week and I'll see you next Monday :)

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Feb 2, 2015

Modern Instate - December & January

I finished up my Modern Instatebee, Hive 11 membership.
It was a great experience, I was sent 10 beautiful blocks and made 11 blocks every month for others.
(One of the ladies dropped out of the bee after she received all of her blocks, which was disappointing)

December's block was the Stacked Windmill, it was the most popular block.
The hive member chose red, aqua and gray, with Kona white for the background.

January's block was Trellis Crossroads, this is the first one I made.
There are 30 blocks in the quilt, so the hive member said that she would love 2 blocks if we had the time.  
She has 4 young children and works full-time as a teacher.
I thought that anyone with that work load and who is also a member of a quilting bee, and is very nice (Ha ha!) deserves at least 2 blocks!!!
She didn't want any reds, pinks or browns, and loves purple.
It was a little difficult not choosing any reds or pinks since they seem to be the colors I have the most of, and I don't have much purple, but I did my best :)

These blocks look really great together, with their bright, happy colors!

I loved this book, I highly recommend having it in your library.
post signatureThey sell it at Joann's, need I say more?