What I have been working on lately

I am really trying to finish up a few old projects in between starting new ones.  I don’t ever seem to be at a loss for something to sew.


I finished up this quilt for a graduation gift for our good friends daughter who was graduating from highschool  She said she wanted a teal color and this is what I came up with.  The pattern is Mellow from Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting’s book, Modern One-Block quilts.  SONY DSC

These are pretty big blocks and they sewed up quicker than you would think.SONY DSC

This is a duffle bag I made out of fabrics from the Michael Miller Modern Quilt Guild challenge.  I started with a Simplicity pattern and then added a shoulder strap, the zipper pocket and a few other pockets.  It really was a fun project to do with the quilt as you go style.  I was able to incorporate all the fabrics.036 - Copy

This was a journal cover I made entirely from scraps.  It was a challenge at our modern quilt guild to take some scraps and make something of them for the next meeting.  We all then swapped our creative treasures.  I belong to the Detroit Area Modern (DAM) Quilt Guild.SONY DSC

Here is another journal cover i just finished.  I am really liking these small pieced figures and then the small channel quilting to set it off.


I love this little apple!  And that is the latest finished little quilty things.

AQS Show – Grand Rapids

(L - R) Me, Loreen, Wanda and Tina

(L – R) Me, Loreen, Wanda and Tina

I joined three of my sit and stitch sisters for a trip to Grand Rapids for the American Quilter’s Society Quilt Show.  This is the third year for the show and it is a fun trip for a group of quilting friends.


I also got to meet a wonderful teacher, Kimberly Einmo, and take her Chainsaw Quilt Class.  I had spoken to her on the phone but we had never met.  She is a fun, enthusiastic person and a wonderful teacher.298


You start out making these rotary cut blocks from a layer cake and jelly roll.


Then you put them together in this way to look like a saw blade.  I used every pink, peach, purpley, salmon colored fabric in my stash and made my own layer cake.  Hopefully it will not be too pink.  I am still working on the squares.


The pattern was from Kimberly’s book on the left, “Jelly Roll Quilts & More”.  It uses some ingenious rotary cutting to get the shape.

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Here is my first day’s haul from visiting the vendors, there were a lot of cute things but I restrained myself.  I can’t wait to stitch up the thimble blossom mini’s.