Another do.Good Stitches Finished Quilt

Our group finished another one! This one was designed and finished by Kat of Kat and Cat Quilts.

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Kat calls this quilt Hot and Cold! Get it? Do you see the pattern? A minute ago I took a look and didn’t see the pattern, but every other time the Hot and Cold, red and greens/blues is all I see! I love the spiral effect color can play!

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Now when you look at just mine hanging out on their own, you can’t miss the pattern! I used solids for the green and blue and prints for the reds and yellows side!

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You can get the tutorial for making these blocks over on Kat’s blog, here. It is so simple! I think this one took longer to find the fabric than to sew the fabric together into blocks!

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I like how she used the free motion quilting to further emphasis the Hot and Cold pattern!

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Our group has decided to switch charities. Kat has started a charity in her area for terminal ill patients and thier family. Be sure to learn more about Covered in Love!

 

Notebook Cover Swap at the PNW MQG Meetup!

This last weekend, my modern quilt guild, the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild, hosted a great meetup for all the ‘local’ chapters! We had a blast! It was like a mini retreat hanging in town with my quilting buddies. There was a picnic, a mixer, a shop hop, and an all day sew-in. The sew-in was my favorite!

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Oh, and there was a notebook swap!

I totally did not read the directions and didn’t realize we were supposed to quilt it! OOPS! I thought about quilting it, but didn’t want to add batting. I even had the quilting design figured out in my head. But why I didn’t think about quilting without the batting I don’t know! I can only say, maybe I was too tired to ave been sewing that night!

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I started out with a block I had made for my Technicolor Galaxy quilt. I made it for the quilt and then decided to go in a different direction, so I saved it. Then decided it would be great for the notebook cover!

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Added a couple more curves that go across the front and back in fold over into the insides of the cover. I love Debbie’s notebook covers, so I went to use her tutorial, only to find out that she uses Rachel’s tutorial! Super easy!

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At the swap, I was super nervous about who would get my unquilted cover… And then actually, my friend Rachel, ended up with mine! She says she actually prefers them not quilted. Perfect! I’m hoping she wasn’t just being nice!

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And then I got mine! LOVE IT! And it is actually quilted! As you may have noticed above… I do like those flying geese!

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And how can you not love little bitty flying geese????

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And the super cool button closure! My son saw this one and immediately asked for one of his own! So, just wait for Christmas everyone, I think I might have some ideas….

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The meetup was such fun! We had a great table with Debbie, Rachel, Rachel and Becca!

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It took all day but I finished three paper piecing blocks for my Nurture circle of do Good Stitches! Ok, so I guess it didn’t take all day. We did take breaks for a little pop-up shop action with Island Quilter and some food. And dinner was quite a learning experience. Waiting for an hour and half for dumplings! And being amazed at how many other people waited that long too!! They were worth the wait, thank you Rachel!

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And who doesn’t love a big bag of swag!!

Thanks SMQG!

 

A Wallet Tutorial Guest Post

Hello, Hello! Today I’m over at Busy Being Jennifer with a tutorial for a quick vinyl wallet! Be sure to check it out and all the other tutorials in her 101 Handmade Days series!   See ya there!  

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Pinterest Try Tuesday- Super Balls…

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We were very sad… Today I present another installment of Pinterest Try Tuesday, but this week we have a Pinterest Fail… Sad…. This week we decided to make super balls. Which I think are the plastic balls that bounce. We weren’t completely sure, but we decided to try it anyway. We followed the tutorial from […]

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The Inside Out Pineapple- Out and About!

Not long ago I was contacted by the Gulf States Quilting Guild contacted me for permission to use my Inside Out Pineapple block to demo paper piecing at one of their meetings! Honored, I, of course, agreed! Look how happy she looks with that awesome block!! I was so excited to see the pictures from […]

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Pinterest Try Tuesday- Handmade Geodes

This week I gave the boys a choice. We skimmed through my pinterest board, Fun For the Kids, and they decided to try the Handmade Geodes! The original tutorial for this project is from the Dollar Store Crafts blog. And it’s a pretty good tutorial! We followed it pretty closely on the first round, but […]

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March do.Good Stitches Quilt

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We’ve got another one! Another group effort by the Nurture Circle of do.Good Stitches! This quilt was coordinated by our quilter, Dhia of The Peach Patch. This month she chose to have us do a Triple Irish Chain and even wrote up a tutorial so we’d all get it right! We each did two blocks […]

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Pinterest Try Tuesday- Balloon Balls

I’m starting a new thing! Pinterest Try Tuesday! You might have already figured it out…. My goal is to try a new ‘pin’ each week. I don’t know about you, but I ‘pin’ a lot of things. Then I never look at most of them again. Wellll…. I pinned them for a reason, and typically […]

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Free Motion Quilting Class!

This weekend we had the opportunity to take a class with Christina Cameli to learn free motion quilting thanks to our Seattle Modern Quilt Guild! One of the supplies for class was to have her book, First Steps to Free Motion Quilting. I got it from the library and was just going to bring that. […]

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Border of the Month Quilt Update

I feel like I keep talking about this. One I love it! Two, I keep finishing and photographing it for our monthly SMQG meetings, so it’s finished and ready to blog about! I am working on other things! But… Here’s more of my quilt! I was up to design this month’s border and I felt […]

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