Seattle MQG Block of the Month Progress

I’m still loving the Block, or more fitting, the Border of the Month Quilt we’re doing with our local Modern Quilt Guild!

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You may notice something different… I took a little detour before adding on the new blocks! I decided to quilt it as I go. Yep, I love a little QAYG action! All the little crosses were the May Border! Between the quilting and the May border, I have been working on this one A LOT lately!

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I started quilting in the middle and did four sets of spirals over the first few months borders. It took a lot longer then anticipated, but I love how the spirals contrast with the Inside Out Pineapple Block!

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For the March and April borders, I let the March block angle inspire the quilting.

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And then comes the May border! Man! Time consuming for sure! But I love it! We used the Raspberry Kiss Block from Wooden Spoon Quilts. I was stumped on the quilting for this border though. So I continued to use Rachel for inspiration and quilted the border the same way that she quilted her Raspberry Kiss Pillow.  I used the cross to quilt a grid along the border.

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I’m a little biased, but I think it looks pretty good so far!

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And then I added the June border….

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I’m not sure about this one… I like the border, but am worried it needs more of the white… I was trying to bring back the look of the green solid borders from earlier in the year. I haven’t quilted it yet, so I could replace it. But I don’t know if I want to do that either. Part of me tells myself to stick with my original plan and it will all work out in the end. Part of me tells myself to replace it…. Hmmmmm….

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I’m just not sure if the green on green border is too heavy…. We’ll see if I change it. But for now, I’ll leave you in suspense! And I’m off to design the next border!

 

 

Hello? Where am I?

I don’t know if you’ve missed me or not, but I’ve been away unexpectedly….

There’s been a lot going on, including getting ready for our summer vacation. Getting the kiddo ready to end school. Getting the house ready for the house sitters….

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But more importantly, one thing sent me in a tailspin. Our adorable little beagle passed away extremely unexpectedly. She was fine, I left for a couple of hours, came home and she was obviously not feeling well. My husband and I debated going to the emergency vet or waiting until the morning. She’s a beagle and like beagles will eat anything, so we thought it would be ok to wait. When we woke up she was curled up just like she was snuggled up sleeping comfortably. Even the vet said, but it looks like she’s just sleeping… Well, yes, but….

I’ve had many pets, but none of them have died this unexpectedly. And our pets are so much a part of our family that it has been a really hard week. Some of her beagle traits could be frustrating, but she was just the sweetest little thing and will be throughly missed. I’ve shed many a tear for her and still ask why she left us. We’ll never know the answer to that last question.

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As ways to cope my son and I drew pictures of our fondest memories of her. She loved being hear the kiddo. I loved that when he’d go outside to hang out in the hammock, she’d be right next to the hammock. She loved ‘her’ place on the couch, even though my husband thinks it is his spot! And that’s me in the green chair on the computer!  And she loved chasing squirrels! She was also the only dog I’ve ever had that actually caught one before! Mostly they just taunted her in our big cedar tree.

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And then we also went to our local Paint your Own Pottery place and made a dog to remember her by!

So, I should be back to normal here real soon! While I was grieving, I did sew a lot. So hopefully I’ll be able to show you some of those projects really soon!

 

Paint Chip Challenge Quilt Show

As you know, I made my mountain mini quilt for the Paint Chip Challenge with the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild. I first showed my mini quilt on it’s own, but it’s now just a block in a bigger quilt! We had a team blue, light blue, teal and grey. And some lucky ones got to […]

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Rainy Days and Mondays Bag Pattern Review

I was so excited to get to test The Littlest Thistle’s latest pattern, the Rainy Days and Mondays Bag! I’ve always been intrigues with bags like this! How do you sew in the lining?? I’ve never known and I’ve always been intimated… But now I know and it’s not hard at all! The pattern is […]

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do Good Stitches Quilt

My bee mates might be a little annoyed at me… It took way to long to get these pictures to them! This is the quilt I ‘designed’ for the February do Good Stitches bee. I say designed in apostrophes, because I did wrote the tutorial, but I can’t claim it’s totally my own idea. I’ve […]

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My Vintage Quilt Collection is Growing!

Ohhhhh! I’m so excited! In the last month or so I’ve added 6 new, well, technically old quilts to my vintage quilt collection! Four of them I kind of inherited…. All of them I saved from Goodwill! Some are more awesome than others, but they all were made with love by someone! And I can’t […]

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Quick and Easy Cord Tacos- a Super Simple Tutorial

Have you seen these cord tacos?? I’ve been seeing them in magazines and catalogs. And of course, I pull the ‘I can make that’ routine! Everywhere I have seen them, they are about 5 dollars a piece. Granted, a lot of them are leather, but still…. If you’re like me, you have scraps of vinyl […]

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Mermaids!

I did it again…. I submitted a design to the Spoonflower Weekly contest again! It’s been a while since I’ve done it, but I did… So be sure to vote (hopefully for me!)! I know I talk a lot about the parties I design, and I don’t seem to show them very often. I’m getting […]

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Sewing Room Updates!

I don’t have a beautiful bright, airy, white sewing room like I see all over the internet… But I have a great space despite not having windows!! And now it’s even better! A couple of weeks ago a friend posted her ironing board set-up on IG. I knew immediately that I had to copy her […]

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Technicolor Galaxy- Update!

Ok. Can I just say I’m in love with this project? ok, thanks! I’m in love! This is the Technicolor Galaxy BOM that I started a while back. I’m a bit behind, since I’m only just finishing the March blocks…. But oh, well. I’m hoping to catch up this month! ANYWAY… Yep, it’s pretty cool! […]

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