Me+You Fabric Challenge with Seattle Modern Quilt Guild

We just recently had a guild challenge using fabrics from Hoffman Fabrics line, Me+You.

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It’s a line of bright saturated batiks. When I first head batik, I opted out. Then I saw them and opted back in! Be sure to check out the hashtag #meandyouandseamqg and you’ll understand why I opted back in! The line is a great line of fabrics, with prints and solids.

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I had grand plans for this project…. But they didn’t pan out as planned…

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As you probably know if you follow me on IG, I’m loving the Quilt Design A Day FB group. So for this project, I had planned on making one of my QDAD designs into a mini quilt/pillow.

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I started with the circle using the reverse applique process that I used here. Looking pretty good, I thought. Feelin’ good about it!

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Then I added little squares using the needle turn applique process. I looked at a few tutorials…. I was originally inspired by Carolyn Friedlander‘s book Savor Each Stitch. But I hated how it looked. I need more practice….

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Then I tried teeny tiny reverse applique. Didn’t like that either… So I cut up the circle! And made some improv quarter circles….

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Added some circular quilting….

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And it ended up looking absolutely NOTHING like the original design! Nothing! But I like it!

I wasn’t able to make it to the show we had at Pacific Fabrics in Northgate, but we ended up with quite an impressive group of designs!

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All show photos via AllisonSews and SMQG

 

 

Olympics Craft Flashback

We love watching the Olympics around here! Just last night the kiddo decided he needed to ‘sleep’ on the couch. That was code for ‘stay up way too late to watch the Olympics!’

As we’re watching I remembered this post of the Olympics crafts we did 4 years ago and one of my favorite pictures of the kiddo! I love the one above of him pretending to win Gold! And I still have the Olympic Rings Wind Chime hanging in my sewing room. (no, I don’t get much tinkling from them in my sewing room!)

So I’m reposting our cute little crafts!

Using the same technique we used to make the sun catchers, we made the Olympic Rings and medals. Put the beads in a muffin tin, cook at 400 degrees for 25 minutes (with the fan on) (be sure to read the post here for more information and also cook while the kids are out and about and away from the cooking source and in a well ventilated room. See disclaimer at end of original post), pop out of the tin and drill holes. Yep, easy as that!

The wind chimes make a great little tinkling sound as they bounce around in the wind. And trust me… I heard a lot of it as I tried to take these pictures on a beautiful, yet windy, day

And then the medals!!! What kid doesn’t want their own medal? And they are fun to make!!

The Gold, Silver and Bronze! Ok, so the silver is actually clear, but I didn’t have any clear grey or silver beads…

 

The medals are still a hit and he busts them out every now and then! OK, back to watching.  Go USA!

Quilts for Pulse Hearts

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We all know about Pulse and the horrible events that took place back there back in June. Most quilters also know about the Quilts for Pulse Call for Quilts organized by the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild. As soon as the call for quilts came out, one of our guild members, Matt, stepped up and decided […]

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Sewing with Leather

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Last weekend I took a class to learn more about sewing with leather. It was a lot of fun! I made two pouches, a keyring, learned new things and got to hang out with my SMQG friends! The Guild brought in Krista Fleckenstein to teach for two days and give a lecture. The classes and […]

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More SMQG Giving Committee Quilts

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I’m really enjoying working with my co-chair Debbie, and of course the rest of the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild,  to develop a nice lineup of Giving Committee quilts!   photo by A Quilter’s Table I’ve already shown you the ‘first‘ quilt we made. These two quilts are the second batch of quilts we made also using fabric we ‘inherited’ […]

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It’s Summer. It’s Hot. It’s Time for Wild Waves and Enchanted Village!

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If you drive south of Seattle about a half hour, you can’t miss Wild Waves and Enchanted Village! For years I’ve said I wanted to go, but we never have in the summer. Until this summer! You might remember that we got to go for the Fright Fest. That was my first time, and I had no […]

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Skirting the Issue with a QAYG Row by Row Tutorial

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I’m honored to have been invited by Simple Simon to participate in their yearly series, Skirting The Issue! Skirting the Issue is a  month long event every July where you are invited to sew along with us to make skirts (and quilts)  to donate to local Foster Care centers for the girls to receive just in […]

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January doGood Stitches Quilt

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This is my first doGood Stitches post for the year! WOW! Have you seen the Forest Quilt Along Quilt hosted by Shape Moth? It’s precious! But A LOT of work! Each block is either an animal or forest plant. For our group, we each got to choose one block. And then Kat from Kat and […]

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Wild Kratts Giveaway Winner!

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Thanks to everyone for your interest in the Wild Kratts Giveaway! I’m surprised there wasn’t more interest, but I’m assuming everyone was so excited that you just went ahead and bought your own! If not, you can here. I’m thinking that my readers with Wild Kratts kids aren’t local. Good to know!  Now to what you’re […]

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Finish Along Quarter 3 2016

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Yep, you guessed it… My list is going to look pretty similar! And it’s long again… I am making some changes though….Ready for this? OK. First up… and it will be my first finish from this list becuase I’m quilting it tonight…. The Weight of Love quilt from Libs Elliot. I’d also like to get […]

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