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

 

 

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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!

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We had a team blue, light blue, teal and grey. And some lucky ones got to add in a bit of yellow! We all made our own mini’s, 18 inches square. We knew that they were going to be hung together, but I know I didn’t have a good idea of what they would look like together!

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The idea was a giant quilt! And that’s what it reads as for sure! The idea was to reflect on the idea that ‘the whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts’!

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The whole family headed out and my husband started snapping a few pics!

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We had more quilts than would fit in the wall hanging, so we ended up with a 49 patch wall quilt and a 9 patch table quilt! All of the pieces were amazing!

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The show is at Dry Goods Design in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood. I wondered about the color palette for the paint chips. They are simliar to our quild colors, but not quite our colors. Then I didn’t think much more about it until I was looking at my pictures and saw this one… The colors are totally the shops colors! The light blue and darker blue of the logo, the shop has a lot of grey inside and a pop of yellow with the chairs! I get it now!

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If you’re in Seattle and happen to be downtown… Or even if you aren’t downtown, you should head there anyway! The show is up through the end of the month!

 

 

Seattle Modern Quilt Guild My Modern Show

Usually when our guild has a show, there’s a theme… Like the star show and the binary show…. But not this one!

This one was called,

My MODERN: Celebrating Five Years of the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild

And we all submitted quilts that showed our idea of what Modern is to us! Is it…..

Use of bold colors and prints

High contrast and graphic areas of solid color

Improvisational piecing

Minimalism

Expansive negative space

Alternate grid work

Modern traditionalism

The show is over and my quilt has come home. But last month I headed over to the show with my friend Debbie and I thought I’d walk you through it with us!

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The first one is a charity quilt that we all participated in. We made blocks with fabric donated by Clothworks. Two of my blocks got into this quilt! And the quilting is just lovely, done by Lisa Nolte.

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I didn’t make that last block, but I want to do a whole quilt with teeny tiny half square triangles! What do you think? Would you?

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Here’s mine that I hung in the show. I love love love this one, that I originally made for a show at Green Eileene. It’s funny because when I made it, it was square. but with some love it appears to not be square anymore!

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So here we go! Let me show you around the show!

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Kaleidoscope Love by Jessica Vehorn

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Hunks of Sky, Matt Macomber

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The grey and orange quilts are Double Binary by Deborah Ferguson.

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The yellow and white one is a paint chip challenge by Kristen Ballou called Yellow Birds on Back (and yes, there are yellow birds on the back!)

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The large quilt on the left is Falling by Allison Dutton. The red and white is Scrap Migration by Rachel Pascual. and the bottom right is Tinkering No 2 by Grace Lainhart

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Double Trouble by Katie Pedersen

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Orange Appeal by Lisa Nolte

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on the left, She Loves Me by Katrine A Eagling and on the right Tempo Rubato by Martha Peterson

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Antithesis by Rachel Singh

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BitterRoot by Darcie Kantor

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Soundwave by Amy Kilian

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Our other window quilt, Rainbow/Zen by Megan Riley

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 Happy Encounter: Gwen meets Karla meets Angela by Jackie Benedetti

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Gina’s Gold Star by Marilyn Lone

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If a Tree Falls in the Woods by Maureen Mandy

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PNW by Becca Jubie

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Happy Times by Chandra Wu

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Fox Tails are a Girls Best Friend by Ellen Jackowski

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The beauty of hanging quilts in the middle is that you get to see the backs too!

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Spiraled Jungle by Debbie Jeske

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on the left, Timelines by Carrie Franklin and on the right, Passage by Aly Bazeley

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on the left, Isaac’s Quilt by Sandie Holtman, top middle is Molten Metal by Megan Vanderburg and the bottom middle is Untitled by Vickie Christensen and on the right, Reflection by Sandra Jean.

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Top left, Waves by Amber Dawn Arnold, bottom left, Tunnel Vision by Sue Mariotti and on the right, Grey Geese by Kate Barnet

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I love the matched binding at the bottom of Kate’s Grey Geese quilt! Debbie gave the group a demonstration on how to do this not too long ago. I still need to try it!

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Postage Springs Eternal by Lynne Shandley

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And last, but in no way least, is Not A Christmas Quilt by Dionne Matthies-Buban. I love the name!

Is was another awesome quilt show by our lovely Quilt Guild! I love being surrounded by such talent!!

Seattle Modern Quilt Guild Exhibit

I can’t believe it’s already been a week and half since the family packed up for an evening on an island to see the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild Exhibit! Family, ferries, good food, quilts and a beautiful sunset all make for a great Friday night in my book! THe family headed to Vashon Island to the Island Quilter to see the show.

Do you remember my Row Row Row Your Boat quilt??? I submitted it to be in the exhibit and was SOOOOOO excited when I heard back and it had been accepted into the show!  Yea!!

It was an honor to be featured alongside all the other fantastic quilts! I want to share with you some of the other quilts…

There was a wall of baby quilts, most of them collaborative efforts of the group and quilted by Sandi Holtman. The one on the far end was done by Amber Dawn Arnold.

Two other baby quilts were down by Allison Parrott Thompson and Grace Lainhart. Grace’s star quilt was one of my favorites! I’ve been wanting to do a star quilt and I just loved this one.

This one is called Arkansas, Traveled by Ara Jane Olufson. First I was drawn to it by the colors. Then I saw the ‘ghost block’, as she called it. Love the missing piece!

A cool wonky nine patch by Becca Jubie.

I just love this picture. And the quilt too, of course! ok, and here’s the thing… I got pictures of the names of every single quilt in the show, except this one. So please, if anyone reads this and knows who it is by, please let me know!!

Update!! The quilt is by Noelle Powers! Check out the comments below for more details about it!

I love the colors in this one by Emily Cier, too. It reminds me of the book I was recently reading called Transparency Quilts.

This one by Krista Withers called ‘Down the Rabbit Hole,’ is not my typical style, but I’m so amazed by it!! It’s just amazing! All the pieces. The quilting. Man! And I love that pieces of the octagons pop into the grey border. I spent a lot of time up really close to this one….  Love it!

I was really drawn to this beautifully simple black and white piece by Season Evans.

And these two were done by Sandie Holtman and Kathy Del Beccaro. The thing about these two that interested me, was that they are more traditional patterns, but done with modern fabrics that gives them a more modern feel.

The piece on the left is called Breezy by Sandi Holtman. The other two pieces are both by Katie Pederson, one of the co-authors of the newly released and awesome book, Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts.  The blue one has been in my flickr favorites FOREVER

I took a ton more pictures!! Please check them all out on my flickr page! Which one is your favorite???

 

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