A Couple of Things

We have made it successfully to Maryland and are awaiting the arrival of our possessions. I wanted to pop in and show you a couple of things that I have finished up this summer but have not gotten their space here yet.

I made another pup, this time in a lovely orange grid, for one of my good friends and Drexel colleague who just had a baby boy. I decided to give him a more modern feel and leave the eyes and the nose off.

OrangPup_andpinsI have also been back on the SHIRTS! train, I missed out on round two this time but I have been swapping with a few people. Here are four that I made for a fellow Philly MQG member. I have a few more in progress for some Instagram friends.

Shirts_Swapx4What have you been up to this summer?

 

An End Equals a New Beginning

The time has come for my to say goodbye to my tiny little corner that I called my studio, technically it is half of the room we called our office. I started quilting two years ago this month and have not looked back. I have often surprised myself with what I have accomplished in a tiny space. I have a design wall on the wall opposite of my desk, my sewing machines waits patiently on the floor while I cut, and I normally have an ironing board tucked in front of the small drawers. I set up a cardboard pattern cutting mat on my bed in the other room to baste quilts and make the best of the tight quarters.

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Today my featherweight is in Maryland awaiting my arrival, I am frantically working on a last minute project, and I am beginning to pack up what I will take with me and organizing for the movers to arrive tomorrow morning.

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I cannot wait to set up my new, larger space and to share it with you once I get it all unpacked.

I will not miss having to coordinate who gets up from their desk first!

Bursting Lone Stars | Giveaway

One of the things that I love most about the quilting community is the openness and willingness to lend a hand or answer questions. In June I volunteered to test Melissa’s (of Sew Bittersweet Designs) new Bursting Lone Stars pattern before she released it. Well today we are celebrating her release day and I am excited to show off my version of her pattern!

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I decided to play with solids again and used Modern Solids II, a beautiful cross woven fabric, for the stars and a lightweight chambray for the background. The pattern finishes at 50″ square.

Sadly, I have been struggling with how to quilt this top – which has involved way to much ripping out stitching – so it is currently basted and in progress. I hope to have a completely finished quilt to show off to you soon.

Today Melissa is releasing two new patterns: Flowering Lone Star and Bursting Lone Stars and she has graciously agreed to give away a pattern of your choice.

http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/  

Congratulations to Janie, who said that she would pick the Flowering Lone Star and use red and white fabrics! Janie, check your email.

Enter to win below using the Rafflecopter link below and the lucky winner will be able to pick their favorite pattern.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Entries will close at 11:59pm EST on Friday. I’ll announce the winner on Saturday afternoon. Good luck!

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