MOD 2015

I was lucky enough to attend Mid-Atlantic MOD in late April with friends from both the Philly and Baltimore MQGs. I had a wonderful time this year and am already looking forward to next year. Here is a brief, but photo heavy recap.

I participated in the Secret Sewist Swap and snuck around for three days dropping off packages for my partner. She was a huge Alice & Wonderland fan so my final gift was a mini from a paper pieced pattern that I drafted myself.

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I filled her days with a graphic novel, pencils, a fun notepad, and a bunch of other little things. Her other handmade gifts were a lanyard and key fob made out of Essex Linen and some Allison Glass. I included a set of scissors because she mentions on IG that she is a scissor loser.

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My secret sewist was a Philly MQG member who sat behind me all weekend!

Thank you secret sewist! I love everything. #midatlanticmod

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Cathy, thank you so much for everything. You had me figured out as my secret sewist! #midatlanticmod

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From a ring holder to a bottle of wine (with a awesome insulated tote bag, konas, chai, and a card holder in-between), she knows me well!

I also participated in a mini quilt swap. Here is mine:

My first finish of #midatlanticmod, my mini for the swap!

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We all got together one evening and played a super drawn out, but fun game that involved swapping, stealing, and other debauchery. It was so much fun to see the minis that others made and to watch the ones that people fought over.

After loosing it twice and stealing it back, I ended up with Andrew’s lovely green and low volume mini that I love.

So excited that I won @andrewjoslyn's mini in the #midatlanticmod swap!

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All and all it was a lovely weekend getting to know Philly MQG friends better than I had before, relaxing, sewing, learning, and mostly chatting.

Here are a few more photos from my IG feed.

Our room is ready! #midatlanticmod

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I WILL trim this stack of triangles this morning. #midatlanticmod

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Making progress on my Charley Harper quilt. #midatlanticmod

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I'm in love! #midatlanticmod #releasethegeese with @slbphilly

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It's ready for final assembly! #charleyharper #midatlanticmod

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13/303 Konas!

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Happy Monday, everyone! I am thrilled to be participating in the Stash Fabrics Kona Blog Hop to celebrate the fact that they are now carrying all 303 colors! Beth allowed me and 12 other talented bloggers to put together custom bundles of 12-15 colors. I jumped on the chance to do another color study; this time in blues.
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My bundle includes White, Sky, Lake, Niagara, Algeria, Water, Malibu, Pacific, Royal, Ocean, Storm, Indigo, and Limelight in the Stairway to Heaven pattern by Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio. It is reminiscent of a camera shutter which is one of the reasons I was drawn to the pattern.

To celebrate the Konas, Beth of Stash Fabrics is offering 10% off your entire purchase with code “WOW303”. It is good through September 6th. (It does not apply to preorders). Go forth and check out Stash Fabrics. She labels the solids so you can recall which colors you ordered and offers free shipping over $50.

Be sure to check out the other talented bloggers, I was in great company!

July 17 – Darcy @ Modern Cozy
July 23 – Jacey  @ Jacey Craft
July 30 – Kelly @ Kelby Sews
August 3 – Nancy @ Owen’s Olivia
August 6 – Jodi @ Tales of Cloth
August 10 – Megan @ City Stitches
August 12 – Rita @ Red Pepper Quilts
August 17 – Elizabeth @ Andpins
August 19 – Tara @ Rad and Happy
August 21 – Sharon @ Color Girl Quilts
August 24 – Allison @ Allison Sews
August 27 – Kristi @ Schnitzel and Boo
August 31 – Jessee @ Art School Dropout

Quilt Details

Title: Color Study: Blue
Pattern: Stairway to Heaven pattern by Geta Grama of Romanian Quilt Studio
Front: Kona Cottons in White, Sky, Lake, Niagara, Algeria, Water, Malibu, Pacific, Royal, Ocean, Storm, Indigo, and Limelight
Back: undecided
Binding: undecided
Quilting: undecided
Finished Size: 36″ blue edge to blue edge

An Update of Sorts

As promised, a long overdue update. To start things off, I have two decent finishes to show you outside of anything associated with Mid-Atlantic MOD, which I will talk about soon. Outside of that, I have not done much sewing with the exception of monthly bee blocks.

If you are looking for my mustard and gray Wonky Runner and my giveaway, it’s here.

I participated in the Rainbow Mini Quilt Swap on Instagram which was hosted by the always wonderful Kate Basti. My partner loved vintage so I dug out my feedsacks and went to work on Carolyn Friedlander’s Outhouse blocks.

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I was the lucky recipient of this beautiful mini by Laura which is Jeli Quilts Tissue Box pattern.

I love it and am working on organizing my new studio so I can display it and the rest of my mini collection.

Another finish was a name tag for the Baltimore MQG name tag swap. I took a very traditional route and modeled mine off of a paper name tag. I even dusted off my embroidery skills that I almost never use!

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Simple is better sometimes.

April though July was a little bit crazy around here. If you follow me on IG, some of this will be a recap.

We bought a house:

We own a house! #timmonsnewhome

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I went to Mid-Atlantic Mod. That warrants it’s own post, but here is a group shot of the Philly MQG people who attended. It was a great weekend catching up with friends and making new ones!

Our dog blew out her knee (while I was at MOD!) and had surgery (a week after we moved half of our belongings in to the new house):

Someone is finally snoozing after covered up her naked leg.

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We finished moving in and started to get settled.

It's starting to look like our place. Our favorite painting has been hung. #timmonsnewhome

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A week after finishing up the move I ended up in the hospital with a hemorrhagic corpus luteum cyst that required surgery. Do me a favor and if you are ever unexplainably exhausted for over two weeks, go see a doctor! I was bleeding internally and did not know it until the mass got too big and I was in excruciating pain. I’m ok! I took three weeks to recover and spent the time napping, loving on the cats, catching up with my mom (who thankfully came to stay with us), and eventually felt well enough to sew up some bee blocks.

Someone has been sticking pretty close by since I've been home. He's never too far away.

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It is hard to believe that that was already 10 weeks ago! Since then I have been playing catch up both at work and at home. The dog and I are both back to 100%. Thank you for sticking around through my silence. I am back with a renewed energy and am very grateful for the life I have.

 

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