On April 29 a group of us saw the Professor Blastoff podcast crew perform. Kyle Dunnigan, David Huntsberger and Tig Notaro were awesome and we had a great time. Intern Aaron was funny, as well as special guest Doug Benson. I made this quilted robot holding a bubbly beaker for Tig:
These are the blocks I made for the Quilts for Boston projects coordinated by the Boston Modern Quilt Guild. Quilts for Boston is a relief effort by the Boston Modern Quilt guild to make
quilts for those who were directly affected by the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and subsequent
Check out their Flickr page for more awesome blocks photos.
I haven't made clothes since I was a teenager! It was so fun to get back into it and make this dress for my cousin Claire. I gave it to her at her 2nd birthday party and she wore it on Easter Sunday! So sweet!
My talented cousin Jessica at Splendid Calm Textiles made a beautiful king-sized quilt for Pete and me as a wedding gift. It is made from all Kona solids and it is so beautiful. Thank you for much, Jessica, for this sweet, thoughtful gift!
Jessica entered the quilt and was accepted into QuiltCon which was here in Austin February 21-24, 2013. The quilt was on display for the duration of the conference. It was so fun to 'have a quilt in the show'. I worked as a volunteer at the show and I was so happy to point it out to attendees who passed by.
Another quilt along has gone crazy on Instagram. These X and Plus blocks are quick and fun to make and they're using up my old scraps - hooray. I try to make a few of these 8-inch blocks at a time and eventually I'll have a huge, scrappy quilt. Check out more awesome blocks on Flickr.
I made this full size quilt for mom as a Christmas gift. She saw this Moda Origins fabric at my house one day and casually mentioned that if she was to get a quilt, she'd want it in these colors. That was over a year ago and I finally got it done. For her birthday in early December I gave her two 16-inch quilted pillows with a granny square (this block pattern) on each, and then gave her the quilt a couple weeks later at Christmas.
It's hard to take a picture of a quilt when the wind is blowing!
Another coworker of mine is having a baby so I decided to make a baby quilt for him. This is his and his wife's first child -- and it's a girl! The baby will be bornNovember 15. I had lots of green, red, pink and teal scraps from quilts I made for grandma, Cerys, and the Christmas quilt I'm making for myself. I bought approx one yard of fabric to finish this 50x50" baby blanket:
Since I haven't posted on my blog in a while, and I may not have anything completed in October, I want to share some things I'm working on now.
I've had this Moda Origins fabric sitting around for a very long time. I am finally going to make something for my mom as a combined Christmas and birthday gift in December. The Granny Square blocks are strip-pieced using the tutorial on the I'm a Ginger Monkey blog - they are going together quickly and easily. Instead of using 2.5" strips, I am using 3.5" and my finished blocks will be 12.5".
I have taken the Houston Quilt Festival Pet Project Postcard Pledge! I am making 4x6" pet postcards to donate and be sold at the Houston Quilt FEstival. Money raised will benefit Friends for Life, a no-kill shelter in Houston. I'm going to finish a sixth block and quilt these tonight, sew on the binding tonight and hand bind while on a roadtrip this weekend. I'll start a new batch of postcards next week!
I pieced together this baby quilt top this past weekend using scraps of teal, red and green [mostly] Moda fabrics from earlier projects. It was nice to make a baby quilt without having to buy more fabric. I am really try to not hold onto a fabric stash, but rather buy new fabric only when I have a project in mind for it.
This past Saturday my lovely family and friends hosted a bridal shower in my honor. The shower was wonderful, super fun, beautiful, fabulous, delicioius... the adjectives could go on and on. I made some quilted table toppers, napkins and quilted Kindle/Nook cases for the hostesses.
Kindle case on the left for Jenn, and a Nook case on the right for Jessica -
the floral pins are removable so you can pin them on your blouse or purse!
Table topper and four napkins for my sister Judith
Table topper and four napkins for my sister-in-law Mauri
Thank you to these talented and generous ladies.
They mean so much to me and I'm lucky to have them in my life.
My sister Judith married James on July 8 so I made a Modern Wedding Ring quilt for them using a free pattern by McCall's Quilting. I used a Moda Prayer Flag jellyroll and an off-white fabric for the background. This quilt fits a queen size bed and is the largest quilt I've made to date.