{Finished} Leftovers Quilt

Last year I finished this plus quilt and I liked the colors so much that I decided to use the leftover strips to make something for myself.

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I finished it last year at Stash Bash, but never blogged about it!  I thought it would be fitting to blog about it now since I’m back for more fun this year.

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Simple patchwork is still one of my favorite things, especially when using cherished fabrics.

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Thanks to Jacey for the idea of how to quilt it — again simple, but effective.

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This lives with me in my studio and I’m thrilled with it!

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I promise to wait less than a year to show you what I make this weekend…

 

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Preparing for Stash Bash

Last year I had a blast at Stash Bash.  I even got a bit of quilting done too.  I quilted and bound two quilts, I finished another quilt top and I made a ton of Noodlehead Open Wide Pouches.

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I’m trying to decide what to bring this year and have settled on “more is more” as the theme.  With that in mind, I am bringing two or three projects from the WIP list…

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…fabric for one or two new projects…

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…my hand sewing and crochet…

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… and some assorted franken-parts to make bags, pouches and brush rolls (including the Sew Together Bag, which will be taught by Kristi)!

Anything I don’t wrap up at Stash Bash will come with me to the HMQG retreat the following weekend!

WIP Wednesday – February 19, 2014

I know it has been quiet on this blog for far too long.  And, truthfully, I have not been my most productive self “behind the seams” either.  However, one or two things have been completed and, with some new projects, the WIP list is steady in the double digits.  Of course!

I finished these lovely quilts between the Stash Bash and the HMQG retreat.  I kept the square patchwork (which I call my Leftovers Quilt, because the fabric is leftover from this quilt) for myself and, after quilting my Retro Flowers quilt for the second time, I gave it to my adorable niece, Soraya.

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I also completed this kaleidoscope top using my Denyse Schmidt Florence bundle.  I think I will keep it for myself as well!

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And my most recent project is one of my favorite to date.  I have a new niece, Hazel, and she is already almost 2 months old, so her quilt is overdue!  Thankfully inspiration struck and I’m so glad I went with my gut — I just love how this is turning out!  Fabric is the trusty Sherbet Pips and the pattern is Round and Round.  Love!

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Stay tuned on this one because I won long-arm services from the wonderful (and SUPER generous Becky) which are going to send this quilt over the top in terms of awesomeness!

Talk to you soon!! (I hope!)

2011 WIPs:

  • Hello Betty Star Quilt (working on the blocks)
  • 3×6 Bee Top (top done)
  • HMQG Row Robin (rows finished)
  • Embroider Bee Quilt (blocks done)
  • Neptune Hexagon Project (an ongoing project)

2012 WIPs

  • Sherbet Pips apple core project (quilting)
  • Flower Sugar Hand Sewn Diamond Stars (an ongoing project)
  • Neptune Drunkard’s Path Quilt (blocks cut)

2013 WIPs

  • Marcelle Medallion Block Quilt (working on blocks)
  • Florence Kaleidoscope Quilt (top done)

2014 WIPs

  • Sherbet Pips Round and Round Quilt (working on blocks)

The cold, hard truth:
Completed projects: 0
New projects: 1
WIPs: 11

A Cousin Weekend

This weekend I was lucky enough to spend time with two of my cousins.  First, my cousin Sanam was in town for a conference, so we were able to have a fun belated Nowruz dinner at my local Persian restaurant and catch up.  She gave me these amazing ceramic pieces that she made.

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I also went to see her show, put on by the Artstream Nomadic Gallery, which is in a converted Airstream trailer.  Of course, I had to buy a matching bowl for my fruit!

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The next day I flew to Washington to see my parents and convinced Sanam’s sister, Massoumeh, to come down from Brooklyn with her husband, Sam, and their adorable daughter, Ruby.  We had lots of fun (photos courtesy of Mass):

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Above: Ruby shows me and her dad how to use the stairs.  Below: I show Ruby how to use a pay phone.

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Mass has been a great supporter of my quilting — she has “commissioned” two quilts to give to friends.  I made this quilt for her to send to her goddaughter in South Africa.

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Mass picked the pattern and general fabric scheme.  I love a good zig zag, so this was really fun to make.

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I backed it with my current fave, Moda 108″ dotties, and quilted it by echoing the zig zags.

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I decided on white binding with a pop of red.

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I really hope she will like it!

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Mass and our other cousin, Mandy, also requested a gender-neutral quilt for their friend Lea, who is keeping the gender of her baby a surprise.  Lea and I have never met in person, but we follow each other on Instagram, so I had a bit of an idea of her style.

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When I saw this quilt by Amy, I instantly had my plan and it came together very quickly.

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I wanted to try something new, so I quilted the word “love” into the top.

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The binding is Riley Blake “Marguerite Stripe” in green, which is printed on the bias!

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I think this quilt is so simple yet effective!

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