Monday, June 28, 2010

Modern Siggy Swap – Round 2

I couldn’t do it… I couldn’t hack up this piece of loveliness, Tufted Tweets.  Instead I used a little of this and a little of that to make my siggy blocks.

Is it normal that I measured each individual block?  No, really?  I kept moving my needle over to get my 1/4” seam allowance perfect but each time I moved my needle I still came out with the same size blocks.  What?!?
I’m really loving these blocks.  They are so easy to make!  Check out all the other combinations of modern quilters in the Flickr group!

Edited to add:  Info on Siggy Swap can be found here.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Hunky Hexagons

This marks another project complete…with only one WIP!!

Many thanks to Julie for inspiration and of course leading the quilt along.  I’m so happy with how this turned out. 

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Project time:  April 20th – June 15th

Fabric:  Made with 1 jelly roll, a few charm squares and yardage (for backing/binding) of Hunky Dory by Chez Moi for Moda.  I pieced a few charm squares in the backing which I love.

This was made for and given today to a coworker undergoing treatment for cancer.  She didn’t believe I made it though…guess she didn’t see my signature on the back yet!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sunday Stash

This week I received lots of goodies in the mail! 

I ordered some more Make Life from Fabritopia.  2 charm packs and some silly writing that I had to have….a Make Life quilt is in my very near future.  Also, the charm pack I won from Tula Pink….I love it! 


I won 2 Sew Mama Sew Giveaways….TWO!  So this week I received a roll up and yard of Tufted Tweets from Robert Kaufman, hosted by Julie of Jaybirdquilts.  The fabric is for the modern siggy swap lead by Julie….but I don’t think I can cut the Tufted Tweets fabric up so small.  Oh dilemmas!  I also won a layer cake of Frolic from Amy at Amy’s Creative Side.  I’ve got big plans for it so stay tuned!  Finals are Tuesday so I don’t anticipate much sewing in the mean time…the only good thing about finals is the 2 week break I get before summer classes start!  Wooo-hoooo!


Thursday, June 3, 2010

My first quilt…


Charisma Quilt

Charisma quilt made with a Charisma jelly roll by Chez Moi and some Kona solid and binding and backing with Boutique by Chez Moi.  Pattern from Jelly Roll Inspirations.

Project time: April 1, 2010 to May 31, 2010

For me!  So obviously this isn’t my first quilt, but it’s the first quilt I get to keep.  I loved sitting under it on the back deck hand sewing the binding.  Binding is definitely my favorite part of the process…at least for right now!

Back of Charisma Quilt

Aren’t my hubby’s feet peeking out the cutest?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

WIP Wednesday

Hexagon Quilt I love this quilt.  I’m starting to feel that way about all of my quilts though.  It must be the delicious fabric I’m using!  I’m hoping to finish the quilting on this one tonight.  I decided on straight line quilting for this to make the quilt as soft and cuddly as possible.  I’m quilting on the inside of the outer hexagon and the inner hexagon (you can see this in the picture above).


Did I mention I love this?!