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I’d designed this one in Illustrator a couple of weeks ago. It was very quick to sew up once I got started.

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The only step that’s a bit more difficult is squaring up the bias piecing.

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But I put the finished piecing up on my design wall, mark where I want to cut and then I cut away. Admittedly it would be really hard to do on a quilt that’s too big for my design wall. This 60″ x 75″ large throw pushed the limits!

I can’t wait to quilt this one – the quilting is going to add so much to it.

One another note – check back here Monday because I’ll be launching my 4th Annual Action Kivu fundraiser! Can’t wait to see you then.

My very good friend Heather, who I work with very closely for the MQG, is holding a fundraiser and I wanted to help to spread the word a bit.

The fundraiser is to raise money for LeyoMyoSarcoma research, a rare cancer (you can read about it here) that Heather was recently diagnosed with. Heather is a do-er and an incredibly strong person, so she’s tackled treatment head on and is now working to raise money for research for this cancer.

A group of us made Heather a quilt when we learned of her cancer. If you know her at all, you know she’s a huge fan of all things cat related. We instantly knew that a Cat Quilt was in order. But a MODERN Cat Quilt?? Eek. I’ll admit the challenge was scary to me! All I had to deliver was one block though so I dove in and came up with this:

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And here is Heather with the quilt all finished up!

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Elizabeth assembled the blocks in to the top and Angela added her beautiful quilting. It’s a fantastic quilt for an even more fantastic woman.

Can you spare a few dollars for her fundraiser? If so, please give!

Sisters

I was lucky enough to teach up at A quilters Affair and then go to the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. Elizabeth and I also spoke at the Save it for Sunday event. The whole thing was great. I love Los Angeles, but I grew up in a town of 2000 people so it’s always really, really nice for me to spend time in a small town. Sisters, Oregon is so beautiful!

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Sisters, OR

It’s the type of place where you’re teaching and you look up to see this!

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Pretty fantastic.

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My students sewed up tons of great work…

The show was fantastic and I had a couple of quilts hanging in the teachers’ tent.

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And there were a few of my quilts hanging in the Save it for Sunday show.

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It was such an amazing venue. The trees and wildflowers…

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It was just so, so lovely.

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I was so lucky to spend the week there. It was a truly wonderful time filled with teaching, quilting and friends!

I just spent the last week up in Sisters, OR for a week of teaching at the Quilters Affair and the Sisters’ Outdoor Quilt Show. It was an amazing week and I’ll get a blog post about it written up soon. Meanwhile, I thought I’d post all of the mini quilts that I sewed up for my various class samples.

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A few are made up of blocks from my Modern BOM over on Sew, Mama, Sew and the others are from blocks in Block Party.

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This is a my January block, sewn up with three fabrics, rather than four. (Yes, I still needed to finish stitching the binding when I had time to snap these photos.)

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The October block.


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The July block.


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The August block.

And finally a couple of different blocks from Block Party!

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It was so much fun to work with these blocks again and be able to get some quick projects sewn up. Lots of work to sew up so many, but it was great to be able to mix and match with colors and my usual use of solids. Now, what to do with so many minis??

Winner!

Catching up after a weekend up in Portland at Quilt Market. It’s always so much fun to see all of my sewing friends in person!

Oh hey! That's my block design in the Art Gallery booth! #quiltmarket

And how great see one of my Modern BOMs being used in a quilt the Art Gallery booth!

I’m finally finding time to announce the winner of Hand Quilted with Love. Exactly 100 of you commented and the random number generator gave me number 4. The winner is Kat! Congrats and keep an eye out for an email from me.

A long weekend and some sewing is on the horizon. Hope you all squeeze in some sewing time too!