My weekend.

First some piecing…

Peicing

…and then some quilting!

Quilting

Now I’m stitching the binding.

What did you get done this weekend?

So busy!

So awhile back I promised myself that I wouldn’t blog about not blogging and here I am breaking that promise.  Being freelance with my work, my quilting free time ebbs and flows.  After a very long time just quilting a ton (mostly stuff I can’t post here!), on Monday I started back up on a job.  So I’m in an ebb and I will be for about three months.  I’ll miss my sewing machine but the paychecks will ease the pain.

Meanwhile, the fabrics for the next quilt have been pulled!

Baby Quilt Fabric

Oh gray – why can’t I quit you?!?

Can’t wait to get cutting and sewing this weekend!

Japan

We are all so terribly sad about what’s happened in Japan… Did you all see that Jacquie is giving a quilt away if you donate to the Red Cross? So generous of her!

Check out her post here
and please give what you can!

It was so much fun taking part in the Kona Cotton challenge that Robert Kaufman was generous enough to sponsor for many many of the Modern Quilt Guilds.

Each group was allow to create their own rules for the challenge.  Here in LA, we were each given one charm pack in the dusty palette.  From there we were allowed to add one additional solid fabric in the quilt top, and one more for the binding.  Here’s the quilt I made.

Kona Solids Challenge Quilt

The quilting is 100% inspired by this quilt.

This type of random piecing is so much fun for me to do.

Kona Cottons Challenge Quilt Detail

And I used some scraps from the piecing in a bit of the binding.

Kona Solids Challenge Quilt Detail

There were so many amazing entries into the challenge. We had a lot of categories that the guild picked winners for but these are the two that tied for “best of show.”

LAMQG Kona Cotton Challenge Winners

Amazing, right?? So wonderful! And isn’t it funny how much they work together?? They both picked Ash as their background! You can see all of the quilts that were made by The LAMQG here.  And there’s also a flickr group for photos of all of the different guilds’ challenge quilts.

LAMQG Solids Challenge Group Photo

And here we all are showing off our quilts!

Oh and Jacquie’s talk? So so inspiring!

Jacquie

Everyone was so thrilled to get to know the woman behind the blog we’ve all been reading. She was open and warm and just an all around wonderful speaker. And the quilts! She brought many more than you’d imagine could fit in one suitcase and each one was more beautiful than the next. I heard rumors of a petition getting started to get her to move to LA…