Inspiration check in…

Did you all see that it’s the halfway point on Project Modern’s first challenge? How are you all coming along??

There’s so much inspiration to be found everywhere…

A while ago I spotted this photo over on Cathy of California’s blog

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It’s a contemporary woven wall hanging by Eve Gulick.

I’ve asked my Bee Imaginative members to make me blocks inspired by this weaving and I know I’m going to be thrilled by the results… I sent off the fabric…

Bee Imaginative Fabric

And the blocks are starting to be made!

Check out what Rita made me:

Bee Imaginative - Swap block for Alissa

And I made my block already…

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This quilt, is going to be so great. What’s inspiring you these days? Why not make a quilt about it and enter it into Project Modern??

A wedding gift

Next Up

The next quilt I’ll be working on which is a wedding gift for an old dear friend and his new husband. I’ve started up a day job again for a few weeks (anyone know any antique experts who wanna be on TV?) so the quilting is slow going these days but I’m excited to dive into this one. Lavender isn’t my usual go to color, but it was requested and I always love the challenge of working within someone’s requests. As long as I get to be “me” within them of course!

Hope you all have great weekends ahead of you!

Another Pillow

I got a new chair for my sewing room, so it needed a new pillow!

Red Pillow

Red Pillow

The set up is already encouraging good company!

Good Company

Then and now!

That was then…

The Los Angeles Modern Quilt Guild

…and this is now!

LA MQG 1 Year Anniversary!

The LA Modern Quilt Guild’s first meeting and our 1st anniversary meeting!  We are going strong.  This past meeting was such a ball and there was just such a sense of community, excitement and fun in the air.  Always takes me forever to fall asleep after meetings this great – they are just so inspiring and energizing!

That great swap I mentioned in my last post?  Check out what I got from Leah!

Horace

The cutest freakin’ owl ever!!  I love him and have named him Horace.

A great swap!

The LAMQG held a swap last night that was really fun. Everyone brought in a sandwich bag of scraps and we swapped them at our September meeting. We were allowed to add one new fabric to the scraps and could make whatever we wanted.

I got Andrew‘s scraps and made him a pillow!  I really took advantage of being able to add one fabric and added the blue – a Carolina Chambray half yard I’d picked up.

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The quilting is fun and easy. I think I’ll be exploring free motion with straight lines a lot more. I don’t deal with the pulling issue my machine gives me with long straight lines with my walking foot, but I get the same modern feel. Win win!

Pillow Back

We swapped back our finished projects at last night’s guild meeting, which was our 1 year anniversary!  We had a really fun party style meeting.  Can you all believe that the Guild has only been around for 1 year??  It’s amazing how much we’ve grown in that time.  I’ll blog all about the meeting soon!