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.

Pillow

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!

Such a pretty fabric.

I’ve been less and less into patterned fabric over the past few months… but occasionally I’ll come across one that is just everything I love.

Hokkoh

The colors, the random placement of the lines… the slight waviness. I just love it.

Hokkoh

I picked this up at a local fabric shop and it hadn’t been on my radar previously. Now I just need to figure out how I’m going to use it!

Rowan Threads

The lovely people of Westminster were kind enough to send me these beautiful boxes of thread. One box with colors picked by Amy Butler and one by Kaffe Fassett.

Boxes

Pretty Thread

I love to look at them, they are so pretty, but I’ll admit that when I first got them I thought to myself “ohh… so pretty! But I don’t know what I’d use them for…” As a quilter, my piecing thread is off white and so is 95% of my quilting thread. And we all know that we go through tons and tons of thread when quilting, there was no way I could use one of these lovely spools to quilt – I’d run out so quickly!

BUT! Then some time passed and I made a few quilts and I found myself returning to these pretty boxes over and over wondering “is there the perfect color for stitching my binding?” And the answer has consistently been yes! The wonderful colors are clearly right in my modern quilting comfort zone as without even trying, they are perfect matches for my bindings, time and again.

Binding

100% cotton and all amazing colors I highly recommend these pretty little boxes filled with beautiful thread.

Bindings & Thread

Ever since I got them, they have come to my binding stitching rescue over and over!

Little houses

Had to make some little houses for Kelly and the Triple B Bee.

Houses

House

They are always fun to make.

It got me thinking about all of the other little houses I’ve made for various bees.

Little House

Houses

Sew Connected 2

12 Squared - Nov.

I didn’t realize there were so many! Hope you all have a great weekend!

A fun place mat pattern of mine is in:

Quilting Arts Gifts

Such a thrill!

QAGifts

They are super simple to sew up and really do make for a perfect gift!

Placemats

Quilting Arts Gifts place mats

Remember these?

Placemats

Fabric changes make them so different!