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Got this quilt top finished up over the weekend. I think the name of it is pretty self explanatory!

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It’s hard to tell in photos but these darker triangles are actually both navy and black.  And the one orange one is Kona Flame.  It’s such a great color.

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As of this week I’m back to working from home so I hope to find the time to finish this one up soon!

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!

Today is my stop on the blog tour for Sarah Fielke‘s latest book, Hand Quilted with Love!

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Before I get to the content, let me first mention that the book is a beautiful heavy hard cover. You know how a hard cover will just sit solidly open? Such things are important in a sewing book! There is really such a nice feel to the book itself.

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And the quilts! Sarah’s lovely vivid style is all over the book in the 16 quilts included. So many great ones!

I was instantly drawn to her Bangles pattern.

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You know that I’m all about the solids so of course they are what I turned to.

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With templates and Y seams, this pattern isn’t in my wheelhouse but I so enjoyed working on it! It’s really fun to occasionally work on something that’s very different from my usual piecing.

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And guess what? Cico Books have been generous enough to donate a book for a giveaway! Leave a comment and I’ll pick a winner in a week.

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Good luck!

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Traveling Quilts

Have squeezed in very little bits of sewing here and there recently. The Traveling Quilts always allow for a fun creative stretch!

For Penny’s quilt, I received these blocks.

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The whole angle is growth and spring…  I wanted to add something that was my aesthetic but matched the rest of the already existing blocks. To me growth is about those first pops of green and the first flower that blooms.

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A litte improv piecing…

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…and some tiny half square triangles…

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…lead to this! And now it’s all been shipped off to Elizabeth for her addition!

It’s been radio silence around these parts as I transition back into being at my day job.  Just three months and then I’ll be back to working for the MQG and from home again.  Meanwhile, it’s hard to find any time to get in front of my sewing machine.  I miss it! The usual story, right?  Finding balance between work, family and fun is always hard!

Meanwhile, when I do grab 30 minutes or so I’ve been working on some class samples for when I teach up at A Quilters Affair up in Sisters, Oregon in July.

Showing my MQG pride as I quilt!
Are you going to be there? If so, I would love to meet you!  I’ll be giving a couple of talks too, so it should be a really fun week!

Crazy dense quilting inspired by @jacquietps !

Anyhow – these class samples are coming along nicely and I’ll be sure to post them here when I’ve finished them up!

BTW – are you on Instagram? I’ve mentioned it before, but I’ll mention it again because I’m over there so much more than I find time for blogging… Follow me if you wanna. You’ll see a whole lot of my baby too so though maybe it’s not for you if baby pics aren’t your thing.  Ha.

Hope that  you get a good start to your week as April is here!