Posts in the modern patchwork category

I always love starting a new quilt.   There’s a sense of wondering how it will end up that I love!  I’ve pulled fabrics and just gotten started.

Next Quilt

Next Quilt

All I can bring myself to want to make with them is wonky log cabins. I have a problem. I’m stuck on the wonky log cabin block. I can’t seem to be able to find a block I want to sew more than that! I don’t know what to do about it really… I’m in a rut, yet not bored with it.  Does that make sense??

Block Beginnings

And for the improv peicers out there… I have gotten into a routine of first picking all my fabrics, but then as I make the blocks, I cut as I go along. Meaning that I cut, sew and press each center or pair of borders as I go. This means that I tend to sew standing up because I can’t be bothered to keep getting up and down as I cut, then sew, then walk to my ironing board to press. Am I nuts? Does anyone else sew standing up? I need to figure out a way to get my sewing machine up higher.

Look at these pretty ladies that I got in a swap with Kristen.

LadiesClose up

I’m gonna love this quilt.

Oh and just a quick reminder for LA locals, the first night of my class for Home Ec. at wonderful Reform School is a week from tonight so please sign up if you’re interested!

Spring!

Here in Southern California, there are no weather complains, but it’s officially now spring. That, combined with the fact that I HAD to take a break from the baby quilts lead me to a couple of bright vibrant pillow sleeves!

Pink1BLue1

These are quick and fun to whip up. Remember how I mentioned I needed to explore yellow a bit more? In doing so, I’ve come to realize that I really don’t have that many yellow fabrics. Will have to remedy that with time!

Pink4Blue4

Nice envelope openings so that these are easy to toss in the washing machine!

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Both are in the shop!

and 3 more of this pattern to go. Hope you don’t get sick of seeing the same quilt, with different fabrics over and over… Some are for friends and some to sell!

These two are both now in the shop.

Square in Square Baby Girl QuiltSquare in Square Baby Boy Quilt

I hadn’t worked with strictly yellow and pink before… I kinda love it. I’m thinking I need to start exploring yellow more in general!

Square in Square Baby Girl Quilt

I worked with 50% Bamboo batting for the first time with these and I have to say, I love it! The drape is really lovely.

Square in Square Baby Boy Quilt

My usual pieced backs:

Square in Square Baby Girl QuiltSquare in Square Baby Boy Quilt

Next I’m gonna try to get a couple of gender neutral ones all done. Hope that you all have wonderful weekends!!