Posts in the modern quilts category

The Los Angeles Modern Quilt Guild was lucky enough to have Denyse Schmidt to town this past weekend for a visit that included a talk and two workshops.

The weekend started on Friday night with her talk. It was hugely inspiring and spanned her career, design process and inspirations.

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Then on Saturday she held a beginning workshop.

LAMQG Denyse Schmidt workshop

LAMQG Denyse Schmidt workshop

We finished off the weekend with an advanced workshop on Sunday.

LAMQG Denyse Schmidt workshop

LAMQG Denyse Schmidt workshop

It was a really wonderful weekend. Everyone was so excited and eager to quilt quilt quilt after their time with her. She’s so nice and encouraging. You can see all of my photos here.

The Nice Baby Quilt is all finished.  So simple. It was perfect for needing to sew up a quick gift for friends.

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I used lots of linen and Kona Ash which are very close in value. They really make the greens, yellows and bit of pink pop out of the blocks.

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I used up my last bit of this Castle Peeps pink stripe with the binding and it was just a bit too short so I added some solid pink to make it long enough.

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I’m finishing up my day job this week and will be back at full time quilting shortly! So many project and plans to tackle… I can’t wait!!

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There’s an article in there written by yours truly!

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About what we’re all up to with our modern quilting!  Needless to say, it’s exciting to see this:

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And I never showed the finished “Yellow Pop’ Quilt ’cause I had to wait for this to come out first, so here it is…

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I’m in love with the yellow stripy binding.

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Hope that your weeks are all off to a good start.  Happy Monday!

That’s certainly what I did with this quilt, so that’s what I’m calling it.  It’s on our bed and staying there!  I love it and so does my husband.  Not girly at all this one… I really like the simple graphic nature of this quilt. I offset the columns a bit giving it an asymmetry that I’m loving.

Embracing Gray

The fabrics? Konas Medium Gray, Coal, Charcoal, and the RK Gray Quilters Linen (which I LOVE by the way) are all in there.  The background is Kona Ash.  And then the yellow is a Kona as well – it’s Butterscotch.  The one patterned fabric is a Heather Baily print.

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I pieced together a back with the remaining fabric.

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It’s already being enjoyed by everyone!

Embracing Gray being enjoyed

As a side note – thanks for all of your comments on straight line quilting. It’s clearly a topic that a lot of people are thinking about.  Moving my quilting in different directions is something that I’m eager to do and I feel I might surrender to some long arm classes… I am tiring of stippling, and am not very attracted to many other simple free motion patterns.  Straight lines really appeal to me though and the options are endless, but impossible to achieve well on my machine.  I’m all about making quilts at home from start to finish, but at a certain point there are limitations… I just know the second I go and try long arming one of my quilts I’ll be ruined and never want to quilt a quilt on my home machine again.  What to do? Oh the trials and tribulations of a quilting obsession!

Twin baby quilts

I finished up a pair of cute baby quilts for a commission.  For twins who are on the way!  I made a couple of pillow sleeves to go along with ‘em too.

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Why can’t I ever coordinate photo taking with no fold lines in the quilts??

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These were fun to sew up. I haven’t been working with lots of white or these colors in awhile so it was fun to go back to them for a project!

On another note, a dear friend of mine is a finalist for the Dwell Room for Improvement contest. You don’t have sign in or anything to vote for her, so please do! It just takes two quick clicks and a free living room make over could be hers so vote for her! Thank you, thank you!