Monday, October 27, 2014

Let me Bee Queen

In September I was queen for two different bees, Do Good Stitches and WNY MQG.  Before each of them started I posted the blocks I wanted for each with tutorials, DGS here and WNY MQG here.  I have received all my blocks for DGS and only have a few stragglers for WNY MQG. 

I am very happy to post the finished quilt for Do. Good Stitches which is a charity bee, I will be mailing it to Wrap Them in Love this week.

You never know how everyones blocks made from the stash they already have on hand will mix together.  I gave them a lot of options on colors and I think they came together fantastically!

I did place two on the back, one person sent me 3 and one of them was an exact double!

Of course a pocket was added to the corner with the logo patch I was sent from our leader.  I added a few borders to increase the size of the original patch, then the pocket is doubled with a split thin layer of batting and quilted before adding to the back when finishing the binding.  I made a card to insert into the pocket for the receipent, just warm wishes.

The blocks I received from WNY MQG are in the planning stage on my design wall.  Once I receive the last 6 (3 sets). I will make them into a couple of baby quilts.  

Time to link up with my favorite parties, Stitch By Stitch, Blossom Heart Quilts, Freshly Pieced and Sew Fresh Quilts ~ use the side buttons to link

Offf to sew,

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Meeting Jacquie


Over the weekend I attended a class by Jacquie Gering on her Stitch and Flip Super Nova, such a good class~ Thank you Jacquie!  Her organic quilting style is the reason I gravatated to the modern side of quilting over traditional.  When I found out she was visiting WNY I signed up (before I had a surgery date) this was a class I didn't want to miss.  Hosted by our local quilt shop they provided all of the sewing machines, irons, fabric packets in a variety of colors and lunch.

One of my first book purchases was Jacquie and Katie's Quilting Modern, the Supernova quilt was one of the chapters I liked.  Jacquie's instructions and answers to our questions were honest with an underlying message to make every quilt your own no matter what the pattern, even mistakes can become a great block.  What I was not surprised by is how genuinely nice and REAL she was, what I mean is she was great about meeting everyone in the class and making sure they were comfortable with her method.  

I stayed as long as I could but the constant up and down was rough on my knee, even with ice it eventually became too much.  I didnt leave before I got all the information I needed and asked Jacquie many questions. I brought my project home and put it up on my design wall,  I may be changing at least one of the prints, I hate poka dots and the pink and green ones seem to be screaming at me.  It is also great to be home at my sewing machine, at the correct height with my extended table. Now to make it my own

Time to link up with Freshly Pieced and Sew Fresh Quilts