Sunday, February 26, 2012


Today I played around with some flying geese.  I did a traditional quilt block, I think it's called Wild Goose Chase.

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Then I decided to try something a little "modern" and this is what I came up with.

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I'm still slowly working on my Plume quilt.  I finished sewing the borders around the kaleidoscope blocks today and added the HST's to the corners.   Now I can't decide if I want to border the inside peacock panel with the gold border or not.

Plume quilt designing opt 2

Plume quilt designing

I also made an extra herringbone/chevron block for the February Mod Quilt Bee.  This one I'll keep for myself to create a sampler quilt at the end of the bee.  It was a wonderful idea that a Bee member thought of.


Monday, February 20, 2012

Plume Quilt

I continued playing with my plume fabric this weekend.  I'm sort of making it up as I go and realized I'm going to have a few interesting seams to sew.  I'm taking my time with this quilt, I only wish I had a full size design wall and not just my little one on my fabric cabinet.

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I also finished the first block for the South Florida Modern Quilt Bee.  Nicole at Patchwork Duck  is the Queen Bee for February and requested a scrappy block using this herringbone tutorial.

February 2012 Quilting Bee Block

A member of the quilt bee had the idea of making an extra block each month to create a sampler quilt.  I love that idea because I'll have two quilts at the end of the bee, so now I need to make another block for my sampler.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Plume Kaleidoscope Block

Today I played around with the Plume fabric from Timeless Treasures.  I think I'm going to use a few of the prints to make some kaleidoscope blocks.  Maybe I'll enter the contest....

Plume fabric


Pop of Color Quilt continued

I absolutely LOVE!!! my latest quilt "Pop of Color".  The colors in the new Moda line "Stitch in Color" by Malka Dubrawsky are so vibrant.  I used one layer cake and a charcoal grey solid for the background.  I basically did a simple square in a square block and offset the blocks.  I'm still deciding if I'm going to add a true border or leave as is.  Now I just need to decide what I want to do with the backing fabric.

Now I'm going to play with my Plume fabric from Timeless Treasures.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Pop of Color

Today I finished piecing the blocks for my next quilt.  I started to lay them out but unfortunately my table is not big enough so tomorrow I'll lay them out on our bed and fiddle with block placement.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sneak Peek...

Here's a little sneak peek at my next quilting project.  I picked up a layer cake from the new Moda line Stitch in Color.