Sunday, September 30, 2012

More blocks

A quick update on my ongoing monthly block projects.

The September block for StitchCraft's $10 BOM was easy.  I'm quite happy I decided to go with the neutral colorway, it's a big change for me.

$10 BOM StitchCraft

The Queen Bee for September for the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild monthly bee asked for a wonky log cabin.  So I made one for her:

wonky log cabin bee block

And one for the sample quilt that I'm making for myself as part of the bee.

wonky log cabin

Also, the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild decided to make a group quilt with a modern Florida feel.  We chose a fabric from the Kaffe Fassett line called "Paperweight" in the yellow colorway as the focus fabric.  I think it represents the Sunshine State without being cliche.

I went with a modern wonky dresden block featuring some improv piecing.  I'm calling it a "Modern Sun" block.  It say's "Florida" to me.

Modern Florida Sun block closeup

Modern Florida Sun block

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Modern Turtle Quilt

Over the past month I've been working on finishing up the many quilt tops I had laying around.  It feels good to finally get the quilts done and share them.

I found this fabulous chartreuse yellow fabric and absolutely LOVED it!!  I sketched out a simple block and got to work cutting out all the little pieces.


I went through my stash and scraps and picked out fun prints to go with it.  I was quite surprised how they all worked great together.  Now I didn't originally intend for this to have anything to do with turtles but after I started putting the blocks on my little design wall, I saw the turtles.  I kind of like it.

lime quilt 001

I quilted it with a simple allover meandering design.

Modern Turtle quilt 1

Modern Turtle Quilt closeup

I found this fabulous elephant print to use for the back.  I love the look of the chartreuse and purple together.  I think chartreuse will be used more often in my quilts.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Call me surprised!!!

 What a way to celebrate my 100th post!!

My "Secret Garden" quilt was chosen as the winning quilt for the 2012 StitchCraft Challenge!!!  I can't wait till next year's challenge!!

challenge quilt "secret garden"

If you are ever in Boca Raton, FL or South Florida please stop by StitchCraft!!  It is a fabulous shop!

Sunday, September 9, 2012


Last weekend I was working with my scraps to work on a new project.

scraps for ticker tape quilt

Since it was a bit of pain to dig through the scraps to find the next color I wanted to use, I decided to organize my scraps.

scrap organization

Thankfully I don't have too many scraps.  I like to use them for bee blocks or small projects so I can manage to keep the pile under control.  Mostly recently I worked on a mini ticker tape quilt that I made last weekend when I was trying to catch up on quilting my quilt tops (that will be a later post).

ticker tape quilt

Now that the scraps are so well organized I couldn't let the fabric cabinet continue on it's downward spiral.  It was a never ending black hole.  I knew I had certain fabrics, like plain white, but could never seem to find them.

stash before

Looking around the Internet I saw some great ideas on fabric storage by making mini fabric bolts using comic book backing boards.  I spent Saturday afternoon organizing the fabric.  It didn't take long, I watched two movies while I did it.


mini fabric bolts