A little late, yet again, but here’s my week three project for the Summer of No Pants series!
So comfortable and easy, but it adds a bit of style and a nice alternative to jeans! I love items you can throw on effortlessly and still carry a sense of fashion.
I used this tutorial!
The Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild is participating in the Michael Miller Madrona Road Challenge. Participants made complete quilts with a perimeter of at least 120″, using fabrics from the Madrona Road line by Violet Craft, and complementing them with Michael Miller Cotton Couture Solids.
Here’s my entry! A bias-tape, machine-appliquéd design representing a gentle, loopy gear:
The quilting represents the spark with free-motion star shapes.
It all started off with this doodle:
I used a bias-tape applique method.
Check out the rest of the amazing entries from the A2MQG HERE.
Coletterie has launched a new pattern called The Laurel and is having a contest! And it just so happens that this contest is happening at the same time as Made By Rae’s Spring Top Sew-Along showcase/contest! So I had double inspiration to make a couple of tops.
Here’s my first Laurel blouse! I made it with some red polka-dot fabric that was handed over to me from a friend. I think it’s rayon? It goes swish-swish when you rub it against itself, it doesn’t wrinkle, it pretty transparent, doesn’t fray, and it holds its shape.
Adjustments to the pattern included dropping the armhole down an inch, reducing the shoulder ease, adding about three inches to the waist and another to the hem (!! am I really that stretched out!?!?) and I moved the back darts down an inch.
Also – instead of bias tape binding for the raw edges, I did piping!!!!! I am so happy with this choice. I think the edges look super sharp and it was SO EASY (especially since I just used ready-made piping binding from the store).
Yay new blouse! Clap clap.
Jen from our quilt guild (who blogs HERE) surprised the A2MQG with a wonderful request from Spoonflower! Pick a stack of our fabrics and make us a quilt that can be featured on the Spoonflower blog.
I grabbed these fabrics from Jen’s pile of pretties:
And I make two 60″ rows. Everyone in the guild who wanted to participate was to make a 60″ row. I wanted my rows to be quiet – to give the quilt a couple of places to breathe – and I wanted them to showcase these amazing fabrics. So I fussy cut the arrow fletching and the stars (as best I could with the amount of fabric on hand) and spaced everything out with lots of Kona White sashing.
Can’t wait to see how everything looks pieced together! Thanks for organizing this, Jen, and to Spoonflower for the awesome idea!
Thanks everyone who voted in the Fall for Solids contest (hosted by Pink Castle Fabrics). I am so pleased to post that I won in the viewers’ choice category for mini quilts!
Look at all of these fabric winnings I received?! A KONA color card from Robert Kaufman, and bundles of solid fabrics from Michael Miller, Bella, Free Spirit, Dear Stella, and Riley Blake! Thanks Pink Castle Fabrics !!
THANKS TEN TRILLION!
Woops! I sure let time slip by and forgot to mention that – oh, hey – the deadline for voting in the Fall for Solids contest (hosted by Pink Castle Fabrics) is TODAY.
So if you love this mini quilt I made…
Please go vote for it HERE.
You’ll need a Threadbias account – it’s free.
THANKS TEN TRILLION!
I was SO in love with THIS QUILT I just made, I just couldn’t resist making one extra block, which I set aside to make into a mini.
I was very inspired by the book, “Free Motion Quilting with Angela Walters” – so I took this tiny opportunity to experiment with more elaborate quilting.
Ready to hang
This mini is entered into Brenda’s For the Love of Solids contest, over on Threadbias.
And then I’m going to enter it into the QuiltCon challenge for mini quilts! Wish me luck!
I’ve never done a quilting bee before, so I’m very excited that the Ann Arbor Modern Quilting Guild has decided to start a Round Robin!
I made the block on the left and included some more of the Silent Cinema (grey pattern) and the Kona Snow fabrics. Rossie added some modern touches, much to my delight! I’m hoping it’ll end up having the look of a modern medallion quilt, rather than a sampler, but I know it’ll be great no matter what.
My block was inspired by this quilt.
This is the block I got in the first round:
Isn’t the center swirl lovely? Kourtney made that out of 1.5″ finished squares! So precise and beautiful movement. I just added the green border and the next border of white with pink corners. I wanted to frame the swirl and then give the next person some negative space as a clean slate ready for her additions.
Once I read about Ellison Lane Quilt’s Summer Sewing Contest, I knew it was time to take my stack of Denyse Schmidt fabrics (and some coordinating strays from the stash) and finally make this blanket:
Reds, Whites, Blues, and Greys make for a muted patriotic palate. And I’m always extra-patriotic right around the fourth of July, aren’t you?
Wonky, scribbled stars for the quilting add a little spangly goodness.
I’ve been wanting to do an HSTs on point quilt for a while.
Measures just about 50″ by 50″ – nice for a baby blanket or a lap throw.
Available to purchase from my Etsy shop!