Friday, November 29, 2013

Vintage Modern Double Slice

Do you ever see a quilt pattern and get this overwhelming feeling that you need to push aside all other projects and make this one RIGHT NOW? Yeah, that's what happened with this one.

Vintage Modern

The pattern is from a YouTube video by Missouri Star Quilt Company. Fast and easy... one Layer Cake and an afternoon. This would be the perfect quilt when you need a last minute gift (you know, as long as you don't wait a year to quilt it!)

Vintage Modern

I tried something new and quilted flowers on this. They're not perfect, but it was fun to try something new. And once it gets washed up, I'm sure I'll hardly notice the imperfections.

Vintage Modern


Quilt Details
Quilt Top Fabric: Vintage Modern by Bonnie & Camille for Moda
Backing Fabric: Milly by Erin Rise for Clothworks
Binding: Robert Kaufman Kona Ash
Pattern: Double Slice by Missouri Star Quilt Company
Size: 54" x 63"
November ALYoF goal posted here


A Lovely Year of Finishes

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Color Me Happy Challenge

Happy Thanksgiving! I wish I could say that today is the start of a 4-day weekend, but unfortunately I'll be back in the office tomorrow morning. But today, in between cooking, eating, and working, I was able to find a little bit of time to play with some ideas for my Color Me Happy challenge piece.

Color Me Happy Challenge

I'm usually a 'go big or go home' type of girl when it comes to quilts, but this time I think I'm going to go small... and make a pillow.  Of course I'm sure I'll change my mind one or twice (or a few hundred) times before our February deadline.


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Project Life Week 47

November 17 - November 23

321:365 Megan's class has been studying Pilgrims & Indians, so she put together a poster full of her Indian heritage.
Sunday: Megan's class has been studying Pilgrims and Native Americans, so she put together a poster full of her Indian heritage. 
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322:365 Moved into a new office today... brought this along to brighten up the space. 
Monday: Moved into a new office today... brought this along to brighten up the space. 
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323:365 Such dapper foxes. Must find something super-special to make with these!! 
Tuesday: Such dapper foxes. Must find something super-special to make with these! 
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324:365 Our turkey is hiding as a peacock. In other news: I'm going to be cleaning up glitter FOREVER. 
Wednesday: Our turkey is hiding as a peacock. 
 In other news: I'm going to be cleaning up glitter FOREVER!! 
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325:365 Time to pick a binding... think I'll go with the lighter one (Ash). 
Thursday: Time to pick a binding... 
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326:365 I was so excited about the new Flamingo Fiestawear platter I ordered... But oops, looks like I ordered the wrong one. 
Friday: I was so excited about the new Flamingo Fiestawear platter I ordered... but oops, looks like I ordered the wrong one. 
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327:365 How do you know you shop at Build-A-Bear too much... maybe when they send you a VIB ticket to buy Fluttershy a week early. 
Saturday: How do you know you shop at Build-A-Bear too much... maybe when they send you a VIB ticket to buy Fluttershy a week early. 
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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap

I really do try to limit the number of swaps I join. Not that I don't like swaps, but there's just not enough hours in the day to do it all. But when I saw Kristi putting together a mini quilt swap on Instagram, I couldn't resist.

Well, imagine my surprise when I got my partner assignment and found out I would be sewing for my (in real life) friend Jacey. Jacey has an amazing style and a wonderful eye for putting together colors and patterns. I think I emailed Kristi back with something like "crap... this is going to be hard (in a really good way)!

I knew something super-scrappy would be in order, and after seeing Kate's Asterisk quilt on Instragram, my pattern was picked! I pulled lots of fabrics... yellow, navy blue, orange, and grey... and finally decided to go with some Art Gallery (the orange and yellow asterisks), Cloud 9 (blue asterisk) and lots and lots of "low volume" prints for the background.

I LOVE how it turned out!

Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap

I totally thought Jacey figured out I was her partner a few weeks ago. She, Kristan, and I were taking a break at Quilt Market and talk turned to swaps and this swap in particular. At one point Jacey jokingly asked if I was her partner, and being the TERRIBLE liar that I am, all I could do was stammer for a moment and then change the subject to the Pillow Talk Swap. But I guess being overwhelmed by all that is Quilt Market was a good cover, because Jacey insists she was surprised to find a package from me in her mailbox.

Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap


And this weekend I received a package from my partner... purple maple blocks, chocolate, Christmas coasters, and some Bonnie & Camille fabric... such a perfect package!

@laurel_langworthy I love my quilt and goodies!! Purple, kitties, chocolate... Perfect!! Thanks! #schnitzelandboominiquiltswap

A big thanks to Kristi for organizing such a fun swap!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Project Life Week 46

November 10 - November 16

314:365 Making cookies with my sweetie.
Sunday: Making cookies with my sweetie. 
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315:365 Cookie training.
Monday: Cookie training. 
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316:365 decisions, decisions... what to read next? 
Tuesday: decisions, decisions... what to read next? 
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317:365 Used my excess binding & @scrapbag 's tutorial to finish my quilt label. Thanks Emma - I love how it turned out! 
Wednesday: Used my excess binding and Emma's tutorial to finish my quilt label. 
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318:365 Grabbing a few spare minutes this morning to finish up my #schnitzelandboominiquiltswap 
Thursday: Grabbing a few spare minutes at Starbucks this morning to finish up my mini quilt swap. 
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319:365 So yummy (but it might put me right to sleep). 
Friday: So yummy (but it might put me right to sleep.) 
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320:365 Why no kitty, you aren't in the way.
Saturday: Why no kitty, you aren't in the way. 
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fabric and Friends

Amazing things happen when you combine fabric and friends!

Market 2013

From now until February, follow along as Becca, myself, Julie, Brooke, Joanna, and Sally create some fabulous things with Vanessa's amazing upcoming fabric line Color Me Happy.

Hop over to Brooke's blog today for a little bit more on our challenge (and a pretty awesome poem.) Sally will be hosting an update next week, and the week of Thanksgiving I'll be showing some sneak peeks of my project.

Big thanks Vanessa for providing the inspiration and the fabric... and a ton of laughs every time I see her!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Project Life Week 45

November 3 - November 9

307:365 First block done. #schnitzelandboominiquiltswap #makeaquiltmakeafriend 
Sunday: First block done for my Schnitzel and Boo mini quilt swap 
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308:365 Back to my regular routine of riding the bus today... Thankful for the time it gives me to read (and get 1/4 of the way through this book!) 
Monday: Back to my regular routine of riding the bus today... thankful for the time it gives me to read. 
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309:365 Running from work to a meeting. At least I had a big bunch of veggies for lunch! 
Tuesday: Running from work to a meeting. At least I had a big bunch of veggies for lunch! 
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310:365 Bella's home from her ear surgery.
Wednesday: Bella's home from her ear surgery. We missed her last night! 
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311:365 Fun times at the dentist. 
Thursday: Fun times at the dentist. 
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312:365 Came home & found a pitcher of frozen Fuzzy Navel in the freezer - hubby must have known what kind of day I was having!
Friday: Came home and found a pitcher of frozen Fuzzy Navel in the freezer - hubby must have known what kind of day I was having. 
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313:365 Today she's sporting a turquoise bandage. 
Saturday: Today she's sporting a turquoise bandage. 
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