Saturday, June 30, 2012

Chirp Fest 2012

I finished up my Chirp Fest 2012 quilt this quarter. I was one of my Finish Along projects for this quarter.

Here it is on my fancy quilt rack :)

I used a pack of 6.5 inch squares of Wrenly and backed it in a Wrenly flannel. A little Wrenly stripe to bind it off and super fast wiggly line quilting with a few words in the solids finished it off.

Done and done.

Saturday, June 9, 2012


Since we've been bike riding and chasing cats around here lately, it was time that Matty Spice had a leash that wasn't about to snap in half. I've been looking for a replacement since she came home from gramma's house. The cable leads the other dogs use can really saw through things.

I used some heavy fusible interfacing and two strips of one of my favorite Jenean Morrison orange delightfulness. I seriously love this leash. I might scotch guard the hell out of it soon to help it stay cheery.

Sorry mom, this leash won't be coming up to your house...probably ever.

Edited: 6/16/12  And now she has a matching collar.  I lost two seam rippers to it but I think it's worth it.  She was not so excited about trying it on 17 times while I figured out the size.  

LA Modern Quilt Guild

Annette came up with the brilliant idea of going to one of the LA Modern Quilt Guild meetings since they are close to her house. So I put on my driving gloves and headed to Santa Monica. I don't know what was more fun, seeing her current projects and cute little sewing space, meeting her quilty neighbor Brian, or going to such a motivational meeting. It's a large group and we didn't get there in time to get a seat.

The meetings are held at Sew Modern in LA and in this picture the owner, Lauren, is talking about Quilt Market and all the great new fabrics coming up. She passed out bundles of all sorts of new lines for us to see including the new Liberty (which feels delightful although the design doesn't call out to me).

Show and tell was amazing! So many talented sewists out there. I think the one being held up in the picture here consists of blocks from one of the group events. Someone brings in scraps and everyone makes a quick block.

I did pick up a few fabrics but most awesome was that I won a door prize!! A little pack of the new Kona solids! Hooray! I love it!

The only problem with the meeting is that it is at the beginning of the week and I had to go to work instead of sew all day.

Thanks for organizing us, Annette!