Posts Tagged ‘patchwork’

In progress…

modern quilting aqua patchwork


The state of my sewing table: lots in progress, nothing finished (yet!)

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Holiday cards

Now that we’re officially in the pre-Christmas season, I made more of my patchwork cards

handmade christmas cards red pachwork cards

These ones are all red and white patchwork – I like a card that’s festive, but versatile enough for all the different people and holidays I send them too.

And I made enough to put some on sale in my shop


modern handmade patchwork red and white cards

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Off the shelves

Modern Quilt - Cheerful Yellow Patchwork

I made this quilt months ago, then liked it so much I couldn’t decide whether to put it in the shop, so it sat on a shelf in my studio, which is no place for a quilt.

sunny yellow and white handmade modern quilt

I finally came back to it, and listed it. (Though, if it didn’t sell, I wouldn’t be too terribly upset to keep it)

handmade modern yellow patchwork quilt

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This quilt spent the better part of a month on the design wall waiting for a decision about the border color. I finally decided on a leaf green border, and a soft yellow for the background. Both kona solids, to compliment the solids in the blocks.

quilt progress photo - improv quilt solid pastel colors and fussy cut trees

As you can see, it’s bordered, sandwiched, basted and well on it’s way to being finished. The quilting is bands of organic lines in the white sashing, and a square around each of the fussy-cuts.

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My Leaders & Enders tablerunner is all quilted, washed and rumply.


simple modern patchwork table runner - light green and white


And, for sale in my shop



spring green and white quilted tablerunner

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My first quilt …

Working on this quilt, got me thinking about where I started.  This is the first quilt I ever made.

If I remember right the only patchwork I’d done before this was a nine-patch pillow. Remember, I said I was  a  crazy ambitious beginner, so I skipped straight from simple, unquilted patchwork pillow to a bed quilt I planned to sleep under. This one is a twin size , and I did keep it simple in some ways, the piecing was a simple block pattern that I could strip piece, in three (meticulously matched) ivy-print fabrics.

It was the quilt on my bed all through high-school (I started sewing in 7th or 8th grade), college and my first apartment. Now it’s pretty worn, delicate and mostly retired, but if I ever were packing to evacuate before some disaster, it’d be coming with me.

So, what about you: What was your first quilt? Is it still in use?

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Blue Ribbon

Finally getting back to some sewing – no particular plan though, just a block.

I started this for a gift that I ended up taking in another direction, but decided to finish the block anyways (I’m trying to work through, instead of adding to, my WIP/UFO pile).  A pillow? a mini? Not sure, but that’s what a 3 day weekend is for.

patchwork quilt block blue ribbon

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