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June 5, 2016 · 12:48 pm

Triangularity

Triangularity with zig zag edges

Triangularity with zig zag edges


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At QuiltCon I took Jeni Baker’s Equilateral Triangle class and started this quilt made from (mostly) Carol Freidlander fabrics and some of my other graphic fabric favorites. I like learning new techniques to make projects quickly and this was definitely one that can be cut out pretty fast. My favorite part is the zigzag edges / I love how it looks with the black binding.

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On my son’s bed

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HST pillows look good with this!

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YES!

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It’s been awhile since my last post – not that I haven’t been quilting and sewing! This is a gift I made for a colleague who really went above and beyond on a recent event for a program within the nonprofit we work for. The program acronym is YES – which fits nicely on a  pillow! I think she liked it.

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Slivers

I’m not really sure where I’m going with this. I’ve been saving solid neutral pieces for a while and wanted to use them in some way with various bigger scraps. I like how it’s looking though! My daughter thinks it looks like the movie Inside Out when they went into the world of abstract reasoning – I think she’s right!

Slivers

Slivers

Abstract a Reasoning from "Inside Out"

Abstract a Reasoning from “Inside Out”


 

 

 

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Teeny tiny scraps

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Sometimes I just get a hankering to pull out my itsy bitsy scrap pieces and see what I can do with them.  This is what got started from my yellow bin. I then went on to pull out more.  Each colored piece is about 4 1/2 inches across and the strips prior to sewing are about 3/4″ to an inch or so, and finish up at 1/4-1/2 inch each.  I’m not sure what I’m doing with this – I may make into small pillows for the living room.

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Long weekends….

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How I love a long weekend! I had a wonderful, restful and reflective time with my family and alone as well. And part of that time involved  finishing two quilt tops I’ve been planning for a  long time. This one uses 36 different “made fabric” blocks (4 inches each) that I made two years ago from Kona solid scraps left from an auction quilt I donated to my son’s high school.

SF Waldorf Auction Quilt

SF Waldorf Auction Quilt

 

 

 

 

I loved how the improvisational small scrappy blocks turned out.  I wanted to makes something special with them and held onto them for ages not sure what to do. I decided to make a wall hanging for my office at work (just got moved into a window office with an amazing view of downtown San Francisco, Chinatown and the SF Bay! Woo Hoo!) The office space is sparse and I want to  bring some personality and color to it. I still have to decide how to quilt and bind it, though.

 

 

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First quilt of 2016!

Well, ALMOST the first. Still have to bind and wash, but I just finished this very dense quilting.  I needed to start the year with a project that I really wanted to look at – both as a project to work on and something I wanted to keep (for me!) in our home.

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I’ve had this collection of beautiful Oakshott pieces for over two years and felt they were too precious to cut into.  It was time to use them so I dove into a Disappearing Nine-Patch block layout and I love how it came out! What you can’t see here is the lovely two-toned colors of each fabric.  When I bought them I just got lots of different colors with no thoughts of how they’d go together.  I had a larger piece – the more neutral taupe color, that I used for the “base” color.  I can’t wait to finish binding it a to wash it and see how the quilting looks after crinkling up!IMG_8089

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Sweet Sue

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On it’s way to to North Carolina, something special for a special sister-in-law.  I hope she’ll cuddle in it through the winter, and know that she has so much love from all those she touches.  I quilted in all her special names, just to remind her!  I named it “Calling Her Names”.

Calling Her Names

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I Spy Quilt

My kids and I enjoyed the “I Spy” baby books when they were little.  I recall many hours of looking for items in the books, seeing if we could find all the hidden images.  It was long before I began quilting (who had the time with little ones and work!), or I would surely have made both of them their own “I Spy Quilts”!   Acting on my goal to only use material from my own stash, I was able to make this colorful and super soft baby quilt for a future baby gift.  I hope whomever it’s gifted to has as much fun playing I Spy as I did with my kids!

I Spy Baby Quilt for Baby Hart with Minky fabric backing

I Spy Baby Quilt
with Minky fabric backing

 

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