When I returned home from #quiltcon last year, I was bursting with inspiration, but needed somewhere to start. Using scraps left over from the #fallenpetalquilt that had just shown at the 2017 show, this improv log cabin #miniquilt ended up being just the palate cleanser I needed! I’m still kind of gaga over these colors together. Swipe to see a quilting detail—isn’t the gold thread beautiful over the lavender?—and the back, where I used even the tiniest of scraps! #igquiltfest #quiltaposy #quiltcon2017
Good morning #igquiltfest and @amyscreativeside ! Today is mini day and this is always going to be a hard one for me because I rarely do a mini quilt. But last year I did participate in the QuiltCon mini swap so here it is. The quilt is about 22 inches square so that’s a lotta little geese!! I had a good time with it, right up to the wire, quilting in the hotel room!!. #releasethegeese #quiltcon2017 #showusyourmqg
#IGQuiltFest with @amyscreativeside
Day 17: Sewing Friends
All of my quilty friends are on IG! Seriously though, I don’t have any quilty friends that live near me, but I think my best quilty friend is probably my mom @rasdas99. She went to #quiltcon2017 with me and was hooked!
#igquiltfest #quiltyfriendsarethebest #quiltersofinstagram #isew #modernquilting #modernquilter #modernmaker #createeveryday #creativelifehappylife
Day 17 of @amyscreativeside #igquiltfest! My sewing friend! For sure, without a doubt, is @kati_bannister. Heck we’re spending today road tripping to a sewing and quilting expo . We both attended QuiltCon for the first time together and plan on many more trips in the years to come! .
We met because of our husband’s jobs bringing us to Florida. .
A metal sculpture busted in our move and she reached out offering her soldering gun! .
Once we found out we both shared an extreme amount of love and passion for all things sewing, we were inseparable .
I’m gonna cry when she moves, but I know no matter the distance, our sewing adventures will keep us feeling close. •
#sewing #sewingbuddy #handmade #create #maker #quiltcon #quiltcon2017 #sewingandquiltingexpo #makers #makersgonnamake #jukitwins #bestfriends #friends #friendship #florida #floridaadventure #shegetsit #sewingroom #girlstrip
Last night I finally finished Die Beem , (Trees in Pennsylvania's Duch) by @penandpaperpatterns Lindsey Neill. This simple beauty was #quiltcon2017 in the 'Use of negative Space" catagory, one of my favourite in that category ( no , I was not attending Quiltcon 2017 :) I was thrilled when I found the pattern in one of the spring issue of @lovequiltingmag 2017.This pics was taken after I was done with piecing last October. So in love with this.
#tonaltreesquilt #tonaltrees #penandpaperpatterns #fpp #drunkardspath
#igquiltfest Day 2: Sewing Machine
When I first started sewing, I learned on the shop machines @sew_la. I was super intimidated about sewing by myself so I scoured the internet and found the exact model of machine I had learned on. The machine was all manual and served me very well for a number of years.
Early last year I decided it was time to upgrade. When I was at #quiltcon2017 I spent an afternoon trying all the different brands and decided to go with a @berninausa . I just loved how it felt.
I mostly piece and quilt on my 770QE. But I also have a 350, which I usually take to classes, often use for paper piecing, and love having for when @clairecosews @enmivida or @jodylead visit.
Day 4 of @amyscreativeside #igquiltfest. After the horrible incident at the Orlando Pulse club, the @orlandomqg organized a quilt project and @cluckclucksew created the heart block for us to use. Man oh man did I crank this quilt out. I had it done in 4 days and that is with working 2 jobs. The pattern is a quicker one which is always nice but I was determined to get it made swiftly. It was beyond inspiring to see the display at #quiltcon2017. Love this quilting community. •
#handmade #orlandopulse #quiltsforpulse #hearts #love #rainbow #equal #loveeveryone #quilt #quilter #quilting #create #maker #donate #volunteer #blanket
Throwback to when I first got my #fallenpetalquilt back from @ccpquilt and laid it out on the bed. The afternoon light was streaming in, highlighting the beautiful quilting texture. Have you seen my latest Stories? Yesterday I took videos of my Fallen Petal paper pattern to give you a feel for what you could expect. You know you’re a least a little curious.... Go check it out! #throwbackthursday #quiltaposypatterns #quiltaposy
I need a new project as much as I need a hole in my head! But as I was rumbling around looking for a certain project, I came across this package of pre-cut triangles which I got from @me__and__y0u at their booth at #quiltcon2017
Very tempted to open these. Feeling quite inspired after having drooled over pictures from Quiltcon in Pasadena
Fandt disse fine pakker med precut #me+you trekanter som jeg fik fra deres stand sidste år til Quiltcon...og følte mig meget fristet til at starte på noget nyt...mere jeg har ikke ligefrem brug for flere nye projekter
Det har været meget inspirerende at følge med i de sidste dages rapporter og billeder fra Quiltcon i Pasadena.
#helenejuuldesign #nytproject #newproject #temptedtoopenthese
I found my quilt block!!! Michael Miller Fabrics gave away fabric during #QuiltCon2017 for people to make a 6.5" blocks to incorporated into friendship quilt. These quilts will be donated to @quiltsforcure after #Quiltcon2018! I found the quilt that my block is in!! Can you guess which one it is? If you swipe to the last photo, you'll see me pointing to it. :D If you are at Quiltcon, stop by their booth (606) to pick up fabric for this year's quilts! #michaelmillerfabrics @michaelmillerfabrics #quiltersvscancer #quilting #modernquilting #makersmovement #makersgonnamake #modernmaker #sewing #poweredbyquilting
#helloquiltcon I'm Melissa Mason and this is my first #quiltcon! I'm so excited my quilty little heart can barely take it. If you see me, come say hi. I'll be taking classes from @initialkstudio, @carolynfriedlander, and @afewscraps. So looking forward to this weekend! #quiltcon2017 #pasadena #modernquilt #mqg #sewist
The last photo I took at #quiltcon2017 was not of a quilt but was of the tile in the women’s restroom at the Savannah airport. The tile was the inspiration for this improvisationally pieced quilt and its name. I started “Savannah Ladies” with a palette of 20 #konasolids and #shotcotton then randomly cut widths, sewed them into strata, and randomly recut the strata and repieced them until I had the desired length. I felt the design needed some curves, so I quilted intersecting rings to balance the ditch quilting. Swipe to see the original photo (much grayer tones) and some process photos. More quilt photos are available on my Etsy page. #aurifilthread #berninausa #modernquilt #quilting #quilts #modernquilt #modernquilting #trivalleymqg #kimmuller #kimmullerquilts #improvquilt #improvquilting #lowvolumequilt
Since it's now time for #quiltcon2018 (which I won't be at) I thought it was time to get my butt on gear and work on the wall hanging I've been meaning to made to display the pins I got at #quiltcon2017. Almost 7 hours later, it's currently 6.5" high (the letters will be 6" high finished) and 46.5" long. I've got a couple of ideas in mind for the next steps on it, and it'll probably be going above my sewing room window when it's done! #paperpiecing #fpp #fbppatterns #fbpmyfirstalphabet #honestcraftroom
Yesterday I shared the beautiful quilt tops of my pattern testers, Alysson @mama_in_stitches, Melanie @mellierc, and Isabelle @southbaybella. If you missed them, make sure to check them out! If you were to make the #fallenpetalquilt pattern, what colors would you use? #quiltaposypatterns #quiltaposy #quiltpattern quilting by @ccpquilt
(NOT MY WORK) For #followfriday, I’d like to get the word out about @debbiegrifka‘s work. The first time I saw her feed my heart started beating faster. I thought, “Here is someone who captures the coolness of minimalism.” At the beginning of 2017 she started a #100dayproject making mini quilts in her signature style, and I was captivated and inspired all over again. Happily, I got to meet her at #quiltcon2017. Later when I realized she was an author, I checked out her book from the local library. And you should, too! Her beautiful book is called Lines by Design, and oh, how I love lines and good linear inspiration! It contains a wide variety of projects & techniques. Pictured here is a *gorgeous* quilt she contributed to another book called Rock Solid: 13 Stunning Quilts Made With Kona Cottons, complied by Karen M. Burns. This year she has begun a new 100 day project, which I encourage you to check out. It’s similar to last year’s, but she’s making postcard-sized quilts this time, and finishing them differently. Also, she’s restricting her color palette to black and white, and her technique to raw-edge fusible appliqué. It’s so cool what she’s been coming up with! Beginning today through Sunday she’ll be taking over the @allpeoplequilt IG account, so following that would be another way to learn more about her serene, yet dramatic, minimalistic work! #debbiegrifka #followfriday #quiltaposy
The Fallen Petal Quilt Pattern is now available in my shop! (link in profile) Make this cleverly modern quilt top in a weekend! This pattern is an excellent introduction to working with fusible web and raw edge machine appliqué. I walk you through the fun process with clear photos and easy-to-read full-color diagrams. All you need is basic piecing and quilting knowledge! I can’t wait to see your project come together! #fallenpetalquilt #quiltaposypatterns #quiltaposy quilting by @ccpquilt
Throwback Thursday, right? Let’s throw back to this time last year, when I was hugging trees in sunny Savannah with my littlest! #helloquiltcon I’m excitedly finishing up preparations for my trek out west for this year’s event, sadly leaving Finn and @knightquilter behind this year. You might see me hugging trees in Pasadena... are there palm trees? Those make me happy, toooo I’ll share another selfie when I’m in transit, since I have a haircut planned between now and then, so ♀️ who knows what I’ll look like...
I’m excited to be teaching both Basic and Advanced Quilt Photography with @michellebartholomew (will we see you in one of our classes!? Tell me), and lecturing on Quilts to Mark Milestones Sunday morning at 9am. Looking forward to seeing quilty friends new and old!
Only a few more days! See you this time next week! Back to work for me!
#quiltcon #quiltyfriendsarethebest .
We're heeeeeere, Savannah, and I officially love you! As predicted, you can find me hugging these huge gorgeous trees! (Amazing bag by @rockbabyscissors : @knightquilter)
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#thosetreesthough #quiltcon2017 #quiltcon #helloquiltcon #savannah #treehugger #teachyourchildrenwell
Draped on a bed, displayed on a wall, or hung on a ladder... however you prefer to use your quilts, a #fallenpetalquilt will make a statement in your home. The pattern to make the quilt releases tomorrow in both PDF and paper formats! Paper copies ship Tuesday next week! #quiltaposypatterns #quiltpattern #quiltaposy quilting by @ccpquilt
Photo by @quilters_without_leaders On occasion of New Year is coming , wishing all your family happiness and lucky. Quilters don't need rules! And we don't need Leaders! #boycottMQG WE ARE #THEQWOL!
#quilting #modernquilting #gwenmarston #liberatedquiltmaking #Mqg #themqg #modernquiltguild #quiltpolice #quiltcon #quiltcon2016 #quiltcon2017
I’m rather liking this top/backing combo! What do you think? Going in to @coolcottonspdx with the intention to buy something dark, I walked out with this instead! The #blueberryparkfabric print is in Orchid, but I think it goes well with the Kona solid in Petunia used in the top. A happy bonus is that some of @karenlewistextiles’s doodles echo the orange peel motif featured on the front! This duo is currently on its way to receive @ccpquilt’s spa treatment! ♀️ I have always admired her quilting! #fallenpetalquilt #quiltaposy
Going to #quiltcon2018 ? I tested this cutie for @kidgiddy last year, just in time to load it down with buttons and flair at #quiltcon2017. There is a zipper compartment to hold all your , a pocket for your and a slot. I love that it can be used anytime you need a badge or name tag visible for a conference, your guild, or to keep your passport close while you travel. Pattern available on Kerry’s website. .
#badgeholderpattern #kidgiddy #kidgiddypatterns #alisonglass #chroma @andoverfabrics @robertkaufmanprojects #essexlinen #clutteredcurator #womenownedbusiness #shopsmall #diyacessories #jukilove