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Nothing like the first snow of the season to provide the perfect backdrop to a wintery quilt! This is my latest finish, which I’m calling Sounds of the Winter. Inspired by the winter scenes of Charley Harper's fabric, this quilt was my first attempt (started almost four years ago!!!) to blend traditional quilting elements (the album four-patch blocks) with improvisational piecing (the tree). The vast amount of negative space allows the AMAZINGquilting (by Shelly Pagliai @prairiemoonquilts) to complement the piecing and tells a complete story. Make sure you scroll right to see her quilting close up! The name of the quilt is from a poem by Long Island native, Walt Whitman.
Do you subscribe to @michellebartholomew ’s newsletter Half-Square Headlines? If so, then you may already know that I am featured in this month’s issue! (Check your inbox!)If not. . . then you should subscribe! Her newsletter is filled with links to lots of fun, sewing-related goodness and this month she’s hosting an amazing giveaway from @putaquiltonit! So be sure to check it out! Link to subscribe in profile #checkitout #newsletter #halfsquareheadlines #giveaway
Going through old photos, I came across this picture of the back side of the log cabin quilt I made using Denyse Schmidt’s chicopee fabric line a few years back. (If you scroll through my feed you can find it). The backing was made entirely with scraps left over from making the front of the quilt. I think I like it more now than I even did when I first made it! #myfavoritefabric #lovetomake #denyseschmidt #chicopeefabric #fall
I’m talking about how being tired or having too many things on our minds can affect creative work. I’d love to hear your thoughts! Is stitching a part of your self-care? **On the blog today (#linkinprofile)**
P.S. - Picture is of the #frenchgeneral bonjour embroidery sample. I purchased it at quiltcon and am slowly but surely making progress!
The Long Island Modern Quilt Guild @limqg #quiltconcharityquilt is underway! So far I am all ! Our next meeting is Wednesday, November 15th at the Art League of Long Island. Guest speaker Deborah Fisher @fishmuseum will be there! Come and join us if you are local. Link to more details @limqg. Hope to see you there!
#limqg #longisland #artleagueoflongisland #longislandquilters
Playing with all these colors-- who knew there were so many greens!?!? Not me♀️. But it made me think about how they are all different, yet so similar. And at the end of the day, they're all called green! Which made me think about how ALL the colors are so different -- yet all interconnected. And then that made me think about people. And how we're all so different and unique within our own categories-- whatever those may be-- and yet all part of this bigger picture, in which we're basically the same. And in the end, the bigger picture only makes sense, and feels balanced, when we're all a part of it being our unique/same selves. So, let's take care of one another. Respect our differences. And celebrate our sameness. That's all my thoughts for today. You can thank the color green.
**GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED** Congratulations to @lilstaroftexas_makes ! You are the winner! Please send me a DM!**For a chance to win a FQ bundle of the twelve #cottonsupremesolids used to create my quilt Twenty-Twelve follow both @rjrfabrics and @lelandavestudios like this post and leave a comment tagging a friend who you think would like this colorful bundle! Enter as often as you want, giveaway ends on Monday, October 2 at 7pm EST. I will announce the winner on Tuesday morning!
And don’t forget there will be a second chance to win this bundle on the @rjrfabrics feed!
#rjrfabrics #whatshadeareyou #quiltwithlove #cottonsupremesolids #fabric
I’m so excited!!! Today I can share with you the quilt I’ve been working on for the past few months as part of the #whatshadeareyou blog hop! You can find pictures and more details about the process and story behind this quilt on the @rjrfabrics blog (link in their profile). And even more exciting, I’ll be back later today with info about a GIVEAWAY!!! It’s my first giveaway ever, and I can’t wait to share it with you! #whatshadeareyou #rjrfabrics #cottonsupremesolids #thehighline #nyc #highline #highlinenyc
Is there a particular quilt that you've made that you feel speaks from your soul? For me it's this #chicopee quilt. The color combinations find their way into my work to this very day, over five years later. It's one of the first quilts I ever made, and will always be one of my favorites!
#denyseschmidt #soulcraft #logcabinquilt #moderntraditional
Finished. Gifted. Loved. Before I even had the chance to realize it, I started sewing the #hoopquilt together with no regard to the order in which the background would complement the foreground. After all that!♀️ Sometimes done is good enough. And sometimes, you get lucky, and done is great! Loved making this little project with so much love. And I've been told that it is already hanging in its new owner's house and is very much appreciated. Thanks for all of your input, everyone!
#iheartquilting #modernquilting #modernquilter #modernquilt #quilt #quilting #sewing #sewingaddict #quilter #quilts #quilthappy #quiltlife #quiltlove #obsessedwithquilting #wearethemakers #makersgonnamake #seventysixfabric #alisonglass #genxquilters #quiltingasmeditation #quiltingwithintent
Playing around with layouts on this #hoopquilt. Please let me know which option you prefer-- 1, 2 or 3! (Swipe right to see more). Pattern by @genxquilters. So fun- endless possibilities!
#quilting #wip #quilt #sew #sewing #patchwork #boho #craft #fabriclife #colorinspiration #livecolorfully #iheartquilting #modernquilting #modernquilter #modernquilt
Getting ready to use this summery stack of @alisonglass fabric to make a thank you gift for the director of my sons' preschool. All three boys went there at some point in their early years, and I'm feeling grateful for the experience, though it's quite bittersweet to say goodbye to this stage of our lives.
#nomorebabies #seventysixfabric #wearethemakers #makersgonnamake #craftsposure #crafty #creativityfound #sewingproject