2013 makes

Hello 2014!

carla Charity, Finished in 2013, Finished Projects, Quilting 2 Comments

I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the last year in the final hours of 2013. This blog is nearly a year old now – just a couple more weeks – and I’m personally astonished at all I’ve been able to accomplish both creatively and on the blog and I’m thrilled to have a small but loyal following. …

carlaHello 2014!
Link Pixel Quilt

Finished: Link Pixel Quilt

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I’m thrilled to show off my latest finish – the Link Pixel Quilt. If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that this quilt has been created to be auctioned off at MAGFest to support Child’s Play. I’ve charted my progress in several previous posts. The quilt is roughly queen size, with each pixel finishing at 2.5″ square. There are 1,470 squares …

carlaFinished: Link Pixel Quilt
Small Plates Baby Quilt

Finished: Small Plates Baby Quilt

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I’m finally ready to declare my Small Plates baby quilt 100% done. In reality the quilting and binding have been done since the 21st, but it has taken four more days for me to sew the label on and get it into the wash. It is starting to get cold out so these pictures aren’t the best, but I think …

carlaFinished: Small Plates Baby Quilt
Supersized Scrap Vomit

Finished: 100 Quilts for Kids (Part 2)

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Yesterday at the DCMQG sewing day in Arlington, VA I was able to bind the remaining three quilts in my 100 Quilts for Kids stack. Two are based on my Supersized Scrap Vomit tutorial and the third is my Super Swoon! I really love how my Super Swoon turned out. The prints are from Dear Stella Ikebana and the solid …

carlaFinished: 100 Quilts for Kids (Part 2)
100 quilts for kids

Finished: 100 Quilts For Kids (Part 1)

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I finished putting the binding on five of the eight quilts remaining for 100 Quilts for Kids. That just leaves three more between the DCMQG sewing day tomorrow and Sunday to finish them. I think I did pretty well. I used up a lot of fabric (although it doesn’t seem to have made much of a dent in my stash!), …

carlaFinished: 100 Quilts For Kids (Part 1)
100 quilts for kids

Finished: Charity Quilt for 100 Quilts for Kids

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As I mentioned yesterday, after I got hurt I had a huge urge to just make something. I didn’t care if it was perfect, I just had to make. This is what I came up with. I started with the four blocks based on some do. Good Stitches blocks I saw in the main group on flickr. Then I added …

carlaFinished: Charity Quilt for 100 Quilts for Kids
sorbetto top

Sorbetto Top & Finch Sewing Studio

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I can’t believe I almost forgot to blog about my foray into garment sewing! The fabulous Nicole of Finch Sewing Studio in Leesburg, VA helped me make a Sorbetto Top from Colette Patterns back on the 9th of August. I took some painkillers to get through it since it was just a week after I hurt myself, but I had …

carlaSorbetto Top & Finch Sewing Studio
green racing stripes

Finished: Green Racing Stripes

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While I had Sarah quilt Tsuru Swoon and Cascade, I decided to also send her this quilt top that had been waiting to be quilted since last winter. It is a take on a jelly roll race cut from various yardage and scraps I had. Basically I cut a reusable shopping bag’s worth of 2.5″ strips and sewed them together …

carlaFinished: Green Racing Stripes