Finished: Modern Alphabet

carla Finished in 2014, Finished Projects, Quilting 1 Comment

  For this quilt I used Tula Pink’s Modern Alphabet quilt pattern. I made this quilt for my friend Laura who was pregnant with her first child over the summer. This quilt was really simple to put together, which was good, because I made it while I was in the early stages of recovery from my shoulder surgery. I probably …

carlaFinished: Modern Alphabet
Small Plates Baby Quilt

Finished: Small Plates Baby Quilt

carla Finished in 2013, Finished Projects, Quilting 1 Comment

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

Work in Progress Wednesday: Reshuffling!

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This has been a week of reshuffling. Projects that I thought I had time for now go to the top, and a new project snuck in. My big news is my new sewing machine has arrived! Meet my new Janome 8900! I haven’t named her yet, and we are still having a bit of a learning curve, but it has …

carlaWork in Progress Wednesday: Reshuffling!

Small Plates Baby Quilt Top

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This quilt top is for someone very dear to me who will soon have another addition to their family. I can’t wait to get this finished and gifted. I really hope they love it.   Baby Quilt top, a photo by zaydia {modernbias.com} on Flickr. This top is based on the “Small Plates” pattern from “The Practical Guide to Patchwork”. …

carlaSmall Plates Baby Quilt Top

WIP Wednesday: Still Swooning

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I’ve been making steady progress on my Tsuru Swoon and am now done with three of the six blocks I need for a twin size. Here’s my latest: I finished the second block this past weekend: And the first at the DC Modern Quilt Guild meeting in June.   It just so happens that the first three ziplocs of pieces …

carlaWIP Wednesday: Still Swooning

Missing: sewing mojo

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I’m having massive designer’s block right now and it is incredibly frustrating. I have a few projects in progress, but nothing I’m really loving, and nothing that feels really creative. I guess 5 quilts and a pillow in two months really took it out of me. I’ve had a few ideas – a 60 degree diamond and strip set quilt …

carlaMissing: sewing mojo
stripes squared

Finished: Stripes Squared

carla Finished in 2013, Finished Projects, Quilting 1 Comment

I’ve been working toward a deadline, and I made it! It is May 31 and I have finished five quilts in the last 5 weeks. The aforementioned Spring Sunrise sister disappearing nine patches, Kaleidoscope, HST Journey, and now Stripes Squared. This concludes my baby-quilt making binge. I only have one quilt top left to quilt, my jelly roll race quilt, …

carlaFinished: Stripes Squared

Finished: Spring Sunrise

carla Finished in 2013, Finished Projects, Quilting 3 Comments

Spring Sunrise, a disappearing nine patch for twin girls is finished! I made 40 nine-patches out of my scraps, all with white centers. Then I cut them into 160 5.5″ squares and spilt them up – 80 per quilt, so the quilts each finish at 40″x50″. I think of them as two halves of the same quilt. Spring Sunrise is …

carlaFinished: Spring Sunrise