Friday, October 14, 2011


This little quilt is also making it's way into Fabri-Quilt's Quilt Market booth in Houston in a few weeks.  It's title is Roundabout.


This little quilt was a lot of fun to make.  I used the six-minute circle method to make all the dots you see.  They take me longer than six minutes, so don't feel bad if you try it and they don't go as quickly as you hoped.  I made each of the 25 circles on a separate block and stitched them together to make the quilt top's center.  It went pretty easy even if it took longer than 6 minutes for each block. 
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I tried trapunto to puff up the circles.  The rest of the pink background was quilted in a simple stippling pattern on my domestic sewing machine.  I even stitched in the ditch along the blue and orange borders since my husband thinks I need to learn how to do it. 
Roundabout - Detail Shot

I really like the way the cirlces bubble out from the background.  I think it turned out really bright and fun. 

Quilt stats:
Pattern Title: Roundabout
Designed by: Me
Pieced by: Me
Quilted by: Me
Size: 48"x48"
Fabric: Calypso by Paintbrush Studio

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Square Dance

I just dropped this quilt off to Fabri-Quilt last week.
Square Dance

This little quilt is about 48"x48" and was made to head to Quilt Market in Houston in a few weeks.  I titled it Square Dance.  Doesn't it look like the geese in the center are dancing in a square?

I haven't done a lot of this sort of quilt before... there's only 4 blocks in the center.  The majority of this quilt is made from the borders.  I think it turned out pretty fun. 
Square Dance - Detail Shot

I quilted it on my domestic sewing machine.  You can see a little of the quilting in the last photo.  I used orange thread and just did a random overlapping rectangle pattern.  It took way longer to quilt than I thought it would. 

Quilt stats:
Pattern Title: Square Dance
Designed by: Me
Pieced by: Me
Quilted by: Me
Size: 48"x48"
Fabric: Calypso by Paintbrush Studio

Monday, October 10, 2011

Boxed Breezes

This is another one of those quilts I made a while back and forgot to blog about. 

Boxed Breezes

This one is titled Boxed Breezes.  It was made for Fabri-Quilt using Paintbrush Studio's Cape Cod fabric line.

I think this one turned out pretty cute.  I think this is basically a Bento Box pattern, but I'm not sure.  It was nice and easy to put together, but was rather time consuming to cut all of the parts and piece the top.

Quilt stats:
Pattern Title: Boxed Breezes
Designed by: Me
Pieced by: Me
Quilted by: Me
Size: 60"x60"
Fabric: Cape Cod by Paintbrush Studio

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Seismic Shift

I made this quilt a while ago, but forgot to blog about it.

Seismic Shift - Front

This quilt is titled Seismic Shift.  I made it for Fabri-Quilt from Paintbrush Studio's Color Explosion fabric line. 

Seismic Shift - Back

The back of it turned out pretty cool.  I rented time at Jackie's shop and traced a pantograph.

Quilt stats:
Pattern Title: Seismic Shift
Designed by: Me
Pieced by: Me
Quilted by: Me
Size: 58"x58"
Fabric: Color Explosion by Paintbrush Studio

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Quilts on the Quad

Last Saturday was the KC Modern Quilt Guild's first quilt show, Quilts on the Quad.  It was a lot of fun & I think we can call it a success.

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We had a lot of fun quilts.  How cool is this Mario quilt?

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We had a steady stream of traffic the entire day.

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Don't you just love that bright Dresden Plate quilt on the left? 

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We had almost all of our quilts hung on clotheslines throughout the quad on UMKC's campus. 

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All of them except for these ones that were draped on the fountain and a few other large ones that were draped over a wall.  Isn't that fun the way they are just hanging out there?

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I had my own section.  All the quilts on this line are mine. 

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I had fun hanging out under the tent with the other KCMQG ladies.  It was a beautiful day to be out in the sun enjoying the quilts and the fall weather.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Flash Mob!

Last week I went to AQS in Des Moines. A few days before the start of the show I received an email informing me that there was going to be a quilt mob.  How could I resist?

Mob Instructions

The instructions were to bring a small quilt and meet in the hallway.  The rest of the instructions were shouted out to the crowd when we had all gathered.

I brought this quilt with me.

Mob Parade

There were lots of people.
Mob Assembly

They had us line up on the stairs outside after we had marched in a little parade down the street outside of the hall where the show was held. 

Mob Display

Then, row by row, we lined up and had our pictures taken. 

It was kind of fun to participate in this little event.  There were lots and lots of quilts; way more than I thought would come to a quilt mob.  I wasn't sure what to expect, but I definitely had fun. 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Quilts on the Quad is today!!!

Come visit with us and see quilts made by members of the KCMQG displayed in UMKC's quad.  We'll be there from 10-4 enjoying the beautiful fall weather.