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January 14, 2013

Belated Photos

I mostly made quilts for Christmas this year (blogged here and here), but I did make a few smaller handmade items as well.

A clutch for my sister in law made using the Uptown Clutch pattern from Bags - The Modern Classics. Exterior is an older Echino print I had, and the solid is a Bella solid I believe?






The other item I forgot to post about is a travel laundry bag for my aunt. I used my friend Angela's completely ingenious Travel Laundry Bag pattern from the Modern Patchwork magazine that came out Spring 2012. My family loved it and I think I'm going to make each of my parents one as their Mother's/Father's Day presents this year :)

Made with an Innocent Crush print for the main body, and Modern Meadow Herringbone in Maple as the accent fabric.



January 7, 2013

(Scrappy) All Things Equal Quilt


Remember the All Things Equal pattern I created for Moda Bake Shop (see here) this past summer? Well I've been working on a scrappy version for several months, and I finished it in time to give to my brother and sister-in-law for Christmas.

I used 18 different prints in various aquas and oranges, plus Kona gray solids in Ash and Medium Gray. You can download the pattern here, but you'll have to modify the yardage/cutting instructions a bit if you're using scraps.


Backing is from one of Denyse Schmidt's DS Quilts line for Joann's - I think it was from the Daisy Mae collection? It's been so long since I bought it that I don't remember. Binding is one of my favs - Pie Basket in Orange from Hope Valley.


This is the first time I've free motion quilted using my new Pfaff, and it was so amazing that it made me want to go all Baptist and start shouting things like "praise the name of Jesus!" while I was quilting...lol! (don't worry, I can say that because I am Baptist) But seriously. It was that much better than my old machine.

I never thought my old machine was all that bad while I was using it...but now that I've used a truly *good* machine, I'm ruined for life and will never be able to go back. Once you go Pfaff, you never go back ;)


And in case you were wondering where the heck these were taken, no, it definitely wasn't in New Orleans. Ray and I made the trek up to eastern Kentucky this year to have Christmas with my family. These were taken on the front porch of my family's farmhouse. The Stivers clan has owned it for over 100 years, but my grandparents lived there most recently (since I was born). It seemed weird being there without them since they've both passed now. But I like to think Grandma would have liked seeing colorful quilts made by her granddaughter strewn on the porch :)


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