Monday, November 14, 2011

Fall WIP Continued

Fall WIP Continued by Modernsewl
A few days ago I posted a of six men's shirts. I took time to cut them apart and then cut them in to 6" squares.   Most of the shirts were a size XL.  It is amazing how much fabric once cut apart I had to work with.  To add some variety, I decided to throw in some kona that I had in my stash and make a trip around the world quilt.   255 Blocks later, it is all sewn together waiting for backing, quilting and binding. I think I might back it in some navy flannel to make it extra cozy.

Here is a picture of Selene running around the yard while I take pictures of the quilt top.  We were having a lot of fun!   And no, nothing surprises our neighbors.   We are always taking some sort of photo. ;o)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Fall WIP

Fall WIP by Modernsewl
Fall WIP, a photo by Modernsewl on Flickr.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival Entry

I am showcasing another doll quilt as my entry in to the Bloggers Quilt Festival.  I made this little beauty for the 11th round of Doll Quilt Swap.  In this round we were challenged to get back to our roots and use more traditional blocks.  I decided to torture challenge myself to do some extra small piecing.  My partner loved log cabins and the colors red, white and aqua, so I went to work on this quilt. 

 First I pieced 30 1 1/2" log cabin blocks.  Insanity right?  Perhaps!  LOL!  I did learn that you need to have a very sharp blade on your rotary cutter.  You also need to be able to accurately cut each one of the logs.  I think next time I will foundation piece them.  That might make things a tad bit easier.

30 Blocks!!  With each block I made, I became more and more excited.  Things were coming together nicely.  I left them out on the counter in a small dish so I could admire them throughout the day.   I liked holding them in my hands and feeling the texture of the logs sewn together.

Here is the top.  I chose to use a different layout instead of the traditional layout for log cabins.  It was a bit of a bear to put together!   It was a challenge to get things to line up correctly.   Once it was complete,I decided to add a border to it and then quilt it in a slanted pattern.  This winter I am going to have to make one for myself.   After all that work, I became quite attached to this litle gem.  My partner was so excited and appreciative.  I'm glad she went to a good home.

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I hope you come back soon for another visit!!

Trim the Tree Ornament Swap Inspiration

Another cool swap!   Take a look at all of the wonderful ornaments made by other flickr members.  There are some really talented people out there and I am going to have fun drawing on their inspiration.  I'll be back on Monday with some samples of what I'm going to be making for my partners.  I'm pretty sure that I will be using felt....

The SavVy { Seasons } Inspiration Mosaic

I can't believe that it is November already. Although I am sad to see summer go, I am looking forward to the holiday season. In 2011, I decided to participate in fewer swaps. Although swapping was fun, I was getting a bit overwhelmed particiapating in too many. Plus, I was spending so much time on swaps, I wasn't making anything for us. The SavVy {Seasons} swap is one I couldn't resist. I can't wait to start making a few things to brighten our home for the holidays.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Before and After - He Has It ALL Figured Out!

I love when the echinacea is in full bloom all summer long. When fall comes and it starts to dry out, I get a little sad until I see that they birds are now enjoying a snack. It is so cool how God ALWAYS has things figured out.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

And the Winner Is....

#105 Meg of Fashioned by Meg!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by and to those of
 you who were gracious enough to become followers!!

The new DS fabric is fabulous!!  Take a look at
what I made with some of the prints I had from the line
 last week during a few rainy days.

The pattern is one I found while browsing the magazines at Walmart.
The pattern in called "Welcome" and it is from a McCalls Quilting magazine.

Monday, May 23, 2011


Hello everyone!  I'm so excited to be a part of another "Giveaway Day."  What fun!!!

I am giving away a fat quarter set of the new Denyse Schmidt line.  There will also be some surprise goodies included.  To enter, just leave a comment and make sure that I can link back to your email so that I can contact you if you are the winner.  Everyone State side and abroad is welcome to enter!

Also, if you are so inclined, I would love to have you as a follower of my new blog.  We are going to have lots of fun in the coming months!!

A BIG, BIG thank you to Sew Mama Sew for hosting such grand events!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival Entry - Spinning Star

I wanted to make something new for the Bloggers' Quilt Festival, but just didn't get around to finishing my latest quilt. I will have to share it with you another time. In the meantime, here is the quilt I made for round #9 of the Doll Quilt Swap on Flickr.

I am calling this quilt "The Spinning Colorwheel Star."  It is inspired by a quilt I saw online.  Sorry, but I don't know where I saw it, so I can't give a link.  But what I can tell you is that I was intrigued by the design.  The original was done in solid colors with a black background  and had a pieced outer border.  I've seen spinning colorwheels before, but never a star.   I tried going online and googling a pattern for it, but couldn't find one so I had to make my own.  If someone knows the correct name for the pattern and can tell me where to find one, I would LOVE it!!  Let me just say that I felt like chasing the mailman to get it back after he took it today.  I decided to break in to my FMF stash.  I am trying to use what I have and not be such a hoarder when it comes to certain fabrics.  It took me FOREVER to figure out how to get this to work.  The first time I made it, I couldn't get the colors in the right sequence,  I had to add it to the scrap pile.    After more trial and error, I got the final quilt.   I am happy with how it turned out and  I hope my partner likes it!

The quilt is approximately 20"x20".

Thanks for visiting my blog! Come back on Monday and see what yummy goodies I will be giving away for Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A New Home

I'm in the process of making this a wonderful new home to showcase my craftiness. It has been a long time since I have blogged on a regular basis, so I wanted a fresh start. If you would like to see my previous blog posts on typepad, check them out here: . Otherwise, come join me as I embark on this new journey....