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Quilt as you Go Log Cabin

I haven’t done a blog post in a while as I’ve been doing most of my posts via Quilting in the Rain Facebook or more recently,Β  Instagram. It’s a nice way to share “in the moment” pictures. But I thought I’d do a post to share some lovely shots I got of this quilt.
If you’re in Washington, I’m teaching a class on this quilt in Ballard at the Quilting Loft on Feb 11th. I believe there’s two spots left if you want to get all crafty and creative with me on a Tuesday night πŸ™‚Β  http://www.thequiltingloft.com/log-cabin-quilt-as-you-go.html
I quilted the blocks and assembled this quilt in 2 nights, thanks to my
speedy Quilt as you Go technique (book coming out this September!).
Notice the coffee cup? So very Seattle. I was up until 2 AM the other night finishing this thanks to good ‘ol caffeine. Nights seem to be the only time I can find to quilt lately. Coffee is how I make it work πŸ˜‰

Here’s some up-close of the quilting and fabric. It’s all about the details.

I made this quilt using low volume colors. My other quilt I made using this same pattern I used red and whites. It looks completely different! I love how fabrics completely change a quilt.

πŸ™‚ This little munchkin turns TWO this Saturday. Wow. Time flies!

One last picture…

Here’s a little bit of Spring for this rainy, wintery day!
Thank you for stopping by!
Oh, and Happy Superbowl weekend! (Go Hawks! πŸ˜‰

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A Corgi, a Quilt & a Cute Fabric Shop

Here’s what I did with the beautiful threads that that Cloud 9 Fabrics sent me the other week. The collection is called Koi by Rashida Coleman-Hale. It’s a scrappy take on my Rainy Days quilt, except I used my modern Quilt as You Go technique. The technique made it SO easy to do all of that intricate quilting! This was probably one of the funnest Quilt as You Go’s I’ve made so far.

And yes, this one will be in the book. πŸ™‚ Another one down. One and a halfΒ  more week left to complete 3 more quilt projects and bind 4 more quilts. What a month this has been!

Paige seems to approve. As soon as I laid it out for a picture she rolled right on and then fell asleep. What a Twinkie.

I timed myself on this one. It took me about 7 hours to quilt all the blocks and assemble the quilt. That’s not too bad considering it’s already quilted! The only thing left is to add backing and binding. I managed to make all of this yesterday, thanks to my son taking a super long (almost 4 hour!) nap, and another late night of quilting.

And because I don’t make enough blog posts (you’re better off following me on facebook for more updates :))…and because I know a lot of you are fabriholics as myself AND I happen to be at the fabric store constantly because of this book…I thought you might appreciate these pictures.

This is Drygoods Design, one of my favorite local fabric shops. It’s tucked behind Anchorship Coffee in a historical brick building in the SeattleΒ  neighborhood of Ballard. I always say it’s my little secret, though most fabriholics in Seattle have found it by now. πŸ˜‰

Oogling all these fabrics gives me inspiration. 😎

(thank goodness for that toy station!) As always, it was a long wait for my son πŸ˜‰

Thanks for stopping by! Happy (almost) Friday πŸ™‚

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Working on a Book!

I have exciting news! I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be writing a book on my Quilt as you Go technique. You may recall me posting several pictures of some quilts that use the technique (here, here & here). I also teach classes on it at the Stitch and Sew Studio in Seattle. It’s a modern and fresh take on Quilt as you Go that’s really simple, and best of all, super creative. My book won’t have cookie-cutter quilt patterns with precise cutting measurements; rather, I’ll be teaching the technique and illustrating how it can be applied so that you can create a one-of-a-kind quilt that’s all you. Think of it as ‘quilting-outside-of-the-box.’ πŸ™‚

Spreading creativity and showing that quilting can be less daunting than it seems have been my goal as an artist, and the whole reason I started my blog. I am absolutely ecstatic to be writing this book so that I can further spread this creative and fun technique.

My book will be published through Stash Books for C&T Publishing. I’ve been a huge fan of their books, including the ones below (all of which I own). Stash Books are really easy to understand with beautiful photographs of fabulous quilts. These books have always given me so much inspiration. I never get tired looking at all of the beautiful photos and pretty fabrics. You can read more on the many different Stash Books at their blog.

My book should be available next year, which means I have to write my manuscript in 3 months and make all 15 quilts in 4 months. Yup, no kidding.Β  That being said, I better get to work…!

Happy Quilting πŸ˜‰

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Cranking out the Quilts

Hey everyone! Just wanted to share some quilts I’ve been cranking out over the last couple of months. I’ve been meaning to post them sooner but it’s hard finding decent lighting in gloomy-grey-Seattle. As soon as a ray of sunshine peeped out, I dropped everything for an ad hoc quilting photo shoot. It was like a race against the clouds. 😐

Here’s my “happy as a hippo” quilt. I posted a few work-in-progress pics on facebook, but here it is all finished and binded.

Can you tell that red is my favorite color? ;)We need color here in Seattle!

I made these improv log cabin pillows using them.

 

Also, I think I posted some pictures of of this quilt before I had assembled it, so here it is all finished.Β  By the way, all of these projects I used the quilt as you go technique. I’m teaching classes on it, and am loving it!

 

And then here’s my log cabin whale quilt which I posted a while back on facebook. I’m kicking myself for not unraveling the quilt for the photo.

Anyway, I’m glad I’m finally posting these after a week long hiatus from power quilting because I’ve been sick with a cold, and same with my son. We’ve both been mouth-breathers for the last week with our stuffy noses. This nasty bug won’t go away!

Β  (sniffle)

Last but not least, I took a little quilt-as-you-go ‘break’ and made these quilts last month. I treated myself and had them sent in to get quilted viaΒ  a long arm machine. πŸ™‚ Here’s a sneak peak of the quilting done by Darlene Girton. She did an amazing job. I’ll post them in all their glory after I finish binding both and another ray of sunshine comes out.

 

Happy quilting everyone!

 

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