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Potholder Swap

Just wanted to pop in really quick and share some potholders I made this weekend.

The Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild is doing a swap with the Knoxville and New Mexico Modern Guilds.

My partner requested pinwheels, so I tried to modernize them a bit.

Hope you’re having a great weekend!   Thank you to all the new people who have popped over to visit here and those who read and encourage me already.  I’m so thankful for each of you and appreciate the comments you’ve left both here and at Moda Bake Shop.

You guys rock!

xo Lindsey

eta:  I looked and looked and couldn’t find a flickr group just for quilted potholders, so I started one up.   I love potholders, fast and useful!  Add yours so I can drool and be inspired!

Quilted Potholders. Get yours at bighugelabs.com

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Liberated Charm

I finally get to share the ‘secret’ quilt!

You’ve probably seen several Modern Quilt Guilds hosting Kona Challenges, and in Atlanta we just wrapped ours up this past Sunday.

The amazing people at Robert Kaufman donated solid Kona charm packs for each of the members and then we had to create a quilt, making the best use of the charm pack.

Our Guild decided it would be fun to take the challenge a step further and make it a blind contest that would end with a mini quilt show to reveal the results.    It was really exciting, none of us knew who made any of the quilts and we each voted online for the Guild Choice 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

We also had a guest judge,  the lovely Melody Miller, who picked a Judge’s Choice quilt as a winner too.  Even Rasheida Coleman-Hale stopped by for the show, I was a bit star struck!

I struggled so much with this challenge and almost didn’t make the cut.   The week before it was due I decided to just start sewing and ended up with my first improv quilt.   I really love it and am so glad I was able to participate!

Here’s the results page if you’d like to see the other entries and winning quilts:  ATLMQG Kona Challenge Results

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ATLMQG Retreat

I am so tired (or I should say sew tired), what a weekend!

Saturday was the Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild’s 1st annual Retreat which happened to also be my 29th birthday.

My hubby had to work, but I am so thankful my Mom was willing to watch my little monsters so I could go.  Best birthday gift ever.  12 hours of sewing, friends, food and laughter.

Our social coordinators Chris and Pam organized a great  event.  (THANK YOU ladies!)

We met at Chris’ neighborhood clubhouse.  It was large and sunny (and freezing). When I walked in I thought, this has got to be a dream.   We had snacks, tunes to work to, and the place was stuffed full of 21 quilters STUFF.   And might I add that most of us brought way more than could ever be sewn in 12 hours.    You know, dream big, and all that.

I am behind on my Bee blocks for July, so I took those 3 along with my 3 for August.   That was the priority project and because I would breeze through those in no time flat, I also took my beach quilt so that I could make the backing, baste and FMQ it.   HA! hahahahaha!

This is what I looked like most of the time. (I’m in the striped tee.)

I spent more time contemplating sewing (and running my mouth!) than actually sewing.   It’s surprisingly difficult to get a lot done when there are so many fun people to yack with and ooh and awe over their projects and fabric.     It also helps to make sure you have all pieces and directions when you won’t have access to the internet.  oops.

I still managed to get 3 blocks completed and had a LOT of fun too.  We played a fun dice game that Pam learned about when she visited the Nashville Modern Quilt Guild.   You have to bring 3 fat quarters as your entry fee.   On the first round everyone has 3 FQ’s so they get to roll 3 die.   The die had dots, stars and the words left and right on them.    If you got a dot you got to keep one of your FQ, if you had a star you had to throw one in the pile in the middle, if you had left/right you had to pass the other to the person sitting next to you in that direction.

You keep going around rolling (if you only have 2 FQ in your hand, you roll 2 die on your turn, 1 FQ, 1 die,  0 FQ, no roll) until only 1 person is left with any fabric in their hands. They win!

It was hilarious and the game changed so quickly from you being out to your neighbor rolling a direction and you being right back in again.    We played twice once in the morning and once in the afternoon and the winners, Chris and Amy walked away with 42 fat quarters each.   I love any game that ends in you winning fabric!

Here’s the blocks I finished at retreat:

Modern Cross block for Jennifer

Liberated Cross Block for Sarah

I cannot wait until the next retreat so I can hang out with these peeps again!  Seriously an awesome group of people that have become friends I can’t wait to see each month.

xo Lindsey

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Busy weekend, and a tutorial update!

How’s your weekend going??

I’ve been spending my free time stitching up this Dresden quilt.  I couldn’t resist sharing all the blocks sewn together and a test fit on the bed.   It’s coming together, woot!

I’m shooting for having it completely finished this weekend.  I have a Modern Quilt Guild meeting Saturday and I’m determined to have a show-n-tell.   I think I can, I think I can…

I’m also working on a layout for a matching pillow sham.   I’m using her current one as a template, what do you think?  I was thinking it would be cute to have her initials monogrammed in the center.

 

Also, wanted to let y’all know that my tutorial for the baby quilt will be featured at the Moda Bake Shop!  I’m working on the sample and writing up the instructions, so I’ll be sure to let you know as soon as it’s ready.

Once that’s live we can start the quilt-along.  I’m excited to get started!

Happy Memorial Day and a big thank you to all those who serve our country and the families who sacrifice time with their loved ones for the sake of our freedom.  God Bless!

Lindsey

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Giveaway time!

Earlier this year I hosted our monthly meeting of the Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild.   I chose “Tools of the Trade” as our topic and Robert Kaufman kindly donated Kona color cards for our members!

I had an extra, so I thought I’d offer it as a giveaway for you!

I absolutely love it and it’s quickly become one of my favorite tools.   It makes matching super easy and it’s inspiring to have all of the colors right in front of you.  I know you’ll love it too!

Here’s the deets on how to enter:

  • 1 entry for leaving a comment telling me your favorite Kona color
  • 1 entry for becoming a blog follower (comment again telling me you did)
  • 1 entry for blogging about the giveway (comment again with the link)
  • 1 entry for tweeting the giveway (comment again with the link)

Prize is 1 Kona Color Card, giveaway is open to everyone!   Contest will close Wednesday April 27th at 9 pm EST.  I will post the winner on Thursday and contact them by email too.  (make sure you have an email address attached to your profile or leave in the comment!)

Thanks for visiting, Good Luck!

Lindsey

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