Saturday, May 14, 2011

sew what's up?

I'm working on my challenge for the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild...Robert Kaufman donated charm packs to MQGs all over the country.  We have to make some sort of quilt with them (our guild got the classic color palate) with our own "rules".  We decided on no patterns, must use a bit of each color in the charm pack, and must do some technique that is new to you.  You can see what other guilds have done with them here.

That last on is easy - since I'm so new, pretty much any technique is new to me. :)

I'm not done yet, but I am in the process of machine quilting (which is my new technique, lol).  Next, the binding, and then I'll take some pictures.  I think I'm happy with it.  I go back and forth.  The no patterns rule kind of threw me for a loop.  Harder than I thought it would be.

The good news is, the big kiddo (who usually doesn't want to have anything to do with  my sewing) is infatuated with the quilt, so it is going to him.  :)

I took a break in machine quilting the other day to roll out a mug rug...I really need a short-attention-span-project since it appears there is no end in sight with that quilt!

Loving this pattern!  This was my first attempt at a dresden plate.  I used this tutorial from Elizabeth Hartman and it was SO much easier than I thought it would be!  I'm in love!

The backs are simple, but I got to use one of my new Laineybug Designs tags. :)

The little kiddo thought it was awesome, too, and asked if we could make these for his teachers for end of the year gifts.  Sounds great to me!  I had him scope out their favorite colors and I'll start working on these soon.  I love mug rugs!


  1. HEY! where di dyou get those name tag thingys? I may ned that contact I am checking (as soon as I remember) to ask the graphics teacher at Overlea if she can do them and how much.... anyway HI- I hope we soon find out the next meeting date.

  2. Hey Heather! I got them here: They are pretty simple, but I do like them. I think it was about $40 for 100 or 200 of them (is it sad that I can't remember lol?). Can't wait for our next meeting!