It’s tax season for me at work, but I have still been able to crank out a few projects, so I thought I would share. On February 10th, Linda Hungerford of Flourishing Palms blog and I gave our Modern Quilting presentation for the Tree City Quilt Guild in Gainesville, Florida. There were around 50 in attendance and I think everyone enjoyed it. Linda and I make a good team. I provide all the technology and she provides fantastic quilts, knowledge and experience.
Linda and I are working on some improv blocks for a workshop we are giving in June. Here is mine made with green scraps. It is inspired by a quilt in the book by Amanda Jean Nyberg, Sunday Morning Quilts. The quilt is called “The Missing U.”
I finished up another block for the Get Your Hex On! bee that I am a member of. These hexies were 1-1/4″ and I must say, I prefer the larger hexies to the smaller ones. I am working on 3/4″ hexies now and while I didn’t think I could work that small, they are looking pretty good.
The Gainesville Modern Quilters are getting organized to be a member of the The Modern Quilt Guild (the national organization). I am thrilled that we are finally taking that step. We elected officers at our March meeting and also did a mug rug swap. Mine is the one with the diamonds. The mug rug I got in the swap was made by Vanessa Wilson of Crafty Gemini. I love the quilting on it!
Lastly, I got a few gifts whipped out. My mom’s birthday was March 5th and she had been wanting a butterfly pillow to go with her new recliner. The fabric is by Marcia Derse and the pattern came from Sew4Home blog.
I also was invited to a baby shower for my niece, but was unable to attend due to work, but I got her a gift card from Babies ‘R Us and made these cute burp cloths and paci clip.
I am working on a pattern for the piped binding by machine technique that everyone has been asking about. I hope to have it out in the next month.
Happy Sewing! Lora