Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Fresh Sewing Day

If I could only share one thing this Fresh Sewing Day, it would be Monochrome. It may not have been accepted to the challenge I made it for, but it's plain and simple my favorite thing I've made in a while. I pretty much enjoyed the whole process with this one, and am still pleased that I was clever enough to include that black and white stripe. So there you go.

But the month did hold more. Like these two impromptu minis - A Step Towards Home and Those Modern Hexies. In both instances, I randomly decided to try something new to me, and both were very fun. 

Actually, I just finished another modern hexie mini last night, but since I haven't blogged about it yet, I think I'll just share a sneaky peek.

I can't seem to make it through the month without some non-quilt projects, now can I?

And finally, another challenge finish - Mod Irish. All in all it was a good month. So let's see what's next!

Linking up with Fresh Sewing Day with Lily's Quilts.

ETA: Well what did I know? Went to link up and I guess Fresh Sewing Day is no more. It was fun while it lasted. Thanks, Lynne.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Paint Chip Challenge

Remember a couple of months ago when I told you about the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild Paint Chip Challenge? Well we were on vacation during the beginning of the exhibit at Seattle's Drygoods Design, and though I really meant to get there once we got home, it just didn't happen. Thanks to my guild-buddy Louise/I'm Feelin' Crafty for letting me share her photos with you!

Exhibit photos courtesy of I'm Feelin' Crafty
Each person was given a paint chip with one of 4 palettes - darker blues, teals, light blue-greys, or white-greys. A small number of members randomly received a bonus paint chip with yellows that they had to incorporate into their quilt. All finished quilts needed to be 18" square. In case you missed my post about it, here's my entry, Through the Looking Glass.  

There were 2 display areas in the exhibit, a 9-patch table quilt and a 49-patch wall quilt.

Aren't they cool? Here's another glance at all the quilts with their makers. I was so amazed at the variety of designs and as usual, the workmanship was exquisite. Must say, I feel pretty fortunate to be among them.