Recently I had an opportunity to do a trunk show at my local St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild. Each month this year a member volunteers to bring a collection of their quilts showing the progression of their work from the beginning on through. It was the first time I had done one and a lot of fun to go through my stuff and see my progress. So I thought it would be fun to do a few posts as kind of an online trunk show.
Recently I tackled a long desired project - a quilt for my bed. We have a king bed and we needed something extra wide so no one would end up with no covers in the middle of the night and long enough to eliminate a bed skirt. I also wanted something simple and rather quick to put together since I knew tackling the quilting on my domestic machine would be a big job.
I've wanted to do a map quilt for a while - probably since the first time I saw one but hadn't gotten around to it. It ended up being the perfect project for a lay day at home watching movies.
I needed a little something to add to a little contrast to my other mini in my bedroom so I decided to try a little improv applique.
A friend from my guild, Cindy, hosted a quilt along on her blog, Hyacinth Quilt Designs. The goal was to make at least nine blocks of the pattern Outlined Plus Quilt by Meadow Mist Designs. I knew I wanted to partcipate but didn't really know what I wanted to do. Then one morning last week I woke up with an idea and ran with it.
I am part of a monthly bee, Sew Bee It, through my local quilt guild, St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild. If you are not familiar with a bee, basically it is a small group, usually up to 12 members. Each member gets assigned a month and during that month all the other members make a block or blocks of her choosing. They may provide fabric or part of the fabric and the rest is pulled from your stash.
Today I made some fun pen holders. They were quick and easy so I thought I'd share with you how I made them as well as give one away.
Winner winner chicken dinner as my kids used to say... or litte birdie in this case... is comment #3 . . .
Back in November on my sewwhatscooking.com blog I had held a giveaway after making all these birdie pin cushions. Unfortunately...
Last year I started new quilts for the boys because they had definitely outgrown their old ones! They also have x-long twin beds now, so they needed something longer and wider to fit. Sam's quilt I finished just after Christmas.