I’ve been busy getting ready for Maker Mart on April 20th. Jennifer and Cheryl and I, from NW Ohio Modern Quilt Guild are sharing a booth with modern quilts and accessories for sale.
On the design wall
Completed quilt using Kona White and Simply Color
My favorite triangles!
Here are some of the quilts I’m working on and will have for sale. In addition, as you scroll down, you will see some fun accessories, too!
Covered journal books
We use the lots of fresh modern fabric — the best 100% cotton for modern quilters – solids, organic, and the latest contemporary designers.
If you are near northwest Ohio, be sure to visit Toledo’s Maker Mart on Saturday, April 20th all day and well into the evening (11pm to be exact!).
Zipper pouches, covered journal books
Karen’s Quilt – trying out different blocks for a border
The past couple of weeks I’ve been helping Karen with her quilt. This is a project she started at a local quilt shop class about three years ago. And then it sat – unfinished and she wasn’t confident about her skillset to finish it on her own.
Who hasn’t been there? You take a class at a LQS and don’t quite finish the quilt. You leave the class hoping you can figure things out on your own and then, knowing you don’t — another WIP that never makes it to the finished pile. So for a few Thursday afternoons we are getting together to sew. I’ve been able to show Karen a few tips to help her use her rotary cutter and ruler, squaring her quilt, and trying out different border options. It’s been fun!
While Karen was adding borders and putting together half-square triangles I made a bag to take to Quiltcon. I was hoping it would be big enough to carry my fabric and sewing supplies to workshops, but I’m thinking it is going to be a bit small. No worries — I will find a way to use it since I really like it. Still need to get a button for the bag.
I also made a couple of color block pouches using V and Co. new pattern. I plan to put my basic sewing tools in one of these for my workshops.
Getting ready to go to Quiltcon is motivating me to finish some unfinished projects. As a result – two more quilts added to my ETSY shop.
First is this awesome flannel quilt – the fabric is by Valori Wells and I started this quilt about a year ago. It has to be the softest and nicest flannel I have used. There’s no stretching every-which-way as I worked with it and after washing it is still soft and bright. Sometimes flannel is so cheap I have stayed away from it – but not with this.
Can you feel the softness?
Simply color squares
Here’s another finish — fabric from the Simply Color line by V. and Co with Kona Cotton White. Clear, bright, crisp and ready to use!