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Date: Friday, 29 Aug 2014 11:00

The downloadable pattern You + Me by Heather Jones is complete. I started the You + Me Quilt at the Modern Quilt Guild Sewdown in Portland back in February. What a fun and inspirational gathering we had! Everyone braved the snowy weather to get to the event then we hunkered down to enjoyed the weekend. Heather Jones was a calm and relaxed instructor who inspired me to look at classic quilt blocks in a new modern way. I love her bold graphic take on the traditional.

The pattern calls for solids. I chose the tone on tone Botanics Collection from Carolyn Friedlander to give a subtle texture to the quilt.

Botanics Metallic Succulent Tangerine
Botanics Mid Stripe Fern
Botanics Stems Ash
Botanics Sewgrape Tangerine (binding and back border)

The pattern construction is simple with the orange and white stripes worked first then the wider green stripe is added. I found it straight forward and easy to complete. Deciding on the quilting  presented more of a challenge to me. I opted for straight lines and boxy spirals in the big open squares.

I threw a party on the back of the quilt, using the extra strips of fabric left over from the front of the quilt.

The quilting magically lined up on the back in a very complementary way. Wish I could say I planned it that way. Don’t you love those happy accidents!

The Seagrass binding fabric is broken up by a surprise binding strip. The overall size of the quilt is 66″ x 66″ when complete.

Happy quilting!
~Diana

 

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Author: "Diana" Tags: "What We're Making"
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Date: Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 11:00

I made my first quilt gift. The Canvas Quilt downloadable pattern by She Can Quilt was made for my daughter’s best friend Ashley who moved into her first apartment in Arizona. To get just the right combination of prints my daughter helped pick out the fabrics from my stash. We then I added 4 solids for the center blocks and a pretty Kona Cotton Blueberry for the binding.

The center blocks are Michael Miller Cotton Couture Straw, Moda Bella Solids Lead, Moda Bella Solids Steel and Moda Bella Solids Pesto. The quilt was made much like my previous Canvas Quilt, using 9″ squares to make the main block which was then set off center turning the square quilt into a rectangular lap quilt.

Ashley is a vintage girl so a thrifted full size bed sheet became the perfect backing.

I’m so happy to see my quilt living with Ashley and Alex in their new Arizona life together. I wish them all the best!

Happy sewing!
~Diana

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Author: "Diana" Tags: "Sewing, What We're Making"
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Date: Saturday, 09 Aug 2014 11:00

Kristen was inspired by an upcoming wedding to make napkins for the newlyweds.  2 yards of Alison Glass Sun Print Feathers in Chartreuse was selected to make eight napkins.

The fabric was cut to a size of 18″x18″ then hemmed 1/4 inch which makes the finished size 17″x17″.

Here is a great tutorial from Rosey Corner Creations on mitering the corners.

Happy sewing!
~Diana

 

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Author: "Diana" Tags: "What We're Making"
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Date: Thursday, 07 Aug 2014 11:00

Megan made the Canvas Quilt pattern from She Can Quilt for a friends baby. The downloadable pattern includes sizes from a mug rug up to a king size quilt. Megan chose the baby size quilt measuring 36″ x 36″, which uses 8 fat quarters or quarter yard cuts..

The simple diagonal quilting makes the Canvas Quilt a quick and easy baby gift.

The soft flannel is from the Tim and Beck Wee Ones Collection called Baby Elephants Powder Blue.

For more info on the Canvas Quilt pattern take a look at the previous blog posts, Diana’s Birthday Stack and Quilt Dreaming.

Happy quilting!
~Diana

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Author: "Diana" Tags: "What We're Making"
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Date: Tuesday, 05 Aug 2014 11:00

I like to make quilts and play with color and design. Although I enjoy exploring all kinds of quilting styles, I am happiest when I am making  minimalist quilts in a style I call modern industrial. I like to include a lot of texture in my quilts through the quilting process and I am having great fun learning how to do that with my new longarm quilting machine.  I blog regularly and  have recently started creating patterns of some of my modern industrial style designs.

Leanne’s Links: Blog, Instagram, TwitterFacebook, Patterns at Pink Chalk Fabrics

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Author: "Diana" Tags: "Where I Sew"
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Date: Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 11:00

I am a fabric and pattern designer with a passion for modern simplicity mixed with eclectic and vintage style.  I love to sew clothes for myself, though I greatly enjoy all types of sewing, patchwork/quilting, home decor, embroidery and so on. My crafting adventures bring me a sense of fulfillment hat nothing else does. I have two young daughters and my house is generally messy because making things in more fun than cleaning.

April’s Links: Website and Shop, Patterns at Pink Chalk Fabrics

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Author: "Diana" Tags: "Where I Sew"
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Date: Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 11:00

Amy Ellis is an author, fabric and quilt designer, quilter, blogger, wife and mom to four. Her books include Modern Basics, Modern Basics II, and Modern Neutrals, and has contributed to a number of other books. She lives with her family in a small town in the Utah mountains, where the hot summers and cold winters are a great excuse to stay inside and sew! Amy writes a regular column in Quilty magazine about quilting on your home sewing machine, and posts regularly on her Blog, Amy’s Creative Side.

Amy’s Links: Website and Shop, Blog

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Author: "Diana" Tags: "Where I Sew"
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Date: Monday, 28 Jul 2014 11:00

Tamara Kate grew up in the hot and colorful Caribbean island of Trinidad, where one cannot help but be influenced by the beauty of the land and the vibrancy of the multicultural population. She was raised by a father who is a skilled draftsman and a sewing, needlepointing, quilting, rug hooking mom who encouraged constant creativity from the get-go, both at home and throughout their children’s education. She has been sewing for as long as she can remember, with recent addictive forays into quilting.

Tamara is a licensed fabric designer with Michael Miller Fabrics. Her fifth collection, Origami Oasis is set to hit stores in early September. Tamara currently lives in Montreal with her husband and two fiercly loved little ones, from whom she derives much creative inspiration.

 

Tamara’s Links: Website and Shop, BlogPinterestFacebook, Fabric at Pink Chalk Fabrics

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Author: "Diana" Tags: "Where I Sew"
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Date: Friday, 25 Jul 2014 11:00

My name is Megan Nielsen and I am a ready to wear turned sewing pattern designer. I love creating sewing patterns with fashion forward design that fit into a woman’s every day wardrobe. As a mom of three, I know the challenges of sewing for a changing body, so my line of patterns also includes the only stylish maternity and nursing sewing patterns on the market. I like to think of sewing as “fashion you Make!”, and hope that my sewing patterns will help make sewing a more enjoyable and stylish experience.

Megan’s Links: Website and Shop, Blog, Instagram, TwitterFacebook, Patterns at Pink Chalk Fabrics

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Date: Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 11:00

 

Caroline Hulse is the author of the creative lifestyle blog, Sew Caroline. She’s enthralled with the world of handmade fashion and has recently released a line of women’s PDF sewing patterns. Caroline also debuted her very first line of fabric for Art Gallery Fabrics at spring quilt market that will release in July! Her line of fabric, Gleeful, is full of bright colors, cheerful motifs, and feminine flair.

Caroline’s Links: Website and Shop, Blog, Instagram, Patterns at Pink Chalk Fabrics

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Author: "Diana" Tags: "Sewing"
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Date: Monday, 21 Jul 2014 11:00

I’m a Toronto-based surface pattern designer and would describe my work as delicate, romantic and modern with a hint of vintage. I’ve loved sewing since I was a girl so having my own fabric lines with Cloud9 has been a dream! My first line, Grey Abbey, came out last winter, and my next, Wildwood, ships in September. I also design for other product categories, like bedding, stationery, gift and decor.

Elizabeth’s Links: Website and Shop, Instagram, Fabric at Pink Chalk Fabrics

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Author: "Diana" Tags: "Sewing, Where I Sew"
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Date: Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 11:00

LUKE Haynes makes works pulling from the histories of design and craft. Using quilting as a medium he creates art piece that travel the world pushing the boundaries of what the medium means to viewers.

Luke’s Links: Website

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Author: "Diana" Tags: "Sewing, Where I Sew"
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Date: Friday, 18 Jul 2014 23:00

Kristen made The Tee from Cake Patterns in a vibrant yellow fabric from her stash. The free downloadable pattern features an optional crew or v-neck with kimono sleeves and a waist band.


The Tee pattern uses Cake’s innovative grid-guide sizing, giving you complete control over your Tee’s length and ease. Simply measure, mark, and connect the dots for a custom fit. It really is that easy!

Kristen’s Tee is a comfortable, go anywhere wardrobe basic. Read about the designer StephC in our Where I Sew blog series going on now. For those of you new to sewing with knits StephC has several tutorials online to help you through the steps used in making The Tee.

Helpful tutorials online at Cake Patterns – Grid guide for custom sizing, Pockets,  and the Mitered V-neck

Happy sewing!
~Diana

 

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Date: Friday, 18 Jul 2014 11:00

“StephC began obsessively twiddling with fibers as a child, to supplement her imagination.  After 23 years of sewing, teaching sewing, and working in costume/design shops, StephC launched Cake Patterns to address the needs of the 21st century sewist.  Cake is all about making the sewing simpler and more intuitive through using your measurements as the size to the thoughtful, detailed instructions written in plain English.  Cake is designed to help you create cute, comfy wardrobe staples you’ll reach for again and again!”

StephC’s Links: Website and Shop, Patterns at Pink Chalk Fabrics, The Tee – Free Downloadable Pattern

 

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