May 13 2017

Betz White Weekend Duffle Craftsy Class

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Weekend Duffle, pattern by Betz White

I recently completed the Betz White Weekend Duffle. This pattern is offered as part of her Craftsy class Sew Better Bags: The Weekend Duffel. I won the class for one of the bags I submitted to the Bag of the Month Club competition. I was super excited about it! Thanks, Bag of the Month Club! 😀

Weekend Duffle, pattern by Betz White - inside

I’ll talk about both the bag and the class. First, the bag. The bag is offered in two sizes and I chose to make the smaller size. For the main fabric, I used a quilted cotton that my mom gave me and otherwise I used fabric from my stash. No new fabric was purchased for this bag! I did have to buy hardware though. I’m really making an active effort to use fabric from my stash this year and so far I’ve been doing pretty well!

Weekend Duffle, pattern by Betz White - inside

My favorite part of the bag was how the lining was put in because it pretty much hides most raw edges. In the video, she hand sews three of the base lining edges, but I was able to only hand sew the two short edges and I was pretty happy about that. I suspect she doesn’t recommend machine sewing the other long edge because it’s a bit of work to pull the rest of the bag through (I did it the same way you do the ends of the lining), but doable if you’re determined (as I am).

Weekend Duffle, pattern by Betz White

I like the shape of the bag. It’s got standard pockets and a zip pocket on the inside. I like the handles. I like the detailing although I had to add an extra row of stitching around the edge because 1/8” was still too far and didn’t hold it down well enough. I also like the way the way the zipper is inserted. Goes well with the way the lining is attached.

Weekend Duffle, pattern by Betz White - inside

However, it should be noted that this bag takes a while. There are a lot of steps. None are significantly complicated, but there are a lot of them. Arguably it shows in the quality of the finished product. But for that reason, I don’t think I’m likely to make it again unless I want this shape in particular. I have other similar bag patterns that I would probably try first just because it’s something new. I will probably use many of the techniques I picked up in the class though — which brings me to the class.

The class teaches the basics of making a bag. If you’re relatively new to bag making, it’s a great class. Like almost all Craftsy classes, I watched it on 2X speed. I do this with audiobooks, too, so I think it’s me, not the class. If I had been sewing along with the class, I might have left it on normal speed. My only “complaint” about the class and it’s not really a complaint, more of a preference, is that I wish she had provided a pattern. There’s a list of instructions included in the class materials, but I had to keep referring to the video to see how to do something or what the seam allowance was. Sure, I could have taken notes when I first watched it but I didn’t. And really my M.O. is to watch a class and then go do something. It’s just how I work. I mentioned it in case you’re the same. If you like to sew along with the instructor, then this class is perfect for you! And as I mentioned, even as an experienced bag maker at this point, I picked up some great techniques like the way she adds the lining.

So, there it is, my Weekend Duffel! Not sure what I’ll be using it for. I had planned to use it for a dance bag, but it’s a bit bigger than I expected (I’m terrible at grasping how big something is based on measurements unless I mock it out) so it might get used for something else. But it’s so fun and cheerful that I’m very happy with how it turned out!

Weekend Duffle, pattern by Betz White

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Apr 01 2017

Sew Sweetness Kismet Trinket Box Binding Kit

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Sew Sweetness Kismet Trinket Boxes

I’m am so excited about these little guys! They are the Sew Sweetness Kismet Trinket Boxes.  The left is the large circular one one and the right is the small square one with the height decreased by an additional inch so that it’s only about 3 inches tall. I used some free fat quarters I got from Northcott Fabrics at QuiltCon from their ColorWorks Concepts line. Technically my mom won them, but she gave them to me because they’re more my style than hers (seriously, I’m going to have buy more of these dots). I won a charm pack from Northcott’s Urban Elementz line which I also love but am making something else out of.

Sew Sweetness Kismet Trinket Boxes

Like all of the Sew Sweetness patterns, this one went together really nicely. No fudge measurements or anything like that. I love that her patterns are so reliable. They also go together pretty quickly. Honestly, the part that took me the longest was cutting out all the pieces. There aren’t that many, but you need to cut most of them out of fabric, lining, interfacing and foam stabilizer which just takes some time. And I was also cutting out two boxes worth.

The square one was the one I was excited about, so I made the round one first to practice all the techniques. I was able to make both of these out of just 2 fat quarters! They are perfect for using that fat quarter you love that you’re so afraid to use. They were definitely a little smaller than I expected (yes, she gives final measurements but I’m terrible at really knowing how big it feels until I finish it). They’re in many ways similar to her Crimson and Clover Train Case but simplified.

Sew Sweetness Kismet Trinket Box Binding Kit

And here’s why I was so excited about the square one! I’ve wanted a binding kit for a while now. I needed something that would hold all of my wonder clips, scissors, thread and needles. I was using an old makeup case and it just wasn’t doing it for me, mostly because I wanted something that could stay open while I was binding so I had easy access to put away clips, grab my scissors, get more thread, etc. I also wanted it fully enclosed with a zipper (a feature most other binding kit patterns I’ve seen don’t have) so that stuff wouldn’t fall out since I often take it traveling. But it also needed to have plenty of space for my clips. Modifying the smallest rectangular kismet box to be just a bit shorter was perfect!

For those that are curious, the needle holders are just some black fleece cut to size and topstitched down. I measured the scissor pocket to exactly match my TSA-approved scissors though at some point I’d like some nice embroidery ones since this pair is pretty stiff. I love it and can’t wait to take it with me on my next plane ride!

Sew Sweetness Kismet Trinket Boxes

Like I said, it’s a great pattern. The square one was actually a bit easier than the round due to the straight edges for stopping and starting so if you’re debating which one to try first, I’d go with the square. It’s a value priced pattern at $5 — a great way to start your Sew Sweetness addiction. 🙂 (And no, I’m not paid to say any of this; I’m just a huge fan.)

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Mar 27 2017

New Leaf Folding Totes

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New Leaf Folding Totes folded

I’m terrible about gifts. Well intentioned. But I’m eternally optimistic about how much time I have left until Hanukah/Christmas/birthday/etc. So it’s only natural that I ended up finishing my mom’s holiday gift this February.

I wanted to make her something because while I make plenty of stuff for people, she never seems to get any of it. Well, I guess I’ve made her several aprons, but otherwise, not much. I know she likes using reusable bags when grocery shopping and I love my New Leaf Totes that I made almost 6 years ago and they’ve held up great. Still looking as good as the day I made them (well, assuming they’ve been washed recently). This seemed like a great gift.

New Leaf Folding Totes folded

For the fabric I used a bundle of 1/2 hard cuts of Honeysweet by Fig Tree & Co. that I got about a year and a half ago from someone destashing on Instagram. There were 12 different prints in three colorways. The prints were the quaint but modern style that I knew she’d like (plus, if she didn’t like them, then I’d be happy to have them). I used Kona cotton in bone for the inside lining. Here are the color combos I went with:

New Leaf Folding Totes open

New Leaf Folding Totes open

New Leaf Folding Totes open

The bags went together quite smoothly. The pattern is the New Leaf Folding Totes by Heather Bailey. It’s a great pattern. Well written with very clear instructions and good diagrams. Everything fits like it should. No fudging pieces together. I highly recommend using pinking shears to trim the curved part of the pocket before turning inside out. And overall really recommend the pattern.

One change I made was using 1.25” wide twill for the handles and just overlaying one of the handle pieces (with sides folded under) on it and top stitching. The resulting handle width is the same. I liked the slightly more rustic look the twill gave it to go with the fabrics. It was much faster (turning the handles inside out is one of the only parts I don’t like about this pattern because it takes forever and this also meant no interfacing on the long handles). And I think it may actually be a bit sturdier. I will definitely do this again for this bag pattern in the future.

I didn’t bother making the little tote sash because I was pretty sure my mom would never use it, assuming she even folded the totes back up.

New Leaf Folding Totes folded

She totally loved them and I’m just hoping she does actually use them because she said they’re almost too nice to use for grocery shopping. I tried to reassure her that if she ever messed them up (which would be hard because they’re pretty sturdy), I’d make her new ones. Not sure I convinced her . . . 😛

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Mar 24 2017

Magic Creative Maker Supply Case

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Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case front 

When the Magic line by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller came out, I totally fell in love with it and pre-ordered a whole bunch (from one of my favorite stores, Hawthorne Threads). One of the ones I ordered was the You Are Magic print which has lots of wonderful happy and inspirational phrases on it. I was looking for the perfect project to highlight those phrases and I’m pretty sure the Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case is it.

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case back

I fussy cut all the pieces so that they centered around the different phrases.

I also made a few changes to the inside. My plan was to use this as a creative toolkit for the plane. My creative toolkit holds my iPad and sketch pad. So I made the pocket on the left just a solid one (no net) so I could slide in the sketch pad and I made the right side an iPad holder.

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case inside

Well, I tried to. I was hoping it would hold it in by the sides and I could leave it in there while I watched, but unfortunately it doesn’t work great. The little sides I made weren’t quite big enough. But they let me put the iPad in without catching it in the zipper.

Overall, I’m really happy with how it came out. I wish I had just put a pocket on the right hand side (next one), but it still works great for my iPad and protects it when traveling.

Sew Sweetness Creative Maker Supply Case inside

The pattern is very well written like all of Sara Lawson’s patterns are. I accidentally forgot to put the padding in the skinny side zipper tab side, but this didn’t make a difference in the overall look. I used a nylon parka zipper because I like the way they zip better and they are heavier duty and the tape is wider. The pieces went together smoothly and overall it was a pretty fast and easy project. Like other Sew Sweetness patterns, there’s always at least one point where I think, “there’s no way this is going to be useable” and then I turn it inside out and like magic (no pun intended) it looks awesome.

At some point, I’ll get some more Magic fabric and make version 2, but until then, I shall enjoy this one. 🙂

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Mar 18 2017

True Bias Hudson Pants Review

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True Bias Hudson Pants front

One of the activities i do when I’m not working is teach sewing classes at work along with some other lovely folks. One of them wanted to test out the Hudson Pants pattern from True Bias so a bunch of us got together to make them. Everybody picked a different fabric and different size so it was a good way to get a lot of opinions at once.

True Bias Hudson Pants front

I went with some purple sweatshirt fabric that I think I’ve had in my stash for probably close to a decade. It felt great to finally use it! Because it had very little stretch, I bumped up 2 sizes. And because the Hudson pants run slim and I prefer my lounge pants a little looser, I bumped up another size. So I measure between a 4/6 and ended up making a 12 and was pretty happy with the very relaxed fit it resulted in. I’d probably make it around an 8 if I had fabric with stretch.

True Bias Hudson Pants pocket

I followed the pattern pretty much exactly. I tend to do things out of order to minimize trips to the sewing machine, serger and iron, but otherwise mostly followed the pattern. I made two changes, one cosmetic and the other for fit. The first was to add a decorative border to the pockets. Really happy with how that turned out. Since I wasn’t using a stretchy fabric anyways, I used some fun squirrel print cotton for the inside of the pockets.

True Bias Hudson Pants cuff

The second was to change the cuffs. Since the pattern was written for stretchy fabric, the cuffs were drafted slightly smaller than the ankle opening. Unfortunately, I couldn’t even get them over my ankles and I couldn’t stretch them to gather the ankle of the pants. So I re-drafted them to be as wide as the bottom of the pants and while I was at it I made them a little shorter. I tried on the pants and given my stature, a little shorter would fit me a bit better. They turned out well.

True Bias Hudson Pants side

The only part I’m not thrilled about with these pants is the inner leg seam. I think this has to do more with the serger I used at work. It just doesn’t seam as soft as the serging I did at home. I think it’s partly due to the thread and partly due to the width of the stitch. It’s a narrow overlock and if I had done a wider one like I typically use at home it might not stick out as much and rub my leg. As it is, I still wear them a bunch. Since they’re made out of sweatshirt fabric, they’re nice and warm.

True Bias Hudson Pants back

I’d make them again, probably with a stretchy fabric and maybe something a little trendier that I could use after workouts or dance rehearsals.

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Mar 15 2017

Made by Rae Geranium Dress Review

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Made by Rae Geranium Dress

I have a cousin and a college roommate who both have little girls that are the most adorable tiny humans you’ve ever met. Naturally they needed dresses.

I went looking for an easy dress to get started with and found the Geranium Dress by Made By Rae. I like the simplicity, the different options. Figured it would be good for a first try at tiny dresses.

I made two. One is the above dress with little ruffled sleeves. I added the waist flat piping and did the gathered skirt option. I also double layered the sleeve ruffles because I didn’t want the raw side showing.

Made By Rae Geranium Dress front

The other was the one above with a happy party parade print. I love border prints. I did the pleated option on this and one and added piping. I love the yellow piping on this one although it did make the dress a royal pain in the butt. But I love how it came out. 

Both little girls look wonderful in their dresses and I can’t wait to make them more. I already have a number of other patterns picked out.

Here are the backs:

Made By Rae Geranium Dress front

Made By Rae Geranium Dress back

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Mar 12 2017

QuiltCon 2017 Follow Up

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Quilt at the Riley Blake Booth
Quilt at the Riley Blake Booth

I finally got the chance to go to QuiltCon this year in Savannah, Georgia! I went with my mom and had a great time. I took a bunch of photos of some of my favorite quilts. Most of these were my favorites because they were interesting or inspiring, not always because they were beautiful. For example, the one above was actually from a vendor, Riley Blake, booth but I just thought it was so fun.

First up are my favorites. These are quilts that I was just super inspired by.

Sunset Dreamin' by Louise Wackerman
Sunset Dreamin’ by Louise Wackerman

If I read the description correctly, this was actually a group quilt. Not sure, but I love the simplicity.

Flame by Patty Simmons
Flame by Patty Simmons

Super neat.

Handcrafted by Jennifer Johnston
Handcrafted by Jennifer Johnston

One of the absolute coolest quilts at the festival.

VertigoPieced and quilted by Elaine Poplin
Vertigo Pieced and quilted by Elaine Poplin

Probably my favorite quilt. It makes my eyes feel funny 🙂

Highline by Katie Larson
Highline by Katie Larson

Again, really liked the simplicity and the way the quilting reflected the colors.

Highline by Katie Larson
Highline by Katie Larson

Smoke by Katherine Jones
Smoke by Katherine Jones

Another favorite. Hard to see from this photo, but the threads were of various weights as well which added even more interest.

Dimension Quilt by Nydia Kehnle
Dimension Quilt by Nydia Kehnle

Enjoyed the perspective in this one. The quilting really added to it.

Sea Horizon, West by Lucinda Walker
Sea Horizon, West by Lucinda Walker

I found the calming nature of this one very soothing. Would love to hang something like this on my wall.

Twelve Constellations by Amber Corcoran
Twelve Constellations by Amber Corcoran

I love astronomy so this one was close to home.

Gotham Transit Authority by Catherine Jarett
Gotham Transit Authority by Catherine Jarett

I also love comics, superheroes, etc. which made this one super awesome.

Gotham Transit Authority by Catherine Jarett
Gotham Transit Authority by Catherine Jarett

Tartan Tattoo by Linzi Upton
Tartan Tattoo by Linzi Upton

The detail on this one blew my mind. I loved that they blew up a portion of a tartan. But the detail. And the way it almost made a second quilt on the back. So very cool and so much skill.

Tartan Tattoo by Linzi Upton
Tartan Tattoo by Linzi Upton

Tartan Tattoo by Linzi Upton
Tartan Tattoo by Linzi Upton

Infused PlaidPieced and quilted by Cassandra Beaver
Infused Plaid pieced and quilted by Cassandra Beaver

I was really impressed which how much was achieved with simple straight stitches in different colors.

Infused PlaidPieced and quilted by Cassandra Beaver
Infused Plaid pieced and quilted by Cassandra Beaver

 

There was a whole section of just quilts quilted by Angela Walters, an amazing quilter:

Reject Quilt by Tula Pink and Angela Walters
Reject Quilt by Tula Pink, quilted by Angela Walters

Wholecloth by Angela Walters
Wholecloth by Angela Walters

Wholecloth by Angela Walters
Wholecloth by Angela Walters

Wholecloth by Angela Walters
Wholecloth by Angela Walters

Scrollburst pieced and quilted by Angela Walters
Scrollburst pieced and quilted by Angela Walters

Scrollburst pieced and quilted by Angela Walters
Scrollburst pieced and quilted by Angela Walters

Gothic Arches by Tula Pink and Angela Walters
Gothic Arches by Tula Pink and Angela Walters

Gothic Arches by Tula Pink and Angela Walters
Gothic Arches by Tula Pink and Angela Walters

Inspire by Angela Walters
Inspire by Angela Walters

 

I also enjoyed many of the vendor booths both for purchasing things (I picked up some doodads) and for checking out the samples. Some fabric vendors which were new to me that I plan to revisit are Sew Stitching Happy (adorable fabrics), Adorn It (some really beautiful fabrics, especially with metallics), Cotton Cuts (they have a really cool mystery quilt I’m thinking of doing), and Urban Sew (great selection of apparel and Japanese fabrics).

Fun quilt at the Northcott booth

One of my favorite new vendors that I learned about was Northcott fabrics. They gave away some of their fabrics which I’ve already used (post coming soon). I love the bright colors. I also really enjoyed man of the quilts in their booth. Both of these were great. I really love the bottom one, Fault Line, but the top one is fun too and would be great for a quilt class.

Fault Line quilt at the Northcott booth

Loved the detail on this quilt at the Handiquilter booth

From the Handiquilter booth, I really liked the detail in the quilting on this quilt.

It was great to get a chance to try out a bunch of different longarm machines. They all feel really different. I do most of my quilting on a Handiquilter Avanté which was one of the better machines there. The Gammill was probably my favorite. It was really smooth. But the Gammill’s are also pretty expensive where as the Handiquilters are more affordable and still a really good machine. 

Loved the detail on this quilt at the Handiquilter booth

Very cool light up rug at one of the quiltcon booths

It’s hard to tell in the picture but there’s an LED strip that they crocheted around and it looked really cool lit up.

Conversation hearts quilt!

So cute!

Super cool tuffet at one of the booths

This tuffet was awesome!

 

And here are some other quilts from the festival that I enjoyed:

Meeting of the Geese by Sylvia Schaefer
Meeting of the Geese by Sylvia Schaefer

City Lights by Anne Sullivan
City Lights by Anne Sullivan

State of Being by Cheryl Brickey
State of Being by Cheryl Brickey

Oh Happy Day by Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl
Oh Happy Day by Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl

Go North by Maritza Soto
Go North by Maritza Soto

Not Easy Being GreenPieced and quilted by Mary Keasler
Not Easy Being Green pieced and quilted by Mary Keasler

Pyramids in Blue by Amanda of Mucho XOXO
Pyramids in Blue by Amanda of Mucho XOXO

Luxe Mosaic by Michelle Lieberson
Luxe Mosaic by Michelle Lieberson

Look Deep, Deep into My EyesPieced and quilted by Kari Anderson
Look Deep, Deep into My Eyes pieced and quilted by Kari Anderson

Azure by Emily Cier
Azure by Emily Cier

49 by Anne Sullivan
49 by Anne Sullivan

Red Wedding by Dawn Golstab
Red Wedding by Dawn Golstab

A Sprinkling of Stars by Josee Carrier
A Sprinkling of Stars by Josee Carrier

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Feb 18 2017

Colette Patterns Moneta Dress Review

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Colette Moneta side

A while back I made the Colette Patterns Moneta Dress. I think the dress is absolutely adorable and had wanted to make it for a while. The one I have for you today I don’t love on myself and it has already been given away to someone it fits much better. I might make it again (I really like the sleeveless version with the cute tie collar), but I would make several changes.

Colette Moneta front

First let me tell you about some of the neat features of this dress. One of my favorites is pockets. I love having pockets in my dresses.

Colette Moneta waist elastic before overlock

Another neat feature is the way they do the waist gathering. You sew elastic to it while the elastic is stretched and then when it bounces back — boom, gathers! The instructions explains his much better than I do. They actually have you use clear elastic but you can’t iron that (trust me, I tested, it melted) and I like to press my knits so that wasn’t going to work. I used regular elastic and in my opinion, it worked just as well.

Colette Moneta waist elastic

After attaching it, I overlocked over the whole thing which gave it a really nice finished look.

Colette Moneta waist outside

And the gathers look great on the front (and are pressable).

Colette Moneta back

Now here’s what I would change in my next iteration. The waist is way to low for me. If you check out the back picture above you can tell. At least in the back. I’ve started to notice this on a few dresses that I need to take a little bit out of the back to prevent back wrinkles like the ones you see in the first pictures. When I tried the bodice on it looked fine, but when the weight of the skirt was added, it dragged down the knit. So next time I would probably shorten the bodice by about an inch and maybe 2 in the back. This may also have to do with the fabric which has really nice drape, but may not be so good for this style.

Colette Moneta arm cuff

Another change I made was to add cuffs rather than finish the sleeves. I love how this turned out and it’s so much easier than doing the hems . . .

Colette Moneta neckline

Colette Moneta hem

My double needle and I are just not friends yet. I’m hoping my new Bernina will sew this kind of hem better without stretching it out. We shall see. I’ve had much better success doing a simple zig zag and will return to that if my new machine is equally stubborn.

So, this dress wasn’t my favorite. Not yet at least. This particular iteration was given to a friend who is about my size but taller so it fits her much better through the waist. The pattern was well written though and would be a great beginner knit pattern.

Here’s my review on Pattern Review.

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Jan 04 2017

A quilt top for mom

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Mom Mauve & Dusty Blue front

A while ago (and by a while I mean like 10 years ago), my mom made a quilt top. This quilt top languished in her fabric vault until about a year or two ago when I started doing longarm quilting. When I was home last time, I told her she just needed to get it done so I took it from my mom and told her I would quilt it up for her. She insisted she didn’t even really like it, but now that it’s done she does still like it 🙂

Mom Mauve & Dusty Blue back

I pieced the back in order to save fabric. It was just a little over 44” so I cut the proper length, sliced it down the middle and pieced together some partial blocks leftover from the original quilt piecing. This saved a ton of the backing fabric which my mom can now use for something else.

Special thank you shout out to my dad for being an excellent quilt holder 😉

Mom Mauve & Dusty Blue close up

For the actual quilting, I did feathers in all the white areas and then just simple designs in the 9 patches. I’m very happy with how the feathers turned out. But it was my first time for doing this 9-patch pattern and while it got progressively better, I have to really slow myself down to get it precise. After washing it looked decent, but definitely need more practice here.

Mom Mauve & Dusty Blue binding on the plane

Put my long flight home to good use by working on the binding. Bonus: if you bind on the plane, the quilt keeps you warm and you don’t have to use the icky plane blankets!

Mom Mauve & Dusty Blue close up

I did the binding using the leftover blue fabric and it complimented it nicely. She had just enough leftover blue fabric — almost like she actually intended to originally use the blue for the binding. Which she might have but it was so long ago we have no idea.

Mom Mauve & Dusty Blue close up

I guess this is my first commissioned piece 🙂

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Jan 01 2017

Grace Circle October 2016 Quilt

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Grace Circle October 2016 Quilt Folded

As I previously mentioned, I’m a part of the Grace Circle for do. Good Stitches as a quilter. This past October was my first month as quilter and now I can share the quilt I finished last month.

Orange and black square in square in square

I asked the quilt circle members to do the square above called a flower box using this tutorial. For the black, anything that read as black ,and for the orange, anything that read as orange — solid or print in both cases.

Grace Circle October '16 Square

Here were the samples that I made. They also ended up being a part of the quilt as well.

Making my Grace Circle October '16 blocks

Some in progress shots of working not he sample blocks.

Making my Grace Circle October '16 blocks

These blocks were fun and I would totally do them again for a quilt of my own.

Grace Circle October 2016 Quilt top

I got everyone’s squares by mid November and played around a little deciding how I want to lay them out. I ended up offsetting every other row and I really like the chevrons it created between the rows. I had to make a couple more half squares for the layout to be even. I needed to get it done before December because I had already scheduled time on the longarm to get it quilted up before the end of December deadline (quilters are expected to have their quilt done by the end of the second month after their designated month).

Grace Circle October 2016 Quilt Front

It was so cool to see it come together. Quilt circle quilts like this are a great example of how the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Grace Circle October 2016 Quilt Close-up

I enjoyed doing some fun quilting on the longarm for it — swirls that I felt confident with in the diamonds for interest and waves that wouldn’t be too distracting elsewhere.

Grace Circle October 2016 Quilt Back

Since I used orange thread, it made a cool contrast against the black backing that I used.

I’m already cooking up ideas for my next month — April!

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