I Wish I Could Go Too Traveling Bee 2017 – Forest Quilt

In 2017 I participated in a quilt bee with a group on Instagram. I was asked by a friend in Illinois who put together the group from people she'd met at sewing retreats. Everyone picked a theme and set rules and parameters for their quilts. I decided to pick something I was excited about but wouldn't make myself, which was a forest quilt. It's not my normal color palette and I feel like I'd never finish a quilt with a lot of foundation paper piecing. I started my quilt with a snail from Pen and Paper Patterns and a Fancy Fox from Elizabeth Hartman. I ... Read More

UFOs!

I've always been a serial project starter, but unfortunately that doesn't mean I finish at the same rate. In an attempt to work through my UFO pile, I started a challenge over at the Boulder MQG. This is an ongoing series of posts with different prompts and activities to work through your UFO pile, starting with listing out all your projects. I separated my list into different categories. SMALL PROJECTS Sashiko Tote I made the rainbow sashiko project as part of Try Something New Every Month and I've long intended on turning it into a tote bag. It's a very easy ... Read More

Boulder MQG Block of the Month

I mentioned that I redesigned the Boulder MQG website. We are working on a lot of big things this year, the biggest being the Block of the Month. Laura L. is the new vice president for 2018 and she put in a ton of work writing up tutorials for all the blocks and making an amazing quilt. Since the Block of the Month is free, we are working hard to promote it and get as many people participating as we can, even if they aren't in the guild. We've had people from all over making blocks and I'm so excited to see so much involvement. I decided to make mine from ... Read More

Modern Sewcialites January Block and other Updates

I always hate being someone that constantly complains about being busy, but things really have been a total whirlwind lately. We've been living in Colorado for over a year now and I absolutely love it here. The girls have made a lot of friends and settled in really well. I've forced myself to get out of my comfort zone and actively pursue opportunities to be social. Last year I joined the Boulder Modern Quilt Guild, and this year I've increased my involvement by joining the board as the social media coordinator. I redesigned the website and have been working ... Read More