Tag: Thimbleblossoms

#APQquiltalong recap

Hello to all, 
 I wanted to share some APQquiltalong eye candy and thank my friends that did this virtual quiltalong with me.
Tone it down main quilt photo
Quilted by Natalia Bonner of Piece n Quilt
 “Image from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine.
©2013 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.”
 Here is my quilt from American Patchwork and Quilting.
 Carrie Nelson's version of the #APQquiltalong
#apqquiltalong - AmysCreativeSide.com
Amy Ellis From Amy’s Creative Side
Tone it Down - Finished. by Quiltjane  #quilt #modernquilt
Quilt Jane’s version. http://www.flickr.com/photos/quiltjane/
APQ's Tone it Down Quilt by Kimberly Jolly is complete!
Kimberly Jolly’s version. http://fatquartershop.blogspot.com/2014/02/apqs-tone-it-down-quilt.html
The greatness of Camille once again. APQ Quilt Along by croskelley, via Flickr
Camille Roskelley
Lisa Bongean's  #APQquiltalong quilt is out of this world!. @Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop
WOWSER !! http://lisabongean.com/2014/03/19/apq-quilt-along/      
Quilt-Along: Oh! No Contrast? (or) OH NO! Contrast! | AllPeopleQuilt.com Staff Blog
Another dark rich version by Jennifer Keltner
Sherri Mc Connell’s version using all American Jane.
Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill added applique
 And here are a few more pics of other quilts I wanted to share.
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Maggie Honeyman- machine quilt extraordinaire made and actually got to quilt her own quilt.
Apq quilt along
http://www.pinterest.com/thimbleanna/
s.o.t.a.k handmade: winter wonderland sewing
 SVETLANA’s version  http://sotakhandmade.blogspot.com/2014/01/winter-wonderland-sewing.html
Lynda in Wonderland: Catch Up
classic vintage by  Lynda from NSW    http://lyndainwonderland.blogspot.com/2014/01/catch-up.html
 What is so amazing to me about quilting is that this is a classic Burgoyne surrounded block named after General John Burgoyne’s surrender at Saratoga in 1777. Nothing earth shattering about the pattern, it is a variation of Double Irish chain, yet the fabrics used make each version wonderful.
One more little bit of info. I wanted to show a snapshot of the pinterest board, #APQquiltalong. Follow me on Pinterest to see the actual board.  There are many more versions to tempt you to make this quilt if you have not started yours yet.
  Now that we have accomplished celebrating the General Burgoyne through this quiltalong, maybe we should move on to General Beauregard from Barbara Brackman’s Book, Facts & Fabrications-Unraveling the History of Quilts and Slavery.
 
No seriously, moda has so many great indigo’s coming, I may have found my perfect project.
Thank you following the quiltalong, as well as my blog.
Gratefully, 
-modalissa

Quilt Roll 5

Image of A Piece of Cake- PAPER Pattern 120
On the never ending quest to document the quilts I have made. Today’s quilt roll is a quilt made from a Thimbleblossoms pattern, Piece of Cake using French General fabrics.
I loved how quick this quilt went together and it showcases the fabric nicely without cutting the layer cake into a bunch of little pieces.
I made this quilt during my year of the
PLAID
quilt backs. I try and pick a certain
TYPE
of fabric for quilt backs for a year. Not quite sure what year I choose plaids
for backing but it should all come together once I
get all my quilts documented.
Plaid binding cut on the straight of grain to form this checkerboard like binding.
I made Piece of Cake (#1) and in no time Camille has 2 more piece of cake patterns.
I can’t keep up with my posts about the quilts I have already made much less all the quilts I want to make.
If there is therapy for this quilt sickness, I don’t want treatment!
To see more color options of Piece of Cake (#1) visit Camille’s blog post where she featured
 lots of
PIECES OF CAKE.

Chicago and more…

I am not a photographer but I certainly pretended to be one this past weekend in Chicago. Camille from Thimbleblossoms and Joanna from Fig Tree and myself all attended the Country Living A Celebration of Creativity Women’s Entrepreneur’s Weekend. Basically a good reason to go to Chicago and hang out! These 2 gals certainly knew how to “work it” for the press on the Country Living catwalk.

Joanna and I took pictures of each other taking pictures! Camille has a great post about the weekend in Chicago. Walking the streets of the Lincoln Park area was a wonderful area to stop and try out the new things Camille had taught me about my camera. I must admit I take pictures of things that are a bit odd. Signs that make me smile, couples making out on Navy Pier, dogs out for a walk are just a few of the shots on my camera. I learned also that you have to take hundreds of shots to get the really good ones. I learned of a new lens that I need to order. (done!)

What mom wouldn’t smile at a stinky pants sign?

We took the train out to an antique mall in Edgewater. Joanna met a delightful man! Don’t be jealous Eric. (Eric, did you like your gift Joanna picked up for you?)

A picture perfect day in Chicago which helps during the photography class!

Spending an entire weekend with these 2 talented ladies you certainly learn alot. Yes, I swore that what happens in Chicago stays in Chicago. I won’t spill the beans about feet, snorting, flying bat costumes. I will share how thoughtful these 2 gals are. There was a huge statue of the American Gothic painting at the Art Institute of Chicago. Everyone knows this painting! As a kid we had this painting in our home. ..(remember I am a natural blonde and come by quirky things naturally)… I did not know this was a famous piece of art, I always thought it was my grandparents. Don’t laugh! It looks just like granny and grandad Collins. I was amazed when I went to a neighbors home and asked, “Why do you have a picture of my grandparents in your home?” Well, Joanna and Camille must have had some time to spare at the airport because they were so KIND to send me this picture. What photoshop skills! I will return the kind dead with my own photographs and photoshop skills when you least expect it.
One note of business! Sweetwater introduced their first line of fabric at Quilt Market. Now they have a blog! Add it to your list to follow!

Surprise! Surprise! An early Christmas

Well the winner is in at Thimbleblossoms! Go to http://www.camilleroskelley.typepad.com/ to read all about it. My news is that I told Camille pick 2 winners and I would make a quilt for the second place. She kept asking me did I want to pick. I said , No silly girl, you choose. After looking at all the work she did to determine the winner I hate to say but I have it easy.
But Camille did pick someone that commented on my blog so I am posting Wendy as the winner- runner -up. Is there such a thing ? Is that like a participation trophy?
Wendy, do you want a W on the quilt instead of an M for moda?

I am honored to be making the following quilt for Wendy!
See comments below on Camille’s blog

“Hi! I’m from Utah, but I’ve been transplanted to Massachusetts. I love New England, but boy do I miss the mountains! I love love love your Wallflower pattern, and I would count myself extremely lucky to have a Camille original!!!! I can’t think of a strange compliment I’ve received, but something unique about me is that I could snap my fingers when I was six months old (cross my heart – at least that’s what my mom claims) I also wanted to tell you how much I love your photography! You have a great artistic eye!”
was Lissa’s 109th commenter, and just happens to be…
Wendy

Feeling Lucky?

Camille from Thimbleblossoms is quite energetic. She is having a contest on her blog. I guess it would be unethical for me to enter it 100 times, so I won’t. BUT, if you have not read it yet, zip on over maybe you can win. It is a great chance to own a treasure. I have told Camille that I would donate the fabric just in case she is running out. Maybe she will let anyone that posts on my blog get an extra chance at the drawing. I will keep you posted on that. In the meantime, enter the drawing and tell her modalissa sent you.