Sunday, January 27, 2013

Madrona Road Challenge

At the December meeting of the DC Modern Quilt Guild, I picked up a packet of Madrona Road fabric by Michael Miller. The challenge was to use these fabrics, any additional Madrona Road fabric, and any solid fabric. The resulting item must be quilted and must be finished.

I made a tote bag, adding the blue solid fabric and another Madrona Road fabric for the lining. I quilted it using a long zigzag stitch with variegated thread.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Baby Boy Quilts

I have made two baby boy quilts to give as gifts. They are very different in feeling but I like them both. I machine-quilted them both, something I normally do not do (I either hand-quilt or send them off to be long armed). The walking foot is a wonderful thing!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Abundance Quiltalong

Lori of Humble Quilts has started a new Quiltalong and I am on board! Here is the beginning.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Inauguration Day

I live in the nation's capital so I have to check out the presidential inauguration every 4 years.

I am a volunteer at the Smithsonian and I offered to work at the Natural History Museum today. I took the Metro downtown and then walked two miles to the Mall. I walked around soaking up the atmosphere then reported for duty at the museum. The crowds poured in after the president's swearing-in and speech.

End of political post. Back to quilting next time!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Birthday Cupcakes

I am having a little dinner party tonight in honor of my father-in-law's birthday. Just baked cupcakes from the "Magnolia Bakery" Cookbook. Yum!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Modern Baby Quilt

Can you believe January is half over? Where has this year gone??

I am very pleased to show this modern baby quilt. It is a log cabin variation using all solids. And...ta da!...I machine quilted it myself. It only took a couple hours and I love the way it turned out. Of course, it is small, only 28" x 36" so that made it easy to manage.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

Sewing and blogging have taken a backseat to other pursuits! Will resume both shortly...