A “tree” quilt is in my future, but I’m going to get a little help from bee PDX.
The Portland Modern Quilt Guild (PMQG) started a block of the month challenge and this is February’s: “X and +” It’s a great way to learn different blocks. The idea is to keep one for yourself and donate one for a charity quilt. I’m donating the one below.
This block is for a Bee I’m in. The instructions were to make any star and for the background to be grays (the fabric was provided. I used this 5 Point Star tutorial. The center proved challenging (as you can see) but overall not bad.
There are several house projects in progress—more on those later.
Google reader is going away so I’m trying to decide where to move my feed. I signed up with Bloglivin: Follow my blog with Bloglovin
but I can’t say I’m loving the organization. So I’ve been playing with Feedly. It’s connected with Google+ and I already have an account established. So far I’m really liking it. It’s crisp and imports everything from Google Reader as I had it set up.
What remains to be seen is whether the community of bloggers that Bloglovin encourages will be enough to debunk Feedly… for now Feedly it is.
Last December my friend Amber and I got a booth at a craft fair—our first. Here we are:
Modern baby and child dry goods.: quilts, onesies, blankets, crinkle toys, cards, postcards, snack bags, ribbon lampshades—oh my! The show wasn’t our demographic so we went home with leftovers and have since started up the our own Etsy shops.
Here’s a sample of what I have featured:
Flower onesies! Seriously cute. Do you have a little one you’re shopping for?
Julie, The Ribbon Jar (This is Amber’s mom. I have one of her lampshades and they are oh so pretty.)
Here’s the announcement on the Modern Quilt Guild’s website. It got high marks for Design, Workmanship, Quilting and Binding. Here’s the comment I received from the judge:
Very subtle quilt even with so much going on. Feels ‘alive!’ Purple on back does not contribute to the quilt, nor does purple binding, but green really works.
I of course disagree very strongly with the purple comment, A. it’s for a 6 year old and B. it’s my trademark to shake it up with the binging. Maybe I’m too modern for the Modern Quilt Guild. Ha! 🙂
Mom, thanks for doing such a fantastic job on the quilting! And thank you Hannah for letting me borrow the quilt for the show.
Thanks to everyone who was able to come and we missed those of you who couldn’t. Next year can we please take a group shot?!
For a special treat I made this punch—yum, yum, yum: