Category Archives: LA Modern Quilt Guid

Seeing Red Quilt & Matching Doll Quilts

Three facts: I started this quilt long, long ago on the first ever LA Modern Quilt Guild retreat. I promised it to a friend shortly thereafter. I’m very bad at finishing and gifting quilts. Very bad. This quilt was my first time working on the technique for Half Rectangle Triangles (HRT’s) that I wrote up […]

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[…] from upper left: Cosmic Kites by holly’s red bike, Seeing Red by The Quiltengineer, Spears Runner by Teaginny […]

Carla - June 6, 2014 - 9:08 pm

This is such fabulous quilting. I love the little quilts. Found you thru IG
Happy to have done that ; )

Maureen - May 8, 2014 - 3:55 am

I found your blog via Jeni Baker’s blog featuring this quilt. I love it, and I LOVE the doll quilts!!

Can anyone come to the LA Modern Quilt Guild sewing days on Saturdays? I have not been to a meeting since I work every Monday night but I wish I could join in somehow. (I live in Pasadena but don’t have any IRL quilting friends).

Sabine - April 28, 2014 - 7:02 am

hello quilt-engineer,

I clicked through all your projects…they are all very interesting and very special! I like your baby-gifts so much.
I hope it doesn’t matter if I use one or the other of your ideas (only for private use, of course), I feel very inspired!

Jeannie - April 27, 2014 - 5:04 pm

Oh my gosh they are adorable and the girls will love them!
Mom’s quilt is pretty nifty too!! Really love the organic look.

Kitty - April 26, 2014 - 2:37 am

Love your quilt!! I saw it on Jeni Baker’s ( In Color Order) Favorites and was intrigued by those little red eyes staring at me. The little doll quilts are too cute!! I’m sure you’ve made two girls very happy!!

svetlana - March 12, 2014 - 8:47 pm

oh, my!!!! both the big quilt as well as the doll ones are amazing!

NancyinSTL - March 12, 2014 - 8:19 pm

Beautiful. Your HRT quilts really do look like the inspiration.

I have three great-nieces under the age of 8 that live far away, which I don’t know them well. So, to let them know that I think of them, I recently thought that I should make doll quilts and matching pillows for each of them. I already had the quilt patterns in mind, but love your idea of making them similar with just different backings for the quilts and corresponding pillows.

“LAMQG Hearts KATIE” Quilt

(If you’re looking for the GIVEAWAY DAY post click here!) _____________________________ I can’t take credit for this quilt. I was one of many LA Modern Quilt Guild members who participated in making this quilt a reality. An officer for three and a half years and one of the founding members of our guild Katie A. […]

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Chantal - July 11, 2013 - 6:29 am

It look great. What thread are you using for blending colors so nicely, invisible thread ?

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Ashton - May 13, 2013 - 2:57 pm

Love it. Fantastic quilt.

snips - May 8, 2013 - 8:52 pm

Wow what an amazing gift! Gorgeous quilt… the cross stitch blocks are fantastic!

Shhh. . . Baby Quilt and Ball

OK. This will be one of the many quilts that I’ll be posting about that I’ve made in the last year or so. This one was a quickie. Well, sorta. Last year the LA Modern Quilt Guild was lucky enough to host Elizabeth Hartman of the blog Oh, Fransson! I don’t take many classes but, […]

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Barbara Minkus - July 4, 2014 - 6:13 am

I am a new quilting and just happened upon your website and I am in LOVE!
Your quilts are so lovely and I am anxious to try some of you tutorials. Thank you for sharing.

Sally - July 15, 2013 - 10:01 pm

These colors are stunning together……just found your website and am loving it!

leslie tucker jenison - July 2, 2013 - 9:32 pm

I’m so glad I saw this little baby quilt! It gives me a much-needed idea for a new little one in our family. Thanks for sharing: the quilt is lovely and so is the ball!!

Ashton - May 13, 2013 - 2:29 pm

What a beautiful and simple quilt! That ball is awesome! I might make one to match the quilt I’m making for my friend and her baby!

Kayla Weathers - May 10, 2013 - 2:05 pm

I LOVE THIS!!! I’m going to try doing this. Your work is wonderful. I would love to take a class from you!

Arita - May 7, 2013 - 8:21 pm

I love the ball too……do you have a tutorial?

Dawnmarie - May 6, 2013 - 7:09 am

What a cute set! Is there a pattern I can find or buy somewhere for the ball? I’m dying to try that!

kendascrafts - May 6, 2013 - 7:02 am

I LOVE the ball! Is there a pattern you use? What great colors!

Shopping List Tote Bag

You may have seen the grocery bag and produce bags I made for the LAMQG Tote Swap. Well, look what I got during the swap! Total SCORE! It was made by the fabulous Lori L the Secretary of the LAMQG and a very good friend. I realized I hadn’t shared any pictures and wanted to […]

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Latifah - April 24, 2013 - 12:49 pm

Mary and Melissa, thanks so much for the support. I’ll be trying to pop in here a little more frequently! Hugs!

Melissa - April 22, 2013 - 7:30 am

Just seconding Mary Erdman. Hope all is well, beautiful blog and I love your style.

Mary Erdman - March 4, 2013 - 4:27 am

Where have you gone?! I just found you! I feel devastated that I can’t find you!

Patty - March 3, 2013 - 10:15 am

What a wonderful idea! You scored, for sure!

Tina in Boston - April 26, 2012 - 6:58 pm

I love it! Is that your fabulous kitchen in the background??

Latifah - April 26, 2012 - 6:14 pm

Haha Pippa, I don’t drink at all which makes it even more perfect!

Pippa - April 26, 2012 - 5:47 pm

That bag is fabulous! Even though I’m more of a tequila girl myself ;) Love it.

Emily - April 26, 2012 - 1:01 pm

Oh my goshness! I LOVE IT! I NEEEEED to make one of these! Lori is use too brilliant for words! Miss you, Latifah!

Lauren Hawley - April 26, 2012 - 12:13 pm

This bag is so awesome, Latifah! I’m so jealous—Hey, Lori?

Life before the MQG. . .

Sometimes, I sit and try to remember what my life was like before the Modern Quilt Guild. It’s only been 2, almost 3 years since we started the LA chapter but, it is such a part of my life that it seems like it’s always been there. Good friends, great outings, weekends away, shoulders to […]

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Shelby - August 8, 2012 - 8:29 pm

This bag is beautiful and a wonderful idea! I’m a member of the Knoxville MQG. We’re having a swap soon, and I’m defiantly going to ask for some of those mesh bags.

NaomiRuth - May 23, 2012 - 9:58 am

I love your bag and thanks for linking the tutorial. I’m wondering what the netting material you used was? I haven’t been able to find any – can you show a link to the material?

[...] may have seen the grocery bag and produce bags I made for the LAMQG Tote Swap. Well, look what I got during the swap! Total SCORE! It was made by the fabulous Lori L the [...]

Holly - April 24, 2012 - 5:03 pm

The MQG has definitely changed my life for the better and I thank you and Alissa for getting the ball rolling!

Sherri ~ daintytime - April 18, 2012 - 7:25 pm

Love your GIANT photos. And I’m impressed that you have your blog plan in place. Isn’t it a lot of work to keep it up! Welcome back.

How many people attend the LA Modern Quilt Guild?

Liberty - April 10, 2012 - 9:00 pm

These are great! If I’d been able to come the other night, surely I’d have stolen those in the swap.

Mary Ann - April 10, 2012 - 6:04 am

Now these are wonderful bags, I am off to mark the tutorial and find the pattern. I have resolved to be more “green” in my day to day activities and having such cute bags will surely help me remember.

Nicci P - April 9, 2012 - 7:39 pm

I just read your feature in the Feb issue of LHJ and wanted to say congrats! I follow your blog already and admire your style, but particularly enjoyed your comment about how your grandpa loves to watch you work. I, too, would set my sewing machine up at my 94-year-old Papa’s dining room table in order to spend more with him and he loved it. He was a welder by trade, but an engineer at heart and he was always thinking of ways to improve my machine and the quilting process. I think he practically designed a long arm without realizing it!
Keep up the good work!

Lisa G - April 5, 2012 - 1:36 pm

I love how humble you are! Über talented and yet you feature a grocery tote and admit you used a Simplicity pattern! You are my newest favorite gal!

Emily - April 4, 2012 - 2:56 pm

These are so awesome! I love that your guild has a “swap comittee” I think ours needs one! I love swaps and the bonds that form because of them!

Kristy Daum - April 4, 2012 - 2:41 pm

Reminiscing about life before the MQG…Wow, I’ll have to do a blog post of my own like that. What I do know is that it was super boring before :-)

I think your “totes” are great and anyone would be excited to get them…especially because it’s a 4 in one gift.


john - April 4, 2012 - 8:43 am

Hey hey!!! so glad to have you back. I really love your color choices and style. I’ve missed your blog. Thanks for publishing again.

johnny b.

Cristina Schweitzer - April 3, 2012 - 10:54 am

Wow. Great bags. I’m sorry to have missed the meeting. I’ve been redecorating my son’s room and swamped with that. I hope you’re well! Enjoy having your mom in town! Cristina

Kelly - April 2, 2012 - 7:27 pm

i love the fact that you – who is so talented, and makes amazing things ALWAYS – questions whether or not it’s “good enough.” it’s an awesome bag. wish i could be there!!

sue - April 2, 2012 - 7:06 pm

awesome – i love the mesh bags.

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