We’re so excited to host Denyse Schmidt at the LA Modern Quilt Guild this Friday night. If you’re in LA we’d love to have you join us. (And, the event was just posted in the LA Times calendar!) So much fun! Hope to see you there!
I just wanted to share a quilt that one of my students Monica A. made in my last Perfect Puddles class. Isn’t it great? Instead of the baby size quilt like the original Perfect Puddles, she decided that she wanted a lap quilt so we added borders to it, first framing the original quilt in the same fabric that the circles are framed in. I think it is very effective. And I love that she chose a darker brown for the borders.
Of course her main color is the brown, her feature color is blue, and her pop is a pink. I love that just by changing the colors it changes the whole personality of the quilt. I also love the light blue binding color which she also used for part of the backing which really helps to soften the look of the quilt.
Love those detail shots – this one shows the quilting lines of one of my favorite blocks – the zig zag block.
And, don’t you love that spiderweb quilting? I do!
I think Monica did a stellar job! And to think this is just her second quilt!
Great job Monica! Love it!
We’re so lucky to have her right here in our backyard. And I’m lucky to call her a friend.
Alissa Haight Carlton will be signing copies of her newly released book, Block Party this Friday night, the 17th of June. The festivities will be held at Sew Modern in Los Angeles! If you’re around, you have to come out to share in the fun! Alissa co-wrote Block Party with Kristen Lejnieks and it was just released on the Stash Imprint!
Come get your copy of Block Party signed, enjoy a glass of wine and lets toast to this wonderful news. I heard ALL the quilts from the book will be there as well – it’s going to be amazing to see them all in person! If you don’t have a copy, don’t worry, there will be plenty there.
Hope to see you on Friday! Congrats Alissa and Kristen!
Guess what mom? I’m a teacher now! I’m teaching my “Perfect Puddles” Modern Circle Sampler Quilt at Sew Modern in Los Angeles. My mother always said that I’d be a teacher – I just don’t think she thought I would teach quilting.So fun! We had our first session this past Saturday but, if you’re interested you can still sign up and I garuantee I’ll get you through the whole quilt. It is a great quilt for an advanced beginner. The circles look intimidating but, I promise they’re the easiest part.
I actually designed and completed this quilt a while ago. It’s a fun version of a circle quilt because it’s a Sampler Quilt with a different piecing method in each of the nine circles. I call it Perfect Puddles. I wanted to create interest in this quilt using a fairly restrained color scheme. The main color is gray, the feature color is green and the “pop” color is pink (in two shades). The two feature fabrics that the quilt was designed around are the Gray “Go By Bike” by Erin McMorris and “Retro Umbrella” in the Rainy Days and Mondays line by Melimba and Beccabury. Each block has each of the feature fabrics and one piece of the “pop” color of pink. Then of course I framed each circle in a white ring using the Six Minute Circle Method. The background fabric is Kona Ash.
One of the fun things about this quilt is the Machine Quilting lines. Each circle has a different quilting design that compliments the piecing of the circle. I wanted to make each design using the walking foot to eliminate the need of free motion quilting in this quilt. I love looking at the back of this quilt. Even though it is just one piece of fabric, it is very interesting because of the different straight line quilting techniques that are shown. The backing fabric is a very pink Kona Cotton – I think it’s Bubble Gum.
Here is a view of the front laid out flat.
And a detail shot.
We have such fun and amazing swaps at the LA Modern Quilt Guild. I haven’t blogged about many of the yummy quilts and gifts I’ve received. So this week, I’m going to play catch up! We’ll start with the oldest first.Now, please don’t ask me how long ago I got this cutie but, it has been hanging on my wall for over six months! I love it. It’s so simple and cute. It makes me think of childhood and summers off of school and trying to fly kites. Just by looking at it it takes me back! Thanks Kelli J. for such a fun piece of art! I hung it on my bedroom wall and love looking at it! (Yes, and by a weird stroke of luck, Kelli was the recipient of my Jagged Little Pill quilt. It was a blind swap! What were the odds of that!)
Take a look at the little fun details, the applique and the fun, random straight lines of the quilting. Love it!