Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Quilt Design a Day - day one - Building Blocks Tuesday


QDAD 8.18

OK, so this isn't really a block today, but I don't have any new blocks to share today.  Instead I want to share a new challenge I joined over the weekend.  It's called Quilt Design a Day (QDAD), and it was created by the lovely Anne of Play Crafts.  She recently did a webinar for the Modern Quilt Guild on how to find your creative process, and what she learned through her experience challenging herself to design a quilt a day.  "QDAD" is a Facebook group, filled with other people who have taken on the challenge too, and is a wonderful community of encouraging people.   We use one of the palettes created by Design Seed for the day, and just go from there.  This is the design I created using the Harvest Hues from yesterday.  I haven't finished today's design yet, but I already enjoy the process.  Hopefully, this challenge will help me with one of my other goals for the year - learning EQ7.  I'm only a 1/4 of the way through my tutorial book, but this challenge should help me put into practice some of the things I have learned.

If you are a member of the Modern Quilt Guild and missed Anne's webinar, I highly recommend watching it (it is available on the Community page of the main MQG member website).  If you aren't a member, Anne has plenty of posts about QDAD on her blog, including her fabulous designs, and anyone is welcome to join the group.  Even if you can't design every day, it is a fun process.

What blocks have you working on?  I would love to see.  Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  This free linky will stay open until the first Monday of next month, but I will repost it every Tuesday until a new month starts.


Quilter in the Closet

Rules:

1) Please link up only to the page in your blog showing your wonderful blocks, not just the blog homepage.  Flickr pictures are also OK.
2) Make sure to put your blog name as the description so people know where they are going or the name of your block!
3) Please grab my button and post it in your blog post or sidebar.
4) Visit other linky participants!

Thanks for reading!

Jen




Friday, August 15, 2014

Washington DC mini - a finish Friday

If you've been following me for a while, you have seen versions of this block before.

Washington DC mini


I made two of these Washington Memorial blocks during the Star of Africa bee, one for May, and one for Sana.  It only felt fitting that I make one more for my guild's "Across America" challenge for their upcoming quilt show in September.  This time to speed up the process a bit, I used raw-edge applique AND the quilt-as-you-go method.  I'm not sure if I like the results better or not.

Thanks for reading today,

Jen


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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Paper Pieced Houses of San Francisco - Building Blocks Tuesday


Houses of San Francisco

I'm showing off another block that I made previously for the Star of Africa bee.  This one was inspired by the Painted Ladies of San Francisco.  I only wish I knew then what I know now about how to stabilize the embroidery of the bridge better.  Ah well, we learn from our mistakes.

I've been doing lots of sewing lately, but just don't have any new blocks I can share.  I've been working furiously on my next mini and would have finished it today; however, we have relatives in town and are headed to Disneyland this morning.  Perhaps, I will find a little time tomorrow.  Fingers crossed.

What blocks have you working on?  I would love to see.  Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  This free linky will stay open until the first Monday of next month, but I will repost it every Tuesday until a new month starts.


Quilter in the Closet

Rules:

1) Please link up only to the page in your blog showing your wonderful blocks, not just the blog homepage.  Flickr pictures are also OK.
2) Make sure to put your blog name as the description so people know where they are going or the name of your block!
3) Please grab my button and post it in your blog post or sidebar.
4) Visit other linky participants!

Thanks for reading!

Jen