Category: weekly update

Another week gone by! 4

Another week gone by!

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you had a productive week.  Can you believe it’s already August?! I’m so ready for fall weather.  Last weekend at my last minute retreat at Stitch Supply Co., I met a great group of women from the Chicago Sewing Social Group. It was a blast of a weekend as well as super productive!  If you have ever had reservations of...

Off to a retreat… last minute! 3

Off to a retreat… last minute!

So some time earlier this week I had a mini panic attack that I was not getting nearly enough stuff done.  Stitch Supply Co. is having one of their “per person” retreat weekends, which means anyone can sign up to claim one of their 16 beds at their retreat center without renting out the entire space!  So that’s where I’m headed today and can hopefully...

Hello from Dallas! 1

Hello from Dallas!

Well ladies and gents, I’m in Dallas this weekend to visit my family and oh em gee it’s hot hot hot!  I know I grew up here, but I’ve definitely grown accustomed to the weather up north!  The best part about visiting is looking for fun new Quilt Shops in the area or returning to some great new ones!  One of the shops close to...

Friday Finishing Update! 6

Friday Finishing Update!

Happy Friday everyone!!! Surprise! There’s now going to be posts on Friday for my weekly updates!  I decided I will keep my Tuesday post for feature posts, and Friday will be my time to give an update on what I’m working on or what I’ve finished that week! Since I didn’t have an update this past Tuesday, this post covers about a week and half...

Happy 4th of July! (+Games Done Quick) 3

Happy 4th of July! (+Games Done Quick)

Happy Birthday to the USA!!!  I hope everyone is having a safe and wonderful holiday. This week Summer Games Done Quick (SGDQ) is going on in downtown Minneapolis.  Games Done Quick is a bi-annual charity gaming marathon. Volunteers play games at incredible speed (“Speedrunning”) for entertainment. The event is streamed live online, non-stop, and all donations go directly to the charity.  The event will be...

Barn Quilt Block Tutorial 3

Barn Quilt Block Tutorial

I have no idea what this quilt block is called, but this is what I came up with for the #BCBarnQuiltSwap4 quilt for my partner.  It is made using Half Square Triangles (HST), a single Hourglass block, and no waste flying geese blocks. Here’s how you make the 16″ finished block with the colors referencing the block above: Cutting instructions: Dark Blue: Cut 1 –...

Moda Modern Building Blocks Quilt Tips and Tricks 17

Moda Modern Building Blocks Quilt Tips and Tricks

I finally finished this quilt top! I have a very strong love/hate relationship with this quilt top for many reasons.  Before I started, I had already heard this quilt pattern wasn’t the easiest to follow and that it was wasn’t the easiest of quilts to make.  This blog post is dedicated to my assessment of the quilt, the quilt pattern, and any tips and tricks...

Minnesota Quilters Show Recap 2

Minnesota Quilters Show Recap

This past weekend was the Minnesota Quilters Show in Duluth, MN.  I didn’t attend any of the lectures or classes this time, but I was able to take Friday off work to drive up and explore the show.  It was definitely worth the drive (~2.5hrs each way) to see some of these spectacular quilts.  This is my favorite of all the quilts at the show. ...

Fusible Grid Madness aka Tutorial 8

Fusible Grid Madness aka Tutorial

I finished the Mario Quilt this week!  I used fusible grid to make this process really quick and painless: Fusible grid is a thin piece of interfacing that has iron-on adhesive on one side and grid lines printed on the other.  There are different brands of fusible grid, and it comes in different grid sizes.  For this quilt, I used a 2″ fusible grid from...

Perspective 3

Perspective

First, I’d like to thank everyone that gave me their thoughts on how to get over my quilter’s block. I think Pattern 103 is just going to go on hold for a little bit as I work through it.  I apologize in advance if this post gets to be too personal.  Last Wednesday, one of my good friends I’d fallen out of touch with in...