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violet craft fabricFinally made it over to Vashon Island to sew at Island Quilter with some students last Sunday.  There’s always so much new fabric to see with each visit and everyone enjoys the bright large sewing space.

I was delighted to see Violet Craft’s new line Waterfront Park in the colorways that I’m so drawn to lately.  I would have loved to buy the full line, but I’ve been adding the crimsons and yellows to my stash for these mini Supernovas.

sewkatiedid/mini-supernovasThese have been a work in progress, put up and then away multiple times.  At some point something will come that will transform them into a quilt, but nothing original has come yet.  Might be time to just make more blocks with all this fabric?

sewkatiedid/mini supernovasSince I had already pieced this block and decided that I needed to rip it apart to add some extra points, I added in some of Violet’s new line.  I used most of my Mendocino up in the original Supernova for the book and a triangle quilt I still need to show you all, so mixing in some new prints is essential.

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Cute as going big I think.

I’m teaching a Stitch and Flip Triangle workshop to the Eastside Guild Thursday and these beauties, though unfinished will hopefully offer some variety for inspiration.

sewkatiedid/mini supernovasAnd if anyone has any of this swim sister in the plum (not crimson) I’d be delighted to trade for just about anything.

Happy Monday!  Go sew.

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::Double-Trouble Sunday Workshop::

$60/ Sunday, September 22 from 10am-4pm at Drygood Designs

Ready to create a simple modern quilt? Double-Trouble is a fun interactive technique and design workshop that merges a traditional triangular block with an improvisational triangle block technique.  We will create two of the same triangular blocks, one for ourselves and one for trade.  The Double-Trouble block itself has unlimited design possibilities that we will explore to create unique quilt designs.

 

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::Modern Improvisational Coin Quilt::

$85/Thursday, September 26th and October 3rd from 6-9pm at The Quilting Loft in Ballard

Interested in creating a modern quilt with improvisational techniques, but don’t know where to start? Then this is the class for your first modern quilt!  Learn improvisational techniques like angle and strip piecing while creating a modern coin quilt loosely based on a tradition Chinese Coin Quilt Design. A great quilt to feature your favorite prints.  No two will be the same. All levels of sewists welcome.

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I can’t be at market until spring, but my quilt Opposing Triangles is currently on exhibit at the festival for me.  Hoping someone out there snaps a photo for me Thanks Jacquie, you’re the best!

Quilting Modern (Interweave,2012) by Katie Pedersen and Jacquie Gering. Photo by Joe Hancock.

So the toss-up was between Supernova and Blind Co-Pilot.  Both are made using the stitch and flip triangle technique in our book Quilting Modern.  Supernova was donated to an auction, but Blind Co-pilot has become a staple at home and a class sample for the technique.  It is a simple, but whimsical quilt.

How about a little history on Blind Co-Pilot?  The name of the quilt came before the actual quilt.  Jacquie and I had just met in person for the first time.  She came to Seattle and we of course went fabric shopping.  Place of choice?  Pink Chalk Fabrics to meet the wonderful Kathy Mack.

As we were making our way we stopped for some goodies, upon leaving the parking lot I asked my co-pilot which way we should go next.   Jacquie couldn’t find her glasses to read the directions and I exclaimed something along the lines of, “Great, Blind Co-Pilot!”

It either had to be the name of a band or a quilt.  Dang I miss her looking at this photo.

The background fabric we used is Carolina Chambray.  If you ever discover some in your fabric buying adventures, I recommend picking up the whole bolt.  Chambray adds great texture and dimension.

The triangles are created with the smallest of scraps in color groupings.  I love any quilt that eats scraps.  It provides an opportunity to glance one last time at those beloved fabrics.  There are 222 triangles in Blind Co-Pilot to be exact.

The quilting is a simple crosshatch.  Easy enough on the home machine.

I’m teaching a Stitch and Flip Triangle Workshop this coming weekend and am pretty excited to see what new designs people come up with.  I’ll be filling my trunk with scraps.

If you want to see a collection of stitch and flip triangle designs, you can check out my Quilting Modern Pinterest Board for inspiration.

If you need some quilting inspiration, then go ahead and click the button above and our hostess Amy will have the collection there.

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::Modern Charm Quilt:: $85/Thursday November 1st and 8th from 6-9pm at the West Seattle Stitch and Sew Studio. Proper technique is the foundation of any quilt.  Come learn how to pick and properly cut fabric, match seams and rows and come up with a square quilt in the end.  A great class for all levels of sewists looking to improve technique.

::Improvisational Stitch and Flip Triangle Workshop:: $85 Saturday, November 3rd  from 10am-4pm at Island Quilter on Vashon Island.  All levels of sewists welcome.

An all day workshop to explore creating your own quilt designs utilizing stitch and flip triangles.  We’ll cover this improvisational patchwork technique and construct blocks for your own quilt design. All level of sewists welcome.   Quilting Modern Book required.

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