Posts Tagged ‘modern’

You’re probably thinking,

“When will she ever finish that quilt already?”

And I’m with ya.

SEW KATIE DID:Somewhat Circular Hex Quilt

I’ve had a very genuine desire since the beginning of the year to clean up and clear out projects.  A noticeable dent has been made in the pile and though there is still plenty of the unfinished, the process has been a good steady pace.  Having quilts at each stage of the making process allows my attention to wander to what ever is in the rotation because it ALL needs to get done.

And bloody hell, Somewhat Circular Hex is D-O-N-E!


All inspired by the Alexander Henry Kokeshi doll fabric, then onto the color way this little Kokeshi doll/bank sported and certainly the Japanese art that I grew up with.

SEW KATIE DID:Somewhat Circular Hex Quilt:Side

I love how the Essex background forms another Hexagon.  Let’s pretend I planned that;)

SEW KATIE DID: Somewhat Circular Hex Quilt-DetailExtreme binding auditions happened and this Denyse Schmidt standby won.

SEW KATIE DID: Binding:Somewhat Circular Hex QuiltIt just popped the other black prints.

SEW KATIE DID:Somewhat Circular Hex Quilt BackI’m sticking with the use what you have stashed when it comes to backings program. Simple Simon on this one.

SEW KATIE DID:Somewhat Circular Hex Quilt Back Detail

 It held the diamond grid quilting texture well, as did the Essex on the front.

My seam widths annoyed me enough that I finally took action and had my Juki walking foot replaced.  Juki is sitting on a quilting goldmine if they would step up and add all the measurement markers and width to their walking foot that Bernina has in my opinion.


Well and crap, then this happened;)  But starting new projects is part of the process.  You can see the other hexagons by machine I’ve done here and here.

Happy Monday Peeps!


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Thanks everyone for your input on classes.  Tiffany, if you’re out there,  please send me your address and I’ll send you a copy of Quilting Modern.

Island Quilter

Things are returning to their busy/normal around here.  There’s a new baby girl around here and for me that’s a good reason to make a trip to Island Quilter!


I’ve been avoiding these Alexander Henry Fairy Tale prints because I really don’t need to add another novelty print to my collection, but Alexander Henry always gets me.


I collected some active solids without having a quilt plan, but these colors are what is appealing to me right now.  You can’t go wrong with pomegranate and citron.  Lizzy House has become my number one blender woman.  Throw in some Tula, Violet and Denyse for good measure.

Sewing happened this weekend too.

sewkatiedid/Quilts to come tomorrow!


Wanna double trouble,


or strip tease this weekend?  Classes available.


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I’m gearing up for a Improv Coin Quilt weekend workshop on Vashon Island at Island Quilter.  I’m sure I’ll have some fun photos to share next week from this awesome studio space!

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We’ll spend Saturday and Sunday making Improvisational Coin Quilts.  This quilt is a favorite to teach with its strip and angle piecing.

Students always walk away with quilts that are so unique, and new finishing skills like panelling or combine blocks of various sizes into a finished quilt top tucked into their hats.


Island Quilter extended their 30% off sale through January 8th!

This is even better news if you received one of their Winter Savings Passes, because you can combine these two for even more of a discount.  Discount is in-store only.  With their already fabulous prices, this is a hell of a deal.

So, on that note, I couldn’t help myself and purchased this Alexander Henry fabric with the discount that I’ve been thirsting for.  I think this time around I’ll go baby girl with my coin quilt.


Always in procrastination mode, I started playing with some charm squares for my Modern Charm class on Tuesday too.

Hope you are having an awesome weekend.  I kinda want to stay home and pile more fabric combinations and sew, but we’re off to do the second best, watch Seahawks and drink beer!


















::Modern Charm Quilt::

$85/Tuesdays, January 8th and 15th from 6-9pm at the Made*Do*Mend Sewing Studio at Drygoods Design.

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 Coin Quilt Weekend Workshop::

$120 Saturday and Sunday, January 12th (10-4) and 13th (10-3pm) at Island Quilter.  Lunch included and lodging available.

No two will be the same. Learn improvisational techniques like angle piecing 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. All levels of sewists welcome.


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