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Sunday Stash – Roadtrip and Doges

Facebook Post - Challenge DetailsJust a few small finishes this week, despite having a top and back ready to sandwich for a charity quilt.  I whipped up a mini to be reveal on The Stitch October show for our Road Trip challenge. If you’ve a project to share, you can put it in the linky until Oct 30 for a change to win a fabric license plate like Lynn and I swapped.

My daughter asked for a Doge (aka Shiba Inu) pencil case for school back when it started, so I finally got around to make that for her.  After fusing interfacing to the fabric, I thread painted the doge itself, and then embellished with a black pigma pen to fill it out a bit.

  • Used this Week: 0.75 yards
    • 0.5 yd for my Road Trip challenge mini for The Stitch
    • 0.25 yd for Doge pencil pouch for my daughter
  • Used year to Date: 213.75 yards
  • Added this Week: 5.25 yards
    • 5.25 yd of Star Wars FQs
  • Net Used for 2015: 110.5 yards
  • YTD Used for Charity: 121 yards (56% of total used)

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HtbaS – Episode 244

A little late night recording! The kids had fall break from school this week and were particularly rambunctious so I couldn’t record until after bedtime.  I catch you up on the latest episode of The Stitch, working on my Road Trip challenge quilt, and some plans for pattern design and future projects.

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A Quilter’s Week: Madrona Road Challenge Quilt – Finished!

A Quilter's WeekI ran out and dodged raindrops to get pictures of this today because I was so excited to show it off!

The Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild is participating in the larger MQG Madrona Road challenge in Q1 this year.  Members were given a fat quarter of one print in the collection (mine was a solid mustard) and a fat eighth of each of 6 other prints, and instructed to make a mini quilt to present at the February meeting.

I was inspired by a silly thing, really – the idea of those “days of the week” retro redwork towels with kittens doing laundry. And I started thinking what a quilter’s week would look like.  Once I drew out the applique shapes for the various activities, I alternated the applique blocks with some log cabin blocks made out of every last bit of my Madrona Road fabric.

Monday is for cutting

I did teeny-tiny script words in each block with the task for that day.

A Quilter's Week

Tuesday is for piecing

On some of the blocks I added embellishment, like this embroidered thread.

A Quilter's Week

Wednesday is for pressing

I did an FMQ microstipple in each of the blocks.

A Quilter's Week

Thursday is for more cutting

Mostly I just wanted a pair of scissors on this quilt!

A Quilter's Week

Friday is for swearing

And some unsewing, of course.

A Quilter's Week

Saturday is for quilting

There’s a fun bit of silver metallic thread that comes off this block and runs into the log cabin blocks next to it.

A Quilter's Week

Sunday is for resting

A Quilter's Week

Under your new quilt, of course.