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HtbaS 311 – Quilting for Good, Magazine Fame, Books, and Cats

In this episode of the Hip to be a Square quilting podcast I talk about the current state of cats at my house (all good), some upcoming home improvement work, the outrageous cost of some school items, and of course, quilting.  I’ve been working on donation quilts for the upcoming Community Service meeting for my quilt guild, and currently have a pile-up of tops to be quilted!

  • Go enter the giveaway for the precut bundle of charm packs and a jelly roll from The Precut Store over at episode 224 of The Stitch TV Show!
  • Check out my modern quilt (and pattern) in the latest issue of Modern Patchwork, “Islands in the Stream”. That song is probably the loudest (and only) singalong that Lynn and I had on the road to QuiltCon.

Today’s podcat was Jett! He is recovering from his dental surgery nicely.

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Sunday Stash – Finishing

It was quite a busy week for me given the remnants of the long holiday weekend and two more finishes earlier today! I finished up the second sample that will be hanging at Red Hen Stitch Shop when our Emilio pattern launches in a couple weeks; pics of that quilt when the pattern launches!

I also finished up another sample quilt for the pattern after that, Main Squeeze, this morning, but that pattern won’t be out until August.  One of the quilts I can show, though, is my finished Madras quilt, which was from my class with Bill Kerr.  The class was much more focused on color theory than stitching techniques, but I wanted a consult with him to pick the colors and then I stitched on my own.  His comment when he saw my selection, “It’s certainly cheerful!”

The pattern is called Madras from his book, Transparency Quilts.

  • Used this past week: 18 yard
    • 9 yd for 2nd Emilio sample
    • 5.75 yd for Main Squeeze
    • 3.25 yd for Madras
  • Total Used Year to Date: 170 yards
  • Added this week
    • 3 yd of gray print
  • YTD Used for Charity: 25 yards (15% of total used)

WIP Wednesday – Transparent

I almost posted a picture of my still-covered sewing machine since I haven’t managed to sew anything since we got home from our trip. We’re still catching up with various things, including replacing my treadmill since it gave it up before we left town. The good news is the new one was bought used with low miles and low price tag, and is quite a bit fancier than my old one!

In the mean time, I’ve been pulling fabrics for my class with Bill Kerr of Modern Quilt Studio tomorrow!