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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.


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.

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!

Friday is for swearing

And some unsewing, of course.

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.

Sunday is for resting

Under your new quilt, of course.