Friday, July 25, 2014

Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild Show and Tell

The Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild 
really is a diverse group.
I would guess that the median age is mid-30's
but there are also several in my age bracket
(50+)
Some have been quilters for a long time,
while several have been caught up in the addiction just recently.
One of the nice things about our diversity, is that age really doesn't matter.
It's a friendly group, and everyone is welcome to join us.
 At the end of each meeting
we have 
"Show and Tell"
 One member is a pattern tester for 
Elizabeth Hartman (Oh, Fransson)
 A soon to be released pattern
 The second quilt made by this member.
Pyramid or Equilateral Triangles 
are usually not for beginners.
She did a great job!
 Kim's Foxy quilt
 Very cute paper pieced Fox
 A Work In Progress 
is finally finished.
 Block of the Month
made all in Kaffes
 And on the back, more Kaffes!
 Celtic Wall Hanging
from the book
Still available on 
Amazon.com
 And last, but not least
a whimsical 
raw edge scrappy wall hanging
that has been scribbled with a dark top thread.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild July Meeting/ Part 2

A few more pictures to share with you from
The Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild members
who participated in the
Michael Miller Fabric Challenge
 From our Guild President Michelle Hart
 Michelle even did her own machine quilting
on her domestic machine.
 The circular quilting goes so well with 
the sharp edged Modern Design
 The back has rows of Flying Geese using the
Michael Miller fabric.
 Rebecca Whaling made a large Flying Geese pattern
with a Pinwheel as a secondary block.
 She also quilted a circular pattern 
using her domestic machine.
 Barb's X's and O's Wall hanging
 Modern quilting is known 
for it's use of wide open negative space.
 All of these quilts and projects will now be photographed
by their owners
with pictures being submitted online.
Even though it's a National Challenge,
I look forward to seeing if anyone from our guild will win!
Announcements will be made
by the Modern Quilt Guild
on August 1st.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild / July Meeting Part 1

 A few months ago
Michael Miller issued a fabric challenge
to the Modern Quilt Guilds.
They gave 6
fat eight's of Petal Pinwheels
with the instructions to make 
"something quilted".
Several of us in the Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild
accepted the Challenge.
Last Saturday we met together
to preview our work
and to have a little contest of our own.
About 12 in our group participated 
making quilts, wall hangings and bags.
The group voted on most favorite.
Genevieve won 1st place
Not only is this an original design,
but she also did the amazing quilting.
Denise Holland took 2nd Place
A very large quilt (probably King Size?)
made with 60 Degree Tri-Angle paper
I love this design!
Machine quilted by Pat Roche (Pat's Just Quilting)
Shanyn constructed this darling Weekender Bag
Kim made dolly dresses
with a Modern flair.
And yes, I showed my version also.
Tomorrow I will show you a few more pictures
from our group
and the
Michael Miller Fabric Challenge

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pedal Pusher Quilt

 In February
Michael Miller Fabrics announced they would be 
Sponsoring the 4th Annual Fabric Challenge
with the Modern Quilt Guild.
As a member of the
Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild I chose to participate
by designing
Pedal Pushers
size: 41 1/2" X 55 1/2"
 Each of us were given 
(6) Fat Eight's of
Petal Pinwheels
and told that we could make anything we wanted
as long as it was quilted.
 I chose to represent each fabric through what looked to me like
the spokes of a wheel.
Thus the name
 "Pedal Pushers"
 Technique:
English Paper Pieced (EPP)
 with the
I know "coffin" isn't a favorable term
but it is what they call this shape :)
 I really enjoyed 
"fussy cutting" the fabric
which often created a
secondary patterns for the centers of each block.
Fabric started out looking like this.
 Beautiful Machine Quilting by 
Pat Roche (Pat's Just Quilting)
 I think this is my favorite flower.
 Fabric started out looking like this.
The Modern Quilt Guild web site has a 
Community Forum
full of pictures from those participating in the Challenge.
There are some pretty amazing quilts being submitted!
The prize from Michael Miller Fabrics:
This year we will pick 3 winners. Each one will receive a posting on our blog and “A year of Free Fabric”. Every month for a year we will send you a “Goody Box” filled with fabric from our newest collections.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Day Trip Quilt

 When I first became Sales Manager for
I encouraged designers to play with our product.
The first person to respond
was Niser Holland of Scrappy Quilt Designs
And one of the first quilts she created was
I've loved this quilt from the moment I saw it
and have finally had the time to make one for our company.
48" X 66"
is made with
3" X 6" Flying Geese papers
from Triangles On A Roll
 The rows are created 
Horizontally
with a simple sew and fold technique.

 Because the papers hold 
each Flying Geese
evenly in place
the points match up
PERFECTLY
in all directions
giving this quilt an up and down effect.
It's actually quite simple to do.
 Beautiful machine quilting 
by Pat Roche (Pat's Just Quilting)
 "Ash" Gray Kona for the background
and 
Kaffe Fassett scraps for the Geese
Love those Kaffes!
 And a matching Kaffe for the binding.
 I even placed a sleeve on the back.
This quilt will hang in our booth at Conventions
and also be available for display at Trunk Shows
 Labeled and done.
 Day Trip
pattern can be ordered from 
Triangles On A Roll
A roll of
 3" X 6" 
Flying Geese
Sew and Fold paper
can also be ordered from 
Triangles On A Roll
And as an extra bonus
there is a 
on how to use the Flying Geese papers
from 
Triangles On A Roll