MS episode 097:: Suzy Quilts

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Suzy Quilts

Suzy Quilts on instagram

Suzy Quilts on YouTube

Suzy Quilts on Pinterest

Suzy Quilts Shop

Suzy Quilts FREE patterns

Suzy Quilt tutorials

My favorite Suzy Quilts pattern – okay I have more than one favorite!

FREE Mod Melon Quilt pattern

Propeller Quilt pattern

Mayan Mosaic Quilt pattern

FREE Warrior Quilt pattern

Weekend Candy Quilt – I will be making my own version of this pattern very soon!


ModSew:: Lecien quilt for Yoko

I am a Flower Sugar World Ambassador for Lecien Fabrics. If you don’t know about Lecien Fabrics you should go check out my chat with Yoko Tamori on episode 077. Yoko if the US rep for Lecien and she gave me all kinds of information about the company, fabric collections, and notions. They really have the cutest fabric.

One of the World Ambassadors is Minki Kim who asked if she could send this above block to be included in the quilt as well. I was so blown away by her artistry. So many tiny stitches, small details, and just pure awesomeness. I loved everything about this block and that the saying is so perfect for Yoko.

If you don’t follow Minki Kim on instagram you so need to go over and do so. She is @zeriano. She also has an amazing blog called, Minki’s Work Table, which details her projects in depth and also bits and pieces of her life. She is amazingly talented. She also has a book out called, Sew Illustrated, which features many projects like the one above. I have to say the above block inspired me to think about learning to sew illustrations because the possibilities are just endless.

I asked all of the World Ambassadors to send me churn dash blocks made with Flower Sugar fabrics. I really loved seeing what fabrics everyone choose to use on their blocks. I would like to add that the blocks I received had the neatest backs, so clean and accurate. A group of amazingly talented sewists for sure.

I ended up centering Minki’s block because I really thought it needed its own frame. It did. It really did. I then used the blocks I received and a couple I made myself to come up with the layout. I wanted it to be a small throw that Yoko could use and enjoy. She has just moved into a beautiful new home and everyone needs a new quilt for a housewarming gift. Amiright?

I always struggle a little with quilting quilts. I don’t like too much quilting on a quilt I know will be used often because I want it to be snuggly. I went with a random wavey line pattern. I decided on this because Yoko is often posting pictures of her kids playing by the water so this would be a gentle nod to that. She lives in Washington State and the pictures of the shore there are so beautiful but completely different from our shores in Florida. I need to get up her way soon because it looks so magical.

The back is scrappy bits of Flower Sugar and a Lecien houndstooth I had on hand. I made the anchor playing around with EQ7 when I first got the program. I love the block so so much but there was some improvements to be made for sure. I knew it would be the perfect thing for the scrappy back and, again, a nod to the water. The binding is a striped pink and white I had on hand (I don’t know the manufacture on it. so sorry).

I think it turned out so well and I am so lucky to be an ambassador with such talented ladies. They are beyond amazing.

If you would like more information about the Flower Sugar World Ambassadors, please check out the hashtag, #Flowersugarworldambassadors. So much inspiration and there you can also find the ambassadors like myself.


ModSew:: woven labels from Custom Labels 4U

I have always loved woven labels but never got around to ordering them. I just didn’t know what I would put on them? That all changed when I had Beth, from Custom Labels 4U website, on the podcast, episode 093. I had so many questions and she was so helpful and encouraging. She said every handmade item needed a good label… well I couldn’t disagree with that. I need to label the things I make and woven labels make that so easy. They look so professional and the prices were so reasonable!

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I wanted to give you some tips on making the process easy and painless.

Looking over the Custom Labels 4U will really give you loads of great ideas of finished labels. Pay close attention to the ones you like and why you like them as this will help you get your custom information for your own labels.

Check out the Custom Labels 4U website to get an idea of the different label options and think about which one would work best for you and your business.

Getting the size of the label you think will work best for you and playing around with your logo (if you don’t have one Custom Labels 4U suggests HeidiLyn Originals) and the other information you may want on the label. Jot down ideas and think about what would help others when they read your label.


I used picmonkey with my logo and what I wanted on the back of the label… this helped me to see what would fit on the label and it was easy to save and send to Beth. I do think asking a couple of friends to look over your label is a great idea. For me extra eyes always see things I don’t. I sent my text for the back of the label to my husband who said why isn’t your name on it! So getting others to check it out before you send it on to Beth will help cut down on the proofing time. I wish I would have really thought about the labels and what I wanted on them before I started the label process as it would have made it much easier for myself and Beth, and would have received my labels a lot sooner.

Some ideas for the information you want on the label?

Think about what you want people to know when they look at the label. FOR ME:: My logo has an easy to read name so it makes googling Modern Sewciety easy to find the website without spelling the website out on the label. I do use the hashtag often on Instagram when posting and felt like it would make it easy for someone to share the quilt, bag, etc on social media without question. I knew I wanted instructions for the goods but wanted it to be laid back, so Chris suggested Wash, Dry, Enjoy, Repeat. Then came my name as my husband thought that was important to have on a label for quilts and such.

What I did for my label doesn’t have to be what you need on your label. I couldn’t be happier with my labels. They are so soft, professional, and easy to read. It is so exciting to tuck the label into the binding on the quilt. So profesh!

Make sure to check out Custom Labels 4U! You won’t be disappointed.


MS episode 096:: Becky of Patchwork Posse and Quilt Group & Stephanie from Quilter’s Planner 2017

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Patchwork Posse

Patchwork Posse instagram

Quilt Guild/Group

Patchwork Posse You Tube

Becky said her most visited post, ending your bum crack problems

Hexie pin cushion pattern

FB group

Planner from Patchwork Posse

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Quilter’s Planner 2017

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Late Night Quilter

Late Night Quilter on Instagram


MS episode 095:: Meg Healy of BurdaStyle

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The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns Ebook Download Link (with
free skirt sewing pattern) – http://bit.ly/2a0GL6f

Register to become a user on BurdaStyle.com – http://bit.ly/29V0nVu

Homepage and Runway to Reality Look Book – http://bit.ly/29Zq9MY

BurdaStyle Academy – http://bit.ly/29V169f

BurdaStyle Blog – http://bit.ly/29V1MLN

Twitter – https://twitter.com/BurdaStyle
Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/burdastyle/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/BurdaStyleSews
Instagram –https://www.instagram.com/burda_style/

Meg  – http://www.megsayssew.com


Summer sewing


It’s 6 am wake up call. Time for coffee, wake the girls up and get them something to eat, pick up the house, head out the door by 7:15 to be at 7:30 am swim team practice. I love our summer mornings but by the end of the summer we are all tired. I think we are all looking forward to seeing our school friends, starting back our school routine, having Saturdays back (no swim meets) and generally have a routine. That routine includes me having time to sew and stretch myself creatively. I do get creative over the summer some with the kids home but I try to be spontaneous with them and not do too much work. They also come in the sewing room and sew with me or draw or paint or talk or just hang out in the room…. And that leads to them wanting me to get them something to eat. Kids eat ALL of the time. Never ending hungry machines.

So I have gotten some projects finished this summer but I am ready for some Fall sewing I have to admit. How about you? What have you been sewing this summer?


ModSew:: cotton couture baby quilt

I always love to make quick quilts and I think baby quilts usually fit in the quick category. I should make more of them because they are just fun… And well fast!

I have always enjoyed working with Michael Miller since I started the Podcast. I remember calling them blindly and chatting with Kait, the person I was transferred to, about ideas of how I could work with the company. I was super chatty and Kait was super patient.

Fast forward several years and I now email back and forth with Kait often. We have worked on so many projects together and she has believed in me which gave me some much needed confidience in this thing called quilting. She really holds a special place in my heart. She is awesome.

Kait recently had a baby girl so a baby quilt was in order. And I knew it had to be a baby quilt made with cotton couture because most of the projects I work on for Michael Miller are cotton couture projects. I have had this rainbow napkin sitting by my sewing machine for some time – I couldn’t part with it because it always made me smile. And so I pulled my cotton couture colors inspired by the napkin and got to work.

I really love how it turned out. I love the bright colors, rainbow colors are just the best, the bright backing, and well black and white polka dot binding. I love it. And Kait sent me the cutest pictures of her daughter smiling on it. My day was made getting pictures of a smiling baby on a quilt I made. Like day made x forever!

Quilt info::

Rainbow couture

Pieced, quilted and bound by yours truly

June 2016

Fabrics for the front are cotton couture by Michael Miller. Backing is a print from ikea. Binding I am not sure but any black and white would work.


ModSew:: Love Patchwork and Quilting issue 36

Ta Da!!!! I am so excited to share that I have a quilt project in issue 36 of Love Patchwork and Quilting.

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I love the take on the wave block but bigger. I love big blocks because it is less tricky with the big pieces and well a couple of blocks and you have a big quilt. Love P&Q wanted blues in an ombre effect. So below is the quilt Joanna Marsh and I came up with. I really love it.

We used several shades of Art Gallery Pure Elements for the ombre effect but I think any fabric would be cool in this quilt. It is fast and an eye catching quilt. I really enjoyed making this and Joanna was awesome to work with.

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I made a wave quilt for Heather Ross’s mendocino line for Windham Fabrics a couple of markets ago. I loved the pattern so so much because it is a big block and shows off the fabric line so well. For those that have asked… use this pattern and sub in those fabrics.

Go get a copy of issue 36!!!!

Wanna learn more about Love P&Q? Listen to Alice on episode 83 or Jenny on episode 051 (Jenny is now with Today’s Quilter. I think she need to come back on the podcast for a chat soon to chat about Today’s Quilter!)


Little Ruby Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop – The Finish

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And tada!!!! Here is my finished Little Ruby quilt I made using Tula Pink’s Chipper and Eden. With this pattern you use jelly rolls but for the background fabric I used what I had at home and I love the scrappiness that adds to the quilt.

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I tried to not think about the placement of the background fabric placement too much. I think I like it so much better with the randomness but I know that is so hard for some of you. I would encourage you to give it a try if you can.

 

I wanted to use Tula’s fabric because of how bright her prints always are and the sneaky little critters hidden in her art. I know my girls are going to love this quilt. I am sure they will take it to their room to claim as their own.

 

I like simple quilting. I always have and I know you can do a lot of awesome quilting with this pattern but I wanted simple. I was also on a deadline and waited until the last minute like usual. I do think I would have went with simple no matter what. I am comfortable with simple and I think it gives the quilt a good amount snugglier. (that has to be a word somewhere:)

Go check out Fat Quarter Shop for all of your Tula Pink fabric!

Also go check out the other bloggers showing off their Little Ruby quilts today.

Melissa from Happy Quilting

Angie from Gnome Angel

Erin Cox from Why Not Sew

Andy from A Bright Corner

Heidi from Buttons & Butterflies

Pat from Pat Sloan

Peta from She Quilts a Lot

Heather from Quilt Story

Megan from Quilt Story

Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl

Gerri from Planted Seed Designs

Sherri from A Quilting Life

Rebecca from Bryan House Quilts

Sherri from This & That Patterns

Jemima from Tied with a Ribbon

Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts

Stephanie from Modern Sewciety

Brooke from Silly Mama Quilts

Carrie from Moda’s United Notions

 


MS episode 094:: Timna Tarr & Sherri from Rebecca Mae Designs

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Timna Tarr  homepage

Timna Tarr blog

Timna Tarr on instagram

The retreat Timna mentioned in the chat – Quilting in Vermont

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Rebecca Mae Designs

Rebecca Mae Designs on Instagram

Rebecca Mae Designs Shop

Dear Daughter Quilt Along

Dear Daughter Quilt Along blog posts

Rebecca Mae Designs tutorials

Sherri’s bundle at Fat Quarter Shop

Fat Quarter Shop gave us a code LUCKY1316 for 13% off!

It’s good for 13% off purchases, with a few exclusions like Flash Sales and Gift Certificates

The coupons run through 7/13/16

Quilt as you go tutorial

Aurifil Big Stitch post

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Orlando Modern Quilt Guild #quiltsforpulse information

If you are ready to mail stuff out the address is::

Alissa Lapinsky
c/o A List Hair Salon
106 South Woodland Blvd
Suite B
DeLand, FL 32720
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