April 28, 2016

Remember Me?

If you've forgotten who I am I don't blame you. I haven't been here for a while. My intention is to blog once a week but April truly disappeared. Believe me though, I have been in my studio doing an assortment of sewing projects and new quilts.

Earlier in the month I made this name tag to wear at my modern guild meetings. Right from the start I knew it just had to be a leaf. I pieced a variety of leafy green prints. Added a little curved side. Then my name. I love how it came out. Just right for reinforcing my leaf identity.

The back includes a little pocket to hold a few business cards.

I also finished up these two MidCenturyBee blocks for Stephanie. Her subtle palette came from a photo of a window in the old Gibson guitar factory. The building now houses the Kalamazoo Academy of Rock where her daughter was recently accepted. Stephanie's quilt will help raise money for some much needed restoration of the building. She called this her Gibson palette. The quilt will be so lovely when it's done. Good luck with the fundraiser Stephanie. You can see her quilt come together over on Instagram @stephiepeterson.

I've also been busy working on several quilts this month. Some are for a new pattern under development. More on that in a later post. I'm also starting a quilt for our newly claimed guest room. My problem is in deciding which quilt to make. I know I want some low volumes like these . . .

And some splashes of Kaffe color with like these . . .

Stay tuned for what I finally decide on. My plan is to try a quilt-as-you-go technique. I've done this for table runners but never a bed sized quilt. Hope it works.

I'll leave you with this sweet image of Charlie, my daughter and her fiance's bird. He and my Offset quilt match. Maybe that's why he likes it so much. Isn't he pretty?



  1. Love you name tag, very creative. I always say I'm going to make one for our guild. Hmmmm maybe tomorrow.Looking forward to seeing the quilt for the guest room.

  2. Your name tag is truly lovely and SO you Anne! And how clever to make it into a zippy pouch as the same time! I made a similar leaf for a school project a few years ago and have it hanging in my sewing room. Looking forward to seeing your 'quilt-as-you-go' project come together too!

  3. I love that picture of Charlie with the quilt. He offsets your name tag quite well also.

  4. Love your name tag. Stephanie's blocks also look terrific.

    The little budgie has such a beautiful color.

  5. Glad you are back, always enjoy reading your posts.

  6. Super name tag and what a good idea to have the pocket for cards on the back. The shot of the low volume fabrics makes me realise that I have virtually none in my fabric stash, I should follow your lead and start collecting.

  7. Well how cute is that leaf? And Charlie too. He looks great next to your quilt. I need to finish my block for Stephanie. I'm half done : )

  8. Well, hello, Charlie! You're the perfect quilty match. Parakeets are such cheerful little birds, although they do tend to wake up early and get squawky.

    I love the nametag, and adding a little pocket is a great idea. Very clever!

  9. I truly understand about time flying on--but sometimes thinking takes time, and even super human creative types need some fallow time, I think. Fun final picture of the bird and the quilt!

  10. I was just thinking about you the other day. What a fabulous spring-leaf name tag. The curve piecing made it look even more special. Like the pocket very much, so clever! Stephanie’s blocks look wonderful too. Wow! Are you sure Charlie didn’t inspire your Offset quilt?! :)



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