100 Quilts 4 Kids!

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Welcome to the third stop on the 100 Quilts 4 Kids Bloghop! I recently joined the DC Modern Quilt guild. Each year, the group runs a charity quilt drive called 100 Quilts 4 Kids, the goal of which is to make and donate 100 quilts to a charity that will provide them to kids in need. This year’s fantastic cause is the Carpenter’s Shelter in Alexandria, VA which serves over 1000 homeless children and adults … Continue reading

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Foxy

I had such fun making this little mini for my partner in the Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt Swap!  She said in her interview questions that she loved foxes, and I took that and ran with it. I call him “Foxy” My original plan was to use the cross stitch block pattern by Pile O’ Fabric and the fox pattern by Making Life Prettier, but I wanted Foxy to be smaller and I was just … Continue reading

It’s been a while OR, what I did in my year-long hiatus from blogging

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It’s been quite a year in Alyson-land.  I mean, I worked, I played, I made some quilts, oh and I had a baby. The heck you say? Yes, yes, I know.  Most of you already know.  But I did kind of leave the blog hanging and I thought i would catch you up, just in case.  So here she is, Erica Beth. Born January 31, 2014 at 7:22am. I couldn’t have been more surprised when … Continue reading

Sunset Star

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Here’s the finished Doll Quilt Swap 13 Mini!  I decided to call it Sunset Star.  I based my color choices on a sunset photo taken by one of my friends and used the 3 Layer Star paper piecing pattern by Mommy’s Nap Time.  My partner, who I can now reveal was Paula, asked for modern quilting and bright colors.  I found out through the message boards that her favorite color was purple, but that she’d … Continue reading

(Nearly) Wordless Wednesday!

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I received my amazing mini from Uberstitch last night! Isn’t it beautiful? She can’t possibly have known how well it would fit in with my collection of pink-ish flowery quilts that I have received in swaps over the years. Seriously! Amazing. I need to reorganize my wall of quilts but when I do I will definitely post a picture of them all together.

Skill builder BOM update

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If you’d like to join in or follow along, here’s the first lesson from the Pile o’ Fabric Skill Builder BOM. One lesson down and only 23 more to go.   I really enjoyed making these two blocks.  I haven’t sandwiched and basted them yet, but I should get to that tonight.  That’s the easy part! The first block is called Sound Wave. I love it.  I’m so glad I chose the Macaw color palette!  … Continue reading

Work in Progress: Zakka Style Baby Quilt

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Hey look, it’s my First. Ever. WIP Wednesday post!  I so rarely take pictures of items that I’m working on, usually reserving the “big reveal” for the finished product.  Over the long weekend I did a lot of sewing but didn’t fully finish anything, so I took pictures anyway. This is a baby quilt pattern from Zakka Style: 24 Projects Stitched with Ease to Give, Use & Enjoy by Rashida Coleman-Hale.  I know I’m way … Continue reading

Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey…Stuff

I’m not generally a fangirl.  I like different  tv shows and I like different actors, but I do not usually get obsessive about them.  Dr. Who is no exception. So it might surprise you (or not), to find that it is the subject of my next super ambitious project. Remember the Spock quilt? What would you say if I told you I’m planning a series of Doctor quilts?  There’ll be 11 in all *natch*. If … Continue reading

So many palettes, so little time

First thing’s first with Alyssa’s BOM, I need to pick a palette and pull some fabric.  Here, I am torn.  I would like to work with fabrics that I currently have in my stash, BUT I think I would also like to work with a palette that I’m not normally drawn to.  It would stand to reason that colors I am not normally drawn to would not be in my stash. Huh. I was feeling … Continue reading