Showing posts from September, 2012

Giveaway Winner Is....

So I'm really happy to announce that my hubbies random method of picking a winner, "eenie minie, moe" came up with Sherry from a northern blogger, no less. Visit her exciting work in free motion quilting. So I'll be emailing Sherry right away for details on shipping out her bundle of organic fabric. Thanks so much for participating in this little fun giveaway. All the best, Carli

Victoria's Modern T-Shirt Quilt & Modern Organic Giveaway

  I just love working with the personalized history in t-shirts of my commissioned clients. Recently, Victoria contacted me about making a t-shirt quilt for her....she's off to university! I started by stabilizing each t-shirt with an iron on fusible webbing on the back of each logo to be used. This is where it starts! I spend time thinking about the events that may have contributed to the events portrayed in the logo. I use organic cotton and decided that a 'modern' approach to this quilt was needed. I began with piecing varied backgrounds onto the logos in the colors of hot pink, black, light blue and lime green. As you can see in this photo, the blocks sort of take on a life of their own into sections. This part progressed quite fast. Once all the blocks appropriately start working together, then the sections are created waiting for the backings to be created to sandwiching with the front sections! The backing sections grow in a modern way, t

Good Feeling Friendship Quilt

Sometimes, when a call comes related to friends with health issues, its like a 'call to arms'. That call came last year and the members of the Quick Women's Institute, gathered for a one day marathon of quilting! A former member needed the comfort of our love and respect wrapped and stitched into a quilt! Below member Bonnie is pinning the next set of sashing to the sewn row of blocks in preparation for sewing it down and proceeding onto the next row. Our fearless quilting related leader, mainly me, organized a fast quilt as  you go block by block quilt! This entails simply starting with any size of blocks, I prefer 12.5 in squares. Add a 13 in. square of batting and backing. I like to have the backing and batting slightly bigger to offset changes once machine quilting is done. This process is NOT your mama's hand made quilt! Its a fast version that is the one I turn to when time is of the essence.  You start with precut blocks, battin

Easy Dresden Acrylic Tool: EZ Quilting : Sewing and Quilting Tools at

Easy Dresden Acrylic Tool: EZ Quilting : Sewing and Quilting Tools at This little tool is so applicable to me, someone who loves making Dresden Plate Fans. I am so looking forward to how the Salt Lake Modern QG's EZ Dresden Challenge turns out, its wonderful idea for a new modern guild to partner and host this challenge.  What are you waiting for? All the best, Carli

EZ Dresden Challenge Entrant

Dresden Plate fan blocks are one of my favorites! As you can see I have several in progress. I have grown though as a quilter and artist in the last year or two, more so than at any time of my life and blogging responses have fueled my fire. What I love about blogging is the instant responses you get as the world of readers scroll through interesting blogs. If your stuff is interesting to them, then they say so. Readers of blogs are "why" many of us keep working towards dreams, ideas and projects. Then sharing and engaging with our readers and the world. The Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild started back in June with this Challenge and have partnered with EZ Quilting/Simplicity and a host of other manufacturers to celebrate Darlene Zimmerman’s 20th Anniversary designing quilting tools for EZ Quilting. To help them celebrate they are hosting a challenge — Use the EZ Dresden Ruler to create a project, then enter it to win amazing priz