Monday, July 18, 2011

{Sew} Modern Monday #27

It's that time again!

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

{Sew} Modern Monday!


June was my month to serve as Quilter for the BLISS circle of do.Good Stitches {a charity bee}.  I asked the talented ladies to make two bow tie blocks using my tutorial using fresh, summery fabrics paired with white. As the blocks came rolling in, I really started to get more and more excited to put this quilt together.  I just love the idea of so many people, living in all parts of the US, coming together to make one special quilt for charity.  It is seriously something special.


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Once all the blocks were in, I sewed the top together and waited.  Waited for some quilty inspiration/motivation to FMQ and finish it up.  Surprising that inspiration came this past weekend in a little Google chat with Elizabeth from Don't Call Me Betsy.  On a whim, I asked her how she bastes her quilts and she guided me to this tute from Kristie from OCD: obsessive crafting disorder.  spray basting + dumbbells = brilliant!


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Not only did she share the tute, but she also gave me the courage to just do it!  When it comes to quilting and especially basting a quilt, I tend to stress to the max.  The OCD kicks into overdrive and it really makes for a bummer of a sewing experience.  But, taking her words in stride, I just went with it.  And in less than 2 hours I had this quilt basted and quilted!  Spray basting rocks my world!  (thanks Elizabeth!)


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I finished it up with a bit of bright blue Kona cotton (sorry, the name is escaping my memory at the moment). I love it!  Now all I have to do is ship it off to our charity, Wrap Them In Love.


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Quilt Stats
Size: 50" x 50"
Pieced by: myself, Don't Call Me Betsy, sasikirana
Quilted by: Me

Now it's your turn.  What have you been sewing on this past week?  psst...rules are over here.


20 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt! So happy and summery. I too am a fan of spray-basting my quilts. But I put my backing fabric down first (wrong side up) and tape it in place with blue painter's masking tape. Then I spray with the spray basting stuff. Then I roll out my previously cut-to-size batting, smoothing as I roll to be sure of no wrinkles or folds. Then I spray that with the spray stuff. Then I roll out my top (right side up), carefully smoothing again. Then I pin! Probably over-kill, but I don't like wrinkles. Then I mop the floor - there is always over spray from the spray basting stuff and if I don't mop, it will just about pull the socks right off my feet when I walk on it!

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  2. This looks so awesome!!! So cheerful. I know this will make someone very happy!

    I'm going to have to get brave and give the spray another try. I haven't had much luck, but I need to give Kristie's method a closer look.

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  3. Your quilt rocks. It absolutely rocks. I love love it.

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  4. Your quilt is absolutely amazing!!! So bright colors !!!! I just love it:)
    xoxo

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  5. Ooh, I'm feeling the pressure now - June was my month too, for the Love Circle. Guess I better get cracking! : ) Your quilt is absolutely beautiful!

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  6. Hi Megan! This quilt is so beautiful! Great pattern and those colours look so nice with the white! Someone is going to be so happy to have it!
    Have a wonderful week! xxx Teje

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  7. Oh, I'm so glad that you went with it and just did it! The quilt looks super fab, you picked a great block, and it looks so cheerful and happy now that it's finished! Yay!!!

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  8. Your quilt is gorgeous! I hope you don't mind, I posted 2 links today since I haven't been able to post here for awhile. Thanks!!

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  9. Love your quilt, it is beautiful! I have the spray just need to try using it, thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Love your quilt! The colours are beautiful and the bright blue binding is just perfect. How lovely that it will go to charity. Pure happiness wrapped up in a quilt.

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  11. Love this quilt, Megan! I'll have to take a peek at your tutorial. It's really a beautiful quilt and the colors all came together so nicely!

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  12. Your bow ties are so bright and cheerful, such a nice quilt!

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  13. This is so beautiful! I love the back too, and especially that bright binding. So amazing!

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  14. Great job on your quilt! Your photography is very nice!! Thanks for your Sew Modern Monday!!

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  15. It's a beautiful quilt! Someone is going to be a very lucky recipient :)

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  16. Just found you on flickr, joining the party for the first time.

    I'm also a new quilter in do.Good Stitches and this makes me so excited to start! You did a gorgeous job.

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  17. What a gorgeous quilt. I love the vibrant colors!

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  18. Megan, I just love this quilt! The colors are perfect, so bright and summery!
    I've got your tutorial marked, I'm definitely making one of these someday!

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  19. That is one pretty quilt. Love the colors!

    BTW I'm hosting a Fabric Giveaway over at my site and giving away 12 FAT quarters. Swing by if you get a chance: http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/07/fabric-love-19-fats-and-fabric-giveaway.html

    -Q

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