Improve blockIt’s tax season for me at work, but I have still been able to crank out a few projects, so I thought I would share. On February 10th, Linda Hungerford of Flourishing Palms blog and I gave our Modern Quilting presentation for the Tree City Quilt Guild in Gainesville, Florida. There were around 50 in attendance and I think everyone enjoyed it. Linda and I make a good team. I provide all the technology and she provides fantastic quilts, knowledge and experience.

Linda and I are working on some improv blocks for a workshop we are giving in June. Here is mine made with green scraps. It is inspired by a quilt in the book by Amanda Jean Nyberg, Sunday Morning Quilts. The quilt is called “The Missing U.”

Hexie Block January 2014I finished up another block for the Get Your Hex On! bee that I am a member of. These hexies were 1-1/4″ and I must say, I prefer the larger hexies to the smaller ones. I am working on 3/4″ hexies now and while I didn’t think I could work that small, they are looking pretty good.

The Gainesville Modern Quilters are getting organized to be a member of the The Modern Quilt Guild (the national Mug RugMug Rug Vanessaorganization). I am thrilled that we are finally taking that step. We elected officers at our March meeting and also did a mug rug swap. Mine is the one with the diamonds. The mug rug I got in the swap was made by Vanessa Wilson of Crafty Gemini. I love the quilting on it!

Butterfly Pillow

Baby GiftLastly, I got a few gifts whipped out. My mom’s birthday was March 5th and she had been wanting a butterfly pillow to go with her new recliner. The fabric is by Marcia Derse and the pattern came from Sew4Home blog.

I also was invited to a baby shower for my niece, but was unable to attend due to work, but I got her a gift card from Babies ‘R Us and made these cute burp cloths and paci clip.

I am working on a pattern for the piped binding by machine technique that everyone has been asking about. I hope to have it out in the next month.

Happy Sewing! Lora