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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

It's Thursday Again!

And that means it's time for Needle and Thread Thursday!  Last Sunday, I went to my first Modern Quilt Guild meeting of the new year, and although our guild is very new and still very small, we've decided to get started on some charitable sewing.  One of the organizations we've decided to work for is Quilts of Valor, which I know is dear to many of you.

We decided to make a modern sampler quilt, to allow each of our members some freedom in the blocks sewn.  I worked on my first one this evening, since I'm between quilts right now.


I like this block, but I have to say that it didn't really come out the way I envisioned.  I wanted the center square and strips to be only about an inch wide but I couldn't make the math work out easily to do that.  As it is, it looks a lot like a weathervane block with different proportions.  Oh well, I'm sure it will look great in the quilt anyway, even if it is different from my original plan.

Last week, y'all just knocked my socks off with all of the great stuff linked up!

Stephanie at Quarter Incher showed off her QAYG herringbone quilt- gasp!  It is so stunning!


Janet at Simply Pieced linked up her flying geese quilt.  I'm going to brag a little bit and let you know that I had the privilege of seeing this one in person at our guild meeting Sunday and it is absolutely gorgeous!


and Keera at Live. Love. Sew shared her Springhouse Sugar quilt.  I just love the colors in this one, and her quilting is amazing!


So, what do you have going on this week?  Time to show it off!  Remember...


1.  You can link finished projects or WIP's , but just keep it about quilting and sewing!
2. Link to your specific post to make it easier for others.
3. Spread the word and post my button or a text link.  
4. Spread the comment love far and wide!
5. Following me is not a requirement to link, but is so very appreciated!




27 comments:

  1. I love your block! (Don't be so hard on yourself. :) ) And thank you for supporting our soldiers (my husband is one) through QOV!

    -Lauren at charlottesgraceforacure@gmail.com

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  2. I love the block! I bet that will be a fun sampler. What do you do at the meetings? Everyone seems to be a little different.

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  3. Very pretty block! Looks sort of labor intensive but I guess that's the fun ;) :)

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  4. I agree - don't be too hard on you! The block is gorgeous - I love the deep red! Such a great cause too. Thankyou so much for featuring my Springhouse Sugar quilt - I'm so humbled by everyone's comments. Seems this one really struck a chord with my followers! Unfortunately not too much to link up this week - got a couple on the go so hopefully next week?! Just wish I was as quick as you!
    Keera x

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  5. Your block looks great and no one will know what your original plan was. Thanks for hosting, Kelly. Linking up for the first time.

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  6. Good picks from last weeks quilt Kelly - what a talented bunch :-). I love that your guild are doing charity quilting - it's wonderful

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  7. Your block is gorgeous! And that herringbone quilt linked up - divine!

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  8. That's a wonderful block, it will make a lovely quilt!
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  9. Hi Kelly! I'm happy to see you smiling when I visit you! Thank you for hosting this great party! Last weeks projects were fantastic! I love these quilts - so good inspiration! x Teje

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  10. ... forgot to say that I love your NEW block and I wish I could join your quilting guild! x Teje

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  11. I think your QoV block looks great!

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  12. I really like your block - who knew you could make it modern with a red, white and blue color scheme?

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  13. Great block. No one but you (and all your readers will know that you envisioned it differently! I'm a new reader and am trying your linky party today. Thanks for doing it.

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  14. Great first block! Thanks for the love!

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  15. Great first block! I really like the way it turned out even though it wasn't what you expected!

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  16. I love how your quilt block turned out! Sorry you were disappointed with it, isn't it funny how we tend to be hardest on ourselves? I really like the block.

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  17. Your QOV block looks great! I think it's the perfect size and colors. I too am a big supporter and volunteer about 30 hours a week to our local QOV chapter. I have gotten about 20 others to go with me and spend a day or two quilting for them. Thanks for all you do.

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  18. Lovely block. It may not be as you had planned it but it is still fab and is going to look great in the quilt.

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  19. Nice! I really dig that block. It is my intention to work a RW&B flavored quilt one of these days. These are exactly the kind of combos I'm thinking.

    Thanks for the link up!

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  20. I think your block looks great! So glad to hear of more QOVs being made :). Thanks for helping out the cause.

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  21. Your block looks great! It would create some interesting secondary designs if set together with no sashing, I think.

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  22. I love the block! Great colours. :-)

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  23. Cool block and great quilt tops. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Fantastic block Kelly! I love your colour/fabric placements for this, it looks awesome!

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  25. Everything posted is so amazing, I don't know how you pick what to showcase. I loved the ones chosen. I would like a modern quilt guild here in Tampa. I know there is one in Orlando. And I LOVE your top block. Love that fabulous fabric. Did you design this?

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  26. What a beautiful block, Kelly!!

    -Soma

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