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June 18, 2021
Quilts Unscripted from Ellyn's Place

 Several months ago, The Solid Seven, a modern solids improv bee I was a part of wrapped up. While it was great to step back and take a break for a bit, I was missing the community that comes from participating in a bee and the inspiration and challenges beemates always provide. When I talked to Sarah about it, turns out she was feeling the same way. We decided to invite other improv quilters whose work we knew and admired to join us in a new adventure.

We invited 10 quilters (including ourselves) to play along and.... what do you ...

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May 2, 2021
This is 60! from Ellyn's Place

When you celebrate a milestone birthday during a global pandemic, what do you do to celebrate? Well, if you are me, you recruit your friends to help you make a joyful quilt!
This is 60 is my last quilt with the Solid Seven bee. I asked my beemates to make me blocks that included at least one triangle (I love triangles, weird, I know) in my prescribed color palette of bright, bright, bright! As always, they did not disappoint!

I added the black/neon borders on two sides and finished off my quilt with faux piped binding (I wrote a ...

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February 22, 2021
Quiltcon Together 2021 from Ellyn's Place

 I had so much fun going through the Quiltcon Together virtual quilt show this weekend. As always, there was a huge array of stunning quilts in all of the categories. I found the community service quilts to be especially beautiful this year, and I was so proud of my guild, the McKinney Modern Quilt Guild for our contribution. Together in Turbulence was spearheaded by my friend Chris and many many quilters had a hand in the assembly. I was thrilled to contribute some blocks to the quilt.



I had no idea that receiving a first place ribbon for my Urban ...

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December 26, 2020
Every little thing equals progress from Sew Sunshine


I made 5 mini quilts! Yes I did...slow and steady like. These came about because my BEE mate Jen asked for quilted cards. I loved this idea though thought it would be daunting to make something so small. 
I am only supposed to tackle sewing projects in little bits of time, mainly because the posture (as you all know) in sewing can be very muscle fatiguing. 
I would guess about 5 minutes at a time I worked my way through the minis. They are all about 4.25" x 5ish" 
Of course I had a black and white theme ...

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December 25, 2020
December Bee Blocks from Goer

Merry Christmas to Ellyn!

Her prompt for the bee this month was to use this bright, happy palette to make three improv, pieced blocks approximately 12 1/2" x 12 1/2". She also requested we include a triangle(s) in each block. These Kona colors are Bright Pink, Orange, Duckling, Chartreuse and Jade Green.

I immediately decided that I would do some improv curves. Here's what I came up with.

The post December Bee Blocks appeared first on Sarah Goer Quilts.

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December 9, 2020
quilt monday from Quilt Nut Creations

 We closed up our trailer for the winter the other day 

and I realized I hadn't shared my modern maples quilt. 

 I wanted to find a fun place to take the pictures and a fun place was found.


I had help with this quilt from my TrueNorthBee members in 2019. 
I originally wanted just fall colours but I quickly became addicted to making blocks and all fabrics became fair game.


I wanted to keep the quilting woody so I used the panto Kindling.
 I think it was the perfect choice.

One of my favourites




No surprise I backed it ...

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December 6, 2020
“Not Christmas” Bee Blocks from Goer

For November, our prompt from Sarah was to create three blocks in shades of red and green, taking a broad view of what is meant by "red" and "green." She explained, "anything from pink to burgundy, seafoam to olive" and shared her fabric postcard as an example of the wide array of colors to include. Our blocks were to be any size and didn't need to be square (though mine all are).

I sure love color and this was a great opportunity to play with color. I enjoyed putting together different combinations, which is part of the reason why ...

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September 22, 2020
Bee blocks from Ellyn's Place

 Here's an update on bee blocks I've sent out to my Solid Seven beemates in recent months. If you're not familiar with our bee, you can follow our shenanigans on instagram at #thesolidseven. We work only in solids.


In July, we made these awesome paper pieced blocks for E.A. She sent us the fabrics she wanted and we could place them in the block however we wanted.

In August, Sarah requested these tic tac toe blocks. She provided us with her desired color palette.

I had so much fun making them, I decided to make a ...

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July 14, 2020
play time from Quilt Nut Creations

I've been keeping busy

Making some great progress on my Winterville quilt.



A few more TrueNorth bee blocks.

This first batch was a fun one.



And started on something new that I am REALLY excited about.



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June 9, 2020
another quilt finish from Ellyn's Place

I will say, sheltering in place has given me the time to finish up a bunch of UFOs! Last fall, my beemates from the McKinney Modern Quilt Guild made me pink and orange x & + blocks using this tutorial.
I added a giant version of the block. I sent my finished top over to my friend Diann so she could work her long arm magic. I even pieced the back, something I don't often do.
I love the fun modern floral Diann chose for my quilt.
Checking this one off my list!

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May 21, 2020
again with the houses... from Ellyn's Place

I'm having great fun making houses! I'm up to seventeen for a swap (only swapping 15, but I can't stop making!)

These are all 6 inches finished. I got to thinking.... what if I went smaller? So I made a 3 inch house and that didn't feel tiny enough, so I did one that finishes just under 2 inches....
what exactly does one do with such tiny houses, you ask?
why, you make teeny tiny pin cushions of course! yes, I may be going a little crazy around here.

Just when I thought maybe I was ...

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April 16, 2020
odds and ends from Quilt Nut Creations

I've debated continuing posting with how crazy our world is currently. But I want to try and keep things as normal as possible, well, as close to normal as possible.

I have gotten quite a bit of quilting done lately.

I got all caught up on my TrueNorth bee blocks.





Made a little runner with some leftover hsts.


And finished a really special not so little something.



What have you finished lately?

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March 25, 2020
Solid Seven Update from Ellyn's Place

Every month I look forward to the latest Solid Seven prompt in my mailbox. These gals never fail to come up with fun and challenging blocks. In February, Sarah challenged us to use "improv maximalism" to make monochromatic blocks. I had to do some serious research to understand what she was going for! Turns out improv maximalism is basically an intense use of saturated color. Got it! My first block was very oddly shaped. When I asked Sarah if she wanted me to square it up she said "no way!" so this is what I sent her....
Block number two ...

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January 27, 2020
Solid Seven catchup from Ellyn's Place

I haven't updated you on the antics of the Solid Seven Bee in a while. We've been busy bees as usual, making pretty solid blocks for each other. A couple of months ago, EA gave us a pretty color palette and asked us to make "our favorite blocks". Her finished quilt promises to be interesting! Here are the blocks I made......
a woven block
an x & + block 
and an arrow
 Linda wanted a bit of sunshine in her winter so she requested these awesome blocks....
And then Jessica asked us to make these blocks in blues, teals, greens ...

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November 5, 2019
busy bee from Quilt Nut Creations

I've been super productive lately in my sewing room.

Caught up on October and November TrueNorth blocks.





Received a few more blocks for my quilt.




I also found this fabric and could not resist making it into a leaf.



I finished up a special something.


And have an idea for something else.




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October 18, 2019
Bee Blocks from Ellyn's Place

It's been a while since I caught you up on bee blocks! I'm in two bees now, The Solid Seven instagram bee and a McKinney Modern Quilt Guild bee. Love them both!

In fact, this month I am the queen bee for BOTH bees! I don't know how that happened. I debated having both bees make the same block, but in the end went with 2 completely different themes. The Solid Seven are making me Groovy 70s blocks! They are starting to roll in and I can't wait to share them with you down the road ...

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October 16, 2019
bee blocks from Quilt Nut Creations

I played catch up on our true north bee blocks.
 These are going to be some pretty fantastic quilts.




And I got my true north quilt together! 
Can't wait to get this quilted; it turned out so good.


And because I could, I signed up for another bee round!


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March 10, 2016
Bee Block Quilt Completed!! from SunFlower Seeds

I finally took the time to sew all my awesome bee blocks together from last year.  Every month after our STLMQG meeting, 8 of us go to lunch and swap bee blocks. Each person has an assigned month and every year we have a different theme. Last year when it was your month everyone made the block of your choice with the fabrics provided.  I picked lots of teals and yellows and gray Robert Kaufman Essex linen for the background fabrics. I've never made a quilt with linen just a few tote bags and I really enjoyed working with ...

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