Did you know that the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild
will have a new exhibit early next year? In celebration of the guild turning
five years old, there will be a My MODERN exhibit at Island Quilter from January
2 to February 5, 2015. Previously, I have entered preexisting quilts in the
guild exhibits, but this time, I was inspired to make a brand new quilt
especially for this exhibit.
Scrap Migration came about because the
construction of my Patriotic X and Plus Quilt resulted in a pile of leftover
half-square triangles. I knew I wanted to use alternate grid work and end up
with a quilt 36” square, and the design just evolved from there. Those lonely
half-square triangle blocks became scrappy flying geese set against an
improvisational pieced background.
The top and binding of Scrap Migration are made entirely
of scraps from other quilts, and the back is made from scraps and stash fabric.
Even the batting was leftover from another project. How’s that for using what’s
on hand? In fact, I’m almost completely out of white scraps now. Guess I’ll
just have to start a new quilt!
Happy Giveaway Day! If you are not already aware,
twice a year Sew, Mama, Sew! hosts a giveaway day for handmade items and craft
supplies. My offering this year is seven fat quarters of Cotton + Steel fabric.
As a bonus, the winner will also receive a Seattle You Are Here ornament from
Starbucks. I don’t know about you, but sewing and coffee go hand-in-hand for
Here are the details:
To enter in the giveaway, please leave a comment on
this post describing your favorite handmade gift to make.
The giveaway will close at midnight PST on Friday,
I will randomly choose a winner and email them by
Sunday, 12/14/14. If you are a no-reply blogger (or don't have a blog), please leave an email address
in your comment. If I don’t hear back from the winner within 24 hours, I will
randomly choose another winner.
The package will be shipped by Tuesday, 12/16/14.
Please be prepared to provide a US shipping
address, as I will not be shipping internationally.
Stop by Sew, Mama, Sew! to check out all the other
great giveaways. Good luck!