Monthly Archives: July 2011

Habitat Challenge Quilt Block

Two weeks ago, Jay McCarroll presented his new fabric line, Habitat, at our Philadelphia Modern Quilt Guild meeting.  He kicked-off the Modern Quilt Guild Habitat Challenge.  From the generous fabric package that each of us were given, we were challenged to create an original 12” block from various fat eights of his fabric and some FreeSpirit solids.  Together, these blocks will become quilts for Japanese earthquake victims.  Here is my completed block.  In the spirit of the line’s nature – or habitat –  theme, I created a modern leaf featuring 6 of Jay’s fabrics separated by the leaf’s veins.  This block was fun to make into a large quilt.  I can envision a bunch of leaves falling, as each block can be tilted slightly.  This may be a perfect Fall project!


Round 2 of Hidden Stars

Last week, I posted my Hidden Stars quilt using Kaffe Fassett fabric.  Since I love this pattern and I have LOTS of scraps (don’t we all) to use up, I started Round 2 of Hidden Stars this past weekend.  By the end of today, I had a complete quilt top.  Somehow you can’t even tell that I made a dent into my fabric scrap bin.  Does anyone else have good scrap quilt ideas?  Please let me know!

I am linking up Sew Modern Monday hosted by Canoe Ridge Creations.

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

Fabric Update

Sewing was limited this week; however, I was able to manage to spend few hours on my baby quilt.  By cutting into the 6 yards of fabric, I counted it this weeks stash report.  Also, I was able to start another hexagon quilt with fabric scraps.  With no fabric in this week, I was able to use 8 yards total.

See more stash reports with the Sunday Stash Report, hosted by Judy of Patchwork Times.