Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Little Giveaway for you!

Does your sewing space need a little lift? This might be just what you need! 

A few weeks ago I was  browsing through Instagram (I'm heatherkojan on IG. There's a handy little button over there on the right to follow me!) when I saw that Jodi Nelson had tagged this subway art that I created. I thanked Jodi, then promptly headed over to her blog. What a happy place! I spent the next few hours catching up on her posts. Then I emailed Jodi and suggested we do a giveaway of the artwork. She was all for it, so, here you go! 


To win, head over to Instagram. Find and follow Jodi (she's jodinelsons) and make sure you follow me on IG (heatherkojan). Repost the picture above, with the hashtag #subwayartforyoursewingroom, tag me @heatherkojan and tag one other friend. Sounds like a lot, but it's easy! Two winners will be chosen on 7/24.

Of course, I want each and every one of you to win. But, if you don't, and you really really want the artwork, I offer it here (in three colors!) in my Etsy store. (just sayin')
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Saturday, July 12, 2014

My Peppermint Swirl Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial on Moda Bake Shop!

My newest tutorial for Moda Bake Shop just went up! Truly a Christmas in July project.






This was a lot of fun to make (although the math gave me a workout!)

Here's a link to the tutorial. I'd love for you to check it out. And please leave a comment if your so inclined!

And because there are no Christmas trees to be found in my yard, here's a stunning shot of the basketball hoop skirt!



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Friday, July 11, 2014

Leftover Quilts

Being cheap I mean, frugal, I love leftovers. Food, yes. Fabric, even better.  Ages ago I started a Swoon Quilt for my daughter. I finally had it quilted up this spring (thanks, Maria!)


If you've made the Swoon, you know that there are a lot of little leftover triangles. I saved all these little trimmings, and made mini blocks along side the larger blocks.



I started calling them mini swoons. I made about 6 of them, then abandoned the project. Recently, though, in a studio clean up, I found them and decided to make the reaming 3 blocks. Of course, by then, Camille had come out with a pattern for a real mini swoon. So now, I give you Leftover Swoon.


And, the astute blog observer will notice that the leftovers from the Leftover Swoon became my latest Mini Amish Quilt.


I still have a few more scraps. Don't be surprised if you see these fabrics yet again!
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Monday, July 7, 2014

Perfect Summer Weekend

Did you have a good holiday? Mine was just about perfect. I relaxed. Sewed a bit by myself. Sewed a lot with friends (hello DC Modern guys and gals!) Shopped a bit. Even cooked a bit, too!

A little patriotic quilt for the South East Early Head Start program


Fabric deals!


Homemade pesto with basil from our garden




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Sunday, July 6, 2014

More Mini Sewing

I've been sewing much more than blogging lately, but hope to remedy that soon. I'm keeping up with my blistering pace of one Mini Amish quilt per month.  This month's quilt is creatively named: Four Patch.

It should be 4 patch with a few hst's thrown in for a little variety. But that's a bit wordy.



Here's Gwen's version:


And my version

Just the top so far!

This will finish at 15" x 18". If you don't feel like doing the math, each block finishes at 3". I can't wait to get a few of these finished up and hung in my studio!

Are you sewing along with me (Amy? Linda?) Jump in any time!



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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

What are you doing this Sunday?

Why not join me at Bear's Paw in Towson? I'll be teaching the Modern Improv Workshop!



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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

First Little (Modern) Amish Quilt Finish

I finished #1 (19 to go!)

It came together really fast, especially since I had all of the center squares cut and mainly pieced (remnants of a long abandoned project.)



These minis will be the perfect place to practice some free motion quilting. I fmq'd some feathers in the borders - not too bad for a first try!


I'm already planning July's quilt. But it will have to wait for a bit. A few things to finish up first.
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