philadelphia modern quilters

crazy 9 patch blocks

I’ve noticed that a lot of knitters have been turning to sewing and quilting lately. nothing like another obsession to increase our stashes I say.


I thought I would help spread the word about the modern quilt guild. the original branch was started by alissa in l.a. and it’s spreading like wildfire. there’s even a philly branch now! if you’re in the area why not join? get in touch with julie, she’s been putting everything together for us. I think it’s going to be fun meeting up with other quilters beyond the internet.

9 string blocks, 7 more to go?

I’m still in the middle of my quilting frenzy. I’ve been slowly working on my third quilt while following along with the fourth round of the orb quilt along. I’m loving all the greens I’m working with. it will eventually be a mix of nine-patch and string blocks with curved piecing and appliqued circles. I haven’t dared touch the circles yet! but that’s ok since I’m only halfway through my string blocks.

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  • Sarah January 20, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    I laughed when I read your post today. I have yet to start a quilt but am starting to scout the quilt stores just like I did when I began to knit and am checking out quilting books from the library. Its obession of being obsessed lol. Beautiful colors. Thats what I hope to do one day

  • Kirsten January 20, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Playing with fabrics is so much fun. The colors in your quilt are amazing! I love the touches of red.

  • Kate January 20, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Who makes the print with the bee and honeycomb on it? I love that!

  • Virginia January 21, 2010 at 6:53 am

    I went in the opposite direction. Quilting and sewing to knitting. But I think this is in part due to a severe lack of space for crafting in my current apartment.
    Knitting is fairly compact.

  • Lisa January 21, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    If you keep posting pictures of your beautiful quilting projects I predict I will cave before the end of the year!

  • Seanna Lea January 21, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    I love how bright and spring like your greens are. It really enlivens the winter doldrums (though today was gorgeous out around Boston).

  • grumperina January 21, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Wow, this quilt looks amazing! I love how the charcoal stripes keep everything together.

  • yaiAnn January 22, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Hmmm, what about an SF chapter?

  • The Cupcake Goddess January 22, 2010 at 11:53 am

    This is so beautiful! So inspiring too! I can’t wait to see the finished product. Beautiful color coordination and design.

  • Stephanie January 22, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Great quilt. The color pallet is very interesting and I can’t wait to see how it all comes together.

  • Heather January 22, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    You have such an eye for color:seriously stunning!

  • Christine January 24, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    I love your quilt-the bee fabric is awesome! I look forward to meeting you at our first modern quilt guild meeting! 🙂 Christine

  • Amanda Elizabeth January 26, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    this looks so so so fantastic!

  • Trish February 6, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Wow – what a wonderful color combo. The idea of modern quilting makes even me want to try it out!

  • Blue Canary February 20, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    I LOVE that bee fabric!

  • Jackie February 23, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    It was great to meet you at the silkscreening workshop on Saturday! Looking forward to the guild. 🙂

  • Lisa February 26, 2010 at 2:14 am

    I love your string quilt – love the colors, especially the gray solid – it make such a dramatic statement.

  • Deb March 2, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Where are you finding such lovely fabrics?? I am looking for retro, yet elegant fabrics for draperies and pillows… and find nothing at the local fabric stores. Do drop me a line and tell me?
    Thanks. (your projects are wonderful!)