Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday Finish: Urban Cabins

It's shaping up to be an exciting day in Colorado! First, My Little Sailor pulled into Hong Kong for a quick liberty stop with the USS George Washington. (Yes, they're dodging Super Typhoon Yolanda).

Second, I'm taking a quilt class with Sonya at Ruth's Stitchery to start on Metro Hoops:

Image of Metro Hoops ~ Pattern #403 (Paper Pattern)

I'm particularly pleased to start this quilt because in 2012, I test-sewed one of Jenny's first patterns, "Deco Curves."

Third, tonight Jacquie Gering is speaking at Front Range Modern Quilt Guild! And she has agreed to autograph copies of her book:

The Book!!!

Not to mention I have a quilt finish! It's a Strip Club quilt from last month at High Country Quilts. I bought the kit for Urban Cabins at Quilt Beginnings in Columbus, Ohio a couple of years ago. So I was excited when Shelley chose this pattern for the October Strip Club.

Urban Cabin Pattern
Terry Atkinson's design is a versatile one -- it can be made with either 2 1/2" strips or fat quarters. I used fat quarters from Jenean Morrison's "Wild World" collections.  Please believe me when I tell you this quilt is a lot more colorful than it looks in the photo! Between the wind and the cold, I haven't been able to take it outside for a photo in daylight!

Quilt #46 for 2013. 

Linking up to:

LAFF - Richard and Tanya Quilts

If I finish all the quilts on the November Quilt To-Do List, I'll have only one more to reach 52 Quilts in 52 Weeks for the forth year in a row!

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  1. Deco curves... gorgeous!
    Is the book geared to beginner FMQ-ers of more advanced?
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

  2. Wow, that's wonderful. They look beautiful too.

  3. I have the Modern Wedding ring pattern by Jenny that I started cutting fabric out for,but it is at a stand still. Good luck on the Metro Hoops pattern.

  4. Wonderful effort! I am sure you will exceed your goal...
    Glad your Little Sailor is in port..very nasty typhoon
    what's this crazy American spelling??? I can handle color vs colour - but forth year in a row??? LOL

  5. Wonderful news all around, Marti. November has been good for me too since I finished quilts from September and October this month! There is even hope for my November UFO now. And Susan, I am thinking her spell checker took overor "fourth"!

  6. Your urban cabins look great! I'm making one right now too and have all the cabins made, but need to figure out the arrangement.

  7. You certainly get a Whoop! Whoop! for all that. :D I really like the Wild World fabrics in that pattern!


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