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Sarah Goer Quilts

Challenge Quilt in a Week

This 24" mini quilt is the result of my third one-week quilt challenge for Project QUILTING. You'd think that one week wouldn't provide enough of an opportunity to procrastinate, but you'd be wrong. I had an idea and a sketch by day five, but my mini finally came together Saturday, in one day and one very long night of cutting, sewing and quilting. I'm enjoying the opportunity to push myself, but I'm sensing there may be some relief once I get through the next three challenges. Our challenge for week three was "Tuned in to Texture" and I found my inspiration in an unusual trinket.
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Inspiring Ombré Color Palettes

My friend Mary reached out to me hoping for some help creating a blue ombré color palette for a quilt she wants to make. This inspired me to create four ombre palettes to share with you. These four palettes use Kona solids. Each has eight colors, but you could easily drop one or two from the end to create a different look. Check out the Ombré HST quilt tutorial on my blog. It's a great option to use one of these palettes. I'd love to see what you create or how you adapt this idea to use in a different way. Please email me your photos of projects inspired by my palettes or design.
(1) Shell, Ice Peach, Peach, Mango, Persimmon, Torch, Tangerine, Flame.
(2) Cloud, Blueberry, Stratosphere, Astral, Surf, Marine, Nightfall, Nautical.
(3) Aqua, Bahama Blue, Jamaica, Peacock, Lagoon, Cyan, Oasis, Mediterranean.
(4) Orchid, Lilac, Lavender, Amethyst, Bright Peri, Tulip, Purple, Regal.

Quilting With Kids

Both of my kids are between quilting projects at the moment. My son recently finished a twin sized quilt for his sister. He's itching to start a new project, but his other activities haven't allowed time to get started on one yet. I've also been pretty busy in the sewing room. My daughter likes to hang out in my sewing room, coloring or reading while I sew. Sometimes she reorganizes my thread or sorts my pinmoors by color. I grew up hanging out in my mom's sewing room. It makes me happy to know my time in her sewing room grew into my lifelong passion for creating and I'm excited to be sharing this with my kids now.

This time two years ago my son and I were working together on his first quilt. One of my favorite details of his quilt is the quilted handprint. If you haven't seen Jungle of Animals, there is a series my blog about his project.
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Around the Web

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, there are quite a few lovely projects you still have time to make. Heidi of Fabric Mutt has an adorable Candygram Mini Quilt tutorial available over on Sew Can She. If you prefer hearts to candy, check out this sweet Valentine Mini Quilt at Quilt'n Party. Or, you love scrappy QSTs, this True Love Mini Quilt by Megan at Canoe Ridge Creations is for you! And I love the look of Jeni Baker's scrappy improv Heart Crossed Throw Quilt. It would be super cute in any size.

Speaking of improv, Patty of Elm Street Quilts is hosting play, an improv quilt along with weekly prompts beginning Monday.

Heading to QuiltCon this month? Jess from Quilty Habit has a recommendation of three things to pack for your trip.

What's Happening on Sarah Goer Quilts

I've reached the quilting stage on a quilt with no purple. (No purple!? Gasp!) My UFO that I’ll be finishing up this month is turning these five blocks into a baby quilt. I've cut 15 more blocks to add to the project.

The Beach Days photo for Color Play Friday has me dreaming of warmer weather. 

I'm continuing my work on pattern writing. My next pattern is getting close to being ready to go out to pattern testers, so I've been spending a lot of time thinking about the designer/tester relationship. If you've ever tested quilt patterns or you've worked with pattern testers, I'd love to hear about your experience. If you think you might be interested in pattern testing for me, I'd love to hear from you as well!
Send Me a Message
One of the best parts of being part of the online quilting community is connecting with people who share my passions for fabric, color, and quilting! I enjoy how I've been able to get to know people through social media and I appreciate the support and the friendships that have formed through blogging and Instagram. As a reader, I hope you always feel welcome to leave a comment on the blog or hit reply to my newsletter to share your thoughts with me.

Later this month I'll be attending QuiltCon in Savannah, Georgia. I'm looking forward to seeing people who I met at last year's QuiltCon as well as connecting face-to-face for the first time with others. If you're attending, you can use the phone app for the event to connect with myself and others.

Thanks for joining me here for issue 2 of my newsletter. Did you miss issue 1? View it here. (Don't forget to download your free quilt pattern in issue 1.)


              

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