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One of the last things on my to do list before QuiltCon was to make a selvage name tag. (Because I've been admiring all the people making name tags.) The fabric was sitting on my cutting table. I knew I didn't have much time if I was going to participate in this week's Project QUILTING challenge. I was considering another mug rug. But then I realized that the Hourglass challenge theme would work with my name tag. Twofer!

So here's my little name tag, approximately 1"x3" finished with tiny little hourglass blocks on each end.

Thanks for visiting! I'm linking up on Kim's blog for the Project QUILTING Hourglass challenge. Lots of time left to still participate this week. Next challenge drops on March 3 when I'm the Ultimate Weekly Sponsor! I hope you'll join us.

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This week's Project QUILTING challenge is Inside Out.

I took inspiration from my project for the last challenge for this week's project. I opted for making units in a variety of sizes and added triangles to the corners with selvage exposed. The selvage is my inside on the outside of my quilt.

I took my final stitch at 2:20am Sunday morning. My mini quilt is 17.25" x 20.5", quilted with graffiti quilting in two colors of Aurifil 50 wt, #4093 Jade and #2560 Iris.

Thanks for visiting! I'm linking up on Kim's blog for the Project QUILTING Inside Out challenge. Congratulations to everyone else who participated in the challenge this week. Next challenge drops on February 18th. I hope you'll join us.

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This week our challenge was to take inspiration from the colors of the sky, but exclude or use less than 10% of the usual blue. When I saw the prompt, my first thought was sunset colors. I ended up looking through my sunset photos and chose one from a recent trip to LA where I hung out with my friend Courtney while we walked around Manhattan Beach.

I pulled yellow and orange fabrics and the pile sat on my ironing board for days. I didn’t really have a plan. And I am teaching four days this week so I was kind of busy. This morning I taught the first half of Building an Improv Toolbox, my favorite workshop, and one of the last things we did in class was improv blocks with lines radiating from the corners. I teach tomorrow morning so I knew that if I was going to make something for Project QUILTING this week it had to be today. I decided I would use this improv technique. I really wanted to make a composition that had numerous blocks in it, but I knew that I did not have the time for piecing and quilting and binding a larger project so I went super simple. My mini quilt is one improv quilt block, trimmed to about 7“ x 8“ quilted with batting and then pillowcase bound with a piece of backing fabric. It went together pretty quickly, except for the hand stitching to close the top edge.

There were over 225 participants for the first challenge and at the time I'm writing this there are over 150 submissions this week. Click on over and take a look.

Thanks for visiting! I'm linking up on Kim's blog for the Project QUILTING Sky Colors challenge. Congratulations to everyone else who participated in the challenge this week. Next challenge drops on February 4th.