Sew On The Go is authored by Michelle Renee Hiatt, who is the designer for her own pattern line Sew On The Go as well as Modern 180, a modern pattern division of Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Design. Additionally, Michelle is a certified Studio 180 Design Instructor, as well as a certified Professional Process Expert (LSSMBB); she uses her process improvement techniques and applies them to her quilting and teaching others how to simplify their piecing while improving the quality of their quilt making. Michelle Renee is known for her humor, enthusiasm and encouragement! Michelle can be reached on her website @www.Sewonthego.netor her blogwww.sewonthego.blogspot.com

Monday, December 23, 2013

The Alternate Color Way -Loco for Lemoyne Star

So, while I'm stitching the Loco for Lemoyne Star Sampler for my Pennington Class, I'm also making a second quilt (this could be why it is taking so long)....   It is really neat to see the differences in the block, just based on the different colors.  I'm going to use this quilt for my picture for "Quilting in Vermont".  I'm teaching there in 2015.  So, for those of you that can't get to NJ in late February of this year.  You could sign up to go for a weekend in Vermont in March of 2015.  More details to follow.

In the mean time; here is the 2nd sample.  Just like to Loco for Lemoyne Star Sampler for Pennington Quilt Works, I'm making 2 of each Lemoyne Star, using Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Design's Lemoyne Tech sheets.  Plus, 2 Lemoynes as Triangles with each selection.

Lemoyne & Lemoyne as Triangle:
 


Lemoyne Fussy Cut and Fussy Cut as Lemoyne Triangle:

Strip Piece Lemoyne and Strip Piece Lemoyne as Triangle:

Now, for three more types tomorrow - Banded, Liberty and Blazing Lemoynes. 

Wish me luck!

Better late than never... Speak Peak at Loco for Lemoyne Star

With the Holiday Season and obligations, it is sometimes tough to get the "me" time to work on my sewing but I was lucky enough to take some time last week and then today.  I was able to complete a few of the blocks for my Loco For Lemoyne Stars Sample for Pennington Quilt Work.  I'm teaching a 2 day class on February 28th and March 1st.  It is a 2 day workshop.  I can't wait.  I absolutely love Lemoynes!  Hence  the class.   An earlier posting has a drawing of the final quilt!

I'm making two of all the Lemoyne stars in Deb Tucker's Studio Lemoyne Tech Series.

Lemoyne Star

Fussy Cut Lemoyne
Strip Pieced Lemoyne
Add then I'm making 2 of each as Triangles:


Aren't they great!

I have a few more to go; Banded, Liberty and Blazing... they are on tomorrow's list!  We will see how that goes.

Next, I will post the alternative selection.

Hope the rest of you are getting some sewing in!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

We are expecting 6-10 inches of snow here in Connecticut.    Perfect weather for sewing. 

First, we had to complete the weekend work; we ran all over town this morning knocking out the errands.  Then, I browned a pot roast and put it in the slow cooker with carrots.  I'm making garlic smashers, so I've already roasted the garlic and I have the potatoes soaking.  Now for a few hours of sewing while it all cooks up.

I'm going to work out of the upstairs sewing/sunroom so I can enjoy the fire and everyone's company.

Today's task to knock out some Lemoyne Stars!  Can't wait to see how they turn out!  I will take photos tonight.

In the meantime, here are a few pictures of our house in CT.  Front and back. Love the snow!




Saturday, December 7, 2013

Completed the Tucker Tool Workshop & Pull Fabric for Loco for Lemoynes

Yesterday, I was feeling slightly better and I was able to complete the table runner top for Tucker Tool Workshop.   It is on the list for quilting today.

This table runner uses four Studio 180 tools; Corner Beam, Tucker Trimmer, Diamond Rects and Split Rects.  I think next time I'd include the Wing Clipper and add Flying Geese to the ends of the Split Rects.

However, it comes together really easily.  The Diamond Rects works like a dream.  This is Deb Tucker's latest tool.



And I love the Corner Beam, I think this has become my favorite block component of late.  I used it several times in my Tucker Tool Time Sampler:


Split Rects works great too, but this is the block that I think needs more...  maybe flying geese at the end of the split rects.

Additionally, I pulled from my stash for my Loco for Lemoyne Stars sampler.  Love using the stash!

A good trick; I needed 16 fabrics, plus background and border.  I pulled my border from my stash and I had a general idea on the colors I wanted based on my drawing and I checked the selvage of my border, sure enough there were 16 colors listed.  I used that as my guide and started pulling.  I'll admit, it pushed me to use a few that I wouldn't have pulled on my own, I love it!  I'm using a mix of Kaffe, Phillip Jacobs, and solids.


Here is the fabric I pulled, from Pennington Quilt Works for the Loco for Lemoyne Star Sampler that will be kitted for Pennington Quilt Works; a mix of Moda-Kate Spain Sunshine, Moda-V&Co, and Dear Stella.
 
 
I can't wait to get started!  These are my projects for today, once I go to Yankee Quilter to pull fabric for my Tucker Tool Time Workshop series for that sampler.   Plus, I will admit there are a few spring bulbs I didn't get planted and now need to create garden boxes for them...  aargh, not fun.  But my prize will be playing with Fabric!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Looks promising - 10 month Tucker Tool Time Series

I've been feeling very much under the weather this past week.  I've gotten a bad case of the flu.  Not fun at all.  Plus, the weather here has been so nasty.  Foggy and damp.

However, I got some good news this week.  It looks like Yankee Quilter, in Seymour, CT, will be signing me for my 10 month series - Tucker Tool Time.  Starting March 2014-December 2014. 

Here is a mock up:  

 

The first 9 workshops in the series will explore one or more of the Studio 180 Design tools; offering block designs using the tool(s).   Plus, it will build confidence and the know how to figure out how to use the Studio 180 Design tools to pieced quilt block units for your favorite blocks, quilts, etc.  Each month, a new block will be taught and students will make to versions of that block.  Plus, add in the setting block and it will create a 75” x 93” Tucker Tool Time Sampler quilt top.  The 10th workshop will focus on finishing your top and the 3 Bs (Border, Binding, and Backing).
I think it will be lots of fun.  Once signed, I'm going to head to Yankee Quilter, to pick out the fabrics for the sample and the kit. 
 
The Sample will need:
 
· Border – 2 3/4 Yards
· Background – 4 yards
· Chain – 2 Yards

· (10) ½ Yards of Assorted Fabric – Recommend 2 shades of 5 different color ways pulled from Border
Plus Binding – 1 Yard

 
 What do you think?
 
As soon as we finalized the dates, fees, etc.  I will post.