7/01/2016

Free PDF quilt pattern Modern Clementine



Here is the Modern Clementine Quilt PDF pattern, if you fancy a quick piecing top with big impact. I think it would look fab in prints as much as it does in solids. Approximate size is 65" x 65" - a "quilt at home on your machine" size.

This quilt features Kona fabrics throughout- one layer cake in Clementine and one layer cake in snow for the front. You will need 2 yards approx for sashing and borders in snow, and 2 yards of 108" backing material. There will be leftover fabric for table runner projects or whatever you dream up.











I just adore the backing fabric- it's called Grid in Carrot designed by Carolyn Friedlander.

It is so soft, and just the right amount of color/space for the eyes to rest.




The PDF gives all measurements and layouts, see excerpts below.










This Modern Clementine sample quilt is for sale in my Etsy shop.



The colors are super Summery!







Can you believe it's JULY?! 

Where does the time go?







Here are a few things you may want to take a peek at:





1. Mindfulness for Kids 8 week program (free!) by Deepak Chopra

I seriously love Deepak, I listen to him all the time on my phone to help me center and calm by inner b*tch. She takes some taming I tell you. LOL I have this mantra- to *not* feel bad about myself when I have my b*tchy thoughts-but to recognize them for what they are, and then dismiss them. Usually it's Ego, annoyance, and/or impatience. If there is one thing I hope I teach my children, it's the ability to remain calm in the storm. 

That's power.





I must be in for a hell-uva change then, because chaos is everywhere ...  bahaha!









Like probably everyone, I try to make good choices when eating. 

It mostly doesn't happen but I like to think positive so Hey!


 "Just a few meals away from the modern American diet, and you'll start to feel benefits like better energy and a more stable mood," explains Dr. Ramsey. "The moment you make a better food choice you are instantly building a better brain." 






3. Michaels craft shop is having a major summer sale- check their website for coupons that you can send via text to your phone- so easy! 

I just bought this rainbow drawer thingy and organized my shipping supplies and birthday party decor. It's made me happier than a bird with a french fry.

I know one doesn't "need a reason" to go to Michael's - but save some money? Hells yeah I'm in!











And.... if you're looking for stuff to do with the kids, try Creative Bug a really fun website with loads of classes.

They have so many different creative projects with full video instruction, some just minutes long-- that we've been trying out here. I love it! 

This is next on my list of things to do, Heather's Arrow Block. Aren't her color choices unexpected and striking?!











Nobody paid me to say all that mess.
Just sayin'.




Now let's go have some FUN!







6/23/2016

Improv No.2 complete











This Improv Quilt is a full on color riot, just as I like it. This quilt was make with Kona solids for the most part, as the rich tones are exactly what I was looking for. I threw in random prints here and there to shake it up a bit. I'm really drawn to super intense compositions, where there is little rest for the eyes. I'm sure it has something to do with emotions, the world, the chaos...

But I like it. 

A lot.


















I didn't follow a particular  "score" in Sherri Lynn Wood's book, but used many scores within this one quilt in bits, following my visual cues and instincts and threw everything together sort of  haphazardly. It was on purpose I think.
I wasn't sure it would work, but I usually don't agonize over if it works or if it doesn't. It's the process that's important, and it's ALL worth it.






It worked.

















In other news, I've released a beginner friendly quilt pattern called Flow.
It's made with one jelly roll + 2 yards background fabric.
It can be pieced in a single day and only requires sewing straight seams.
(Or make wonky seams- that could be super cool too!)






I'm reluctantly putting this quilt up for sale in my Etsy shop because I'm bursting at the seams with quilts, and I figure a de-stash will give me funds to -- buy more fabric! LOL













Quilting on my trusty Bernina:










My Good Karma quilt is in issue 36 of Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine this month, I feel really humbled/ blessed/ lucky/ whatever you call it to be included in this magazine. There are gorgeous projects in this issue, I mean look at the Ombre quilt on the cover! Amazing.



I pieced this quilt in a day, and let's not talk about it too much because all those flying geese slightly traumatized me. I am lucky enough to have Grandma 90 minutes away, so every now and then I beg politely ask her to babysit so I can get in some manic sewing time.  The kids love it, as Grammy lets them eat ice cream and swim all day long. I really love it because I can recharge my batteries and block the world out.










Another week is flying by, so I need to catch up on my Summer Sampler blocks.
This one is week 5:

You can still join in! The blocks are not difficult (so far!) and it's fun to connect with other Quilty people. Go on, what have you got to lose?







I can share my Emblem bag now too, yay! 
I took this to Glamp Stich A Lot with me and it was perfect. 
It's generously sized and quick to make. The fabric with retro tea thermoses is on Spoonflower and I used Essex linen as the accent.

Get your copy of the pattern here.


















I have more to share, but it will have to wait. It's been a weird week, lots of drama- and I just feel "strange". Could it be the moon? Anyways, I hope you make time for yourself this week and enjoy the moments of bliss as they arrive. They are  there, you just have to notice. <3 p="">


LOVE
XOXO








6/15/2016

LOVE IS LOVE mini quilt PDF pattern (free download)



I've created a 5 page PDF pattern download for this mini quilt. Please feel free to create this and share as much as you like.




 Like everyone else, I am confused and disgusted by the terrorism taking place in our world. I refuse to give "air time" to it, so instead of talking about it relentlessly like the news stations do, I will "make". I'm sending my mini to the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild as a show of support for their community. They are asking for heart quilts in rainbow colors. If you can make a block or a quilt, that would be amazing.




 If you make a Human Rights rainbow mini using this pattern, tag me if you like- (@sewhungryhippie) as I would love to see it and share the goodwill. (And celebrate you with lots of virtual hugs!)









Much love to us all.
Oh, and in case you feel doubt and worry--
Love will win. Trust in that.









The PDF has photos and illustrations to guide you through. It's very easy, just sewing straight lines and seam nesting. If you have any questions, I am here to help. You can email or message me on IG (links on sidebar). 







example page in pattern: