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Manzanita Stars

November 18th, 2011

A few weekends ago I went with my girlfriends for a weekend of sewing (YamCamp Winter ‘11) in Manzanita, Oregon - and some how, some way… I was productive.  I keep checking my body for probe marks, for I’m certain I had been abducted and replaced with an decoy.  Only problem was that my decoy was efficient, focused and productive - a dead giveaway that it wasn’t me.

One of my projects was my Manzanita Star quilt top.  I scored some delicious Echo fat eighth fatties, and I went to town.  No real plan, I just winged it.  Fresh off my Tree Pants project, I was in the mood for some more stars.  With every star I made - I professed my love more and more for Lotta Jansdotter’s Echo line. I LOVE this fabric SO MUCH.
Manzanita Stars

Echo fills my Swedish cup of love as well as my Japanese cup.  Swedinese bliss.  Come to read about Lotta - turns out she lived in Japan for a time.
Manzanita Stars

Luckily I brought some yardage of Kona Coal, Pepper, Med. Gray and White - and I was able to make my top.  I love my model, Violet - she’s always so eager and helpful.   And even though Violet can’t be seen… she’s so damn cute, too.
Manzanita Stars

I used what I had with me, I took no notes, no tutorial to share.  I just had the pure pleasure of sewing a quilt top for nothing other than for fun and a one-day finished quilt.  I’ve been getting request for my measurements, so I’m happy to share my measurements for my block.  Block assembly is the same as the block here.  I used a fat eighth of each Echo print - and I’m thinking I could make a companion quilt… a bigger one - double my blocks and double my quilt’s size buy using fat quarters or 1/4 yard cuts. From a small 4×5 block quilt to a 5×8 block quilt.

Manzanita Star

Echo is now available at Sew, Mama, Sew! - and there’s a 99.9% chance if you order Echo from SMS… your order will be filled from one of my girlfriends who was at YamCamp.  Meaning… one of those people could have been the one who abducted me and programed me to be productive and efficient.  And maybe it can happen to you too.   SewMamaOsmosis.  Just saying.

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16 Responses

  1. The fabulous Mary Ann allegedly said:

    Well thats torn it! I have been resisting Echo because I have a lot of fabric that I haven’t touched much this year…sigh….whats a fabricwhore to do especially when her friends show her the possibilities. Are you sure it comes with ambition?



  2. The fabulous Quiltjane allegedly said:

    Yes, bought me some of that lovely Echo fabric. Great quilt. You know some probes just don’t leave a trace!



  3. The fabulous Shawn allegedly said:

    I love your quilt and fabric choice Monica, I’m still in the “stars” mood too, wish there were more hours in the day….



  4. The fabulous amy dunn allegedly said:

    Your quilt is awesome! I’m loving that line too, so modern and calming.



  5. The fabulous Wendy allegedly said:

    Love your stars and the colors are great…..productive and effecient…..hmmmmm…I will try that this weekend.
    Wendy



  6. The fabulous DianeP allegedly said:

    Lovely rainy-Saturday-afternoon cuddle up with cocoa quilt! Love the soft colors with grays to invoke rain clouds.

    Just finished an American Indian star quilt at a retreat last weekend. All kinds of stars must be in the stars these days for quilters?!?



  7. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    Sew cute! Look at you all modern and gray.



  8. The fabulous Natalie V2 allegedly said:

    Abduction… now why haven’t I tried that for being amazingly talented and super productive?!



  9. The fabulous elsa allegedly said:

    This quilt is wonderful! So glad I got to see it in person. I had bought some Lotta fabric the other day and now I’ve got to do something like this with it. Thanks for the inspiration.



  10. The fabulous Heather allegedly said:

    It’s so amazing, Monica! I’m really loving the Pepper with the Medium Grey and Coal, and of course the Echo is fabulous, too!



  11. The fabulous Waterwheelhouse allegedly said:

    Finishing a Mochi Mochi quilt! Added some Lecian Flour Sugar! Beautiful!



  12. The fabulous katie r allegedly said:

    so beautiful!



  13. The fabulous Krista - Poppyprint allegedly said:

    Lurvely stars!!! I love it when productivity and retreat weekend stars align. I could use somma that osmosis.



  14. The fabulous Megan allegedly said:

    Pretty flippin’ CUTE…AND you have me dreaming of Manzanita…I was there this summer (just for the day) before heading back to Cannon. LOVE it!!!



  15. The fabulous Archie the wonder dog allegedly said:

    I’ve just got a little bit of Echo and it’s wonderful! I love your quilt!



  16. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    I too love Echo. I just finished cutting out a quilt of it yesterday..yours is awesome!





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