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100 Days of OhMyGoshing!

January 21st, 2012

Oh. My. Gosh. I love the Modern Quilt Guild’s out of this world 100 Days of Modern Quilting epic event!  I’ve never been so excited about a blog series as I have the 100DoMG.  It’s so good I almost want to print out each day and make a little book out of it.  My life has been full of life recently - but there’s been one constant… I check the MQG’s blog every day for the day’s posting of the 100DoMG.

And if that’s not enough - they asked ME if they could feature MY quilt on one of days during the 100 Days - Week of Blocks!  ME… Featured Quilt 6!  Did I mention ME?!  Did I mention MY “Make Me Happy” Farmer’s Wife Quilt-a-long quilt?
my Make Me Happy quilt

The money shot: I love how skinny my quilt makes me look.
Make Me Happy quilt

I’m also thrilled the MQG asked me - because I chop-chopped and got off the pot and quilted my quilt.  I still can’t get over that I’m machine quilting.  Not the best quilting, and I never thought I’d be able to do machine quilting.   Ever.
Make Me Happy quilt

And not that I’ll give up hand quilting - but it sure is liberating to do it by machine, and to know I did it, and to have it done in only a few days.  In a weird way, I’m kinda proud of my crappy quilting… it gives it that home made love look to me.  I feel like when I was a kid, and I’d help my mom stir something on the stove and I got to say “I helped make…”.   My machine quilting feels the same way, but now I actually get to say, “I made that!”.   Of course if my quilting was like a meal… I’d be offering Tums and extra napkins to go with it.
Make Me Happy quilt

Side note - my husband is always, always, always very supportive of my quilting, my friends time, blogging/tweeting/pinteresting, and he even stands in and plays quilt model for me. Though sometimes he just doesn’t get photographing quilts and my whole The Walking Quilted obsession and taking photos in places where photos SHOULD be taken. In this case, dear Hub’s was not thrilled about this farm shot. His words, “we can’t do that… it’s someone’s driveway!”. Poor guy, he’s learning.
Make Me Happy quilt

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54 Responses

  1. The fabulous Michele allegedly said:

    Loved seeing your quilt. It sure is a beaut!



  2. The fabulous Martha allegedly said:

    Awesome!!! That is so exciting! Congratulations and I love the pics!



  3. The fabulous Heather allegedly said:

    I have loved that too! It so inspiring. Astoria is so photogenic. Your hubby is so nice to be a model :-). And great job quilting, you are awesome!



  4. The fabulous Sandra R allegedly said:

    That quilt it too cool! I love how you used black AND white. I usually use one or the other. You have given me much to think about. And again, love those blocks!



  5. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    I’m never surprised when something that you made is enjoyed, revered and LOVED by others and when they want to share what they found…yeah, not surprised. :) I love that quilt and I love your quilting. I’m so proud of your machine quilting…someday, I’ll hand quilt something. I also love your cute man and his model job. Silly boy. I can’t wait to get out there this summer (yeah, you read that right) and give you both hugs. ;)



  6. The fabulous Karen S. allegedly said:

    I love that quilt ! And what is more perfect than a quilt and barn picture. Just seems natural to me…..



  7. The fabulous karen allegedly said:

    I totally adore this quilt, and it’s even better finished…gonna copy and ’shorten’ my fwq into some rendition too. You free motion looks great!



  8. The fabulous Destiny allegedly said:

    That quilt is fabulous!! Love the driveway picture too :D



  9. The fabulous Karin allegedly said:

    You give me hope. I love your quilt. And, the barn. :)



  10. The fabulous Nancy D. allegedly said:

    That is so cool! Love how they drop off…



  11. The fabulous Desiree allegedly said:

    Oh, the quilt looks amazing, and the setting is just right. Congrats on the notice you’ve received.



  12. The fabulous catherine allegedly said:

    Love how you’ve given these blocks such a modern twist and really your machine quilting looks pretty dam good actually. The photos settings are perfect too!



  13. The fabulous Heather allegedly said:

    So much fun! Love the little bits of Astoria in the background. I miss that place, wish we could get stationed back there so I could see all those places again.



  14. The fabulous Rebecca allegedly said:

    I love everything you do AND I wish I knew you in real life because you crack me up!



  15. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    MSS, That is one great looking quilt! I love the way you let those blocks get away from you! And your quilting is pretty sweet! It is a great feeling to say I did it all by myself. Yes. It. Is. !!



  16. The fabulous Ruth Fidino allegedly said:

    Fabulous Monica! It’s such a beauty.



  17. The fabulous Michele allegedly said:

    Very cool, both the quilt and the feature. I hadn’t heard about the event so thanks for the link.



  18. The fabulous Nancy W allegedly said:

    Very Nice. Love the quilt, and the farm in the background of your pic!



  19. The fabulous Cindy Sharp allegedly said:

    Congratulations! Your quilt is a perfect blend of traditional and modern. It makes me happy too.



  20. The fabulous Bonny Schmid allegedly said:

    I love your colors of this quilt and the way you did the blocks:) Did you get hit by the storm that we did?



  21. The fabulous Tabitha O. allegedly said:

    Niiiicccceeee!



  22. The fabulous elsa allegedly said:

    Love this quilt (I got to see it at the PMQG)and the setting is so lovely. That barn in the background is my dream house!



  23. The fabulous Wendy allegedly said:

    Congrats to you and your quilt! I think you quilt is wonderful, machine quilting is just like every other process, the more we do it, the better we get at it. Tell hubby to be calm, anyone who has driven through Astoria on their way to the beach has seen that driveway….I miss the scenery out there.
    Wendy



  24. The fabulous Jody at Because I'm Me allegedly said:

    Oh my, I love, love, love, love, love that quilt. It’s so brilliant!

    I’m very fond of pictures in odd places. My kids and I have a thing about driving back roads just so we can stop at random places and take pictures … actually, it’s my thing and I drag them along but they are only complain once in a while.



  25. The fabulous DianeP allegedly said:

    Congratulations on your new happiness news! Very glad you have been honored - and rightly so!

    Your machine quilting is great - perfect for your Farmer’s Wife quilt - homestyle!

    You do look slim and chic in your quilt picture - very pretty pictures.



  26. The fabulous Sally allegedly said:

    “It’s someone’s driveway” cracked me up, because I’d just been thinking how beautiful and brilliant that shot was with the red barn in the background.

    Hearty congratulations on once again being recognized for your creative talent. Your machine quilting is NOT crappy. (And you know I’m quite an expert!)



  27. The fabulous The Little Shop of Stitches allegedly said:

    I love it! Thank you for making it OK to try new methods, even though it may not be perfect!



  28. The fabulous Kritta22 allegedly said:

    Awesome!!!

    Where do you in find a perfect barn like that?



  29. The fabulous AnnieO allegedly said:

    Congrats! Love the walking quilted and your poses. Your Hubby will get on the bandwagon someday, I hope :)

    Crappy quilting does not harm quilts. They are still huggable! This is the truth that now should be spread.



  30. The fabulous Holly allegedly said:

    Monica,

    Thank you for the kind comment you left on my blog about my Christmas quilt! I love your fabric so much, and your Gnoma Claus’ is one of my favorites. I wish I had them in every color. I made my youngest daughter a stocking this year and used the yellow print. If I ever get around to posting about Christmas, then I’ll include a picture of it. Thanks again!

    Holly



  31. The fabulous Karen a/k/a The Lazy Quilter allegedly said:

    Husbands are funny like that. Now you know Ryan Reynolds would just say “Hey girl… I’ll take your quilt pictures anyplace, anytime. Just because you’re you.” ;)



  32. The fabulous Karen a/k/a The Lazy Quilter allegedly said:

    OK delete the last one…
    Husbands are funny like that. Now you know Ryan Gosling would just say “Hey girl… I’ll take your quilt pictures anyplace, anytime. Just because you’re you.” ;)
    Darn spell check! How did it turn Gosling to Reynolds? I’ll never know. Bwah!

    ===================
    Bwhahaha… better than it being autocorrected to it being Jon Gosselin!! - m :p



  33. The fabulous Barbara allegedly said:

    That is one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen



  34. The fabulous ara jane allegedly said:

    your enthusiasm is infectious! love your quilt, love love love your quilting.



  35. The fabulous Bridgette allegedly said:

    Pure Monica, quilting at it’s finest.
    Love that tumbling block at the bottom…life :)



  36. The fabulous Julie allegedly said:

    Wow! Congratulations for being chosen (!) and for branching out into machine quilting. I love that quilt :D

    Julie



  37. The fabulous Jolie allegedly said:

    Gorgeous - well done you!

    And thanks for mentioning the 100 days…I’m woefully behind on all my blogs and it had completely passed me by thus far! now off to drool!



  38. The fabulous Punkita allegedly said:

    Absolutely beautiful quilt!!!!!
    Regards!!



  39. The fabulous one and only Lori allegedly said:

    I’d like to take a moment to list three reasons why I love the Happy Zombie:
    *Awesome quilts.
    *Great writing.
    *Northwest background shots (I’ve taken every step to get to the top of that Lewis and Clark tower!)

    And one reason I don’t like the Happy Zombie:
    *BIG FIBBER! “I’m kinda proud of my crappy quilting” ??? I don’t see any crappy quilting.

    Great job.



  40. The fabulous Chase l Oh The Cuteness! allegedly said:

    That quilt is fantastic and I absolutely must make one!



  41. The fabulous susan b allegedly said:

    I think that this quilt is one of the most innovative and adorable quilts I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, I’m not anyone important, but you already impressed important people. I would love to see it in a magazine, not to copy, but to let everyone know how you thought this one up.



  42. The fabulous Marlynne Snare allegedly said:

    You are so funny! I know, I used a stranger’s mailbox to hang my sign and flowers on once for a post!



  43. The fabulous Tracy aka 3LittleBrds allegedly said:

    You are so clever! Love your quilt so much!



  44. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    I LOVE the farm shot!!!! Oh, and the quilt and the skinny chick behind it!
    Yay! I love it all! so fun!

    (You know, I have a special chair that likes to sit out in the middle of the street getting it’s picture taken…would your dear hubby object to that, I wonder?!)



  45. The fabulous Fiona-Grace allegedly said:

    I love this quilt. I’ve spent a great deal of time browsing pictures of the FWQ, ahead of pulling some fabric and starting my own, and yours is by far my favourite.



  46. The fabulous jacquie allegedly said:

    yes, you are inspirational! isn’t it great when quilts can make us look skinny!!



  47. The fabulous carrie allegedly said:

    Your quilt is a centerfold! ;) It looks fantastic!



  48. The fabulous Loretta allegedly said:

    I love it! The “shattered” pieces are awesome, so fun! And hey, if a quilt can make one look skinny then even better! (pinning to Pinterest)



  49. The fabulous Polly allegedly said:

    Thank you for sharing so much on your blog! We love reading it! You’ve been chosen to receive a blog award. Go to my blog to check it out!! I would have sent the link but you said not to!
    Thanks for blogging! Polly



  50. The fabulous Keri F allegedly said:

    Hi Moncia. Happy Valentine’s Day from blog land. You must be sewing in the Bahamas having a lot of fun! lol I am packing school lunches and kiddie Valentines for school parties today. Have a good one. Keri in CA
    PS: Did you know Feb 20 is National Margarita Day? I am definately going for tacos that night. :)



  51. The fabulous Mariela allegedly said:

    Mamma mia!
    I spend the whole evening around your blog! Just can’t stop! You are sencentional! Thanks for worming my heart and eyes in this coooold weater!



  52. The fabulous Kathryn Duke allegedly said:

    my hubby, a supporter too, would probably say the same thing…as I jump out of the car quickly for him to take the shot FAST and then dash off….
    I just think everyone should love a quilt and not mind at all!!!
    Creative design…

    Kathy



  53. The fabulous Libby allegedly said:

    Love the farm shot ~ I’m sure the farmer’s wife didn’t mind at all, especially if she saw the beautiful quilt! (LOL) You would be surprised how many people do that!



  54. The fabulous Kallie allegedly said:

    Hi all,
    The “farmers wife” here. I am glad you like our driveway and our barn. Someone sent me the pictures sure that it was our drive and it is. Your quilt is beautiful.
    ———————-
    Hi Kallie - I hope you liked seeing it! We were driving down the road looking for a good barn for a backdrop, and I saw yours and it sung to me! Your barn (and it’s location) is so beautiful and I’m sure ends up in many, many photos! My husband was not so thrilled about taking the photo because we were on the side of the road where we took that shot and I was actually on the road shooting - I felt like I was in the super easy level of Frogger!



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