I am not sure I can tell you how much I love her in a blog post, but I will try my best.
Moxie is a mini quilt created by Pam of Hip To Be A Square blog and podcast fame. When Sarah and I started the Modern Quilt Guild of Ireland, Pam contacted us asking if we'd be interested in doing a mini quilt swap with the Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild. What a fab opportunity! Of course we will!
As it turns out I was lucky enough to be "randomly" assigned as Pam's partner. If you listen to her podcast, her selection wasn't incredibly "random"... anyway... I was delighted to be Pam's partner! We've chatted several times in the past and I'm a huge fan of her podcast and her sense of humor. I felt like I was connected with an old buddy when partner assignments came in.
We both agreed to stitch in secret to not spoil the surprise for one another. Pam has not yet received my quilt (where is it!?!?) so that will have to be another blog post. Today is all about Miss Moxie.
Moxie is 14 inches by 17 inches and filled with bright oranges, tangerines, lime and a splash of aqua. It's just delicious! (Just as I typed that I realized I haven't had lunch yet...must find a bit of food.) In the center is a hand embroidered scissors and seam ripper with a No Regrets banner. I'm not sure if I've ever gone public about my thoughts RE the shop, but No Regrets summarizes it nicely. The perfect motto and a little visual reminder at times would not hurt.
The quilting is just amazing. It's a mix of stippling, pebbles, straight line and hand quilting. Amazing. Pam's the queen of FMQ. I have SO much to learn from her.
Can you see the quilting here? The seam ripper is even made from sparkly grey embroidery thread so it nearly looks sharp!
On the back are these delightful hanging corners. I'm not sure if many of you have been through the pain of stitching on a hanging sleeve. I've only done it once and have vowed to never do it again. What a great idea these little hanging corners. Now that I can easily do!
Moxie is up on my design wall today. I really want to hang a line in the shop so I could hand the gorgeous creations I've received from so many of you. Hopefully sooner than later.
Pam, thank you! Thank you so very much. I hope you receive the quilt I made soon!