Friday, May 8, 2015

Meet Maritime Modern Blog Hop

Welcome to the fourth stop on the Meet Maritime Modern Blog Hop.



The blog hop is your opportunity to meet some of the members in the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild.  The guild began about a year and a half ago.  It has been a great time meeting new friends and learning new things.  Who knew that I'd enjoy improv piecing.  Or that I'd purchase a long arm.  The guild has been an encouragement to move outside of my comfort zone, even though I often resist it at first.  I do resist paper piecing though...that's one technique I haven't been able to embrace.

By day, I'm the Executive Assistant to the Chief Judge of the Provincial Court.  By night, I'm a lifelong Girl Guide, a quilter, and a walker who has been learning/pretending to be a runner.  Next weekend will be my first 5K that I will attempt some running...not sure I'm ready for that.

I have many WIP's in my sewing room, but they are mostly in the cutting fabric phase.  I love piecing quilt tops, but not so much the actual quilting.  I seem to have a recent addiction to Kona solids and Jaybird Quilt patterns.  I have fabric for Night Sky, Gravity, Delight, and Glimmer.  If I ever won the lottery, I'd buy a bolt of all 303 Kona colours.

Here are some of my favourite past projects.








Here's the blog hop schedule.  Stop by and meet some of the other MMQG members.

Monday, May 4 - Introductory post on Maritime Modern Quilt Guild blog
Tuesday, May 5 - Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge
Wednesday, May 6 - Adrienne @ Chezzetcook Modern Quilts
Thursday, May 7 - Tracy @ Quilting on the Dark Side
Friday, May 8 - Anja @ Anja Quilts
Saturday, May 9 - Val @ Purple Boots and Pigtails
Sunday, May 10 -  Linda @ Scrapmaster
Monday, May 11 - Jeanette @ Stamp Stitch Create
Tuesday, May 12 - Dominique @ The Running Thimble
Wednesday, May 13 - Aimee @ Candy Coated Quilts


In order to keep up with the cool kids, I have a giveaway as well.  These five fat quarters are bright and cheery.

It's so nice to have daylight after work and no snow in the yard!!

Leave a comment on this post by midnight Wednesday, May 13, 2015.  A winner will be drawn on Thursday, May 14.

Thanks for stopping by.



55 comments:

  1. LOL, I know what you mean about buying fabric when you win the lottery! I have recently fell in love with Kona tomato :)

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  2. Good morning! Love your colourful hexie pillow!

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  3. Thanks for participating the the blog hop, Anja! It's nice to have a reminder of some of your greatest hits. That hexie pillow... yum!

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  4. oh those foxes make me smile! I would be on my way to the fabric store with lotto money - no doubt!

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  5. Hello, nice to meet you! I love that fox quilt! I'm now daydreaming about winning the lottery and all the fabric I'd buy...

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  6. Thanks for sharing your quilts. I laughed at "lottery" and a bolt of every Kona cotton. I'd also add some of those modern greys that are low volume!

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  7. I love the little foxes and raccoons! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  8. Yay Improv! Yay Wiggler!
    A bolt of every Kona colour you say....... hmmmm......

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  9. So glad we are guildmates! You are putting out some amazing finishes lately! I could do a bolt of every Kona too!

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  10. Oh I have a whole collection of Jaybird Quilts patterns! Many in the "cut me!" pile.

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  11. Love those fabrics - that bird print is calling to me! Thanks for the chance to win, your blog is so bright and cheery :) x

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  12. I'm with you on the kona - though first I'd build a place large enough to store them and then 2 bolts of snow and 3 of pewter. Or slate. Or both!

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  13. I love the fox quilt. And thank you for the change to win.

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  14. Your Hope runner is awesome!!!!

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  15. Love your work, especially the hexagon pillow. Thanks for the chance to win beautiful fabrics.

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  16. I am starting to appreciate how addictive Kona's can become...Imagine what you could do with all those colours!! Your fox and racoon quilt is adorable!

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  17. I love your pillow - so very colourful. I know why you are addicted to Kona's. You are friends with Jenn. lol

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  18. I love Kona fabrics. The flexes and raccoons in your quilt caught my eye.

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  19. I love the bright colors, too. Thanks for showing us your finished quilts and projects.

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  20. Long arm??? I need to hear more.... love your quilts.

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  21. I love that hexie pillow!!! And the improv and of course the foxes! You're finishes are inspiring!
    Mmmm Kona!

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  22. These are lovely! The foxes (?) are really neat.

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  23. Where is my post from yesterday? I shall try again in abbreviated format. I think I need to make a raccoon. Too many fabulous prints to spend all my money on 303 bolts of plain ;-) fabric. Love you fabric selection for the give away, especially the plaid and floral on the left

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  24. Oh, and you are gonna want, no, NEED to paperpiece soon enough. LOL

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  25. I'm not into paper piecing either. Nice to meet you via St. John's, NL. Very nice quilting. I do like the hexi pillow and the foxes. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  26. I love to see all the wonderful ideas the modern quilters come up with. Someday, maybe someday. My brain is still unable to concentrate for long,Mitzi's a series of,mph look at that, oh I have to try that, oh I think I can do that. Lovely quilts, great blog. Another someday I may blog by meanwhile oh, Kona fabric you say!!!!!!

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  27. Good luck on your first 5K next weekend! Those foxes are so sweet!

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  28. I love that cushion! Can you win extra time to sew in the lottery too?

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  29. Catching up with all of you blog hoppers! I still think that green quilt should have a splash of orange in it ;)

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  30. I am tempted by Gravity, but I have too many other things on the go! I like the quilting part, but I can feel intimidated before I start.

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  31. I am tempted by Gravity, but I have too many other things on the go! I like the quilting part, but I can feel intimidated before I start.

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  32. I love working with Kona too.
    Barb@Witsend

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  33. I am really enjoying this MMQG tour, Anja. Getting to know you in the last few months, along with a few other members of your guild, has been such a pleasure. You guys are great! Your sentiments for winning the lottery.... I'm all for that one!

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  34. Just found your site. Very very nice I will be back. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  35. Just came across your blog. Keep up the good work.

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  36. I'm really enjoying this blog hop and I love, love your foxes quilt. It's so cute! Thanks for the chance to win those fat quarters. I've been eyeing that fabric with the diamond pattern for some time now!

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  37. Lovely to meet you Anja and I love your quilts especially the last one. xx

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  38. Hello, beautiful projects! I make children's charity quilts and I want to use your idea of the little dots>looks just like little foxes! Children will love this! Thanks for sharing a neat post+giveaway! HAPPY SPRING!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  39. Love those foxes! Love seeing your gorgeous projects, Anja :) I can't wait to see more finished projects using your new "addition" ;)

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  40. I'm certainly enjoying the blog hop, even though I'm a late visitor! Couldn't wait to complete my travels so I could settle in and check out everyone's quilties. Love your work and am so envious that you've added a long-arm to your work space. Now that I'm back in CB, perhaps we'll have an opportunity to meet. ~karen

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  41. Kona has such vibrant rich colors. I agree I would do the same if I ever won the lottery. Your quilts are all beautiful, and a lovely colorful giveaway.

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  42. Oops I got distracted by family and our delightful little granddaughter this past weekend. My stitchery happily reverted to a bedroom and computer was relegated to the corner.
    I'm loving this blog hop! I'm meeting a whole new "family".
    Anja I absolutely love your Foxy quilt - makes me smile :-)

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  43. Such lovely quilts, especially the Foxy!

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  44. Can't wait to see your work with the wee wiggler. This blog hop has been so much fun!

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  45. I love the hexie pillow, Anja, and I admire your ability to step out of that comfort zone! Can't wait to see the results of your wee wiggler in action, and (don't) break a leg on that 5k race!

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  46. Love the fox and raccoon quilt!

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  47. Your blog is a new find for me. In fact, almost all of the Maritime Modern Quilters are new to me. I just happened to already have been following one of you, which led me happily to the rest! So nice to see the modern quilt work coming out of Atlantic Canada.

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  48. Your work looks great! It's good to get pushed out of your comfort zone. I'm not in love with paper-piecing, but I do find it has its uses. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  49. I'm a Kona fan too! Love all the pretty colors.

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  50. Great colours - I especially like your hexagon cushion!

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  51. Beautiful quilts! Love your idea if you are a lottery winner. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. (shirparks@gmail.com)

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