Distracted

  The first time I saw Carolyn’s Alturas pattern I think I actually squealed out loud. You know that embarrassing, “Oh! I looooove it!” exclamation that never fails to leave me looking around, hoping against hope that I’m totally alone. But it was worth it. Alturas is beautiful and simple in this vintage way that […]

Sometimes you just want pretty colors

A few weeks ago I saw this great tutorial from My Poppet on making fabric twine and got busy right away with some scraps from work.  I was happy twisting away, but before I could finish, it was stolen in the Great Mother’s Day Car Break-In of 2014. It and the Super Tote that carried it […]

Just one more

My favorite pic from Luke’s show at Blu Dot, simply because it shows off the sheer bits so well and she caught my little car parked right underneath it.

Luke Haynes at BluDot

First of all, if you aren’t familiar with Luke’s work, go check it out right here. Amazing, right? He’s talented and smart and thinks in ways that I can’t quite understand sometimes, but I’m always immensely impressed with his work. I’ve been lucky enough to get to do some work with him, including those white […]

White on white on white

Recently I had the opportunity to work on yet another quilt for Luke using the Winding Ways traditional quilt pattern. The 72″ x 96″ quilt is made with 10 different variants of white fabric, including sheers, twill, quilting cotton, silk/cotton blend, and more. It made it a challenge to sew, mixing fabric weights, but using […]

Winner!

I bet you thought I forgot, didn’t you? Well, I sorta did, but not really. Mostly it has been nagging at the back of my mind, poking me every so often to tell me that I was supposed to have already announced and sent the book off to the winner of the Modern Quilt Perspectives book. […]

Modern Quilt Perspectives {book review}

It’s finally here, the book that Thomas told me he would someday write way back when we first met at Quilt Market. Houston in 2011, right, Thomas? I’d already fallen for his first collection, Pear Tree, and its lovely muted colors (the same just-off hues that would sucker me into every TK collection).  We’d talked online […]

I got a new toy, er, tool!

I’ve often ogled others’ Go Cutters, awed by how fast and easy and perfect they are. And recently I even got to use one when Luke let me borrow his to work on one of his designs. That’s when I decided I really really needed one myself. So I got one. The dies will arrive […]

I Can See The Light

After five long months of daily searches and more than a year of irregular searching, I no longer have to pull up Craigslist, Mac’s List, Monster, Yahoo Jobs or any other website that I’ve been stalking. I finally landed a job. And a job I think I’m gonna love, which makes it all the better. […]

My version of baby love.

The newest baby quilt makes me so happy; it’s soft and cuddly and the sweetest color combo.