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Cooling Down

Cooling Down

I have lived most of my life in the Pacific Northwest where autumn rolls in dramatically with heavy rains and a sudden drop in temperatures. I’ve wrapped my annual body clock around that change, but here we are in October in SoCal and still wearing tank tops and getting sunburnt on the weekends. My body…

Thank you, Thomas.

Thank you, Thomas.

I first heard of Thomas Knauer back in 2011 when he was releasing his first line with Andover. It was a lovely collection called “Pear Tree” and I remember seeing him in Houston at Quilt Market carrying a bag he had made out of this lovely large-scale partridge-in-a-pear-tree print. I was too shy to say…

Starry, starry PJs

Starry, starry PJs

I spent the weekend doing a little sewing, a rare treat for me. Thanks to the Worldwide Quilting Day giveaway, I need to check the website frequently to approve comments which means I don’t get to really do anything that requires me leaving the house for the day. So despite the rare treat of sunshine,…

Now that I’ve got it, what to do with it?

Now that I’ve got it, what to do with it?

I’ve been ogling Carolyn Friedlander‘s work since I saw her at Fall Quilt Market in 2011. It’s been a while. First the amazing paper-pieced patterns, then her architecture-inspired fabric with Robert Kaufman Fabrics called, appropriately, Architextures.  I fell in love with it months ago. Carolyn was nice enough to send me a little candy pack…

Coming up

Coming up

A few weeks ago, I was on Facebook and saw this awesome pattern from Liesl + Co. I’m kinda of a sucker for capes and anything with a vintage feel and immediately fell for this one. I bought it within a few minutes (it’s a downloadable!), but it has taken a while for me to…

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