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 […]
She didn’t want me to show off a picture of her, so this is as close at it gets: my daughter holding up her birthday quilt. She did let me take a photo of her with it, though, which is a minor miracle in itself. I just can’t show it off publicly and that’s okay. […]
What did you spend your long Thanksgiving weekend doing? I spent the bulk of three days cutting down my scraps in to useable and saleable pieces: fat sixteenths. I really love this size for its ability to be used for crafts or patchwork or just little accents on projects and have been wanting to make […]
It all keeps happening, despite the headaches and the sick daughter. I’ve been working on the little boy’s quilt, heading out to a nephew nowhere near me quite soon. I was originally going to make it for another nephew, but my daughter pointed at that he really loves super heroes and crime fighters, not cute […]
Finishing the quilting on this new boy’s quilt made with Ann Kelle’s Urban Zoologie fabrics. This one already has a home it will be going to, but the design will be available on Etsy for custom orders.
So I recently wrote an article about Riley Blake Designs and as a little thank-you, Cindy offered to send me some fat quarters. Super nice of her. Now I have to figure out what exactly to do with them. I’ve looked through a few books specifically for using fat quarters and havent’ fallen in love […]
The newest baby quilt makes me so happy; it’s soft and cuddly and the sweetest color combo.
Well, we finally made it back to our house–Audrey and I spent two months with our friends and Stuart spent nearly three months away. The last bits of work (floor, priming, painting, trim) being done by us so we could finally just get him back in the house and living with us. So incredibly frustrating. […]
I was asked late last week if I could chaperone my son’s high school when they went down to Ashland for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (which is, btw, sort of a misnomer… there’s more than Shakespeare). I agreed and figured I could take the time to do some hand-sewing and explore Ashland for any fabric […]