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Modern Quilt Perspectives {book review}

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…

Modern Quilt Perspectives {book review}
Quilting Isn’t Funny, but I sure am laughing

Quilting Isn’t Funny, but I sure am laughing

Bias: The irrational inclination to believe that holding down a job or cooking some food for once is a more productive use of time than quilting. Are you familiar with The Bitchy Stitcher? Megan Dougherty is the mastermind behind the blog that takes the idea of a stitch-n-bitch to a whole new level and she cracks…

Birthday quilt–finished!

Birthday quilt–finished!

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….

Pattern Review: Simplicity 1652

Pattern Review: Simplicity 1652

I’m a sucker for dresses and on most days you’ll find me in one. They hide a multitude of sins (I’m blaming you, M&Ms) and are just way comfier than a pair of jeans. So I’m always on the look-out for new patterns to try out. I stumbled onto this recently and held onto it…

Simplicity 1652  {pattern review}
I love getting mail

I love getting mail

Who doesn’t get a little thrill when there’s a package with your name on it at the front door? It’s one of my favorite ways to come home. On Tuesday, I got two packages–an order and a surprise. Abby Glassenberg‘s newest book, Stuffed Animals: From Concept to Construction, came across my desk at work late…

Finish! Aeroplane Bag

Finish! Aeroplane Bag

When Sara at Sew Sweetness released new patterns a couple weeks back, I knew I wanted to try it. I’m slowly working up to doing the Amy Butler Weekender bag by trying other bags along the way. Y’know, break down my fear a little and figure out what works and what doesn’t before I get…

WIP: Wiksten Tank
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