Ben had been saying for years, “there are NO good grey fabrics”. Thanksgiving 2008, I happened to go to three different quilt stores (because my mom was in town and could watch the baby and suddenly 2 hours to myself seemed the very height of decadent luxury) and they all had grey fabrics. They came […]
Yet another fashion post, but whatever. If you don’t know about ModCloth you should! Lots of cute and well-made clothes that are definitely not stuff you’d see often (at least not in my town of 30k). Anyway, this dress reminds me of a modern quilt: bands of color with “brackets” over the top. I may […]
So I’ve been thinking a great deal about how I want to grow–as a quilter, as a sewer, as a professional. One of the things that I want to do is try new things, and maybe find something new that will work for me for other projects. Right now, I am working on a commission […]
This dress caught my eye, for obvious reasons. Love its limited color palette and negative space. Very much like a modern-style quilt. One to put in the inspiration file, I think.
I seriously dislike trimming the threads from the back so I can put it on my longarm frame. What’s your least favorite part?
QuiltCon would not have been nearly as much fun without my friend and roommate Nikki, The Girl Who Quilts. Without her, I would have been a solitary soul, indeed, and wouldn’t have had nearly as many interesting conversations or good laughs. Her February Challenge also got me thinking about what goals I had for the […]
So consider that your warning. There is profanity. It’s rap. It’s also an ode to thrifting and for anyone who has made that a practice in their lives, that is *awesome*. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis “Thrift Shop Feat”.
I just found out about the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, and, quite literally, felt the urge to jump up and drive to Amherst, MA this instant. I happened upon it while I was looking for a poster of a scene from Ezra Jack Keats’s book The Snowy Day, which apparently doesn’t exist. I […]
About once every 2 months, I finally sit down and sort through the thousands of posts I have in my reader. It’s not that I don’t like reading blogs–on the contrary, I love it–but, like Pinterest, I find that I spend more time browsing and poking around and that takes away from my productivity. Since […]
Don’t put your embroidery snips in your back pocket. You’ll either stab yourself in the butt, or shove the tip under a fingernail. Or both. Just sayin’.