I’ve had quite a few opportunities to sew on a variety of machines this summer, whether teaching or traveling, and I got to thinking about quilting accuracy. The usual rule of thumb* is that once you start sewing a project on one machine–especially a project you really *really* care about–then you need to stick with that […]
One of my favorite bloggers and online shop owners, Patricia Belyea, is having a giveaway over at her Okan Arts blog. For the first two weeks of September, you can enter for a chance to win one of FOUR copies of my book, Wanderlust Quilts. I also recommend checking on her blog frequently. She has […]
I am going to own the fact that I go shopping for school supplies early and often: early, because who wants to be hustling the night before the first day, scrambling for presharpened #2 pencils and boxes of crayons that don’t smell funny or have glitter sparkles in them? (yeah yeah, my little girl would […]
This is a quilt I finished almost two months ago! it was pretty big, and she hoped for a custom look without paying full custom prices, as well as one large feather over the borders. Once I found a path for a single start and stop, I was able to work back and forth, making […]
It happens every couple of nights, where I start thinking about what I want to do next: feverishly planning a project from start to finish in my brain, hoping equally for sleep or the morning to come. When I finally do get up, though, these ideas seem to end up in random places, the notes […]
Right now, I’m in a period of time that I tend to think of as “The Vacuum”. The final edits for Wanderlust Quilts have been done for months, the book is at the printer, and the ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) has made it out to a few people. I haven’t seen it yet, and so I’ve […]
Back when I first started longarming, I had expected and planned to do certain kinds of quilting: I’d quilt for others, probably pantographs, and save the custom work for my own quilts. What actually has happened is that I have ended up doing custom for nearly everyone, with only 2 pantographs requested in the last 3 years! In […]
It’s a chronic problem: having the desire, no, the need! to make things and feeling there is never enough time. Between the kids and the business and many important but secret deadlines, I’ve really been feeling stretched thin, and the things I have been craving to make keep getting set aside. I know I’m not alone. […]
In case you missed it, my interview with Pat Sloan is in the archives and ready for listening! You can find it here, at American Patchwork and Quilting Radio or on Pat’s website here. I’d love to hear your thoughts! We talk about my quilts, quilting, and my book. happy quilting, y’all!
Today at 4:00 EST, I will be a guest of Pat Sloan’s on American Patchwork and Quilting Radio! I hope you can join in and listen, as I talk about a ton of different things related to quilting and my own work. Pat does a fantastic show!