… when you realize that you really *dont* have enough in your stash. Not even enough to fudge. What’s yours?
I follow Ebony Love of LoveBug Studios over on facebook, and she just posted a link to another post over at Jaybird Quilts on making your own labels on Spoonflower. This is when I stare at the screen and think “Duh. Of *course*.” And feel rather foolish. But in a good way! Mmmhmm.
I bought a layer cake of “Honey Honey” by Kate Spain for Moda a couple months back, because I wanted to design a pattern for a layer cake, since that seems like something people tend to do. I wanted a big design to show off the different fabrics in chunks, and settled on what I […]
I figured I had all these labels, and I do a ton of laundry since I have two kids under 5 (soon to be 6, yikes), so why not just do a test? I cut a piece of practice sandwich I had around, which typifies some of my quilting (poly thread, cotton blend batting, cotton […]
This one is a simple one, but it was one that got me thinking of a all the different ways it can be applied. I had originally drawn a sketch of the tree of life quilt that I wanted to do so that it would be 80″ x 80″, but after talking with my client, […]
Well, not really about Anne Shirley, but more about Rachel Lynde and her knitted quilts. And actually, this post is more about a weird convergence of alot of things. Anyway. Bear with me. A few weeks back I wrote about how I wondered what the tobacco leaf quilts that Rachel Lynde knitted would look like, […]
While I was at QuiltCon, I had the great good fortune of taking a class with Angela Walters. I had been practicing some of the designs from her book, and was looking forward to asking her if she had a few pointers on how to get one right that I was having trouble with. At […]
I’ve promised not to take a sewing machine with me on a family trip (it’s supposed to be a “vacation” and the sewing and quilting is my job, right?), but I didn’t make any promises about hand sewing projects! I picked up some Art Gallery fabric to try my hand at broderie perse and applique, […]
SO I bought my longarm machine a year ago. I tried out two machines in two days, and knew it was the way to go for me. It’s what’s really allowed me to finish my quilts in a timely fashion, and do some neat things with the quilting I just wouldn’t have done before. I’ve […]
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 […]