I have been working on another block of Amanda Herring’s Friendship Quilt-along this week, named “Patient”. It’s a good virtue for being a friend, right? But it’s also a good virtue to practice when learning new things. In my case, I’m learning how to use new software and *gulp* digitize things for embroidery. In this […]
Thoughts on Learning New Things
Learning how to piece and quilt can seem a monumental task, but it doesn’t have to be.
Spring is coming! At the end of a long, cold winter, the promise of Spring is tantalizing, isn’t it? The winter encourages us to feel dormant, hibernate, retreat. Winter is a good time to take stock of what nourishes the soul! This winter, I thought, what is it that nourishes me? Making my own quilts […]
A new-old free quilt pattern, “Oculus”
Way back when I was first starting up as a business, I designed a free quilt pattern that I kind of forgot about! Thanks to today’s prompt “Fast Finishes”, part of the 2017 #IGquiltfest by Amy’s Creative Side, I was reminded that I did have a quick and easy quilt pattern to offer! I would […]
A story about quilting wobbles, or, why I learned to pay attention to piecing rules
One of my favorite things about quilting for others, and that I’m most proud of, is helping people finish their quilts in the way they want, so that they look their best. My goal with my quilting is to take the top my customer has worked so hard on and add my quilting as […]
Quilting for Victoria, telling a story
A couple of weeks before Market, my friend Victoria asked me if I could quilt something for a special exhibit featuring her Double Wedding Ring quilts. She needed some help, and I was glad I could step in. Victoria had originally envisioned this quilt as a marriage between traditional and modern, blending the two together, and […]
Wordless… Wait, what day is it?
It’s been a little busy the last few weeks, with final book edits, shipping and receiving quilts and tops, and quite a few deadlines for various places. I’ve been remiss in posting and sharing eye candy on my blog (although if you’re looking for that, check out my instagram feed over on the right!) I […]
Are you headed to QuiltCon 2015?
I’ve got my room, I’m looking for flights, and I’m happy to announce that two of my quilts will be at QuiltCon! This will be a sneak peek from my forthcoming book, too! And the title is… well, let’s just say I am really satisfied. I can’t show you the quilts, but I think I *can* […]
Simple doesn’t have to mean uniform
Now that this one has arrived back to its owner, I can share it! This is a pattern under construction by my customer Terri, and she wanted something simple to go with the overall simplicity of the quilt, and something that wasn’t full-on custom or too boring. At first I thought I would do a zig zag […]
A Tale of Two Quilts: Picking Quilting Designs
I wanted to share some recent finishes, and talk about choices when picking quilting for your top. This quilt, pieced by Jane at Jolly and Delilah Quilts from Tula Pink’s free pattern “Shoreline”. Jane is a state over from me, and so we ship back and forth using USPS priority. It works great! For this quilt, […]