Friday, January 20, 2012

Get out the Vote!

If you haven't yet, head over to 15 Minutes Play and vote for your favorite Block of the Month quilt! (Hint: mine- also pictured below- is H.)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


I was about to say that I had a new hobby... pinning quilts on Pinterest, instead of making them.

Then it snowed a bit, and in a very Seattle-ish way, everything shut down enough for me to claim some time to sew.

That felt good.

Thursday, December 22, 2011


In celebration of the return of light and the spontaneous creativity of the season... Happy holidays to all!

Monday, November 28, 2011

On the Wall

I finally have a design wall, and I am so excited! I've been playing with my Blocks of the Month from 15 Minutes Play. You can see where all my yards of yellow strips have been going in this glimpse. I just heard that the deadline for finishing this quilt got moved back into January (yay!) I'll show you more of it then!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Don't Call It a Comeback...

I've been sewing. But now I am posting again.

Yards of yellow strips! 

It's been a huge year of changes. And I can't wait to share more of the quilts I am working on.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Taking a Break

This last month has brought some major changes in my life, which have taking me away from both my blog and my sewing machine... I am looking forward to getting back to both when time allows, but in the meantime, I will taking a bit of a break to focus on the equivalent of unquilting my life and taking a whole new design direction. My promise to myself is that it will be beautiful and better than ever! Enjoy your summer and happy sewing!

Friday, June 3, 2011

It's Not What I Thought

I have so many projects I am juggling, that I often put something away for a while, and when I come back to it, it turns into something totally different. Does this ever happen to you?

Don't get me wrong: I love the transformative effect of time. It usually improves my plan! (Now there's a great reason to keep that list of WIPs to juggle nice and long!)

Case in point: I made this Triumph Star top back in March. It was okay but I didn't love it.

I took it out today to start quilting it and realized: it wasn't done. A few borders later and voila!

It turned out to be so irresistible that my quilt photography assistants had to give it a test run. It checked out to make awesome forts, tents, curtains and capes. Excellent!

I pieced a fun back for it (it was just crying for a pieced back, don't you think?) so now it is all ready to quilt. For real.

We're supposed to have the nicest weekend of the year (the forecast says 80 degrees! Hooray!) so the quilting will have to wait. It might not be this nice again until August!