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30 01, 2017

#100DaysofQuiltImprov (Days 8-14)

By | January 30th, 2017|#100DaysOfQuiltImprov|1 Comment

Week 2 This week of improv brought lots of different outcomes. I love the simple patchwork, log cabin type blocks, but curves have also played a big role in my making this week. Experimenting with different cuts, without rulers or templates to ensure their compatibility definitely keeps things interesting! Some days I used only [...]

26 01, 2017

Layer Cake Pop – A Free Pattern from Fat Quarter Shop!

By | January 26th, 2017|finished quilt, quilt-along|8 Comments

Layer Cake Pop in Adventures Do you collect Layer Cakes without a plan? Or need a cute and quick quilt for a gift? Layer Cake Pop by Fat Quarter Shop is really fun to make and not so big that you can't finish at home! I was invited to make [...]

25 01, 2017

Improv Quilting Books

By | January 25th, 2017|#100DaysOfQuiltImprov, books|4 Comments

I love collecting quilting books! These three are a current source of inspiration as I'm stitching my daily improv blocks: Quilting Modern - Has step by step information to create your own improvised quilts. Jacquie and Katie, offer specific techniques used in improvised quilts, color lessons, and are very encouraging of you [...]

23 01, 2017

#100DaysofQuiltImprov (Days 1-7)

By | January 23rd, 2017|#100DaysOfQuiltImprov|0 Comments

Getting Started When I challenged myself to make improv blocks/compositions for 100 days, I knew it would challenge my creativity. And I welcomed it! Along with the challenge it has also be a lot of fun. Finding bits of fabric set aside on my cutting table or in my scrap bin, and putting them [...]

16 01, 2017

#100DaysOfQuiltImprov

By | January 16th, 2017|#100DaysOfQuiltImprov|2 Comments

Personal Challenge - #100DaysOfQuiltImprov Late last year I started to think how I could challenge myself in my creativity, and really open myself up to more creativity in the coming year. I decided to challenge myself with improv quilting. I love developing patterns and chain piecing the latest idea, but I know there's so [...]

13 12, 2016

I Love Churn Dashes!

By | December 13th, 2016|books, finished quilt|2 Comments

Earlier this month a fun, new collaboration book was released - I Love Churn Dashes! Included in the book are 15 fresh takes on a Churn Dash quilt - everything from traditional with a little appliqué, to modern quilts in solids or with oversized blocks. I'm excited to be included in the book, there's lots [...]

5 12, 2016

Hand Maker Fabrics Tour & Giveaway

By | December 5th, 2016|finished quilt, give away, Inspiration|296 Comments

About a year ago Natalie asked me to make a small quilt with her new fabrics debuting at spring market. Hand Maker is Natalie's first collection for Windham fabrics and I love the group! I am here today to tell you that not everything goes to plan in my studio. I had designed and sewed [...]