1 02, 2017

Bella Skill Builder – Quilt-Along

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:35+00:00 February 1st, 2017|quilt-along|8 Comments

Hi there! Have you seen the Bella Skill Builder of at Fat Quarter Shop yet? There's a fun sampler pattern that we are going to be sewing month by month, by my friend Sherri McConnell, and today is the first installment! The quilt has a little bit of everything in it - so [...]

1 02, 2017

Modern Traditionalism – Simple Simon Modern Quilt-Along

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:35+00:00 February 1st, 2017|quilt-along|5 Comments

Modern Traditionalism Sometimes the idea of a modern quilt can be overwhelming, especially with so many variations of modern out there! I'm so glad to be a part of the quilt along hosted by Simple Simon and Company. Today I have some examples of Modern Traditionalism from my work, and I was inspired to make [...]

30 01, 2017

#100DaysofQuiltImprov (Days 8-14)

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:35+00:00 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 | 2017-02-06T09:17:36+00:00 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 | 2017-02-06T09:17:36+00:00 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 | 2017-02-06T09:17:36+00:00 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 | 2017-02-06T09:17:36+00:00 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 [...]

30 12, 2016

My 2016 Favorite Quilt Finishes

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:36+00:00 December 30th, 2016|finished quilt|0 Comments

It's fun to look through all the photos and appreciate all the finishes of the past year, and of course, dream about the next quilt! These are my favorite finishes - My Wonderland Quilt, was a quilt top for too long, I was excited to finish it up earlier this year! Majestic Mountains was made [...]