6 12, 2011

Holiday Wish List for Quilters

By |December 6th, 2011|give away, Inspiration, Modern Basics|150 Comments

Do you make a list for the people shopping for your holiday gifts?  I have one in my head, but haven't given it to Joe yet.  (I should do that!)  I thought today I would share a few ideas, some of my favorite notions and places to shop.  Read on for ideas, and a giveaway! [...]

1 12, 2011

Radiance by Robert Kaufman

By |December 1st, 2011|Inspiration|14 Comments

Have you happened upon Radiance yet?  I mentioned it when I came back from Market, and have enjoyed petting this bundle, from Jackie, since it arrived last week - Yum!  I love the sheen and smooth texture.  And with a 1/2 yard of each color, the options are many!  Radiance is 55% cotton and 45% [...]

26 10, 2011

Blogger’s Block of the Month – Block #2

By |October 26th, 2011|Inspiration, quilt-along|1 Comment

Hi Friends!  I know I told you about this program last month, but it bears repeating! There have been two blocks so far, so you can jump in and catch up right away. The first is from Sherri, and October's block is from Vicki. Check out the flickr group for inspiration, and don't forget to [...]

24 10, 2011

I’m loving…

By |October 24th, 2011|Inspiration|18 Comments

and dreaming, about a project with this group of fabrics.  I'm loving the deep purples that have been popping up the last 6 months. What about you?   Are you a fan of purple? Here's the entire group, I like that the girly fabrics are balanced with grey, green and white.  The group is Pink [...]

21 09, 2011


By |September 21st, 2011|finished project, Inspiration, The Sewing Summit|8 Comments

Owen was treated to a pile of Pirate fabrics, which clearly he loved, just not enough to smile for a stranger for - haha!  He spotted the pirate ships, and skulls in the bolts at Riley Blake, and claimed the floor space just in front of them while I chatted about Sewing Summit with Jina [...]

19 09, 2011

Mug Rug Madness

By |September 19th, 2011|Inspiration, The Sewing Summit|2 Comments

Have you been following along with Erin and her holiday edition of Mug Rug Madness?  If not you should go check it out!  There's tons of inspiration, and tutorials so you can make your very own mug rugs.  And maybe a few extra for gifts! Along with all the inspiration and instruction, there's also prizes [...]

1 09, 2011

You Might be a Fabric Stash-er…

By |September 1st, 2011|Inspiration|37 Comments

If - 1 - You tend to stalk your favorite stores for new fabric groups. 2 - You always have fabric sitting in a shopping cart, (or two!). 3 - You purchase fabric, before making plans to use it. 4 - You squeal with delight over a stuffed mailer in your mailbox. Sound familiar?  My stash is [...]

25 08, 2011

Links for You & First Day of School!

By |August 25th, 2011|Inspiration, Interview, My kids, The Sewing Summit|4 Comments

We made it to the first day of school, and everyone was on time!  Yay!  It always feels like a big accomplishment the first few days of school.  To simplify the process, everyone was excited, so they popped out of bed and rushed downstairs to begin the day.  It's so hard (as mom) to realize [...]

9 08, 2011

New Additions!

By |August 9th, 2011|Inspiration|14 Comments

While I'm usually not a stasher - I've recently found a few deals that I could not pass up!  These are good basics, and a few favorites that I hadn't been able to pick up yet. What have you been shopping for lately? Amy [adrotate group="1"]

13 07, 2011

Pretty {little} Pouch Swap — Inspiration

By |July 13th, 2011|Inspiration|10 Comments

I recently caught the swapping bug again, and signed myself up for three, yes THREE, swaps!  It's a fun way to get to know people, and take on a small project for a friend.  If you haven't done a swap yet, join flickr and start posting photos there regularly, and find some fun groups to [...]

31 05, 2011

My Wonderland

By |May 31st, 2011|Inspiration, work in progress|14 Comments

I've had this little collection of Wonderland for a couple of years now. I've had an idea for a while now, but yesterday in the shower it all clicked, and now I KNOW exactly what I want to do. Be on the lookout for progress here in the next few weeks - I'm excited to [...]

18 04, 2011

Inspiration :: Texture

By |April 18th, 2011|Inspiration|10 Comments

I took a tons of pictures in Washington while we were visiting over Christmas.  Looking through them again, I came across a few that I thought I would share!  Check out this texture : I think I feel a mossy green quilt coming soon, just need to find a way to add texture like some [...]