15 11, 2013

Real Moments & News

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:07+00:00 November 15th, 2013|Baby Lock, Quilt Retreat, Quilt Show, work in progress|2 Comments

Hi friends! Since wrapping up Blogger's Quilt Festival, I've been sewing non-stop. I have a book due in January, and with the holidays nearly here, I'm rushing to finish as much as I can now! Like, all of the piecing. The way I tend to work, takes over the kitchen table, and I would love to [...]

16 09, 2013

Giveaway Winner!

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:09+00:00 September 16th, 2013|Baby Lock, give away, Long Arm Quilting, work in progress|5 Comments

Thanks to everyone that participated in the giveaway last week!  I love reading about your favorite colors - it sends me to my color card to check out all the different shades! Linda is the winner - I have an email out to you Linda, please reply to claim your prize :) I've been working [...]

29 07, 2013


By | 2013-07-28T21:11:49+00:00 July 29th, 2013|work in progress|10 Comments

Sometimes slowing down and doing handwork can be so rewarding! Not only does it go everywhere I go, but it helps me to slow down and take time to think about the stitches, but also LIFE in general. I feel like summer is getting away from me and hope that I can enjoy the last [...]

18 06, 2013

Dancing Stars Quilt Top!

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:12+00:00 June 18th, 2013|quilt-along, work in progress|10 Comments

Last week I finished all my Dancing Stars blocks and was so excited to put them together into a top. It took me a couple nights of intense sewing (the best kind, right?) and multiple episodes of Parenthood on Netflix - I have a quilt top! 98 blocks 6" each, set on point; the top [...]

8 05, 2013

Quilted Scrappy Solution

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:14+00:00 May 8th, 2013|Long Arm Quilting, My kids, work in progress|3 Comments

When I originally pieced this quilt top, I called it my Scrappy Solution...four years later it's quilted! This pattern actually made it's way into Modern Basics, as Twisted Bars,  if you are interested in making your own.  I had thought I would add a binding then show it off, but it won't be happening this [...]

4 05, 2013

Weekend Happenings!

By | 2018-02-04T16:01:21+00:00 May 4th, 2013|Baby Lock, Long Arm Quilting, work in progress|3 Comments

Hi friends - I've been having fun quilting, and wanted to share a few pictures with you, and a great sale happening online this weekend! My days are choppy with Owen in Kindergarten, so I worked on this for two afternoons, while he had fun playing with Lego.  I had to look back through my [...]

1 04, 2013

My Dancing Stars Progress

By | 2018-02-04T16:01:00+00:00 April 1st, 2013|quilt-along, work in progress|6 Comments

Melody and I were busy all last week piecing 30 Dancing Stars blocks - I'm working toward the throw size, which includes 99 blocks total. Each block has a different print in the star, I love the variety! I thought I would share a few tips for chain piecing these blocks. First, I pieced the [...]