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Discover

Discover

Image courtesy of Faber-Castell Design A few years ago I noticed some of my favorite quilting blogs were choosing a word for the year. I like that idea. It is not a resolution, but an intent. A focus. A promise. My word for 2016 is “discover.” We are never really complete or finished. There is […]

Hello Darling – A Frivols Quilt

Hello Darling – A Frivols Quilt

What are Frivols? They’re a series of collectible tins from Moda. Each tin measures 4.5” x 7.5” and includes 42 7” squares, a new Moda quilt pattern, a new block pattern and a Frivol surprise. This is Frivol #1 and features the Hello Darling collection by Bonnie and Camille. I love their fabrics, and this […]

Improv Therapy

Improv Therapy

2015 is gradually coming to a close. It has, perhaps, been the most difficult year of my life. Earlier this year I lost my sister, Paula, and her death rocked my world. Everything changed. The world looked completely different to me. Grief has many faces – anger, profound sadness, loneliness, confusion. It is complicated. It […]

Bee Blocks

Bee Blocks

I thought it was about time I updated you on my progress in the Bee Groups. I am a member of two bees: Thread Divas (a group of friends from Threadbias) and the charity bee Do Good Stitches – Cheer Circle. So let’s start with the Thread Divas… February: Carol requested a Susannah block (tutorial […]

The Sweet Life in PB&J

The Sweet Life in PB&J

  *Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view I finished the top for this quilt nearly 2 years ago when I was sewing along from the Simply Retro book by Camille Roskelley (awesome book by the way). And then it sat waiting for me to quilt it. At 92″ x […]

Little Quilts Round-Up: May and June

Little Quilts Round-Up: May and June

We are hosting a sew along over on Threadbias in 2015! Members of the group will be sewing from the Little Quilts book by Sarah Fielke and Amy Lobsinger. Feel free to join us any time – if you are not a member of Threadbias yet, go ahead and sign up (it’s free!) and then […]

An Improv Mini Quilt for a Friend

An Improv Mini Quilt for a Friend

*Click on any image in this post to enjoy a larger view Recently I attended a small quilt retreat. We were tasked with making a mini quilt for one of the people attending…and my person also happened to be a good friend -Conni! We affectionately call Conni the “canary” because she breaks into song with […]

A Zippered Pouch for my Handwork

A Zippered Pouch for my Handwork

*Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view Sometimes you just feel inspired by what another quilty friend does…and that was the case for this project. After looking at Mary’s awesome zippered pouches, I clicked over to the Missouri Quilt Company’s wonderful tutorial. You can make these pouches any size and […]

A Mini Adventure

A Mini Adventure

*Click on any image in this post to enjoy a larger view I am a co-host for a mini quilt sew-a-long in 2015 over on Threadbias. We are making quilts from the Little Quilts book by Sarah Fielke and Amy Lobsiger (you might have noticed that I am posting round ups for each month…and they […]

Little Quilts SAL Round-Up: February,...

Little Quilts SAL Round-Up: February, March and April

We are hosting a sew along over on Threadbias in 2015! Members of the group will be sewing from the Little Quilts book by Sarah Fielke and Amy Lobsinger. Feel free to join us any time – if you are not a member of Threadbias yet, go ahead and sign up (it’s free!) and then […]

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