The Riley Blake Challenge was posted and I pretty quickly got a vision of somewhat improv-pieced triangles lined up on a grey background, with a piano-key strip up one side. After looking several times online for the fabrics I needed, and only finding it sold by the bolt, I put the shopping aside. Then, about… Continue reading Legend: A Quilt for My Little Rockstar
Just before midnight on March 31, I put the last few stitches into my latest finish Just on time, too! A friendship square mini quilt marks the 5th and final finish for the first quarter of the 2017 Finish-A-Long, which closes today! Click HERE to see my complete Finish-A-Long list. The funniest thing about this… Continue reading Friendship Square Finish!
We were so excited for Nicole and Ryan, my brother-in-law and sister-in-law to move into their new home, and I had planned to make a special gift of any sort of a quilty nature for them. When I interviewed Nicole about what they might need, she quickly settled on a couple of throw pillows with… Continue reading Mr. and Mrs. Pillows: A Quilted Applique Project
For last year’s Christmas swap at work, I decided to make a decorative reindeer silhouette cushion. I chose to go scrappy, to practice using the Scrappy Bits Applique Techniques in the book by Shannon Brinkley before taking on another more challenging project. I picked out a fabric that I had purchased at Len’s Mills a… Continue reading Prongs: A scrappy appliqué deer pillow
When one of my buddies at work shared with me that she was expecting, I immediately started seeing visions of a gangly-legged baby lamb quilt, made just for her. Why, you ask? Well, for one, she has a thing for Lambs. And for two, she married a Lamb. Since her baby was certain to be… Continue reading Tara Made a Little Lamb: Making a Scrappy Applique Baby Quilt
This year, the Modern Quilt Guild organized its first online mini-swap ever. The maiden voyage of the MQG swap, and I, a swap virgin, just had to try it out. It sounded so fun, and I began to get excited about having a sweet new mini to grace the walls of my sacred sewing… Continue reading My First Online Swap: Allie the Owl Flies to Alberta
When you walk into my house, the first thing you see is a beautiful quilt that I was given by my friend, Deb. She won it in a raffle, and offered it to me. I love it. It makes our home more homey. It meant so much to me that Deb thought of us when… Continue reading Lattice of Wishes: Deb’s Signature Quilt