Finished!

Sewing break return: Chai Latte Quilt

I’ve been gone for a bit, not sewing. I think the Holiday craziness just took it all out of me. That and a very busy time at work have distracted me from sewing, which is not good since I love it so much and it revives me. So, a finish this week – I decided […] Read more…

Colorful squares and modern twist quilting.

another color block quilt

My Ellsworth Kelly moment seems to be continuing. I wrapped up this quilt over the weekend as well. It’s a riff on Denyse Schmidt’s “Big Charming” as well. Not a hard quilt to make and definitely one that requires quilting to really come to life. I wasn’t quite sure I liked it at first, but it’s […] Read more…

Greek Cross or Plus: a satisfying pattern

Liberty of London and Chambray

A friend returned from London with a packet of Liberty prints for patchwork; pretty blues and gentle greens. I’ll admit to hoarding a small collection of Robert Kaufman chambrays which I bought to make this quilt originally. I’ve had my denim chambray for years, but I think it’s this one which you can order from Hawthorne […] Read more…

a detail of quilting and color

Finishing up: Ellsworth Kelly quilt

I would assume most modern quilters love the art of Ellsworth Kelly. This painting  –  part of the Spectrum Colors arranged by Chance works – caught my eye as the perfect quilt. Easy right? Not so much. I’m planning on several of these quilts, so this is EK1. Color combination, spacing and perfectly matched seams […] Read more…

a fall quilt, colorful and graphic

WIP Wednesday: Backing

I’m bound and determined to get a backing fabric sorted for this quilt top which I love (so much I’m making another one). I’m having a hard time determining what to do with the back; solid fabric or combo. The reality is, I don’t have enough of any one solid to just do a single […] Read more…

ready to quilt!

quilts for quilting

Summer activities have included making jelly, jam, baking various treats and trying to wrap up some quilts. I managed to get 5 ready for quilting this weekend. whew.  A lovely Liberty of London “plus” quilt; a cheerful “cheerio” quilt; a rif on Denyse Schmidt’s “Big Charming” and another rif on Cherry House’s “City Rain”, and […] Read more…

Liberty prints with Robert Kaufman chambray.

Summer quilt projects, update.

I’m busy working on new quilt tops to quilt when the weather gets a smidge cooler. It’s part of my sew for the holidays strategy to build inventory now rather than have a crisis later. My friend Aidan brought back a little bundle of Liberty patchwork pieces from a trip to London (you can order yardage from […] Read more…

Cute prints with a city vibe (birds!) - Velocity from P&B

Modern Buzz Saw: the Amy Smart project.

I’m on a new mission: use fabric that I have in the closet that I’ve bought because I loved it. I must have loved it for some reason – presumably because I envisioned some quilt or project. This line caught my eye when it first came out: Velocity by Jessica Hogarth from P&B textiles. It’s […] Read more…

Ferg loves the quilt.

Dreamin’ Vintage Cheerio Quilt – dog seal of approval

It’s official. The Dreamin’ Vintage Cheerio quilt is dog pleasing. Rest assured that it will be washed before finding its new (non-pet allergy) home, but in the meantime, the appeal of this sweet fabric line is verified! Next up: quilting it. It is small, so quilting should be a breeze. A project for the weekend. […] Read more…

big zig zag in Aviary.

My favorite quilt.

I have a lot of favorites that I’ve made over the years, and choosing one is like choosing your favorite child!  I tend to love simple graphic quilts with lots of white space. When did I make this quilt & what pattern & fabrics? Today as I scan my years of quilt making, I am […] Read more…

1 2 3 5