Last October I shared my new Journeys quilt with you, along with the promise that the finished pattern would be ready sometime in 2022. The process to complete a quilt pattern can be slow and tedious . . . designing, writing, testing, sewing, editing, retesting, sewing some more, editing some more, photographing, proofing and editing.… Continue reading Journeys quilt pattern is ready!
The days and weeks following Christmas can leave many people feeling blue. I suppose it’s the natural let-down after all of the anticipation leading up to the holiday. But it’s also a result of the contemplation we often practice during the season . . . reflecting on our blessing and our losses can leave our… Continue reading Sewing in season, sewing down my stash!
Hello quilting friends! I haven’t blogged for nearly a month, and although our conversations are always one-sided (with poor you listening to chatty me), I felt lonesome for my connection with you. I haven’t done much sewing lately, but I did finish binding a project that I began at fall quilt retreat. I also tossed… Continue reading Christmas quilts around the house
Recently I introduced two new holiday mini patterns: Juniper & Jolly. These 18 1/2” cuties can be made into festive pillows or wall hangings. I’m excited to display my finished pillows this Christmas season, but I was curious to see how they might look with a denim background. So, I spent a few happy hours… Continue reading Juniper & Jolly on chambray
We had our first snow of the season today, which was all the signal I needed to bring out two winter quilts for use in our family room. I won’t start my official Christmas decorating until after Thanksgiving, but there’s nothing wrong with embracing the season in the meantime! The quilt you see in the… Continue reading First snow: Bring out the winter quilts!