Quilting brings out the squirrel in me. I see a shiny nut and think, “Oh, that’s pretty! I need that.” Moments later, I see another nut and think, “Oh wait, that’s pretty too!” Scrappy quilts set my heart on fire, but so do two-color quilts. When it comes to color, I love soft pastels, but… Continue reading Pumpkin Run featuring Essex Yarn Dyed Linen
I'm embarrassed to admit this, but here goes . . . it’s been one full year since I finished my Bloom-Topia quilt top. For some crazy reason, I sort of “forgot” to send it off to be quilted. Last July, I tucked Bloom-Topia in a drawer and thought, “As soon as I get a free… Continue reading Bloom-Topia: quilted, bound and beautiful!
For the past few years, I’ve wanted to make an American flag quilt using the Stars and Stripes pattern by Thimble Blossoms. Each year in late spring, tempting photos begin popping up on Instagram, with quilters all over the country sharing their version of the Stars and Stripes quilt. This year, I gave into temptation.… Continue reading Stars and Stripes: and American flag quilt
Last spring, I made a college graduation quilt for Haley’s boyfriend. When I showed it to my husband, he asked, “Is that for me?” He knew darn well that it was for Cameron, but I felt a twinge of guilt. I realized I hadn’t made a quilt just for Brad in several years. When I… Continue reading Finally . . . a flannel quilt for Brad
The last time I wrote about my return to cross stitching, the snow was flying and it was ice fishing season in Minnesota. Friends, my progress has been very slow . . . pretty darn cute, but very slow. Here’s my start on the Jack Frost’s Tree Farm sampler, which I ordered from Fat Quarter… Continue reading Cross stitch update: A winter sampler