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!
This past week we experienced unseasonably warm weather. November high temps in the 70s are rare in Minnesota. The snow we received in October disappeared quickly, and we were able to get outside to finish our autumn yard chores and enjoy the sunshine. But mother nature can’t fool me. I know that bitter cold and… Continue reading Free block pattern: Snazzy Snowflake
My second Lakeside Star quilt is finished and ready to be gifted to a lovely bride and groom-to-be, our beautiful niece and her handsome fiancé! I hope this quilt will add the warm reminder of family love and support to their home. We live several states apart and don’t get to see them often. It’s… Continue reading Another Lakeside Star quilt!
In February I introduced you to my new fat quarter pattern, Lakeside Star. This bold, dynamic quilt makes a statement with thoughtful color and print placement. My original quilt showcased a blue, butterscotch and taupe color combination. I recently completed another Lakeside Star top featuring crimson, brown and taupe prints. I’m doing my final pressing and then she’ll… Continue reading Lakeside Star: a crimson version