October in Minnesota is beautiful. For most of the month, the lawns are still green but the trees put on a brilliant show of golden oranges, fiery reds, deep rusts and regal plums. While it’s true that our temperatures begin to drop in October, the weather is typically mild. It’s the season of scarves and… Continue reading Autumn pillow featuring Calico Crow by Lauren Nash for Riley Blake Designs
As a pattern designer, it is always a thrill to see my patterns sewn up by other quilters. It’s exciting to see one of my creations come to life with a different color palette, fabric style or theme. It’s also quite a thrill when quilt shop owners kit my patterns and offer a custom option… Continue reading My Timeless Day: custom kits for Diamond Trail and Summer Breeze!
One of my goals for 2018 is to become more focused in my quilting life. I have a tendency to get carried away with numerous project ideas bouncing recklessly in my brain, each competing for the top spot on my mental to-do list. Sometimes, I admit, it makes me feel scattered! I know I’m not… Continue reading Finding my focus with the Scrappy Project Planner
In July of 2016, Allison Cotton made her quilting dreams come true by opening an online quilt store, My Timeless Day. Now, just 16 months later, Allison is expanding that dream by opening a new brick and mortar storefront as well! This weekend is the Grand Opening, and Allison was kind enough to share some… Continue reading My Timeless Day grand opening: New storefront
Last February I began a Window Garden quilt for myself, using some much loved (and hoarded) Tilda fabric. Because this wasn’t a gift and I had no particular deadline, I worked on this top in between other projects, here and there, as time allowed. Now my top is done and headed off to the quilter!… Continue reading Window Garden in Tilda: A project update