Saturday, January 11, 2014

My Quilt on Moda Bake Shop!!

I didn't even know that this one had been posted! Thanks for the heads up, Linda!

I have a bit of a crush on BasicGrey fabrics and was about to make this quilt from the Little Black Dress line. Then I found out that they were coming out with Little Black Dress 2! I asked the wonderful folks at Moda Bake Shop if they were interested, and they said yes!

I call this Midnight Stars.

It's really easy. Half square triangles and squares. That's it! It uses 2 layer cakes plus some yardage. Big blocks make it go fast. It finishes at 72"x 72".

Head on over to Moda Bake Shop for the tutorial. And please leave a comment (you know, so I can feel popular!) Thanks friends!
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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Fun Fact #1

In an effort to be "more real", here's a little fun fact about me. I'm very good at all three of these:

But especially sleeping. If sleeping were my job, I'd be getting paid six figures. High six figures.  And napping. Fuhgeddaboudit. I can nap at the drop of a hat. I can nap anywhere. (Legend has it I took a little nap during a Springsteen concert once. I deny that fact.)
I'm good at sleeping.
I know. It's a gift.
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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Quilting 2013


I was talking to my son the other day. He's 21, and lives a great deal of his life through social media. We were talking about how with Instagram, blogs, Twitter, Facebook and everything else you really only get to see everyone's best. And it can leave you feeling a little deflated.  I've been reading a lot of blog posts, seeing everyone's wrap up of the year. There has been an impressive amount of quilts made out there and I've totally enjoyed the eye candy. However it has me feeling, I don't know, unproductive. Less than. Which is totally crazy. Because I've had a great year quilting.

I did a few pillows:

And a few things with vintage sheets:

A few things for fun:

A few things for charity:

Plus, I had the great fortune to be included in this book:

For which I made this quilt:

And got to hang out with these two at quilt market:

And I had my first Moda Bake Shop feature:

So, overall, it's been a pretty awesome year. 

But still.

Going forward, I don't just want this blog to just be "Hey, here's a quilt I made" (although, I totally get that this is exactly the kind of post I'm making. Old habits, my friend.)

I want my blog to be a little more real. A little more messy. A little more honest.

More tutorials. More mess ups. And maybe even some stuff that has nothing to do with quilting. 


So, I'll be making some changes. 

Nothing major. Or, maybe major. 

We'll see.

I do know that I'm really looking forward to this year. Thanks for reading!

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