Modern Quilts, Home Decor, and Handcrafted Clothing

Lighthouse Quilt Top Ready!

A little update ~ I have indeed been busy sewing this week! Well, my mornings anyway. I’ve finished the paper piecing, trimming, quilt blocks and top assembly. All that’s left is quilting and binding, which hopefully I will get done today.

Can’t wait to show you the quilt and get ready for the quilt along!

August 29, 2013   74 Comments

A Weekend of Sewing Progress

I spent a lot of time at the sewing machine this weekend, working on my Marcia Derse fabric blocks. I’ve decided to call this my Lighthouse quilt, since the design reminds me of the light coming out of one.

I am on a deadline to finish this quilt by Friday so I’ll have my nose to the machine this week. In fact, I’ve even moved my machine to the kitchen table so you know I mean business!

I still am planning to start a quilt along for this pattern. Most likely late September/early October. Keep an eye out!

I also was able to spend time Saturday with a handful of lovely quilters from the DeKalb County Quilters’ Guild. I taught Improvisational Log Cabins, which is a really fun introduction to improv.

It’s always great to see quilters “let go”, be wonky, and create as they go. Thank you for having me DCQG!

August 26, 2013   7 Comments

A Weekend in Wisconsin

I just returned from such a fun weekend, sewing with friends, in Madison. Wisconsin has been a bit of an unexpected surprise for me. I live in Illinois, grew up in Ohio, have lived in Indiana. I’m used to seeing farms and cornfields. But something about the farms in Wisconsin, with the rolling hills…I really think it is so beautiful.

Plus, I love cheese. And there’s no shortage in Wisconsin!

So Friday night I drove up to this wonderful little log cabin for a weekend of sewing with Holly, Jeni, Deedee, Jacey and Anna. It is so nice to spend a weekend sewing and laughing with friends.

I’m really lucky to have a supportive husband who encourages me to take time away like this to relax.

Although we spent a lot of time in our little chalet sewing, we also spent Saturday afternoon checking out Madison. We got to see Jeni’s apartment (basically where all her amazing design happens!)

And we shopped (a lot) at The Sewcial Lounge!

Besides talking and eating all the delicious food Deedee made us, I spent the entire weekend working on a stack of 140 little blocks.

These are the fabrics I just received from Modern Yardage plus some extras from my fabric stash.

I highly recommend organizing a sewing weekend with friends. I’m so grateful for these wonderful people near me!

Also, just a quick note that today is the last day of my big pattern sale. If you were thinking about getting one, this is your last chance for the 50% off discount. Thanks everyone!

July 2, 2013   18 Comments

Prism Quilt Along with 13 Spools

 

Hello everyone! Popping in today to share some exciting news. Amy of 13 Spools has announced she is hosting a quilt along with my Prism pattern! Woo hoo!

Prism

I’m really excited and honored and I hope you will join along with her. Be sure to stop over at her blog quilt along details, the schedule, and even prizes. You can find the pattern in my shop, available for instant download. Happy sewing everyone!

June 10, 2013   8 Comments