Inspiration Song & Lyrics
Flight Facilities, "Crave You"
Why can't you want me like the other boys do?
They stare at me while I stare at you
It's true I crave you
Uncomfortable in My Own Skin: Reclamation Project II
Empty belly ache
Ignore the yearning hunger
I started out this mini with a tape measure and a mirror. I took measurements of my body up and down my torso...
Inspiration Song & Lyrics
Sarah McLachlan’s “Possession”
trying to find an honest word to find
the truth enslaved
Uncomfortable in My Own Skin: Reclamation Project I
Viewed my feelings as weakness
Tried to be a man
I worked hard to boil my inspiration haiku down to the elements that really matter, but there is a striking omission: the pronoun. I believe that leaves the poem...
I am really excited to say that this baby quilt version of the Diamonds in the Deep pattern is currently on its way to my "sister" in anticipation of the arrival of my nephew in June. I used Kona solids for the front: Royal Blue, White, and Lime. I really like how the splash of lime in the center of the...
My mother and I collaborated to create a baby quilt for close friends. My mom pieced the quilt top and made an AWESOME quilt label. I did some quick piecing for the backing, quilted, and bound the quilt. Mom passed along the quilt to me when I was at QuiltCon, and I got the quilt done and shipped barely...
This week the Elephant Parade QAL hosted by Lorna @Sew Fresh Quilts gave instructions for the sashing, borders, and backing. But I couldn't stop there - once the quilt top and back were ready to go, I got it quilted up and finished! It was a super fun QAL, and I am thrilled with how the quilt came together.
As you can see,...
Out of the Woods was my final quilt in my "to be quilting upon return from QuiltCon" queue. I completed it a week ago and this time I took my husband with me into some green rolling hills for a photo shoot. He was a wonderful and patient quilt holder.
This large graphic quilt was really asking for a lot of...
I had an absolute blast quilting my Foothills Mystery Quilt, and I am so excited to share photos of the finished quilt with you today. Lots and lots of photos...
I went up to my local mountain park to photograph my Foothills Mystery quilt on Monday afternoon before the light snow from over the weekend had a chance to melt...
I was able to get back to sewing the Tuesday after I returned from QuiltCon, and I dove right into a stack of quilts I had ready to be quilted and finished. The first quilt I completed was the fitted crib sheet quilt.
I trimmed down each sheet to 40 inches wide by 50 inches long and added a simple...
When I saw Adrianne @On the Windy Side and Anne @play crafts announce the 2015 Pantone Quilt Challenge, I knew that I wanted to push myself and try the challenge. Today I am excited to share with you my completed entry, which I call "Love and Loss".
In addition to the bundle of fabrics I purchased from Hawthorne Threads specifically to use...
If you follow me on Instagram, then you probably saw my whirlwind make last Wednesday. Once again, I found myself in a sewing / quilting lull while I was waiting to work on some larger, long term projects. Since many of the large projects I have been working on recently have been for others, I wanted to challenge myself...
While the Tessellated Leaves Blog Hop was going on last week, I took the opportunity to get ahead on several projects which I am excited to show off this week! How about we jump right in with a finished quilt? It turns out that the Seeing Stars quilt that I started on January 22nd to fill in some time...
I am happy to introduce the Tessellated Leaves Pattern and Blog Hop today! The pattern contains detailed instructions for creating your choice of a two-color or four-color pieced quilt top in 5 different sizes: baby, lap, twin, full, or queen. It also has an explanation for how to adapt the pattern to create a color-wash effect, like in the queen sized Tessellated...
The Racetrack Quilt is finished! It feels like so much has happened since I posted about the flimsy finish last week. Warning: photo heavy post!
On Sunday afternoon, I finally got around to looking through my stash to see if anything I had on hand would coordinate well enough with the Racetrack Quilt Flimsy to work as the backing and binding....
Over the weekend I was able to finish the Groovy Scrap Quilt. I am really happy with how the layout came together. This quilt took 7 hours to complete and my time was broken down as follows:
Design (putting scraps on design wall): 1 hour
Piecing: 3.75 hours
Quilting: 1.5 hours
Binding: 0.75 hours
The backing is a poppy print that...
I have several scrap quilts that I have been working on using the scraps left over from Tessellated Leaves. The scrap quilt flimsy that I blogged about last Friday is finished, and I am excited to share my first finished quilt of 2015 today!
The quilt finished at 34-inches wide by 49-inches long after its first wash, making it a decent...