Another day, another quilt

Another day, another quilt

I recently did a mini clean up in the studio and at the end I had six quilt tops (with their backs!) waiting for quilting. There are also two quilts that just need to have the blocks sewn together. Honestly, I have no business starting another quilt top until some of the unfinished become finished. But a quick look at the calendar tells me that time is flying fast and there is one quilt on my to-make list that has a firm deadline.

Two months from today, Fatty and I will move Jane into her college dorm room.

Let that sink in.

Of course, I am cutting into that pile of fabric. She gave me a color scheme and I pulled the prints. I showed her some ideas and we came up with a loose plan that I will execute improvisationally. I am going to savor every cut and every stitch of this one. I know that keeping my hands busy helps me when I am anxious and excited and heals my heart when I am sad. I need to make this just as much for me as I do for her. I plan on pouring all of my love into this quilt so she can take a small piece of me with her when she goes.

Wish me luck.

Summer Sewing

Summer Sewing

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Rinse and Repeat Quilt Pattern Now Available!

Rinse and Repeat Quilt Pattern Now Available!

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Rinsing and repeating

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Rinse and Repeat Quilt

Rinse and Repeat Quilt

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Even Steven Quilt Top

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Derby Day Medallion Quilt

Derby Day Medallion Quilt

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I’m a guest on the Crafty Planner Podcast

  Popping in to let you know that I am this week's guest on the Crafty Planner Podcast. I was lucky to meet Sandi in real life at QuiltCon and was thrilled when she asked me to come on the podcast. We talk about Make Your Own Medallion and the...

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Make Your Own Medallion: Centerpiece

Make Your Own Medallion: Centerpiece

Hey there! For those of you going to QuiltCon, I will have a book signing for Make Your Own Medallion at the Lucky Spool booth TOMORROW (Thursday, February 22nd) at 1:30 pm. Come by and say hello! I will be walking the floor on Thursday and Friday with Fatty (yes,...

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Make Your Own Medallion: Studio Window

Make Your Own Medallion: Studio Window

As I was thinking about what order to showcase the quilts from my new book, Make Your Own Medallion, it seemed fitting to start at the beginning. Studio Window started as a 12'' block that I drew with a pencil and ruler on a piece of copy paper. After I had finished...

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