Today is National Quilting Day here in the United States. I had a bit of a late start because my little quilt helper wanted to snuggle with mama in bed and watch Elmo. I really can't say no to his face. Can you blame me? In that photo, you can see a little sneak peek … Continue reading Happy National Quilting Day!
Time has gotten away from me (I have a toddler, so I never really have a firm grasp on my time), but February has been a good, busy month. I started off with a finish and I have a second finish to share! This quilt is called "O Christmas Tree" and I started it about … Continue reading February Recap
I keep seeing so many people posting that "January was a long year but it's finally over" and how January last about 84 days, and I guess I was one of those people last year, but this year it seems to have just flown. We spent a long weekend in Tennessee visiting my sister, and … Continue reading February Already!
I know I'm in good company when I mention I have an overabundance of unfinished objects (UFOs) or works in progress (WIPs). I tend to start each year with really lofty goals of finishing them all and organizing my entire sewing room, along with losing weight, running marathons, and solving all the world's problems. Amazingly … Continue reading First Finish
I've been trying for a week to write a recap of 2018. There were a lot of wonderful things that happened: I had 3 designs published by the Moda Bake Shop. I started my own design company (check out my online shop here) I got my very own longarm quilting machine. I talked to Pat … Continue reading 2018 review, and looking ahead
My little family and I are traveling this Christmas to visit out of state family. I've brought some hand sewing with me (binding one quilt and hand quilting another never-ending quilt) and I'm enjoying finding snippets of time here and there in order to sew. I'll be a little quiet here and probably on social … Continue reading Happy Holidays
As someone who's always suffered a bit of insecurity, I'm always floor by positive feedback. I was very nervous before the podcast, but the reaction has been worth it. I was still floating on air from the podcast, when my Grammy's Staircase block was released on Wednesday for the Moda Bake Shop 2018 Countdown to … Continue reading The Best Kind of Wonderful
First, I have to say a huge thank you to Pat Sloan for inviting me to be on her podcast. (Have I mentioned that I was on a podcast? Click the link, give it a listen, and let me know what you think!) It was an absolute dream come true for me. Quilting has been … Continue reading My Chat with Pat
Aaaaaaah! That's me! That's tomorrow! That's the official promotional photo of me for tomorrow's podcast! I can only hope that I can speak in coherent sentences tomorrow. This is all so amazing and crazy to me. One year ago, I never would've believed I would be in this place - a Moda Bake Shop chef, … Continue reading American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast
It's no secret that once I get an idea for a quilt, I usually need to see it made right away. It should come as no surprise then, that I tend to jump the gun with some projects. Each of the quilts I've submitted to Moda Bake Shop, I've had that “need-to-make-this-now” itch. So I … Continue reading A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Bake Shop