Are you the sort of person who keeps a running tally of all the things you make in a year? I have to admit that if you asked me that question even a few weeks ago, my answer would have been an unequivocal NO! But as is often the case, with the year winding down I couldn't help but begin to reflect on what I had accomplished during the year, and I began to see the motivational value in keeping track of the actual numbers. Don't get me wrong, I don't think for one minute a person's creativity ... Read More about Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!
It has just occurred to me that this is the first time I have shared the background story behind one of my quilts here on the blog! This is the whole reason I wanted to begin blogging in the first place - to tell the stories behind my quilts! So it is with a sense of delight that I share the story of my latest pattern - Cherry Tree Lane... For me, some days creating is more about the process and less about any specific plan. This particular design came about after I spent an afternoon ... Read More about Cherry Tree Lane Quilt – The Story Behind the Quilt
When I decided to begin blogging I wanted to create a place where I could write about quilt making and creativity in a way that shared pieces of my life and the stories behind my quilts. The idea was to establish a place where the content was both valuable and authentic. I am passionate about authenticity! Sharing my creative life in a way that is relatable and transparent is important to me. Sometimes a pretty picture alone gives us a false sense of reality, and by blogging I felt I had a way ... Read More about My Creative Journal – Winter/Spring 2016
Have you had a chance to purchase a copy of Kerri Horsley's new book Lovely Little Patchwork yet? I was fortunate to get my hands on a copy of the book prior to its official release date thanks to the kind people at Tuva Publishing and so I have had plenty of time to absorb and be inspired by Kerri's lovely little projects. When I was asked if I would like to sew something from the book and share it with all of you as part of this promotional blog tour I was quick to say yes! When I first ... Read More about Lovely Little Patchwork Blog Tour
Sweet Orchard is the aptly named debut fabric collection from Sedef Imer of Down Grapevine Lane for Riley Blake Designs, and today I get to share with you what I have been sewing this past week using fabric from the collection as part of the Blog Tour :). ... Read More about Sweet Orchard Blog Tour
I love precuts! Whoever came up with this idea is in my opinion a creative genius! ... Read More about Accurate Strip Sets With A Jelly Roll