Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Saturday, December 12, 2015
I'm excited to announce my guest appearance on the American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast, hosted by Pat Sloan.
The show run every Monday from 2pm to 3pm MST. I'm on this Monday, 12/ 14. Click the link below to listen live or return back to listen to a taping.
I have the great opportunity to discuss my upcoming book called Scrap Patchwork for Stash Book and my 2015 Quilts & More Sew Sampler.
Check it out!
Thursday, December 10, 2015
I have a quilt featured in the McCall's Quick Quilts February/March 2016 issue, called Sunset.
Most of my quilt designs are made first, then I find fabric to fit it, but for this one, I designed this quilt specifically for the fabric. I wanted to take a modern approach and thus why I choose to define each row for a specific color. I felt this defined the quilt boldly.
Other ideas to consider when choosing a fabric for this quilt... You could still use this design to place blocks at random or perhaps make two-color quilt. Even reverse the tone by making the triangles of the block light and the background dark. You could pull out your low-volume stash of fabric and scrap in the background. There's so many possibility to make this quilt unique to you.
If you so choose to make this quilt, then I would love to see it! Feel free to share/tag me on facebook and/or instagram.
Meanwhile, don't forget, I'm running the Block of the Week.
Thank you Sponsors!
Red, Orange, and Yellow Simply Colorful by V & Co. for Moda Fabrics
50wt Aurifil Thread
Warm & White batting by the Warm Company
Here is the link to the McCall's Facebook page introducing this new issue: https://www.facebook.com/McCallsQuilting/videos/10153690837587295/?l=8542735259074214393
Please use the following permalink to link to the issue: http://www.mccallsquilting.com/quickquilts/issues/February_March_2016
Your pattern feature permalink: http://www.mccallsquilting.com/quickquilts/articles/Sunset-Radiant-One-Block-Lap-Quilt-Pattern
Subscription issues began shipping December 8, 2015. By December 29, 2015, the issue will be available on newsstands, as well as in print or digital download format at QuiltandSewShop.com at the following link: http://www.quiltandsewshop.com/category/quick-quilts
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
I just love this time of year. Last year at this time, my home was filled with quilts and deadlines. My publisher had a deadline to have my manuscript and all my quilts for the book finished by the end of the year. My family carved out all the holiday parties and activities to help me finish my manuscript and quilts. While I continued to stitch my way to completion, even on Christmas Eve and Day, my husband made our meals and made sure we were ready for eve church service and kept me informed of the college football scores. I even had to give up my running and fitness to make my book a reality. While many families were gaining the holiday weight on yummy holiday foods, I was filling up cups of coffee and food items that didn't take more than 5 minutes to make. Welcome back to my college favorite: shin ramen.
This year, we are enjoying the season. One activity that is worth mentioning... This past Sunday, my daughter and I attended Frozen on Ice. This was her first experience of figure skating and she loved it. She was in awe of the performers and of course her favorite Elsa. All eyes were on Elsa. Although I was skeptical of going (is there such a thing as too much Disney princess?), her happiness made the time and money all worth it. We went with her best friend, a friend she has had since they were 3 months old. I'm guessing this will be a memory she'll remember.
Here's to gaining the holiday weight.