I've seen quilters announcing that their quilts were accepted to Curated Quilts over the past few months.  I didn't know what that meant, and I didn't pay much attention.  Then, while I was working at Gotham Quilts the shipment of magazines arrived, and I was smitten.  The magazine is very modern, with a clean, clear … Continue reading Stacked

April Color Challenge

Happy Easter for those that celebrate!  In my household we enjoy today as a family celebration, and an excuse to eat a lot of ham and chocolate, although not at the same time. The color for April is orange!  I always think that orange isn't one of my favorite colors, but I do use it … Continue reading April Color Challenge

February Color Challenge

This month I am dipping into my blue stash to play with my friends in the 2018 Monthly Color Challenge.  My blue stash is way better than my red stash. Check out my fellow bloggers this month and see what they are up to. Jen of Patterns by Jen Sherry of Powered By Quilting Jen of A … Continue reading February Color Challenge

Dryer Sheet Scrap Buster

Think out your scrap heap and grow some pretty flowers.

I first heard about using dryer sheets as a foundation for string quilts a long time ago.  It isn't an idea that everyone likes - putting those weird plastic sheets in their quilts.   I am not a purist by any stretch, and they smell great.  Also, I'm a bit of a nut about recycling.  I … Continue reading Dryer Sheet Scrap Buster

Veterans Day Stitching

Today is bright and blustery in New Jersey, and temperatures have been falling a surprising amount.  I need no further excuse to stay inside and sew all day.  Rather than selfish sewing today, I am piecing some blocks to honor our veterans.  They will be put together into a Quilt of Valor for my local … Continue reading Veterans Day Stitching

Busy, busy

I haven't been posting much, but I have been busy in my studio this week. I tested some patterns for Joanne at Unicorn Harts.  You can find her patterns on Craftsy. Her patterns are beautiful, and come together very nicely.   These ones are Leader of the Pack and Barmy Bear.  They should be available … Continue reading Busy, busy

The Once Upon a Time Swap

I recently participated in a swap hosted by Amista Baker, of Hilltop Custom Designs.  This was the first swap I have participated in since 2000.  (That was a signed block swap.  I still have a pile of blocks with signatures in a bin somewhere.) Amista is incredibly organized.  In the past I had seen her … Continue reading The Once Upon a Time Swap