The Big E – Contest Entry

Last year was my second time entering a quilt into a competition.  The first time was a loss, and it took me a while to get over it.  I'm fairly certain I entered it incorrectly and had my novice quilt judged against professional machine quilters.  Not that I'm bitter.  I did better at the Big … Continue reading The Big E – Contest Entry

Bursting with Blues Part 2

These blocks came together very quickly.  The technique is easy, but I don't think it leads to a lot of precision.  At least the way I did it. They need to be trimmed down to 9 1/2" rather than 10".  There are several spots where the pieces don't reach to the seam allowance.  That will … Continue reading Bursting with Blues Part 2

Snowflake Shimmer Fabric Cutting

My fabric is all cut out!  Isn't it pretty?  I decided to use the Michael Miller Cotton Couture line, and it has such a wonderful hand.  It is silky and soft, such a pleasure to work with. I can't wait to get to stitching these beauties together. Since I have no self control, I stitched … Continue reading Snowflake Shimmer Fabric Cutting

Denim Improv

Earlier this year I completed my Denim Mondrian quilt.  While I enjoyed the pattern very much, I was a little frustrated with the amount of prep work required, and also some incomplete information in the pattern.  I still have plenty of denim left, so I developed an idea for my own denim quilt.  I used … Continue reading Denim Improv

Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along

I have decided to join Yvonne Fuchs, aka Quilting Jetgirl on a quilting adventure.  You can see her original quilt here. I have been stewing over fabric selection for a week.  Obviously, I have plenty in my stash, but I just don't have enough of anything for one solid background.  If I'm buying one fabric, I … Continue reading Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along

2016 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop

For the past several weeks I have been participating in the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop. We were gathered together by Yvonne at, Cheryl at, and Stephanie over at to hone our blogging skills.  It is a great group of new bloggers, and I am learning a lot.  I've critiqued some blogs, and … Continue reading 2016 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop

Monetizing My Blog

When I was first deciding whether to start a blog, I had the idea that blogging would somehow be a way to generate income.  Maybe I could make enough to support my quilting, or even contribute to the household.  I had some nebulous idea that my website would get enough traffic that I could put … Continue reading Monetizing My Blog