Trying Something New with Island Batik

The March challenge for Island Batik Ambassadors is to try a new technique.  I went all in and decided to make myself an article of clothing with my rayon fabric.  I originally received a length of red rayon, but I traded with Sally Manke for this gorgeous lavender, as red isn't really my color. I'm … Continue reading Trying Something New with Island Batik

Sugar and Spice

One of my repeat clients likes to give me pieces that are a little different.  The first one I quilted before she had added the appliqué pieces.  Unusual, but easy enough. This piece is even better.  It is a memory quilt made from baby girl clothing.  So much of it is ruffly, on purpose, and … Continue reading Sugar and Spice

The FabGrab Board Giveaway

Sorry I haven't been around for a bit.  This is what happens when I get a chest cold and refuse to go to the doctor.  I get bronchitis, and I'm useless for a week or so.  I'm on my way back now, though, and to celebrate, I'm giving away a FabGrab Board. Have you heard … Continue reading The FabGrab Board Giveaway

Commissioning Artwork

I can't believe I am writing this.  I've commissioned an art piece from a fellow textile artist.  I've followed Sue Spence on Instagram for a long time.  Last year she made the most amazing tree.   I have a bit of a tree fixation.  I buy tree artwork and real trees, I plant trees, and I … Continue reading Commissioning Artwork

March Color Challenge – Yellow

Welcome back to the 2018 Monthly Color Challenge!  Today is the day we show off our creations for the March.  I hope my fellow bloggers will forgive me for being a little bit late.  Time management is hard! When looking at my original circle sketches, I decided this month will be perfect for playing with … Continue reading March Color Challenge – Yellow

Mini Love with Island Batik

The final February challenge for Island Batik Ambassadors is to make a mini quilt.  I had grand plans for an EPP masterpiece, but vacation was a little more snorkeling and fishing and a little less stitching on the beach than I had planned.  So, here is something completely different.  Don't worry, the EPP is still … Continue reading Mini Love with Island Batik

Easy Monogrammed Pillow

Jeremy's Grandpop celebrated his 90th birthday this week.  We struggle at all holidays for gifts for Grandpop.  A man who has lived 90 years already has everything he wants, and in most cases, he has several of them.  Lucky for us, I'm an "artist".  I can make stuff, and he likes it, even if it … Continue reading Easy Monogrammed Pillow