Sunday, September 1, 2013

Another Sneak Peak -- Hexie Precuts

A little sneak peak into my latest magazine project.  Not telling which magazine or when it's out but shown are the prototype using moda hexagon precuts and my preference made from Moda Grunge fabrics.  I had to cut my own hexies but that was much faster and easier than I expected and the resulting look is more to my taste.  Sewing hexies is a little tedious but not difficult at all.  The options are limitless!!

Thursday, August 22, 2013


To quilt, to bind, to list, to write patterns for...magazine deadlines, market deadlines, Tshirt quilts, and custom work...a day in the life of me.  And you know what?   It's awesome!!!  At home doing what I love.  Never bored that's for sure.  And today is "Not Back-To-School" day for unschoolers:)  Life is good!!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Working on some mini-quilts for a magazine coming out this fall.  Never a dull moment!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Clearance Sale in Etsy Shop

I have put 142 items on sale in my Etsy shop.  All high quality fabrics (and a few quilts) priced to be gone:)  Check it out at  Extra discounts available with a purchase of 10 yards or more.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

New Frond Designs in Process

Working on some designs for some of the new Frond lines.  For those that do not know, Frond is Stephanie Brandenburg's new fabric company.  It has been up and running a year now and doing great:)  Thought I'd share my designing disaster areas with you ... show the process as it works its way to a new pattern.  Every few days I'll post a couple more pics.  So far there is a wall hanging and a rework of the Subway Tiles pattern.  And just a smidgen of an idea for a colorwash focused quilt.  As you can see I'm not too into being tidy as I go:)

Monday, July 29, 2013

My most recent T-shirt quilt made with Marcia Derse favorite so far:)  Lighting isn't so hot as I neglected to take pics before I delivered it.  Might have to steal it back for a photo shoot.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


There is a new marketplace for handmade items.  It is based out of Des Moines and it shows promise of being great.  A friend of mine who worked for Meredith for 18+ years is on their staff so I get to hear bits and pieces of their plans.  Check it out!  It isn't nearly as big as Etsy but just wait...they are working hard to recruit quality artisans and to create a wonderful option for us to market our treasures.  Here is the link to my shop...barely opened and nothing yet that has not been seen on Etsy, but there will be over the next month (and no, I have not gotten to changing to my Etsy sale prices yet).  I will soon be adding a fabric shop there also.  I'm excited to see where this will go:)