Thread Storage

My embroidery thread is organized by color on these racks from JoAnn Fabrics. They are mounted on the wall next to my sewing machine. This works really well for thread that I need to grab quickly, but wasn’t convenient for for back-up colors of embroidery thread or cotton for piecing.  Oddly and out of the…

Sugar Skull

I made this mini quilt for a pink swap on Instagram but loved it so much I made one for myself. It is a sugar skull from Tula Pink’s book, Quilt with Tula and Angela. The quilt measure 29″ x 31″.  I custom quilted it with stippling for the skull, loops for the border, a…

Strawberry Mini

Just a quicknpistctonshare this strawberry mini quilt that I made for the Think Outside the Box instagram swap. The requirement was that your quilt not be square or rectangle. My partner loves fruit blocks and Fig Tree Quilts fabric. This looked like a perfect combo – a Fog Tree Strawberry.  The quilting is a swirly,…

Batik Colorwash Quilt Kit

It has been busy at work and busy at home, and when the days are short and the list of things to do is long, the blog suffers. But, I have a quilt to share that I finished last week but am just now posting.  I finished my pattern for the Batik Colorwash Quilt kit.…

Pussyhats for Everyone

I don’t want to make this a political post, so let’s just say that my friend Patty and I, and our daughters Maddie and Maia, are attending the women’s march in NYC this weekend. We want to make sure our voices are heard when it comes to equal rights and how we expect our leaders…

Obsessed with Swaps

Lately I have been doing a lot of swaps. There are a few reason. First, they are a great way to try new patterns, fabrics and methods with a minimal commitment. Second, sometimes I don’t have the brain space for a big project. I was off today but spent most of the day multitasking and…