Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Black Friday Sales for Quilters

Happy Wednesday!  We're getting ready for our Thanksgiving celebration tomorrow along with some Christmas decorating this weekend (yes, I'm one of those people who doesn't decorate until after Thanksgiving, although this year I did put a wreath on my front door just a few days ago).

 I guess I have just one more day to enjoy our Thanksgiving place mats and

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A Favorite Quilt...and a Profile

Happy Tuesday! Today I'm excited to share a few things I've been keeping "under wraps" since last spring! I was absolutely surprised and honored when the editor of American Patchwork & Quilting called to ask if her team could come to my home and take photos for a profile article on me and my quilting...

 "Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2015 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.”

of course I was delighted (and more than a little nervous), but it ended up being the most wonderful day and the most wonderful experience! So, the February 2016 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting will have the profile article about me as well as a quilt I designed for the issue. Subscribers are starting to receive their issue copies, and the magazine will be on newsstands December 1st.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Weekend Quilting: This and That

Happy Monday! I've been doing a little bit of cleaning and organizing in the sewing room as well as a little bit of sewing. I've been trying to finalize my Christmas gift-giving project list so I can get all of that sewing finished up by the end of the month.

First I made a new Stash & Dash bag; I made one of these earlier this

Friday, November 20, 2015

Sundance Dresden

Happy Friday! Today I have some fun Bright Sun eye candy to share with you! This is actually something I've known about since quilt market in Minneapolis last spring! Kimberly of Fat Quarter Shop designed and pieced a beautiful Dresden pillow using our fabrics...her design is a fun "double Dresden" variation which is pieced using the Creative Grids 18 degree Dresden Plate Ruler.

Kimberly's pillow is extra gorgeous in Bright Sun fabrics, and I was able

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Log Cabin Christmas Table Topper Tutorial

Happy Wednesday! I've started my Christmas gift sewing, and recently did a tutorial for a Christmas Log Cabin table topper that I've shared over at the Accuquilt blog.

 I used the Log Cabin die which cuts perfect 1 1/2" strips in the exact lengths needed for log cabin blocks. A 12" finished block can be made; however, smaller blocks can also be made simply by cutting only the smaller strips.