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Thinking About Butterflies

I have been thinking about butterflies lately. The gorgeous jewel tones that I have from Island Batik are perfect for them. There are a lot of butterflies in my house. I have three little girls and butterflies kinda goes with their style. However, so many of the butterfly depictions that I see on stickers and…

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Purely Delicious from Island Batik

Look at these lovely fabrics that I got from Island Batik! They are inspiring all kind of mischief in my studio! Island Batik fabricsI thought they photographed quite well amongst the broccoli and Nasturtium in my vegetable garden. I am so looking forward to start sewing with these gems. It has been a long time…

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Chinese Coins in the Park

The not-so-serious Chinese coins quilt is finally done and it went on a little outing to the park with Maya and I on Sunday afternoon to enjoy the lovely Phoenix weather. As you can see from the picture, I used a big running stitch for the quilting and kept is simple and graphic. The thread…

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A Nod to Kaffe Fassett

  Sometimes there is pleasure in the simple and not so planned out quilt. Noting intricate and too thought through. Last week I was roaming around in my fabric stash and came across my Kaffe Fasset shot cotton solids that I have had for years.  I simply love the colors in these fabrics but the…

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The Not-So-Serious Chinese Coins

Sometimes a girl just need a simple project, kinda like when she needs a new lipstick or a big bar of chocolate. This week has been such a week. After having dedicated most of the fall to working on very SERIOUS projects for publication I just wanted to goof around and make something fast, fun…

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Online Bee with Lindsay Conner

Lindsay Conner was busy signing her new book when I found her at Quilt Market.  Modern Bee is just out by Stash Books and it is a sweet collection of simple and modern  quilts that were designed by Lindsay’s quilting group, the Mod Stitches Bee. What really perked my interest about Lindsay’s book was the…

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Urban Cool with Megan Frock

One of the coolest things about this years quilt market was visiting with the young and hip quilters, bloggers, and book authors there. I ended up chatting with a few of them and they were all gracious enough to answer questions about themselves and their journeys. Over the next few weeks I will be posting…

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Idea for Sailboat Quilt

Where do ideas come from? Last week I got the idea to make a boat quilt. It would be 12 blocks with different boats in a grid. I sat down and sketched. Then things got hectic before leaving for Quilt Market in Houston. I didn’t think any more about boats until the second night I…

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Kylie and Jaelyn’s Advent Calendar

It is almost that time of the year again….holiday season. For the last two years my two adorable step daughters Kylie and Jaelyn have had an advent calendar that I made for them. It has been a hit. Jaelyn, who was four years old last Christmas started asking in the beginning of November when the…

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Maya’s Hexagon Wall Quilt

Here is a quilt that I actually made a few years ago. It was my first play with English paper piecing. I used chalky small patterned colors, then hand quilted it. I loved it when I started it, and I loved it when I completed it. This is not always the case with me. Sometimes…

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