A Happy Accident

A week or so ago,  I mentioned that I was attending a Cheryl Arkison workshop called “Make Words, Not War”.  As you may recall, I was looking for an extraordinary word to create something (i.e.  a wall-hanging or a pillow) to showcase in my quilting studio.  I wanted it to be motivating and beautiful; I wanted…

Make Words Not War

I often wonder how many bloggers engaging with people in the quilt-i-verse (or any other universe for that matter) reflect on their choice of  words used when telling their stories.  I know I do.  In fact I’ve talked about this in a small degree in an older post entitled The Name Game.  Check it out, should…

My Wild and Wonderful Week

Did you ever just want to simply pick up two pieces of fabric and sew them together….no fuss, no muss, no special tools needed?  Well that’s exactly how I felt today.  FYI we just got back from a whirl wind trip to Alberta and BC to visit our kids and grandkids. This is how our…

Tilt-a-Whirl – Its a Crazy Ride

I woke up this morning and realized  I’ve never posted about this huge milestone in my life.  Its really a dream come true. Did you know I had a quilt pattern published in September, 2018.  Holy O My Goodness Gracie.  Her name is Tilt-a-Whirl.  You can find her in Issue 24 of Make Modern Magazine….

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

This is my little star quilt.  It was born following a wonky star block swap back in early 2018. Swappers built star blocks like the beauty below in January and mailed them out in February.  Then we waited with bated breath (what is bated breath and it is related in some way to fish bait?…