Saturday, October 28, 2017


1,167 days since the last time that I posted on this blog.

My life has changed since then.  When I stopped posting on here I started working more full-time at a local quilt shop.  Believe it or not, there is a limit to the amount of creativity a person can have surrounded by beautiful fabric.  So I stopped posting on here when there was less motivation to be creative away from work.  We'll call it a vacation from crafting and leave it there.

About a year ago I accepted a job that's not very creative and stayed at the quilt shop one day a week.  That matters.  Enjoying small creative moments is more stimulating than 40 hours a week, and that's ok.  A friend recently asked me if I was still writing on here and I told her 'Nah, I gave that up when I started working at ...'.  She encouraged me to start posting on this blog again.  Thankfully I've had things to post about.

I've updated my Quilts and Small Crafts section with pictures of some of the things I've finished and photographed since 2014.  I can safely say that since I last posted, I do believe I've grown as a quilter.  I now know how to make Hexie's and have completed at least 3 projects, with one UFO waiting for quilting.  Thankfully there are 59 days until Christmas, so let's hope the creative motivation holds out until then.  I promise not to go another 1,167 days until my next post.  Who knows, maybe I'll post about something besides fabric! 😆

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Low Volume & High Volume

So it's been a while since I've posted on here, not many excuses for it.  There've been a few life changes in the last 5 months, but I'll get into that in later posts.  You've noticed the title for this post is Low Volume & High Volume, so I'm sure you're wondering what that's all about?  Last February at quilt retreat I finished a quilt top in Low Volume fabrics.  I put it off to the side for months to work on other projects and then finally decided how I wanted to finish the quilt.  For those of you who don't know, Low Volume quilts are prints that, basically, don't stand out.  Typically a white background with a lightly colored design.  These are the fabrics you might use as a background for blocks.  We'll here's my first one.  I was inspired by a super cute Art Gallery Fabric from the Indian Summer line, white background with a light grey print of animals on it (it's got super cute owls!! : )  Anyway, because the

front is so very neutral, I wanted the back to really stand out.  I love that part about quilts.  If you don't love one side of the quilt, there is always another side you can look at.  Well I choose a bright Kaffe Fassett print with a jewel-tone purple as the binding.  I know some of you might be cringing looking at it, but hey, it's my quilt and I love it to pieces!  Hope your Summer's been amazing!  Mine....we'll let's just say I could use this quilt right about now and be pretty comfortable.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Pure Elements!!!

So, I've been eyeing up the collection of Pure Elements by Art Gallery that we carry in our local quilt shop for a while.  I finally found something that drove me to purchase!  I bought a new book called Playful Petals by Corey Yoder, which is all about orange peal quilts and learning to applique with fusible web.  I've been doing more work with applique and fusible web so I thought 'Why haven't I done one yet?'  Answer--Inspiration.  I needed it, and this little book is perfect!  Bright and cheerful patterns used in all of her examples, and the last quilt was the straw that broke the camels back.  Entirely of solids, but such a nice color pallet it sold me.  Here's my quick pic of the pattern.

It's my goal for 2014, to have this quilt done.  A little here, a little there and hopefully I'll get there.  After the post last week at Freshly Pieced about fabric on sale, I did buy some Voile for a Tova top, which is also in the works.  Well, of course once you start buying it get's easier to look for more.  I found a seller on Etsy, Tactile Fabrics, that had some Pure Elements for super cheap.  So of course I bought them.  They arrived today!  One step closer to having no excuse for not starting on it!  Happy WIP Wednesday!

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