Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Practice makes perfect...

I was going through a crate of things in my studio and came across this little sample I made up for the Color is the Key quilt I made for Better Homes and Gardens Quilts & More magazine.  It was mainly to test the thread I planned on using against the fabrics to see how it would look, but also to try out a quilting idea I had.  I ultimately went another direction with the quilting but when I found it I thought about how that practice lead me to try something else, even though I like how this looks sometimes you never know until you try something if it is best.  In this case trying helped me see that there might be a better choice then stippling and feathers, and it ended up being swirls and pebbled key holes.... It is a great reminder how practice makes perfect and how great it is to take the time to slow down and figure things out ahead of time, so your end result is just as good as it can be...

Friday, February 27, 2015

Book and Magazine Sightings and Fun at Sew Expo

My mother has recently taken up quilting, and she is diving all in.  She and Grandma Pat spent the week together quilting, talking about quilting, going to quilt shops and attending Sew Expo in Tacoma WA.  I sure wish I could have been there for the fun.  Especially since they both just had birthdays!  There were lots of book and magazine sightings and they kept me in the loop of all of their joy with these great pictures.  I thought it would be fun to share!
My Mom and Grandma spotted my book for sale at their favorite LQS

Grandma found the Magazine Quilts & More that featured my Color is the Key quilt
Grandma showing off her purchase and her pooches

Mom reading the article to my niece Ruby

Mom and Grandma tracked down some of my friends at Martingale at Sew Expo including the always gorgeous Karen Burns!

Mom posing in front of the blown up Magazine cover at Sew Expo
How do you like to spend your birthday?  Doing fun quilt stuff?  Let me know in the comments below!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Link to the Pat Sloan Quilting Radio Rodcast

If you want to hear my interview with Pat Sloan on Quilting Radio Podcast click HERE.  I sure had a blast talking to her, and I hope you enjoy it!