Monday, December 8, 2014


Every year I try to go to Quilt Festival. 
Simply amazing.
Everywhere you look.
Inspirational on every level.
And every time I think up something new I want to try.
And it's less than an hour's drive. 
This year I left dreaming of quilting fabulousness.
(Not a word, I know.)
"Horizon" (Kate Spain for Moda) was the next fabric on the cutting table.
I went with a very simple modern design with lots of negative space for the quilting to share the spotlight.

I highly recommend this sort of quilting. 
VERY fun.
I didn't want this project to end. 
At 36" x 37", I felt like this project ended too soon. 
I need to just start another one. 

It has a random assortment of free motion feathers, flowers, vines, paisleys, swirls, and any other design I could think of to quilt doodle. 

Granted it did take a lot of hours. 
But they were some happy hours! 

And more pics of the quilting. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pink Lemonade

My newest creation in Pink Lemonade by Tonga Treats.

My little who wanted to help... so I let her be Icarus. It looks like she's already too close and her wings are just starting to burn. 

And really, these batiks are BRILLIANT. 

I see lots of things when I look at these colors. 

Fire, sunsets, but mostly... 

Starburst candies? Seriously, reminds me of the Starbursts color combination. So much so that I had to go eat some. Thank goodness Halloween just happened and I had plenty of selection to rifle through for just the right thing. 

It ended up about 64" x 64" and it's in the shop

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Halloween 2014

It's over.
Halloween 2014 is in the books.
What a whirlwind.
4 kids, 4 costumes, 4 times the work and 4 times the chaos.
Seriously, I'm wondering what gives for people with more than 4 kids.
No really.
I would LOVE to know.
Any more than 2 children close in age results in some form of selected neglect.
So what do you give up at that point?
Because I can't give up making costumes entirely.
One did come from the Disney Store this year though. Peter Pan.
It was too awesome.
And he LOVED it.
But I did make the twins' lost boys costumes and Tinkerbell - except the wings.

The babies even liked the hats enough to leave them on most of the time. :)

 Tinkerbell thought she was in Never Land.

And twirling? Yes, lots and lots of twirling.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Hello Fall

HELLO fall! 

Even in Houston we've been enjoying some cooler (not exactly cool) temperatures and subsequently the great outdoors. 

But I have squeezed in a little stitching time. 

As everyone should.

Seriously lovely fabrics that NEED to be decorating someone's house this fall... 

Super skinny strip coasters.

Random echo straight line quilting.

A few gorgeous gourds. 

Autumnal awesomeness. 

Actually my house has been decorated for fall/halloween/thanksgiving for weeks. 

Might have jumped the gun a little on that one.

And my first rag wreath!

These could be a very addictive thing.

Like possibly more addictive than Candy Crush...


I hope you are enjoying the season too! 

Both are in the shop

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Christmas Treetopia

  1. a state of things in which every tree is perfect. 

It finished at 62" x 62" of Christmas tree happiness. 

Available here and here

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Courtyard Batik Quilt

Hello and good morning sunshine! 
Have I got a new quilt to share.

Picture me sitting here lightly clapping my hands together really fast with a big cheese on my face. 

There is something about color order that appeals to people (not just me, whew).
And a good strong graphic design. 

And a perfectly sunny day without a cloud in the sky to snap some quilt-y goodness.


Ahh, happy.


Pattern available here and here.

Friday, July 4, 2014

All things matching...

As they should be.

So I thought I'd share a little Moda love that made our 4th of July even more memorable. 

Coordinating "scarppy" bottoms in Minick and Simpson's American Banner Rose woven cottons. I've been hoarding this fat quarter bundle long enough. Seriously heavenly and lightweight for the summer months.

The best way to celebrate? Go stitch something patriotic!
Happy 4th everyone!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Happy go lucky

For me, baby showers = excuse to make cute baby things. 

Let be honest here... I don't need more excuses. 

Sew, sew, sew... a little Happy Go Lucky fabric and a few stitches later, voila! 

And for your sewing pleasure try the little dress found HERE and the moccasins found HERE. Also, grab a charm pack, a fat quarter (binding), and a yard of fabric (borders [2.5" x 36" strips] and backing) to make this quilt in a snap! And you can use the time savings to finish the dress and shoes. 

Thursday, February 27, 2014


This finish was a LONG time coming. 
I remember working on this one about two years ago and getting all the way to completed quilt top and then we moved. 
And it lost its momentum and sat.

Once a quilting project gets put on the back burner it's really hard to pull it back out because the ideas and projects keep piling up on top of it.

This one is a whopping twin sized quilt in almost all red and cream from the Summersville fabric line - there's a hint of black in the binding for contrast. 

In the shop.

Comma Yellow and Grey

Well, the children sleep on so I'll keep typing.

You never know exactly when that will happen again.
If ever... 

So those other colors I pulled out of the fat quarter stack I bought at Quilt Festival ages ago were earmarked for this project.

Seriously fast and easy fat quarter quilt. 

I'd tell you when I'll have the pattern ready, but I'd just make myself a liar I'm sure.

In the shop.

Have you noticed my boxes?
Garlic, Onions, and Potatoes?
I was all twitterpated with them at the antique shop we went to the other night.
My husband asked me, "What are the junkie little boxes for?"
Haha. Men.

Comma Baby Quilt

Another little baby quilt. 

In Comma by Zen Chic for Moda.

I set aside many of the golds and greys in the line to create this concoction. 


In the shop.

The half square triangles in this quilt are the left overs from making the shared baby quilt for the twins. 

It only got a picture with Parker since he decided to mark his territory during this photo shoot.

Oddly enough (as seems to happen with most things I make) it's now being used by my older boy in place of his quilt that is still under construction.