We interrupt the belated Quilt Market blog posts to share something else entirely. So, part of the reason I am so tardy in getting around the Market blogging is because I came home from SLC and had a slew of end-of-the-year gifts to finish, including this lacrosse quilt. (I also had to create and burn the end-of-season DVD for the lacrosse teams — 103 discs, to be exact — at the same time I was finishing the binding on this… Read more »

I’m so excited to have finished this quilt! It’s not perfect but that’s OK. I did change the pattern a teeny bit and used the pink gingham/cherries as an inner border with the aqua version of the fabric as an outer border, instead of using the two equally in the border. I still need to pick out the backing and binding but I’m not in a huge hurry right now, especially since I’ll be sending it out to get quilted…. Read more »

We’re still snowed in down here in Hothlanta, so I ventured to my poor, neglected studio to spend some time with the quilt I started right after Christmas. I fell in love with this Oh-Cherry-Oh! fabric by Me and My Sister Designs for Moda as soon as I saw it and promptly bought the fabric I needed to make the Simply Sweet quilt pattern that was released with the fabric. And then ignored it. For two years. I’m not big… Read more »

I find it nearly impossible to accomplish much of anything crafty from Thanksgiving until the new year. There’s just so much on my plate and then the kids are home more, so I just don’t seem to get much done. This year’s time crunch coincided with another crafty slump, which was a little discouraging, because I actually had the time and desire to make something — I just couldn’t get motivated. After spending most of a day cleaning up my… Read more »

Thank you all so, so much for your kind words about my big announcement. All the comments, emails and tweets gave me lots of warm fuzzies and mean more to me than you can know. If you’re on Facebook, feel free to “like” the book’s page. The end of the school year is a lot like a mini-holiday season for the crafty, since there are so many gifts to make and give. This year was especially special, since it was… Read more »

Recently I was asked to talk to a group about quilts. Now, I don’t consider myself a quilter and really don’t feel particularly qualified to talk about the subject, but this was a friend and I have a hard time saying no. Everyone assured me it was no big deal, so I loaded up my quilt show-and-tell and faced my fears. The group was enthusiastic, even if their questions were a little … unusual: “Can you make the back out… Read more »

I’m racing towards a ginormous deadline but this was too cool to miss sharing with all of you. Intown Quilters in Decatur, Ga., is hosting Kaffe Fassett this fall and tickets are now on sale for an Evening With Kaffe Fassett. It will be 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30, at the Frazer Center (Atrium Room). Tickets are only $20 and desserts will be served. Call Intown Quilters (404-634-6924) or stop by the shop to reserve your spot.  (You also… Read more »

I’d never heard of selvedge quilting before my buddy Katie made the most amazing pillow I’d ever seen. Love at first sight, I’m telling you. I’ve recently joined a quilt guild* and our May challenge was to reinvent the classic log cabin block. My mind went back to that cool pillow and I knew what direction I wanted to take for my piece. I used a 100 percent cotton babywale corduroy for the center. The rest of the block is… Read more »