My experience with Konmari-ing my fabric stash and studio – Work in Progress Wednesday no. 27

The prospect of Konmari-ing the studio made me nervous, because it’s expensive to replace supplies, and sometimes impossible. A big part of my process is having a stash to work from, eliminating/minimizing the need to go to fabric stores/art supply shops in the middle of a project, breaking the flow and getting distracted. In The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, it says this brilliant thing about how the right time to read a book is right when it comes to {Read More}


I’ve always been drawn to scrap quilts, ever since reading a library book about a grandmother and granddaughter making one out of old clothes when I was a little girl. Something about that stuck with me in a big way. Since then, I’ve had my head turned by many amazing, perfectly on point quilts. Quilts made out of only one fabric line, quilts made out of all new fabric, quilts that must be done a certain way OR ELSE. Those {Read More}

Hexagons, again.

A year and a half into this project, and here is where I’m at: I haven’t been stitching every day. There have been entire months where absolutely no stitching took place. The colder weather and recent crop of head colds around here have inspired me to suddenly get cracking on this again.

How to Make Improvisational Wonky Mosaic Quilt Blocks – Tutorial

Want to know a simple and super fun way to make unique quilt blocks? Read on… Oh my goodness, do I love wonky lines in quilting. Lines that move, lines with personality, and, dare I say it, lines that are not straight. Lines that line up with NOTHING. They’re going where they want to go, and you can’t stop them. When I started my Lunazuna quilt, I knew I wanted some lines like that in there. I’m kind of obsessed {Read More}

Hexagon Quilt – Year One Progress Report

A little over a year ago, I started making a Grandmother’s Flower Garden-ish hexagon quilt. The hexagons in question are 1/2″ ones, so yeah, I’m still working on it. I knew when I started it that this would be a multiple year project, and I’m okay with that. So what does one year of progress look like when you’re working in 1/2″ increments? 49 triple loop flower units. Each individual hexagon is hand basted, and then hand sewn together. There {Read More}

Free Pattern: Animal Badges Mini Quilt

As promised, here’s a project to whip up using the Animal Badges pattern. It’s a small wall quilt, perfect for a little one’s room. Instead of having a gigantic blog post, here is a pattern in pdf format that you can download and peruse at your leisure. Click here to download the Animal Badges Mini Quilt Pattern Naturally, you will need the Animal Badges Pattern to get those cute animals on there. See how they (I) get ya? The finished {Read More}

As time goes by quilt

Another quilt completed! Time for a process recap. Grab a cup of coffee and bear with me for a moment while I jot down the details. Yes, my own memory is literally that leaky that I need to document this or else I will probably forget most of it. Ahem. The details: Fabric used was a lot of Lucky Penny by Alison Glass, released by Andover Fabrics. There’s a wee bit of Robert Kaufman Kona Solids in there, too. Not {Read More}

TOPANGA! (the art quilt)

I don’t know what to tell you about this one, except that it turns out that I am a crazy dog lady. This one is TOPANGA! in case it wasn’t obvious already. She was quite a canine. She was my muse for a long time. I took literally thousands of photos of her, and made many drawings and plushies and what not. And I wasn’t the only one. She was special. This art quilt took me about three months to {Read More}

How To Make a Memory Quilt With Family Photos (story & how-to-ish)

For my parents’ 35th anniversary, I wanted to something special. Various reasons such as being about 600 miles from them kept me from doing something in person. So when I saw a quilt at the Northwest Quilt Expo that heavily featured family photographs, I knew immediately that was what I wanted to do. I had two weeks before the actual anniversary day, so I got crackin’ immediately. First things first, I made a sketch. And then, using many sheets of {Read More}

Make Your Own Hexagon Quilt Starter Kit

Hopefully my last post about hexagons got you all fired up to make some of your own. And, as promised, here is the collection of the things I’ve found most useful in the making of hexagons. Everything you need to know to start sewing your own hexies. The tutorial I found most helpful was by Badskirt. It’s a downloadable .pdf with absolutely everything you need to know to get started, all illustrated step by step. It just made perfect sense {Read More}