Tribal Churn Dash

More churn dash love over here :) This one’s another variation on the churn dash block, but with a lot of options since it’s block based. Here’s the starting block: And here’s the quilt: The pattern is part of the Tribal Block Club, and my friend Darcie sewed it up. I luuuuuuurve the Karen Lewis Blueberry Park prints in this… Read More

Kona Color Card

Playing with color…..What else can one do when their sewing machine is STILL IN THE FREAKING SHOP? Although, sadly, it looks as though I’m missing about half of my warm colors! I probably pulled out my favorite colors to “keep them handy”. HA!      

Broken Churn Dash

I was lucky enough to have one of my quilts as covergirl of Modern Quilts Unlimited!!! They are a joy to work with, and this was also a really fun (and easy!) quilt to put together. It’s 53.5″ x 70″, perfect for a toddler bed or crib. I backed it in bright green, cuz yes. I used a peppered shot… Read More

QuiltCon Stashing

Ok, so obviously QuiltCon was awhile ago, but….. I’ve also been behind on blogging. (Let’s not talk about how long it’s been since I answered an email OMG I’M SORRY) and I never want to make people annoyed/sad/etc. that they couldn’t go to QuiltCon, because I know I can feel that way when I read blogs! But, I did get to… Read More

Double Edged Star Tutorial

I’m crawling out from underneath a (blogging) rock to bring you guys this tutorial today :) I use a lot of “chevron” shapes in my work, and I usually paper piece them – but you can make them without paper piecing, as well! I added some into one of my favorite star blocks – an Ohio Star – to create… Read More

Tribal Finishes

I shared the Punk Love and Sticks & Stones quilts a little while ago, when I announced the Tribal Block Club, but not all of the blocks I had sewn up, as well. Thought I’d take a minute to share them now! I’m contemplating remaking them in a rainbow palette and making a wall of minis, like Andover’s QuiltCon booth…. Or… Read More

Quilt Pattern Layout: Adobe InDesign Video

Hey all! In case you haven’t seen it yet, Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs is running an absolutely fabulous blog series on pattern writing. I volunteered to put together a video showing how I use InDesign to lay out my patterns. As I mention in the video, I create all of my illustrations in Adobe Illustrator, edit all of my… Read More

Radiance Quilt

Thank you all for your kind and thoughtful comments on my last post! I’m working on going through and responding to each one – it ended up being very constructive for me to share with you all. I’m organizing all of my tribal quilts/projects on one page for easier viewing and referencing, if you would like to check them out all… Read More

My life story – because it’s about time you heard it

You know that adult coloring book fad that’s going around? Of course you do. Erm, everyone does. (Stick around, I promise this swings back around to quilting with very little discussion about adult coloring books!) Well anyway, I was picking up some white elephant presents for our family Christmas swap when I found ADULT DOT TO DOT BOOKS. Let me… Read More

Tribal Block Club

In an exciting extension of my tribal collection of quilts, I have compiled a number of the patterns into a block club. You guys. I. am. PUMPED. (Even if you aren’t, I am. Ha!) Here’s the deal. When I was trying to figure out what to do – creatively, mentally, business-ly, etc. – I asked about classes. Since I got… Read More