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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Don’t forget to sign up here for the Tribal Block Club! The early bird pricing will end January 1st at noon eastern time! I thought I would share my two versions of one of the quilts in the block club. I originally intended on making this quilt with a bright pink fabric and a print from Carolyn Friedlander’s new Carkai… Read More
…and to all some free printables! Three 8″ x 10″ prints showcasing just a few of my (currently) favorite quotes.
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
Can I be really vulnerable with you for a minute? Of course I can. It’s my blog, lol :) As I’ve mentioned before here, I recently went through a creative rut. Finishing up my book coincided with giving birth to this guy (now nearing 2): So not only did I have the huge letdown of coming off of a huge… Read More