Sea Glass Votives

My modern quilt guild organizes a hand-made gift exchange every year. Since our members are ALL sewists, I like to take the opportunity to do something ‘non-sew-y’. For the last exchange, I brought these Sea Glass Votives. They are a breeze to make and are so beautiful when lit up!   SUPPLIES:[Read more]

Modern Kids Quilt

I’m in love with this little quilt. I love the bright colors with the strips of black and white striped fabric. The straight-line quilting gave it an extra soft, pliable feel that really had me thinking twice about giving it away. I took it to work the other day to[Read more]

Tutorial: Machine Binding with…Glue?

Machine binding with glue? Yep, that’s a tip I heard from a seasoned quilting friend. We almost all machine sew the binding to the quilt, but do you like to finish it on the machine as well? I don’t. I prefer to hand-stich the binding on the backside because I[Read more]

Quilt Shaming and New Plans…

It’s embarrassing really. It’s so bad that I cringe. And my husband…well, he’s beginning to threaten me. And I want to change it, I really do. But it’s just so overwhelming and…and… complicated. It’s not that easy. I can’t just snap my fingers and ‘poof’ it’s different. We’ve had our[Read more]

Quilt for Baby Eden

My mom and I completed another joint quilt. She pieced and I quilted. This one went to my sister’s grand baby, Eden. (Baby at the bottom of the post!) The pattern is the Ribbon Box Pattern from Cloud 9 and it’s a FREE download.   It’s quilted in a meandering pattern[Read more]

Triangle Quilt for Baby Ajani

We have a new baby in the family! Ajani was born to my husband’s cousin and his girlfriend a few days ago. Our son, at 21, is the youngest on that side of the family, so we’re excited to have a little one again. I fought with this quilt, wanting[Read more]

Creative Rejuvenation: QuiltCon 2015

QuiltCon 2015 has come to an end and while most of the attendees are safely back home, a few of us have had to stay another day in Austin because of bad weather. That’s okay though, because I’m really not ready to get back to real life. I have pages[Read more]

Mug Rug Valentines

I had every intention of making these mug rugs for Christmas, but time got away from me. I made one for each of the women on my floor at my office. Since I was making a dozen or so, I made them all using a diagonal pattern. I can mull[Read more]

T-Shirt Design for QuiltCon 2015

Ever had a surprise you were DYING to tell? This is one of those surprises I’ve been holding in since November. (Stop me if you heard this one, for I’ve already posted the news on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.) I entered the contest to design this year’s QuiltCon t-shirt and[Read more]

Quilted Banner for OKC Modern Quilt Guild

Here’s a quick show & tell of a banner I made for my modern quilt guild. We needed something to hang at quilt shows and presentations. In January of 2014, the Modern Quilt Guild sent us this banner to hang with our display at the annual Oklahoma City Quilt Show.[Read more]