19 10, 2010

Out My Window

By |October 19th, 2010|Inspiration|17 Comments

Goodness, I love the colors of fall!  About a month ago the mountains were bright red, unfortunately I didn’t get good pictures of those.  However, I’m determined to capture the colors of fall here in our little valley!  I hope you enjoy the slideshow.


PS – I’m amazed by how many of you are challenging yourself […]

10 08, 2010

New Book

By |August 10th, 2010|Inspiration|8 Comments

Hi there!  I spent the morning wondering around blogs and cleaning up the house, and a few other must do chores around the house.  I have to say I love my “next” button!  I get overwhelmed when I go to my reader, but when I hit “next” it just takes me where there’s a new […]

5 08, 2010

Flickr Favorites

By |August 5th, 2010|Inspiration|6 Comments

Trolling Flickr, and my contacts uploads is a great source of inspiration.  Just look – 

1. My mystery quilt along quilt top, 2. Kona Cotton + Moda Cross Weave, 3. Paper Bag Challenge: the final pillow, 4. M enjoying her quilt, 5. Hexagon Charm Quilt :: Progress, 6. In the garden, 7. SewConnected Quilt, 8. Flag […]

17 06, 2010

Rainy Day = Library Day!

By |June 17th, 2010|Inspiration|12 Comments

and the library books were due back :)  The kids all love books and being able to claim books as their own for three weeks is a treat!  After they finished finding what they wanted, I took a few minutes to look beyond the usual racks.  I did check out the quilting section still but […]

28 04, 2010

Little Things

By |April 28th, 2010|Inspiration, Me|19 Comments

It’s the little things that make me happy most days.  Like the five minutes that all four kids get along each day, or a empty kitchen sink (it’s not right now). Or the little tulips gathered from the yard.And inspiration for, yet another quilt.I just love the colors in this couples photographs!  They have a […]

13 04, 2010

This is a little embarrassing –

By |April 13th, 2010|Inspiration|20 Comments

While working frantically to finish my quilts for my book, I kinda let stuff go.  Understandable, right?  Well here’s the aftermath –After finishing a quilt top, all the extras went in the tub, when I got a quilt back from Natalia, the excess batting and backing, went in the tub.  And then the extra binding, […]

31 03, 2010

Inspiration: Solid Quilts

By |March 31st, 2010|Inspiration|24 Comments

I think you all know that I love color, and solid fabrics can be so pretty all on their own!  Today I have a mosaic of inspiration for you:1. city green, 2. Abstract squares, 3. Bar Code Quilt, 4. Habitat Quilt, 5. Solids quilt, 6. The TempestCreated with fd’s Flickr ToysI have a quilt planned […]

18 02, 2010


By |February 18th, 2010|Inspiration|51 Comments

I love color!  I’ve drooled over solids from time to time, admiring the variety of tones within one color group.   I convinced myself decided to purchase a color card for the Kona Cottons, after spending far too long deliberating the “perfect” color.  Faster decisions for me!  I’ve enjoyed admiring the board, imagining what I will […]

1 02, 2010

Fresh for February

By |February 1st, 2010|Inspiration|20 Comments

I spent a bit of time going through my flickr contacts and groups in my reader over the weekend.  (Probably 1500 images!)  A few favorites jumped out at me and I thought I would share —   1. Color Wheel Mini Quilt, 2. DQS8 #1 “Think Spring”, 3. Turquoise Circles Quilt Front by Peppermint Pinwheels, […]

18 01, 2010

Sources of Inspiration

By |January 18th, 2010|Inspiration|28 Comments

I don’t know about you but I find myself missing Amanda Jean’s posts and her regular dose of inspiration, so I thought I would share a list of bloggers I have found inspirational over the last year! In no particular order -Em’s ScrapbagMillions of Thoughts Trapped in my HeadHouse of KromCandied FabricsI Have to Say Piece […]

11 01, 2010

Quilt Inspirations

By |January 11th, 2010|Inspiration|16 Comments

I just picked Emmalie up from Kindergarten, and this weekend has been so crazy full and busy there’s been no time to plan or schedule posts. BUT Em came home with this –Meet the Masters is at it again!  This month all the students have or will study Piet Mondrian and his modern art.  […]

8 01, 2010

Fabric Eye Candy

By |January 8th, 2010|Inspiration|32 Comments

I got a little Hope Valley – I love the color range and the little prints!Some of the teeny prints are hard to get a feel for online – they are great!And all of the fabric is soft, and has a good weight to it.Love the colors!  (I think I already said that) This is […]