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8 02, 2013

Modern Basics II :: Buttonholes

By |February 8th, 2013|finished quilt, Modern Basics|4 Comments

Buttonholes is a rectangular block, with long lean lines.  With this project, complete instructions for making flying geese are included, with no waste, and no bias to manage either!  It’s a great skill builder, for a new to intermediate quilters.

Buttonholes measures 54″ x 63″

Designed and pieced by me with my Baby Lock Melody

Quilted by Natalia Bonner

Fabrics are Curious […]

7 02, 2013

Modern Basics II :: Star-Crossed

By |February 7th, 2013|finished quilt, Modern Basics|6 Comments

This is one of many current favorites, right now!  I love the negative space created in Star-Crossed, and the quilting in those spaces.

Star-Crossed measures 60″ x 75″

Designed and pieced by me with my Baby Lock Melody

Quilted by Natalia Bonner

Fabrics are Boho from Annette Tatum

Instructions for a baby quilt is included in the book

I love the versatility […]

6 02, 2013

Modern Basics II :: Patchwork Weave

By |February 6th, 2013|finished quilt, Modern Basics|2 Comments

Patchwork Weave is a great scrap busting quilt! Select a palette for the center mosaic, and start stitching!

Patchwork Weave measures 60″ x 72″ (my favorite size!)

Designed and pieced by me with my Baby Lock Melody

Quilted by Natalia Bonner

Fabrics are from the Free Spirit Designer collections, and my stash

Strip piecing and your favorite colors make this […]

5 02, 2013

Modern Basics II :: Sunrise

By |February 5th, 2013|finished quilt, Modern Basics|8 Comments

While I’m busy with some less exciting details of life, (taxes/sick kids/shipping quilts) I thought I would take the time to share a few details about the quilts in my book!  Modern Basics II has been on shelves nearly a month, and I’m looking forward to seeing how creative everyone else is with the patterns.

Sunrise […]

14 01, 2013

Weekend in Photos

By |January 14th, 2013|Bees Knees, Modern Basics, work in progress|5 Comments

Modern Basics II en masse! Yay, my books arrived!

I admitted that I really do like sushi.

Bee block in the mail – a fun surprise.

Sunday afternoon block sewing.  One is for a fun quilt-along this week, and the rest are my experimentation.

My silly kids – she had been collecting hairbands…big sister helped her out!

I hope you had […]

9 01, 2013

Dancing Stars Variations

By |January 9th, 2013|Modern Basics, quilt-along|15 Comments

Hi there!  Yesterday my book released – at last!  Joe and I celebrated with a special lunch, while most of our kiddos were in school.  Owen was a trooper, while we traipsed around town.  My copies of Modern Basics II are on the way, and I will ship autographed copies the day after I receive them (Hopefully by […]

28 12, 2012

Looking Ahead

By |December 28th, 2012|Modern Basics, work in progress|4 Comments

I’m really looking forward to 2013!

I’ve got lots to share with you in the coming months, (as I’m able) and can’t wait to see what opportunities come as well.

Of course January starts off with the release of Modern Basics II!

 The follow up to my first book, offers skill builders, and simply fun quilts to add […]

26 11, 2012

Unexpected Break!

By |November 26th, 2012|books, embroidery, Modern Basics|6 Comments

Hi there! I did not anticipate being away from this space last week! How are you?  My most exciting news, is the arrival of my Modern Basics II advance copy!

It took me by surprise, as I wasn’t expecting it quite yet!  I’m very excited to share this book, and all 14 projects included, with you in the […]

15 10, 2012

Introducing :: Modern Basics II

By |October 15th, 2012|books, Modern Basics|26 Comments

Hi friends! I had a fun weekend at Sewing Summit, and will share more soon, but today I have some fun news to share!  My next book – Modern Basics II will be available early January!

This is the cover and a couple of the quilts included — there’s 14 projects in all, and I can’t […]

10 07, 2012

Modern Basics Trunk Show

By |July 10th, 2012|Modern Basics|7 Comments

For the month of July, you can view quilts from Modern Basics

in Port Gamble, Washington at Quilted Straight.

Check out their site and let me know if you go visit!

**If you are a shop owner and would like to have my quilts visit your shop – email me!  I’ll get the details to you right away.

6 12, 2011

Holiday Wish List for Quilters

By |December 6th, 2011|give away, Inspiration, Modern Basics|150 Comments

Do you make a list for the people shopping for your holiday gifts?  I have one in my head, but haven’t given it to Joe yet.  (I should do that!)  I thought today I would share a few ideas, some of my favorite notions and places to shop.  Read on for ideas, and a giveaway!

1. […]

29 11, 2011

Graduation Workshop and Finished Quilt!

By |November 29th, 2011|craftsy, finished quilt, Modern Basics|34 Comments

Graduation is one of the quilts from Modern Basics – I love the proportions of it, and the LACK of blocks.  It makes for a fast quilt, and great for a beginner!

I re-made Graduation, and took lots of pictures to offer it as a workshop over at Craftsy.com.

Are you familiar with Craftsy yet?  They have […]