The Big E – Contest Entry

Last year was my second time entering a quilt into a competition.  The first time was a loss, and it took me a while to get over it.  I'm fairly certain I entered it incorrectly and had my novice quilt judged against professional machine quilters.  Not that I'm bitter.  I did better at the Big … Continue reading The Big E – Contest Entry

Bursting with Blues Part 2

These blocks came together very quickly.  The technique is easy, but I don't think it leads to a lot of precision.  At least the way I did it. They need to be trimmed down to 9 1/2" rather than 10".  There are several spots where the pieces don't reach to the seam allowance.  That will … Continue reading Bursting with Blues Part 2

Snowflake Shimmer Fabric Cutting

My fabric is all cut out!  Isn't it pretty?  I decided to use the Michael Miller Cotton Couture line, and it has such a wonderful hand.  It is silky and soft, such a pleasure to work with. I can't wait to get to stitching these beauties together. Since I have no self control, I stitched … Continue reading Snowflake Shimmer Fabric Cutting

Denim Improv

Earlier this year I completed my Denim Mondrian quilt.  While I enjoyed the pattern very much, I was a little frustrated with the amount of prep work required, and also some incomplete information in the pattern.  I still have plenty of denim left, so I developed an idea for my own denim quilt.  I used … Continue reading Denim Improv

Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along

I have decided to join Yvonne Fuchs, aka Quilting Jetgirl on a quilting adventure.  You can see her original quilt here. I have been stewing over fabric selection for a week.  Obviously, I have plenty in my stash, but I just don't have enough of anything for one solid background.  If I'm buying one fabric, I … Continue reading Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along

2016 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop

For the past several weeks I have been participating in the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop. We were gathered together by Yvonne at http://www.quiltingjetgirl.com, Cheryl at http://www.Meadowmistdesigns.com, and Stephanie over at http://www.latenightquilter.com to hone our blogging skills.  It is a great group of new bloggers, and I am learning a lot.  I've critiqued some blogs, and … Continue reading 2016 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop

Monetizing My Blog

When I was first deciding whether to start a blog, I had the idea that blogging would somehow be a way to generate income.  Maybe I could make enough to support my quilting, or even contribute to the household.  I had some nebulous idea that my website would get enough traffic that I could put … Continue reading Monetizing My Blog