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1976 Modern Baby Quilt

1976 Modern Baby Quilt

on Jan 28, 2015 in Blog, quilt, quilting, SAMQG | 0 comments

Whoa.  That is alot of morning sun coming in on this fresh little baby quilt.  I’m naming it the 1976 Quilt.  It’s mod, it’s brown, it’s orange and it’s yellow. Here’s the quilt before the quilting.   I needed to trim that selvedge edge off and take this out to my HandiQuilter Longarm machine.  I’m a “part...

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Scrappy Dresdens for a Cause

Scrappy Dresdens for a Cause

on Jan 23, 2015 in Blog, charity, quilt | 0 comments

In December, one of my closest friends lost her mom to cancer.   She, I, and our other closest friend are going to work together on a bed-size Scrappy Dresden pattern quilt to donate to MD Anderson’s 2015 Quilt Auction. The friends working on the project are all making dresden blocks with whatever scraps we have on hand.  Here’s my scraps.  There’s...

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American Girl Doll Dresses

American Girl Doll Dresses

on Jan 21, 2015 in Blog, sewing | 0 comments

This Christmas was the season to break out the Ball Point Needles and whip up some super cute American Girl Doll Dresses. The fabric is from Joann’s.  It is so soft.  I have to say, I haven’t sewn with knits in a while.  The knits at Joann’s have come along way from the “curly” edged ones I remember in college. The dress is a basic,...

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Graffiti Quilting by Karlee Porter

Graffiti Quilting by Karlee Porter

on Jan 20, 2015 in Blog, blogging others, quilting | 1 comment

Graffiti Quilting Have you guys seen all the Graffiti Quilting posts on Pinterest and Instagram.  Do a search for #graffitiquilting.  I’ll wait…. Well, I love the look.  The Graffiti Quilting is based off a new, self-published book by Karlee Porter.  I cannot imagine self-publishing, but boy, she gives me hope.  This book is everywhere!  I got my copy...

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Practicing Quilted Feathers

Practicing Quilted Feathers

on Jan 15, 2015 in Blog, quilting | 1 comment

I quilt. I love quilting. I’m not so good at quilting feathers. 2015 will be the Year of the Feather   Now you’re up to speed, let me show you what I’ve been doing.  I’m on instagram.  That might be an understatement.  I seriously need a twelve step program for instagram.  I mean, there’s so much inspiration and good stuff over...

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Make It! Patchwork

Make It! Patchwork

on Jan 13, 2015 in Blog, Press | 0 comments

  I’m so honored to be included in this magazine.  It is a total collection of designers’ work from quilts, to home, to accessories.  The ReannaLily Designs project included is a cute cute tiny linen coin purse. The purse features mini hexagons on a small zip-top linen bag.  You’ll have to roll over to page 56 to see the pattern.   Tell a...

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Blue Dog Fan Art

Blue Dog Fan Art

on Jan 11, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Blue Dog Fan Art This is totally not sewing related but I have to share.   I went to LSU.  (GEAUX TIGERS!!!)  and met one of my best friends there.  She had a big birthday at the end of 2014.  To celebrate, I had this fan-art painting of Blue Dog made for her.   Do you know Blue Dog by George Rodrigue? Are you sitting down?  I asked my in-house, 14 yo daughter to...

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Working with Nancy Zieman Productions

Working with Nancy Zieman Productions

on Jan 9, 2015 in Blog, business | 3 comments

I have some news, though the blog title *kinda* gives it away… I am going to be working with Nancy Zieman Productions! This is a fantastic opportunity. Did you know Sewing with Nancy is the longest-running, sewing based television show?  30+ years. Did you know it is one of the only nationally syndicated shows? The original job post came across my Facebook...

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Text Trapunto Class

Text Trapunto Class

on Jan 7, 2015 in Blog, classes, quilting | 0 comments

This Saturday is the first Text Trapunto Class.  It filled up quite quickly, and I’m super excited to show the San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild some of my tricks for making words/fonts on quilts.   In the class we are going to make the block above.  Rather than have everyone bring a quilt or print fonts/words or plan a phrase, one block will get you the...

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2014 Top Blogger

2014 Top Blogger

on Jan 6, 2015 in Blog, blogging others | 0 comments

Thanks so much, FaveQuilts!  My Jelly Roll Braid Quilt is one of the top projects of 2014.  See some of the other many many many FREE quilts & projects on their Top Sewing/Quilting Projects Round-up.   The Jelly Roll Braid Quilt has been on the site for a while now, but I’m always floored that it continues to be one of the most popular posts on the...

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Hexagons Made Easy Wallhanging

Hexagons Made Easy Wallhanging

on Dec 30, 2014 in Blog, business, classes, Hexagons Made Easy, quilt | 0 comments

Hexagons Hexagons Hexagons Phew – sorry, that is a bit blurry - I have a friend who is looking for a couple quilts to showcase some amazing machine quilting.  So… um… yea, I’ll get in on that.  She is the amazing machine quilter at Nacho Mama’s Quilt blog. I made up a wall hanging, in the same style as the Hexagons Made Easy workshop...

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