Monthly Archives: April 2011

kisses & more kisses

mwah test block

This is my latest project to work on called Mwah! It’s a spin on a pickle dish pattern & I’m sure there will be a few more iterations before I’m happy with it. It wasn’t the easiest block to construct, so I’m going back to the drawing board to find a better way to make it. & of course, everything changes so much when you introduce different colors, so I’m excited about the possibilities here. Hopefully, I’ll get everything written up and diagrammed into a good pattern for the launch of the Pattern Spot. I’ve also got quite a few more things in the works, but they’re in the illustration stage- It might be awhile before I can commit them to fabric. I *will* say there’s definitely more ndns! 🙂 And a few competition pieces. So, back to work!

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WIP: Geometric OU quilt


Today I didn’t feel too well, so I schlepped around the house all day. It wasn’t until about 8pm that I willed myself to go to the cutting mat. Then I busted out two rows on my OU Sooners quilt. There will be six rows total, so I’ve got a bit of work to do still. It should finish at 51″x72″. Oh, & here’s what it looked like about 30 seconds after I took the first pic:


How do they know there’s a quilt top around?? Anyway. I’m going to take some nyquil & hit the hay.


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I’m done zigging… Maybe not zagging, though.


It felt like this unfinished quilt top has been mournfully staring at me for the past month, so I worked on it today. All it lacked was two borders, but I just couldn’t make myself do it! Have y’all ever felt that way? I’m not making this for pattern design purposes, or for a gift, or for a quilt show, so there was no sense of urgency behind it. Well, it’s done now & I’m going to use it to practice my machine quilting & scalloped binding skills. Lots of work coming up this week, so I’ll keep y’all posted on all of it. Of course, I have to go back to work tomorrow after a week long vacation & I don’t want to even think about the mountain of paperwork that awaits me!! Ok, bye! Shake n bake is calling!!

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It’s Here!

I’ve been out of town all week, so I was excited to find my advance copies of 101 Patchwork Projects in the mail. It’s such a happy looking magazine! & I get to see my work published for the first time. Yays all around!



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