Friday, February 26, 2010

Sneak Peak

from the quilt "birthday bash"

Here's a couple sneak peaks at what is coming in my book.  I am getting so excited to share my designs and my love of quilting with everyone.    

After having my sweet baby, my time has been spent loving, nursing, and snuggling.  I am hoping as he continues to grow, I can start devoting more time to this other love of mine.  And, in the process, I hope to help others find a love of quilting.

That said, I am instituting a new weekly segment to answer questions about quilting.   I will showcase techniques to simplify and improve quality.  So, what questions do you have? 

One more little thing...  
I have finally submitted my class ideas to the Utah Quilt Guild for this upcoming Quilt Fest  (yea, I checked something off the list).  Now, here comes the waiting and seeing if they choose my class ideas!  Check out this website for more information.  If you live in the Utah area, consider going to quilt is awesome!  And, if we're all lucky, you can take one of my classes (the two quilts pictured, are the two classes I submitted).

I must say, as a testimonial, that my first Quilt Fest changed my perspective on quilting.  I learned, I was inspired, and I won a lot of booty.  The first few years I went to quilt fest, I still lived in sunny Detroit, MI.  If it wasn't great, I certainly wouldn't have spent 4+ hours flying to UT.  Now, I live in AZ, and I still make the trek.  All this to say, come to Quilt FEST!

from the quilt "cocoa cakewalk"

Thursday, February 4, 2010


I saw this cute idea for Valentines on the Moda Bake Shop.  This ideas was introduced last year, but if you are like may have procrastinated.  If you want to do a little something special for your family, this is a great idea.  It seems like you could use this design for a number of holidays...just change the fabric.

Enjoy.  Go make something!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Third Edition

I came across this cute idea on Becky Higgins blog.  It's a cute "love note kit" full of all the goods you will need to leave little notes of love to your clan.  

Go on over to her website for downloads on how to make your own love note kit.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

valentines second edition

I found these fun shirts on etsy.  What fun to have coordinated shirts for the big day.  

If you wanted to make your own instead of paying someone else (because I know you are all super crafty), you could pull out your cricket, and adorn your shirts with iron on letters.  Of course, there always is the "by hand" method too.  

Happy Valentines season.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Make it Sweet!

Valentines is coming up, and I thought it would be fun to showcase things from  For those that don't know about, it is a website for hand crafters to sell their super great goods.  I love that there is a place for people who can make incredible things to sell and promote their art.  I also love the idea of supporting new up and coming artists.  Of course, there are a multitude of quirky items as well, so enjoy browsing.

Today's idea is valentines caramels.  I adore carmel and chocolate together, yummm.  Plus, this looks so pretty.  Want to order some just follow this link.  

I hope as valentines nears this year, we can open our hearts a little more.  Hopefully we can all take the opportunity to soften our hearts and voices, and let our loved ones know, by simple acts of kindness, that we LOVE them.