Saturday, May 19, 2012


I'm in a Calligraphy workshop today learning flourishing.

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Bloggers' Quilt Festival

I've linked up my very first quilt to the Bloggers' Quilt Festival. Head over there to see all the beautiful quilts!

Thursday, May 17, 2012


I have been wanting to make a quilt for some time, but it seemed really intimidating. Thanks to the quilt-along from Don't Call Me Betsy—and advice and tutorials from my good friend Katie and Aunt Ardie—I managed to make a whole quilt from start to finish. This fabric is the Joel Dewberry Heirloom collection in citrine. I bought it awhile ago without a specific purpose in mind because it was so divine. But a few months ago I realized that it was the perfect jumping-off point for a basement redo. I still have a few finishing touches on that so I'm going to wait until I am completely finished. But I was so proud of my quilt that I couldn't wait to post it!

The sashing is Kona cotton solid in Ice Frappe and the binding (on the bias) is Kona orange. I liked the look of a serpentine stitch, but since my machine doesn't have it, I made do by making wavy lines with the walking foot. My quilt isn't perfect, but I learned a lot for next time, and I think that most people won't be able to tell. The tutorial suggested putting some of the extra blocks on the back, but I saved them to make a smaller quilt for my son's chair and for a doll quilt.