Giraffe Quilt Story

This lap or child sized quilt was inspired by a nursery’s color and themes: giraffe, pink, teal and caramel. The pallet feels so fresh and modern yet retro too (just my style). For this design I wanted to keep it simple: centered on the colors and playful. I settled on three over sized log-cabin rectangles […]

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How to lose 15 pounds (of fabric) in two weeks!

Yes, it is true; you too can lose 15 pounds of fabric in two weeks! Just set your mind on finishing your PhD (projects have done), UFO (unfinished objects) and random WIP (works in progress). My current PhD was two quilt tops and one unstarted kit of fabric starting to seriously languish. Project #1 – […]

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Let the Sunshine In: Beauty in Simplicity Patchwork

So let the sun shine in, face it with a grin. Smilers never lose and frowners never win. So let the sun shine in, face it with a grin Open up your heart and let the sun shine in A favorite song from my childhood, sung by many but the one in memory is performed […]

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Daytime Strip Tease: An Alluring Name for a Simple Quilt

The following is a really simple, dynamic and adaptable quilt tutorial. Based on the idea often coined the Jelly Roll 1600, named because it is takes one Jelly Roll or 40 strips (2.5 x 40 inches each) measuring, you guessed it, 1600 inches (finishing at 48 x 64). For this version, I used 3 inch […]

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And so it begins ….

Every day I aim to learn something new, which invariably happens, given the wonderful people I have in my life: friends, family, co-workers, news anchors, cycle/yoga teachers and strangers (ok, some of them). My goal of blogging is a three legged stool. 1) learn and explore myself and the world around 2) entertain and (maybe) […]

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