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How I Write a Pattern Part 1

Today I designed a quilt on a bus ride. Because this isn’t a super secret project, I thought it might be interesting to share the process of designing a quilt. I will do a series of posts as I make this quilt. I planned to make a special quilt for my mother, so I took…

The Secret to Resolutions

My secret to New Year’s resolutions is twofold. First, I call it a goal. No one keeps New Year’s resolutions, but a lot of people reach their goals. It sounds silly, but I think the mind shift is important. Second, set stepping stone goals and act like you have already reached the first goal. One…

Downton Abbey Block of the Month Pattern

I suppose it’s confession time. I haven’t actually watched a single episode of Downton Abbey yet. I enjoy shows of that nature, so I don’t really know why I haven’t felt inclined to watch it. I have enjoyed watching the excitement over Andover Fabrics new Downton Abbey fabric line. A friend of mine, Machelle Preston,…

Possible Best Trade Ever

Yesterday was a great day for several reasons. Mainly because it was sew day. Sew day, of course, is always a great day, but yesterday was even better! My friend, Marion (myquiltdiet.blogspot.com), somehow received a garbage bag full of Joel Dewberry fabric. I haven’t convinced her to share with me yet! In this bag was…

New Trend – Glitter Fabric

I have noticed a new trend, glitter fabric. I have seen glitter fabric in the past in Christmas fabric and some basics. Perhaps it is just me, but it seems that it is spreading it’s wings and appearing more places now. Here are just a few that I have seen recently. Michael Miller Glitz: http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/new/glitz.html…

Have You Heard about Sew Red Glasses?

Last year I met a new friend at a quilt retreat (which is my favorite thing about retreats!) who designed a new way to read color value. It is one of things that you can’t believe no one hasn’t designed before because you wonder how you ever lived without it! What is it? A pair…

Make Money Learning About Quilts?!?

I just saw this post over at Fat Quarterly: http://www.fatquarterly.com/job-advertisement-quilters-guild/ It’s a job posting in the UK to “record, preserve, and share the stories of quiltmakers”. What a fabulous job – earn money by talking to quilters about their quilts! Is there a job in the United States like that? Talk about a dream job!…