Monthly Archives: June 2011

From Hair Bows to Makeup Bags…The On-Call Project Mom

I might easily be able to pay for college if I had a nickel for each time I heard “Mommy, can you make me a (fill in the blank)?” When my girls were young, it was Easter dresses, fancy hair … Continue reading

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The “Algebra” of Quilting

Do you ever think that designing quilts is like solving an algebraic equation? It’s probably insane for a math-phobic soul like me to suggest such a thing, but I swear it’s true. Look, you’ve got a bunch of variables to … Continue reading

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Giving Back…A Free Quick & Easy Pattern for Kid’s Quilts

If you’re looking for a fun kid’s quilt – here’s a free pattern! My friends and I recently made ten of these for our local children’s hospitals. For the little boys, we selected fabrics with  wildly colorful “boy” designs – cars, … Continue reading

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Same Time Next Year: A Quilters’ Getaway

  My quilting getaway to the mountains is over ’til next year, but I came away with lots of wonderful memories, inspiration…and an almost-finished quilt top, shown here in progress. ;-)    If you’re thinking of planning a quilting getaway … Continue reading

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Let Them Eat Peas… (and Carrots)

My love of cookie baking will take a backseat as I plan the Summer Kids Camp at one of my local quilt shops. I hesitate to fuel my already energized “little bunnies” with more sugar. My friend and co-teacher Alethea, … Continue reading

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A Year of Finishing

It’s scary when one of my half-baked ideas goes viral among my friends. All of a sudden, after my quilting buddy Kim comes knocking on my door with piles of beautiful completed quilts to share, I’ve got to live up … Continue reading

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Inspiration……on Steroids

I find sources of inspiration everywhere. Color is by far the strongest influence for me, then shape. I’ve recently started taking my camera with me wherever I go, so I can record those nuggets in digital files rather than try … Continue reading

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Forgive my brevity; I’m in the midst of packing for an annual week-long  getaway to the Sierra foothills with two of my very best quilting buddies. We do it every year–this is our 10th!–and I’ll be devoting my next post … Continue reading

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