Perfect Piecing Pocket Guide

It’s here! It’s here! It’s here! And ermehgoodness, y’all. My pocket guide is adorable! I’m absolutely in love! Is it too much to toss it into a purse and carry around? Asking for a friend. In all seriousness, the Perfect Piecing Pocket Guide is the mini-version of my best selling book, Piecing Makeover. We tookContinue reading “Perfect Piecing Pocket Guide”

Naming Quilts

I often get name suggestions for quilts from friends. A discussion or comment leads to a great name, and after some contemplation, I realize there is no better name for my quilt. Or a friend is inspiration for a quilt and so named. This is one of those quilts. My friend, we’ll call her T,Continue reading “Naming Quilts”

Please, Enter a Contest

I know I write and sing the praises of perfecting technique. I think it’s important and I’ve seen far too many quilters give up because of issues they couldn’t navigate. And it’s not that you have to be perfect with your piecing (except me, I admit I have a problem) but because it’s important toContinue reading “Please, Enter a Contest”

All Squared Up – January Blues edition

Like many quilts, this one has a story. It began in November of 1974. I was 3 months old. We lived in a new subdivision in a suburb of Atlanta, and had neighbors with 2 small children. The youngest was 6 months old at the time. We grew up together and were the best ofContinue reading “All Squared Up – January Blues edition”

Let’s Talk About Big Stitch Quilting

I was introduced to big stitch quilting in 1993. Maybe 1994? It’s been a while and I can’t quite remember the exact date.¬† 25 years and all. Anyhow, I was working at a quilt shop during my summers home from school, and a woman that taught classes there used big stitch quilting for a lotContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Big Stitch Quilting”

Mimi’s Modern Flower Garden

As usual, I started this with just a concept in my head. For the most part it worked. Until I got to the borders. Then it got tricky. And that’s saying something since the borders are just kinda borders, right? Well, now they are. If I actually sat down and drew out a plan (eitherContinue reading “Mimi’s Modern Flower Garden”

Adventures in Hexagons Blog Book Tour

I’ve had my eye on Emily’s book for some time now and when I saw that her blog book tour was kicking off, I really wanted to be a part of it. Hexagons have been en vogue for some time now, and personally, I’m fascinated with all the great quilts that can be made fromContinue reading “Adventures in Hexagons Blog Book Tour”

Piecing Makeover Blog Book Tour + Giveaway

What a week it’s been! Wow! Thanks for all the love, y’all! The week was such a success and I couldn’t have done it without C&T Publishing, AnneMarie, Jodie, Teri at GenQ, Sandi, Mary, and Kristin. Really big thanks to each of you! My biggest tip to share is to ask for help. I meanContinue reading “Piecing Makeover Blog Book Tour + Giveaway”

Evolution of a Quilt

It started out rather simply. I had a plan, sketched it out, dug through my stash then bought more fabric. Execute. Right? Well, it went that way until it was time to make said quilt. It was a cool diamond and hexie quilt with an interwoven lattice. I decided to make the diamonds large, soContinue reading “Evolution of a Quilt”

Quilts for …..

Last week we woke up to an unspeakable tragedy, and as usual, quilters jumped right in to help. I was compelled to make few block to send to the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild, along with some binding, and then a friend asked me why I was doing it. Why am I sending blocks? You know,Continue reading “Quilts for …..”