New Sewing Machine!!!!

After half a year quilting on my tiny but gallant Kenmore (6.5″ throat!) I got myself an early birthday present 🙂 It’s a brand new Janome Memory Craft 6650 and it’s taking some getting used to — it’s amazing how much an extension of ourselves our sewing machine becomes. This new machine has my entire wish list of quilting machine […]

Fabric choices, Thousand Oaks Quilt

NB: Edyta Sitar’s Thousand Oaks quilt pattern is available on her website or in her book, Patches of Blue. I’m a collage artist and I found choosing the fabrics for this appliqué project almost exactly like composing the materials for a paper or multi media collage. You need 9 fat quarters worth of fabrics for the appliqués. From each fabric […]

Just got my copy of Pillow Talk!

I’ve already made Edyta Sitar’s Dot Dot Dot pillow three times, (I purchased the pattern from her website) but now I have the whole book of gorgeous pillow patterns! So excited! I’m very enthusiastic about this because of the variety of techniques featured and Edyta’s videos for Fat Quarter Shop about them. I know I’ll learn a lot as I […]