tiny shop update

sunny days caravan tote zipper

I have added a few totes to my shop.  The weather is finally starting to cool down.  Thank goodness for cardigan weather!  It was too hot to ice dye for quite a stretch there.

Hopefully, I will be able to get some new fabric ready to go in the next few weeks.  If there is interest, I was thinking of adding some yardage and bundles of some of my dyed fabric to the shop.

School starts next week so that should free up some time for me to get to work on my project list.  As much as a dread the idea of using an alarm clock again, I’m looking forward to some uninterrupted stitching time.

Citizens of Textile sale this weekend

I’m one of this month’s featured artists over at Citizens of Textile this month.

go anywhere totes

I’ve made a small collection of totes, some zippered pouches, and a couple of special baby quilts.  Each piece uses some of the snow dyed cotton I made late this winter.

snow dye baby quilt

The range of shades and values created with the snow dye process are pretty inspiring.  It’s made for a fun one a kind group of projects that I’m so excited to share.

detail of buckskin caravan tote

The Citizens of Textile shop is open through Sunday night 7pm CST.


five quilts, one post

Last year I set myself up with a long project list.  By mid-year I had started several quilts but hadn’t finished most of them so by December I was determined to cross some off the list.  blue sky geese quilt


The idea for sky blue geese came from a doodle in my notebook.  It has blue and ivory cross-hatch print flying geese blocks surrounded by text prints.  I sent it as a surprise to a friend I haven’t seen in years.

back of sky blue geese quilt

The back is mix of prints.  The blue and white plumes were a favorite of mine.  They’ve been in my stash for years so it’s great to see them in a project.

silver star quilt

I made a couple of Christmas quilts in December.  I used a scaled down version of Jeni’s Giant Vintage Star Tutorial. They were also given to friends.

gold star quilt

One was a large silver star, the other gold.

florette quilt

Florette turned out to be one of my favorite quilts to date.  The pattern is by Jeni Baker.

florette quilt detail

Anna, Jeni, and I took a screen printing class ages ago and while they were here they helped me pull fabrics for future projects.  It was a blast to spend hours happily geeking out over fabric with friends.  I used one of the stacks we put together for this quilt.   Then I finished the top while we were on a sewing retreat together.

back of florette quilt

The back is one part, grey and white paisley and one part, floral.  Truth be told…the floral was our old shower curtain.  I made the curtain a few years ago and saved the fabric when I made a new one.  I had intended to sell this quilt, but in the end, I surprised lulu by putting it on her bed while she was in school.  She nearly fell down the steps to thank me because she was so happy.  (that would have been an awkward ER visit!)

golden geese quilt

Golden geese was another quilt I intended to sell.  It was also a stack that Anna and Jeni helped pull together.  The pattern is of my own design. I love the fabrics, so much print on print on print.  I just couldn’t part with it.  I have greedily kept it for myself.  (that’s how i roll)

back of golden goose quilt

It’s backed with some fabric from my stash.  It felt great to check all of these of my project list.

I’m looking forward to sharing more about this year’s list.