Ellie's baby quilt

The newest addition to our family (my niece Ellie) was born in February. Of course I immediately thought about making her a baby quilt, but I wasn’t sure which pattern to choose from, what colors, what her parents would like….

Key rings revisited

Now that I am off work for the summer I find time to experiment; not only do I sew everyday, I have also tried new recipes and have time to do more things with the kids too. A few years…

Triangles Two Ways

A long time ago I made a quilt with a bundle of Kaffe Fassett fabrics for my grandma. This is going to sound sacrilegious to many of you, but I did not love the fabrics. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen…

My Threads of Resistance piece

You may be familiar with the “Threads of Resistance” exhibition that will premiere at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA on July 15th and then travel around the country. The call for entries stated that it would feature “work created…

The BVP Quilt

In the mornings, as I drive in to work, I either listen to the news or to podcasts. One of my favorite podcasts is Tea with BVP, which has been described as “Car Talk meets Second Language Acquisition”. As a…

Knowing when to stop

A while ago I stumbled upon some bright looking coasters made out of Dresden blocks (here) and thought that would be a great way to use scraps and come up with something useful. I quickly became quite obsessed with them, not exactly sure why,…

New additions to the sewing room

There are two main changes that have happened in the space that I like to call the “sewing room” or “my office” in the house. The first one was a much needed new ironing board. The last one was wobbly and…