Monthly Archives: July 2018


My friend Bernie, at Needle and Foot, hosted a sixth round of Fiction and Fabric. She took signups of interested reader/fabric lovers who wanted to participate and created reading groups to pass around a book. I signed up to read The Undomestic Goddess. I was sold as soon as I read Bernie's description that the main character reminded her of Amelia Bedelia. The way Fiction and Fabric works is that Bernie ships the book off to the next reader on the list, with three fat quarters that somehow relate to the novel. The recipient keeps the fabric and reads the book, then chooses three fat quarters to send to the next person. Here's the bundle I received from Kristie with the book.

I recently finished reading The Undomestic Goddess, a delightfully funny, laugh-out-loud book. I chose the following fabrics to send off to Bernie. I look forward to seeing how she uses them.


Oh my gosh! I have 11 finished quilt tops waiting to be quilted. *gasp* This is clear evidence that I enjoy the piecing more than the quilting. And maybe that I have too many projects going at once.

In Q2 I completed seven projects from my list:

I also finished two mini quilts that I made with the Kindergarteners. Since a few of mine were lap quilts I didn't finish as many this quarter as last. Still, I'm very happy with nine projects in the finished column! That brings me to 25 for the first half of the year.

There are three new projects that I'm starting this month, but this clearly needs to be a "finish it up" kind of quarter. ;-) Many of these projects are workshop samples or will go into my trunk show when I lecture in the Fall and beyond. Here's the rundown. It's a long list (only 40!), but I really like to have them listed all in one place. ;-)

Just Need Binding

  1. Meadow Mystery, Lap Quilt.

Quilting In Progress

  1. Very Hungry Caterpillar Twin Quilt

Finished Quilt Tops

  1. Scattered Squares lap quilt (upcoming pattern).
  2. Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, Greenery Lap Quilt.
  3. Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, class sample Mini Quilt #2.
  4. Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, class sample Mini Quilt #4.
  5. *Planned Improv: Playing with Angles, class sample Mini Quilt #1. 
  6. Charity baby quilt. 
  7. Feathered Star... pillow? 
  8. Variation of Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, Wall Hanging. 
  9. Wonder Full All About Angles #1 
  10. Wonder Full All About Angles #2 
  11. Pantone Ultra Violet All About Angles 

Piecing in Progress

  1. Fandangle Scrappy Squares.
  2. Island Batik secondary pattern quilt 
  3. Island Batik Floating Hexagons quilt 
  4. Planned Improv: Playing with Angles, class sample Mini Quilt #2.
  5. Tula Pink City Sampler. 
  6. Improv Abstraction, Small Quilt. 
  7. Creative HST project, Lap Quilt.
  8. In the Middle quilt, Lap Quilt.
  9. Cotton & Steel (and low volume) HST Quilt, Lap Quilt.
  10. Ocean quilt for my daughter.
  11. Patchwork City Metro Area Quilt.
  12. Swoon Quilt. 
  13. Rainbow Chain. The pattern is Autumn Chain from The Bee Hive quilts and IG friends. 
  14. My Floating Squares improv project. (from The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood.)
  15. Rainbow Remix from Rebecca Bryan's class at Quiltcon. Blocks are all done. Next up, the big job of piecing together irregular blocks.
  16. Wonky Cross quilt from Rossie Hutchinson's class at QuiltCon. I'm up to 50 blocks and they are now all trimmed up.
  17. Quartered Log Cabin quilt from Rossie Hutchinson's class at QuiltCon
  18. Purple Royalty quilt. 
  19. La Passacaglia. No way I'm finishing this anytime soon, but including it so my list is complete. 
  20. Blogger Bundle baby quilt.
  21. Playing with solids project from Tara Faughnan class. 

Planning Stage

  1. R's Waterfall Quilt from Sewing School Quilts 
  2. Planned Improv: Scrappy Squares, large scale. Purples are cut out.
  3. Floating Hexagons in Heliotrope and Breeze.
  4. Unnamed in Oasis and Pickle.
  5. Unnamed in grunge and linen neutrals.
  6. Island Batik Rep Sample.


I'm linking up to Finish Along Q3 goals link up.

Thank you for visiting!


In February I shared photos of the goodies from my first Island Batik Ambassador box. My second (and final) box of the year just arrived and I thought it would be fun to offer you a video tour. Here's my official unboxing video! I'd love to hear what catches your eye.


I'm excited to get started with these vibrant colors and have already pre-washed the first batch. I chose one of the Paisley Dot colors to include in this month's project, but I'm saving the rest of that glorious rainbow for later. ;-)

Thank you Island Batik, Aurifil, and Hobbs!