Two challenges for 2011

I’ve been wanting to tackle a BAHG. Or at least a miniature one. Something. I wanted an opportunity to push myself short-term, learn something new and ship, ship, ship. Not to mention, setting a goal (and sharing it publicly) forces me to keep going and complete the task even after…

Sewing up a storm …

In between long visits at my mom’s to take care of her and my dad, I’ve been spending a lot of time in the sewing room. Not all of it quilting related, but getting some unfinished projects done or just a little bit farther down the road. Some of this…

Set yourself up for small successes

I sew. You might have figured that out by now. And usually I sew quilts. It’s very straightforward, somewhat geometric, somewhat simple sewing. I used to make clothes. Or try to anyway. Not that my sewing wasn’t up to snuff, but my patience for the amount of alteration needed to…

Quilt commission complete

Apparently, part of why I couldn’t get anything posted was my obsession with a commission I took on. A friend from the Chorus ran into me at the fabric store one day and thus discovered I quilted. Which led to my taking on a new t-shirt quilt project. That included…

Quilts in the “finally” category

I’d love to use the excuse that my sewing machine was stuck in limbo land during the year of remodeling. And then I went off to NY for six months. But no. Sadly, I just took a danged long time to make these guys. The baby quilt (which is lovely…