{A Little Improv and Wonky} Mini Quilt

For my last Northcott Fabrics Colorworks Solids mini quilt challenge, I choose to make a reversible quilt. This is a symptom of what happens to me when I can’t make up my mind! This color palate has stayed on my mind since my Subway Tiles quilt and I wasn’t ready to stop working with it. My color choices were “made for …

Sugar Skull Seat Cover {solids challenge and project from Quilt with Tula and Angela}

As I was sketching out my November Northcott Fabrics Colorworks Solids challenge, my mailperson delivered Quilt with Tula and Angela. What excellent timing! Tula Pink and Angela Walters are two of my favorite sewing industry professionals. Tula continuously impresses me with her design skills, collaborations and commitment to being herself. Angela is a workhorse who focuses on supporting others in …

“Subway Tiles”: November Northcott Fabrics Solids Mini Quilt Challenge

As a trained city planner, I notice how public spaces can create interaction with its users. Is the space welcoming? Are there comfortable places to sit? Is the area stimulating with art pieces or story telling components? Having worked with public transportation for half of my career, I am especially fascinated with transportation hubs. People are trying to get from …

Point Me That Way {September Solids Challenge}

For this month’s challenge using Northcott Colorworks solid fabrics, I was inspired by the Rhythm Quilt designed by Kathreen Ricketson in her book, Brave New Quilts. I borrowed the book for the library and fell in love with Kathreen’s writing style and design aesthetic. Knowing a bit about her but not having had the opportunity to meet her myself, the …

“Homage” {August Solids Challenge Mini Quilt}

While preparing for my podcast with Heather Jones, I decided to re-read her book, Quilt Local, while on a mini-vacation. My in-laws invited us to spend time on the Colorado River with their pontoon boat, jet skis and water toys. Taking Heather’s advice to observe your surroundings and disconnect from the digital world, I spent a day absorbing the details …

June Solids Challenge Quilt and Giveaway!

Since January, I have made one mini quilt / quilt sketch a month inspired by my podcast with Gwen Marston and using Northcott Fabrics Colorworks Solids. (Past projects include a monochromatic red piece, a green monochromatic quilt, a chocolate brown quilt, a white and green improv piece and a pink/orange wonky log cabin.) For this month’s challenge, I decided to try Nicole Daksiewicz (Modern Handcraft)’s method for …

February 2016 Crafty Planner Challenge

After my exploration with the red monochromatic color scheme for my January challenge, I decided to try greens for February. Using the minimal improv exercise from Season Evans for the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club, I decided to make my mini quilt incorporating the idea of a “focus fabric” but in two very different ways. For one side, I used this light beige …