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 …

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 …