Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Gray dresser

After 9 months of living in my garage I got this dresser painted and put to use.  It still needs a coat of finish…but I couldn’t wait to get it moved into the house.

Gray dresser detail

It has such pretty detail.  Here’s what it looked like before:


Besides painting I’ve been post-market organizing and I got some of my first quilts out to display and use.  

I made this one 4 years ago…and 4 years later it’s still growing on me.  ;) 

Wonky Blocks improv quilt

The other night I tackled my scrap basket.  I swear I cut for a couple of hours and barely made a dent in my scraps.  Scraps and I have a love/hate relationship.

Cutting scraps

(it’s lame when the only good snack in the house is Goldfish crackers!)

By now the scraps have been put to good use and it’s fun to pick through and visit some old favorites.


If you want more pictures of projects, life, and non-flattering close ups of my face…I finally joined Instagram.  I’m @cluckclucksew

Starfish beach

The Oklahoma City Modern Quilt Guild is taking quilt donations for those affected by the tornados.  Visit their website for more info if you have any quilts you’d like to send!


Monday, May 20, 2013

Quilt Market Portland

Quilt Market Portland

Spring Quilt Market was in Portland this year…so just a short drive down from Seattle for me. 

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By now the set up is pretty simple….I hauled my big blue dresser down (it’s so heavy!), hung some quilts, and we were done!

My Booth

Quilt Market, To the Point quilt

My booth was in the Windham Fabrics section across from Heather Ross.  I had such a great time getting to know her and she’s just as sweet as she looks…even after I told her I was big dorky fan.


We were also there with Carrie of Such Designs…and her beautiful quilts.  She is


I didn’t get to walk around much this time, but there were some great colorful booths here and there when I did.

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I spotted a Scout quilt in the Robert Kaufman booth.

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Loved these cute fabrics by Monaluna.

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Heather Bailey had this amazing embroidered (?) bird on the wall of her booth.

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Jeni did such a great job on this cute modern booth!

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Moda cut thousands of leaves out of fabric to hang…it was really beautiful.

Moda booth

I flew through a book signing…and only managed to spell a couple of people’s names wrong and write a "Brenda" instead of "Brandy".  By now my brain was mush.

Book Signing

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It was a whirlwind weekend and I am happy to be home, unpacked, and back in my stretchy pants. ;)

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

To the Point

To the Point Quilt Boy Version


I couldn’t decide whether to make a boy version or a girl version of this one…so I made both. 


The pattern comes in 3 sizes, crib, throw, or twin…the crib size doesn’t have borders.   It uses fat quarters, scrap rectangles, or 10" -precut squares (Layer Cakes)…and no templates.

To the Point Girl Version

The girl version I quilted all over with loops.  The boy version I did straight line quilting first, outlining the triangles, then I went back and did small-ish meandering on the white triangles.  The borders got some loopty-loops…but I left the print triangles un-quilted…it makes them really pop!

To the Point Quilting

To the Point Boys Quilt

These were really fun quilts to make…I see many more of them in my future!

You can find this pattern in my shop.  Happy Quilting!

Basting To the Point Quilt

Saturday, May 18, 2013


Wallflowers Quilt (1)

This quilt is a biggie…Queen size to be exact.  The blocks are 20" finished.

Wallflowers Quilt (2)

These blocks are really fun to make, with no templates and nothing too tricky.  My Mom made a block into a pillow…and Trish was wonderful and tested this one for me.

Wallflowers Pillow

You can make this as a throw (9 blocks), twin (12 blocks), or queen (16 blocks).



Friday, May 17, 2013


Dixie Quilt, Cluck Cluck Sew

This is probably my favorite quilt of the new bunch…it’s a simple design and I love love these colors.  

Dixie Quilt Folded

This one is also made with Wallflowers, and is Layer Cake or yardage friendly.  I have to mention that Kathy speed quilted 3 quilts for me including this one…she saved my back big time.


This picture pretty much sums up my last couple of months…wayyyyyy too much soda. 


I’m going to need a major detox after quilt market.


I think I have the spam thing fixed...crossing fingers!

Thursday, May 16, 2013


 Wicker Bed Quilt

Wicker is a pre-cut strip or yardage friendly pattern in 3 sizes…with a baby quilt pattern included (it has a slightly different design).  

Wicker Jelly Roll Quilt

I used yardage of Wallflowers for this one…but I think it would make a great boys bed quilt.
Wicker Cover


Due to a lot of spam in my comments lately (so lame!)…comments are turned off until I get back from market and I can fix it.  If you need to get a hold of me you can send me an email at…sorry!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Headed South

Spring Quilts 2013

Just a little South for me…to Portland.  I’m popping in to say that if you’re at Quilt Market this weekend I’ll be in booth 754.   Windham will be doing a meet and greet on Saturday if you stop by then!

Designer Meet up copy


I’ll be posting about new quilts during the next few days…but now I’m going to go finish packing since the little people are finally asleep!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

A very busy table runner

Table Runner Cluck Cluck Sew

Sometimes I start sewing without much of a plan, and it either turns out amazing…semi-cool…or pretty horrible.  I’d give this one a rating of semi-cool and growing on me. 

It’s very busy with all those prints crammed into one table runner!

Swirly Quilting

I did this swirly quilting on it  and it was really fun once I got the hang of it!

Pinwheels Table Runner

I wrote in this post how I made the pinwheels.   The sizes of pinwheels were 8 1/2", 4 1/2" (trimmed down from 5"), and 6 1/2"…then I sewed 2" strips to 2 sides of the 6 1/2" to make the block 8 1/2" square. 

Swirly Quilting Table Runner

I love the look of it on my table…but between art projects and experiments it will probably spend very little time there!


My friend Emily sent me these fabulous fat quarters from her new collection Technicolor…I can’t wait to see more at Quilt Market in less than a week! 

Technicolor fabric