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In Love with my Hexie Heart Quilt

In Love with my Hexie Heart Quilt

I love a good challenge. For me, that’s half the fun of quilting -- falling in love with a motif and then figuring out how I can make it! Photo: D...
Silk Road Stars for the #whatshadeareyou blog hop

Silk Road Stars for the #whatshadeareyou blog hop

I was thrilled to be included in this year's #whatshadeareyou blog hop with RJR Fabrics. I made a beautiful blue and white quilt with their Cotton Supreme Solids. The color palette was inspired by my travels in Central Asia almost a decade ago. The design is an original paper patter based on a traditional Islamic geometric motif that features twelve-, eight- and six-pointed stars.

Old cars and older buildings. Let's go back to Central Asia!

Old cars and older buildings. Let's go back to Central Asia!

Yesterday, I got sucked down a rabbit hole of pre-Instagram photos I took while traveling through Central Asia. Here are some photos that I'm drawing inspiration from at the moment that I took ten years ago. Some old Soviet cars, and older beautiful architecture. Blues, teals, reds. Take me back?
I made a blazer, and learned a lot along the way

I made a blazer, and learned a lot along the way

I completed another project on my garment sewing bucket list — a tailored men's blazer. I used a cotton/linen blend in light gray with a cotton law...
Donating my hexie heart love quilt for a good cause

Donating my hexie heart love quilt for a good cause

Inspired by an EPP quilt I spied on Instagram early this year (Warm Hearted Quilt by Tales of Cloth), I decided to make a machine pieced version ar...
Dreaming of an adjustable sit-stand sewing desk

Dreaming of an adjustable sit-stand sewing desk

My sewing machine sits on top of an adjustable desk. I can crank it up and down depending on my mood and projects. I like to sew garments while sta...