I am so lucky to be back in the instructor's seat for Craftsy and sharing the beautiful Canyon Creek quilt with you! Designed by Monique Dillard, the Canyon Creek quilt evokes the magic and wonder of the natural world through timeless quilt blocks and the artistry of hand-printed batik fabrics in earthy tones.
I love simple silhouettes. And just like my favorite Japanese sewing pattern books, Everyday Style is another essential resource for learning how to take basic pattern pieces and turn them into a simple, wearable, uncomplicated wardrobe....
I am positively head over heels for Craftsy's newest collaboration with Michael Miller: the Noodlehead Poolside Tote with Sarah Jane's Sommer fabric! I loved working with the awesome folks at Michael Miller to create this kit. [...]
Ahhh! Numero tres! And possibly my favorite Liesl + Co Gallery Tunic. I'm calling this one "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel". My first thought when I saw it completed was Bollywood. But now I like to imagine this as something that Maggie Smith's character would wear on a night on the town in Jaipur. Which is just so perfect because most people like to brag that they're really just a kid inside, and I like to brag that I'm really just a 75 year old inside. For "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel", I chose one of my favorite Kaffe Fassett prints [...]
I made this little quilt in August of 2014 as part of a quilt club assignment to explore 3D and transparency quilt design. The quilt is inspired by color theorist Josef Albers' seminal work "Interactions of Color", originally published in 1963 as an "experimental guide and teaching aid for artists, instructors, and students". The quilt top makes use of Robert Kaufman Kona solids, a Carolyn Friedlander print, and Robert Kaufman Essex Yarn-Dyed linen for the background, binding, and backing.