1. Surprise birthday date: we’re going to see Avenue Q the musical. Yay! I haven’t done a belted cardi in a looooong time. I’m feeling okay with it. 😊 #fabfri

     
  2. Back the the Magic House a few years later. 1991? (Guessing). #tbt

     
  3. Little Laura at the Magic House in St Louis. Not sure of year… Guessing 1987ish? #tbt

     
  4. Piecing a back for the huge top I just finished (the secret one). I made all of these blocks using scraps from the front and I’m throwing them together with absolutely no regard for how any points or seams line up. And I think I might like it better than the top that I busted my ass on. Shut up, I don’t want to talk about it.

     
  5. This pieced binding was a big pain in the booty, especially around the corners, but I like it a lot.

     
  6. Fall wall hanging, complete. Inspired by Kathy’s Block in Gwen Marston’s Liberated Quiltmaking II. I kept the quilting very simple because I wanted the blocks to shine. Measures 20”x28”. Happy with this one.

     
  7. Piecing a quilt back.

     

  8. cirquedurartastic said: Also, do you have an iron recommendation for quilters? I'm in the market.

    I’m sure you’d get a different answer from different quilters…. everyone seems to have one they love and think is the best.  I don’t know if it’s the very best out there, but I do love my Rowenta Pro Master DW8080.  It heats up fast, gets super hot, and has the smoothest sole plate ever.  A lot of times you can catch a sale on Amazon (it’s 40% off right now, it looks like), or maybe use a coupon at a fabric store?

     

  9. cirquedurartastic said: Hey happy birthday! I have really enjoyed following you and getting to know you as I admire your art and craft. I hope you have a wonderful year!

    Thank you!  You are sweet!  I like following you too.  :)

     

  10. I got a job at Paper Source!  I haven’t worked outside my home in 12 years!  Very excite!  Much happy!