Archive for July, 2012

July 13, 2012

Sketchbook Archive | 07.13.12

This week it’s scenes from Murano. Murano was beautiful and wonderfully devoid of turists. It is full of window boxes, colorful shutters, and blown glass in strange places


July 9, 2012

Strip Quilt Makings

Another project I have yet to share with you! These fabrics were selected by a friend for another baby quilt.  A strip quilt this time.  I’m not going to lie, it turned out super cute.


Column 1: Kona Cotton in Corn Yellow, Cloud9 Nature Walk in Moss Ocean, Alexander Henry Raindrops on Posies in Pink Pastel

Column 2: Birch Fabric Storyboek Wildflowers in Cream, A Walk in the Woods Whisper Simple Dots by Moda, Windham Fabrics Cabana Blooms 33799-1

Column 3: Andover Fabrics Meet the Gang Birds in Teal, Kona Cotton in pomegranate, A Walk in the Woods Cloud Dash   

July 8, 2012

Sketchbook Archive | 07.08.12

Scenes from Venice.


Venice 1

July 2, 2012

Plus One

I’ve been delinquent in sharing my projects with you.  I made this quilt for some friends in Dayton who just welcomed a little girl into their family.  I’ve been wanting to try a Plus One quilt for a while now.  I think this is the quilt that made me finally decided to make one.  Our friends are a strictly University of Cincinnati family and so it was a red, black, and gray quilt for them.

True to form, I made a grid using AutoCAD and then used Photoshop to which fabric to buy.  When the fabric arrived, I ended up swapping out a few fabrics in an effort to make the selections look more like a baby quilt.  I’m not sure if I succeeded but I think the end result turned out nicely.



As an added bonus, I appliqued  a C-paw on the back which I then quilted around to bring the design to the front.

Believe it or not, I started this quilt last December but it was another 4 months before I finished it and another 2 months before I’m managing to share it will you.  I’ll try to be a little more on top of it next time.