Ugh…the terrible curse of the thread goblins. While working on the baby quilt and a couple of quilted tote bags I ran into a slew of thread issues. Things were fine during piecing, but when I switched to free motion quilting, I could only get a few inches completed before my thread would snap. Now…

Practice Makes…Better

In November 2018, I decided that a great way to face my fear of free motion quilting and get used to my new machine was to practice. But, like most working moms, my time for quilting is limited and I couldn’t stand the idea of making a ton of samplers that would never get used….

A (Big) Baby Step

After completing several quilted tote bags, I set out to try my hand at another baby blanket. This time for my husband’s cousin, who was expecting her first child. I thought it would be a great way to finally quilt a larger project and give a one-of-a-kind gift to one of our dear family members….

The Real Beginning

In the past year our family has undergone a series of changes. Don’t get me wrong, some of these changes were tough challenges, but as happens with life they came together in a way that had a lot of upside. A little over a year ago, my husband and I were both working full-time, with…

My First Baby Steps

A little more than 7 years ago, I made my first quilt. Well at the time I thought it was a quilt, considering it included everything I thought of as imperative to quilts – namely piecing. As you can see, it was a pretty simple quilt. This was before you could look up thousands of…