Road Trip to Santa Fe

Before we moved to Colorado, I had never been to the state before. My west coast traveling was very limited, and I've been wanting to do something about that. Last summer we got the National Parks pass and splurged for the one that gets you into any park. Rocky Mountain National Park is our "local park" but I figured if we went to one other in the year it was worth it. I am obsessed with the Junior Ranger program, thankfully the girls love it too. We drove down to Florissant National Monument last fall and did the program there. Then in October when Josh and I ... Read More

I Wish I Could Go Too Traveling Bee 2017 – Forest Quilt

In 2017 I participated in a quilt bee with a group on Instagram. I was asked by a friend in Illinois who put together the group from people she'd met at sewing retreats. Everyone picked a theme and set rules and parameters for their quilts. I decided to pick something I was excited about but wouldn't make myself, which was a forest quilt. It's not my normal color palette and I feel like I'd never finish a quilt with a lot of foundation paper piecing. I started my quilt with a snail from Pen and Paper Patterns and a Fancy Fox from Elizabeth Hartman. I ... Read More

Modern Sewcialites – February and March

I've added a couple more blocks to my Modern Sewcialites quilt and added some stars. I wanted to add a few stars to my January block to add some extra shine. I used the Confetti Star Block from During Quiet Time and just printed it at different sizes. I'm not entirely sure about the March house block, right now it feels a little too intense because of the lack of white. As of right now I'm going to leave it and see if it's less out of place once more blocks have been added. Otherwise, I'll go back in and add some windows to it to lighten it up a ... Read More

UFOs!

I've always been a serial project starter, but unfortunately that doesn't mean I finish at the same rate. In an attempt to work through my UFO pile, I started a challenge over at the Boulder MQG. This is an ongoing series of posts with different prompts and activities to work through your UFO pile, starting with listing out all your projects. I separated my list into different categories. SMALL PROJECTS Sashiko Tote I made the rainbow sashiko project as part of Try Something New Every Month and I've long intended on turning it into a tote bag. It's a very easy ... Read More

Boulder MQG Block of the Month

I mentioned that I redesigned the Boulder MQG website. We are working on a lot of big things this year, the biggest being the Block of the Month. Laura L. is the new vice president for 2018 and she put in a ton of work writing up tutorials for all the blocks and making an amazing quilt. Since the Block of the Month is free, we are working hard to promote it and get as many people participating as we can, even if they aren't in the guild. We've had people from all over making blocks and I'm so excited to see so much involvement. I decided to make mine from ... Read More

Modern Sewcialites January Block and other Updates

I always hate being someone that constantly complains about being busy, but things really have been a total whirlwind lately. We've been living in Colorado for over a year now and I absolutely love it here. The girls have made a lot of friends and settled in really well. I've forced myself to get out of my comfort zone and actively pursue opportunities to be social. Last year I joined the Boulder Modern Quilt Guild, and this year I've increased my involvement by joining the board as the social media coordinator. I redesigned the website and have been working ... Read More

Geogram Blog Hop

Right as we were getting ready for our big move to Colorado I got an email asking me to be a part of the blog hop for Samarra Khaja's new fabric line Geogram with Lecien Fabrics. Despite having so much to do with the move, I could not say no the the chance to make something with this gorgeous fabric line. As soon as I saw the fabric line I fell in love with it, and it's even more amazing in person. It has 30 SKUs and a variety of precuts and will be in stores this month. The colors are so incredibly vibrant, I immediately knew I would be making something ... Read More

2017 Temperature Quilt 

At the beginning of the year we moved to Colorado. Josh got a job at Google in Boulder so we've all embarked on a big adventure. Before this move I have never lived more than an hour and a half from where I grew up. I had never visited Colorado until we came out in December to look for a place to live.  I'm still adjusting and doing a lot of exploring. I've found a lot of great quilt shops and gone to some craft groups. I did get my sewing machine set up and one of the things I've worked on is a temperature quilt.  There will be 12 rows and I'm using ... Read More