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

#2017temperaturescarf

In just a few weeks I'll be moving to Colorado. My husband got a job at Google in Boulder and we are getting ready to relocate.  My friend Kristy mentioned wanting to start a yearlong project in 2017 and is going to do a temperature scarf. I've seen the idea before and have always thought it would be fun, but never made the commitment.  With our upcoming move I thought it would be neat to see how my Colorado temperature scarf differs from her Illinois one. And we thought we would take it a step further and invite everyone to participate.  Kristy ... Read More

Rainbow Sampler Quilt

I have been on a quilt top making kick. I have a stack of 14 of them and I'm about to add another to it this week. Apparently my declaration that I am a real quilter went to my head. I've had this idea to make a sampler quilt for a really long time. I love the idea of a quilt with varied block sizes and I knew that I wanted to do a rainbow one. My original plan was that I would make each color span a 12" strip of the quilt and make all the blocks sizes that would nicely fit together. However, I am very bad at math and ended up with really varied sizes ... Read More

Free Pattern Friday – Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan

I've gotten multiple requests to sell the patterns I used for the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan cross stitches I made. I don't feel comfortable making money off them like that, so here are the patterns for free. When cross stitched on 14ct Aida they fit in a 6" hoop. Download the PDFs here - Nancy Kerrigan Pattern Tonya Harding Pattern There are more free patterns to download here, and patterns to purchase here at my Etsy. If you stitch up one of my patterns, I'd love to see it! Tag it on Instagram with the hashtag #hugsarefunstitches ... Read More

July TSNEM – Rigid Heddle Weaving

I've wanted to try weaving for a really long time, it was something I intended on doing for one of the TSNEM month's last year. Every time I'd start looking into it I would get overwhelmed and pick something easier to try instead. (Please note: This post contains affiliate links as indicated by an asterisk*) I knew that this year I had to finally try it. A friend of mine let me borrow her Schacht Cricket Loom* and it sat for a few weeks because I didn't know where to start. I got a Craftsy class years ago on Rigid Heddle Weaving* and it was all just so much ... Read More