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

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

I’m a Real Quilter!

I got this Maker Valley Quilter shirt but have always felt like a bit of a fraud when I wore it. I've got a stack of quilt tops but hadn't actually finished a quilt so it felt disingenuous to call myself a quilter. But I finally did it, I finished a quilt. It's not perfect, but it's done and I love it. For Christmas my husband got me a jelly roll of Blueberry Park fabric and I made a really simple quilt top. I used Aurifil thread and did simple straight line quilting down each stripe. The stitches aren't consistent or straight, there's some fabric ... Read More

One Thimble Issue 11 – Wild Things Baby Shoes

Please note: This post contains affiliate links as indicated by an asterisk. I absolutely love Issue 11 of One Thimble*, there are so many fun projects. When I was picking the pattern to try, I couldn't resist these Wild Things Baby Shoes*. I originally intended to make them as a gift for a friend's baby, but my children claimed them for their toys. Mira told me her mouse's feet were very, very cold and thanked me for making him shoes. This pattern is super adorable and a relatively easy sew (except I don't read directions well so the seam ripper had to ... Read More