A peak inside my crazy brain. More accurately, a look at the process and fun stuff I perpetually create.

Here to both entertain and inspire you.

 
(True confession: my sewing room is rarely this neat.)
Building Confidence One Improv Block at a Time adventure sewalong encouragement play Aug 03, 2022

Over halfway through the year and Adventure Sewalong is proving to be a lot of fun.

I am making three, yes three, versions. the first two are my demo ones for the live videos but this solids...

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When Does Play Turn Into a Quilt? encouragement improv play process quiltmaking Jun 01, 2022

The vast majority of my quilts start with an experiment. An idea or an inspiration and an attempt to translate it into fabric.

Sometimes they don't work. I might try again or I just move on. Other...

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10 Simple Things (7) - Practice Your Quilting First encouragement finishing machine quilting tips May 05, 2022

You completed the onerous step of basting your quilt now you are ready to dive in with the quilting. Hold up, wait a minute.

Machine quilting can be both infuriating and exhilarating. One way to...

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Play Disguised As Learning encouragement play Mar 10, 2022

Did you realize that trying something new is play? Trying something hard is play as well.

Me? I'm at improv quilter. Heck, I have a whole virtual trunk show on how improv is my love language. So...

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10 Simple Things (6) - Make Precise Pivots encouragement finishing machine quilting Mar 03, 2022

Still talking about machine quilting and today's tip applies to both straight line and free motion quilting.

Do your best to make precise pivots when you quilt. Slow down as you approach the...

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Accept Orphan Blocks encouragement play Feb 02, 2022

Experimentation and play means that you will be left with random blocks around the sewing room.

For some quilters this is hard to accept. For them, everything has to turn into something. I am...

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Play for the Fun of Playing

There are no expectations on Quilters’ Playcation. Show up for yourself, hang out, sew as little or as much as you want. Nothing you sew on Playcation has to turn into anything. This is all about giving back to yourself and playing for the sake of playing. 

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