Keeping with my New Years Resolution to sew only what I have and NOT add to my fabric hoard, I pulled out my technicolor scrap pile and created this using foundation piecing. Not really having an overall plan or any idea how it would turn out, I must admit I LOVE it! The oblong bricks create an exciting energy. It practically screams at you! I’m quilting it now. #scrapquilting

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June 9, 2018 · 4:30 pm


I’ve had this beautiful panel of a Japanese print hanging around for a while and finally sat down to tackle the “one block wonder” technique. I love how it turned out! I only wish I had more of this fabric as it’s a weird size that it’s not useful for much. Ideas? #oneblockwonder

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June 9, 2018 · 4:25 pm

QuiltCon 2018

I was fortunate to be able to drive to and from Pasadena for my second QuiltCon (the first was in 2016) with my Bee Modern San Francisco Quilt buddies. In addition to seeing fabulous quilts and taking fantastic classes I was able to visit my daughter at UCLA. A bonus was seeing her dance at halftime the UCLA Women’s Basketball game and spending a mom-daughter day at LA museums and restaurants.

There is so much visual and creative stimulation at this show it’s impossible to absorb it all. Here are just a few of the quilts that spoke to me:


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I made this colorful center medallion ages ago while playing with very small leftover scraps from two other quilts I gifted to others. I liked it so much but kept putting off making anything with it as it felt too precious and I was waiting for just the right idea. I decided to just DO SOMETHING and, while exercising during a dance class* it came to me to plunge into the deep turquoise and then created this. I submitted it to QuiltCon 2018 (alas, it was a #QuiltConReject!) but I love it anyway!

*my best ideas come during exercise!


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Quilt Melt

Woot! I’m very excited to have won 1st Place for Visual Impact for “Quilt Melt” in the New Quilts of Northern California exhibit at the Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF) 2017!



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College Kid Quilts

This fall, I have both kids away at college – my daughter, a freshman in her first dorm at UCLA, and my son, in his first house as ajunior at University of Puget Sound. Both will have new quilts for their rooms!



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Be Positive (Proton)

Started in June, this was my first entirely hand quilted quilt. Made from scraps leftover from our new queen-sized bed quilt, I had fun whipping it together, but it took months to quilt (and a lot of binge watching TV!) I love the look, but think next time if I’m going to do all that work I should use thread that makes sure you can see it! I originally called it “Be Positive” but renamed it “Proton” in honor of my son who is a physics major in college.

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