Hermitage Handmade Festival 2023
On Sept 16, 2023 I was at the Hermitage Handmade Festival in Norfolk, VA. I loaded my van the day before, which always takes all day long. I set out early on Saturday morning...
"Hope" Bed Size Quilt
The "Hope" bed quilt was created using a solid piece of fabric as opposed to my normal quilts that are pieced. I wanted to create a quilt that was less busy and more of the focus on the top quilting....
Baby Clothes Quilt

"Could you make a quilt out of my children's baby clothes?" 

A dear friend of mine reached out recently to create a quilt out of her two daughter's baby clothes. She wanted the clothes to be made into a baby-sized quilt that she would give to her girls once they were older and had their own families. 

Making "Decisions"

Sometimes in life, we are faced with two very large choices: whether or not to marry someone, whether or not to take this job or that job, to start a family now or later, to pursue a dream, or to wait. Sometimes it can be challenging to make the right decision, especially when both could be bad/hard outcomes. 

I have found one thing to be true...

Framed "Out of Darkness" Wall Hangings

While I was creating the "Out of Darkness" lap quilt, I decided to make a couple of bird blocks that were a smaller version of the same concept of the lap quilt-

"The vision of darkness surrounding me kept playing around in my head for months, but it wasn't just the darkness- it was the two birds...

Creating "Out of Darkness"

This vision of darkness surrounding kept playing around in my head for months, but it wasn't just the darkness. It was the two birds that had their wings flying upward and out of the darkness, in this lap size quilt.



Becoming a "Masterpiece"
"Masterpiece" took many weeks for its completion. I decided to make the background pieced with all shades of white/gray. Then I carefully pieced the vase into the background. I love how it turned out.  The next step was to top quilt. I decided to do this by hand instead of machine for a different feel and effect.
I was featured in "Go Solo's" online magazine!

My biggest accomplishment as a business owner would be the actual launching of the business. It was a really big deal for me to even get to that place. It took two years (2020-2021) of planning, creating, and making quilts, as well as having a 5th baby, homeschooling, and moving from WA to VA, all the while there was a pandemic. It was truly the biggest accomplishment of my life, and I am so proud of myself for doing the hard work needed to pursue my dream.

Working on a "Masterpiece"
It’s been on my mind to create a quilt that doesn’t have a pattern. One that I just cut the pieces and sew them together. This quilt will be called, “Masterpiece”. It is the first quilt I’ve created with a depth of meaning unlike the others that I have made. 
How I Use the Baby Size Quilt

The baby size quilt is one of my favorite size quilts. I love that a super special quilt can be used right away for teeny tiny babies. (Most quilt patterns...

The Classic Brown Quilt
 The newest quilt available is the Classic, brown quilt. It is the "Classic" pattern made with fresh, new colors.   This block is an "Irish Chain" block with the center pieces modified just a bit to give the quilt a bit more variation when...
My Titles...Quilter/Creator, Mom of 5, Homeschooler, Homesteader
How many roles can one have? Mine are quite a few...Mom of 5, Homeschooler, Quilter/Creator, Homesteader. Is this life overwhelming? It is fulfilling? Let's find out...
Cabin in the Woods
This scrappy style quilt uses the traditional pattern called the log cabin block. I really love how the blues and pinks change from light to dark. It was so much fun using low volume white fabrics to create this child’s quilt. The center animal prints are so cute too! They were individually cut out- each one selected for variation.  I think my favorite block is the mother duck with her little ducklings as it reflects...
Behind the Seams- Cabin in the Garden

This quilt reminds me of a little cabin in the countryside surrounded by the bounty of a diligent hardworking gardener.

The fabric came together by inspiration of the center square. This fabric is from a well know designer called, Kaffe Fassett. He designed the fabric with all the many fruits of summer in mind. I love how

How to Wash a Quilt

Learning how to properly care for your quilt will ensure many years enjoyment. Quilts require lots of time and skill to create. It can take months or even years of practice with trial and error to perfect the skill of quilting. There is also the large investment of all the supplies and notions, like a sewing machine, rulers, patterns, and loads of fabrics and batting. Considering those things the worth of a quilt should be highly valued. Below is all the directions I have curated to ensure your quilt lasts for generations.

Behind the Seams - The Strip Quilts/Children's Collection

The Strip quilts are closely related to "Guatemala Meets America" in their strip size but made using kid prints and a different color scheme.

I wanted to create a quilt that kids would find appealing but that would also go with their nursery or bedroom and still be beautiful for mom. 


Behind the Seams of "Guatemala Meets America"

"Guatemala Meets America" was a quilt that took me out of my comfort zone to work with colors I don't normally work with. 

The inspiration for this quilt came as a way to honor the heritage of my Guatemalan neighbors before we moved from Washington to Virginia in August 2020.

I found pictures of the traditional dresses...

Behind the Seams- "The Modern Wedge"
The "Modern Wedge" was designed with the modern style home in mind. This quilt uses soft colors, non-traditional style blocks, straight lines, and a cotton/linen blend of fabrics. 
Behind the Seams- "The Classic"

Before creating "The Classic" quilt, I knew I wanted to offer a traditional style quilt.

While designing it, I knew it had to have a pattern that was typical of quilts 100 years ago, as well as the colors and prints that were common during that time.

This block is an "Irish Chain" block with the center pieces modified just a bit to give the quilt a bit more variation when gazing upon it. 

Behind the Seams of "The Love Birds"
I love making the "Flying Geese" which are the triangles of pinks and magentas with the white or grey background. I love the irony of this block being a bird related block for a quilt that is all about birds. 
A Dream Realized
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