New Web Site Address

23 11 2015


Hello! I’m moving the site where I post the links and pictures that go along with my podcast to a new location, so please update your links and meet me over at:


Episode 175: The Pattern Spectrum Episode

19 11 2015

The Snowflake Table Runner:


The latest pot holder, unbasted and unquilted:

potholder1Pot holder tutorial:

Thanks to Vivienne for the link to this interesting article about how much fabric designers make:

Heather Jones’ new book, Quilt Local:

Heather’s website:

My mom posted this tutorial on Facebook; I might just try it:

Kristin posted this Fat Quarter Shop binding tutorial link on the FB Twilters page:

Want to join us Twilters? Just let me know and I’ll get you signed up!

For a fun read–The Tangled Thread Awards:

Crafty Planner episode with Zak Foster: 

Zak Foster website:

The book I’m reading for book group:

Episode 174: Let Us Now Praise Famous Quilts

9 11 2015

Listen here:

Carie’s (and to some extent Ben’s) Wedding Quilt is done!

cariefinish1weddingquilt_2015[1]Me and Carie and Ben with the quilt at Carie’s mom’s house:

ben and carie and me and quilt

I finally made some pot holders!

pot holders

The postcard I picked up at Duke’s Nasher Musuem–don’t you think this would make a cool quilt?


I talk about famous quilts of the 21st century on this ep. What are some quilts that you’ll think we’ll remember? Certainly, for me, Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s double wedding ring quilt, “Double-Edged Love” fills the bill:

Jacquie Gering’s “Bang, Bang, You’re Dead” is another famous one: are some of the famous quilts you can think of?

Here’s a link to Color + Pattern by Khristian Howell:

Want to read about the difference between modern and contemporary quilts? Go here …

A little quilt history for you …

Houston pix from Quilter’s Newsletter:

Finally, an interesting post on improv quilting:

Episode 173: Travis Snores, Part 2

25 10 2015

shoes1Wedding shoes … the ones I didn’t take back.

Another view:


And me in my dress, from a distance:


Here’s the templates I’m using to mark Carie’s quilt:

templateAnd here’s Travis, the star of our show:

Travis porch

See you next time! Don’t forget to comment! Travis loves comments!

Episode 172: The Bathroom Tour Episode

7 10 2015

To access this episode via Podbean:

Carie’s wedding quilt, pre-sandwich:



A corner:


The backing fabric, which I love and looks like cells:

backing fabric

Bathroom tour!


The hilarious noise you hear in the first quilt diary? Travis snoring.

See you soon!

Episode 171: The Abstract Expressionists Episode

18 09 2015

Early draft of Carie’s wedding quilt (this picture makes it look modern, but it will end up traditional, with cornerstones and everything):

wedding quilt1

A painting by Jean Helion, who has another (similar painting) hanging at the NC Art Museum:

I really loved this:

Looking for new people to follow on Instagram? Check this out:

Episode 170: The Fairly Sad Episode

3 09 2015


Playing with scraps and “making” fabric:

made fabric

Look at this stranger critter that showed up outside our front door:

spicebush2It’s a Spicebush Swallowtail caterpiller. It looks like a goldfish got stuck to the doorway. Little bit weird!

Don’t forget the label!


A fun infographic about copyright: