it’s been a beautiful Spring in Seattle!

I’m currently working on two new quilts which I will share with you here. But this post is also to share some random (but pretty) photos I’ve captured this Spring. I hope they make you smile. 🙂

This Spring I’ve been really inspired by all of the gorgeous flowers blooming in my yard and at the Farmer’s Market. It’s been showing through my quilting. Though most of the flowers in my yard are wilted by now, I’m trying to keep the blooms alive with my quilts.

Above is my latest Quilt as you Go (my book “Quilt-As-You-Go Made Modern” comes out this September!). Though it’s not quite assembled yet, it’s already Paige-approved.

Ba-da-boom! I’ll never tire of these luscious blooms. It makes me sad that peonies only come once a year, but it also makes them all the more special. 🙂

There’s nothing better than a fresh vase of flowers…(and stack-o-fabric from Whimsy Quilts)…to brighten your entryway, am i right? Obviously Paige agrees (as you can see from her excitement).

I’ll be sure to do another post once this quilt is finished.  Paige continues to cheer me on even with all these work-in-progresses. Too many projects, too little time. I guess Paige will be lounging on some unfinished quilts for a while.

My weekly stop to the Farmer’s Market. At $5 bundle, no gal can say no!

Another week, another bundle. I’m telling you…I’ve been really inspired by flowers this Spring! Hanging on the wall is my Tiny Tulips pattern ( 🙂 It’s the perfect entryway quilt.

Also, I just had to brag about this. I’m one of those people that never win anything. Until now! Check out this cute red, white and blue banner I won from Debbie at Happy Little Cottage!

I didn’t win these handmade crocheted cherries, but aren’t they adorable? I got these from Heather over at Vintage Grey Handmade. I’ve kind of been obsessed with all these handmade goodies thanks to instagram.

And here are the fabrics I’m working with for my next pattern. Don’t you love the vintage/French yet traditional vibe of this collection? It’s a mix of Maison Blue by Robyn Pandolph and the Durham Collection by Lecien.

Another unfinished quilt for Paige to lounge on…but she’s not complaining.  Here’s a sneak peak of the quilt. And some fun news, when the pattern comes out (hopefully within the next month), I’ve collaborated with Whimsy Quilts and Fabrics  to do a quilt kit to go with my pattern, so stay tuned!


I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and seeing what i’ve been up to. It was a bit random, only because I don’t post often enough!

With that i’ll leave you with this super-happy picture of the “cute room” at Keepsake Cottage Fabrics in Bothell, WA. I’m teaching a class here on June 29th. If you’d like to sign up, i believe there’s one spot left. 🙂

Happy Quilting!

17 Responses to it’s been a beautiful Spring in Seattle!

  1. Zenia Rene June 19, 2014 at 4:45 am #

    I'm luvin' the blooms and the blues! Looking forward to your next pattern. I've actually cut fabric to make the stars for 2 quilts. I need to get the backgrounds cut so I can get started making the quilts. I'll post pics when I do. Thanks for your patterns and inspiration!

    • Zenia Rene June 19, 2014 at 4:45 am #

      I am referring to the Summer Star Mini quilt

  2. Phyllis June 19, 2014 at 5:58 am #

    Lovely pictures and quilts!

  3. вероника никитина June 19, 2014 at 10:47 am #

    nice puppy :))))

  4. Anonymous June 19, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

    I love the beautiful quilts you make. Their beauty is made even more abundant by the pictures of your son and Paige.

  5. Bev June 19, 2014 at 2:10 pm #

    Paige! ADORABLE!

  6. Duluth Girl June 19, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    Beautiful……send some of that nice weather to Northern Minnesota!

  7. Ioleen Kimmel June 19, 2014 at 4:52 pm #

    Very happy post, beautiful flowers, wonderful fabrics. Looking forward to receiving your quilt as you go book – have it on order. Thanks for the made me happy post.

  8. Lin's Quilts June 19, 2014 at 8:59 pm #

    Paige seems to really appreciate your quilts!

  9. Enjoy seeing your family and the beautiful quilts! Cathe

  10. lois m June 20, 2014 at 3:07 am #

    I got a kick out your vintage/ french quilt. I had decided this year to make a quilt for the family Christmas exchange, with the same color theme. I've been collecting the fabric (some that you have pictured) and now I can't wait to see your finished quilt. I hope I will be able to purchase just the pattern!!

  11. Daytona Damsel June 20, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

    This was a happy post indeed. I haven't smiled this much in ages. Love the blues and look forward to your book coming out. I swore off buying anymore books on quilting but now I think I will break it just this once. What a sweet little boy you have and I just love the pictures of Paige with your quilts.

  12. Sarah July 5, 2014 at 12:15 pm #

    Your quilts are so pretty! I've found your blog from Instagram. I love the florals you work with, especially those blues! Your peonies are gorgeous too.

  13. Denise July 10, 2014 at 2:48 pm #

    Although I live near Haverhill in the UK I knew exactly which shop window your little boy was sitting in. When I visited friends in Snohomish in 2009 this was the first quilt shop Jenny brought me to and it started my very expensive hobby off. Each time I visit we always visit keepsake and spend too much money. What a lovely shop. Next time I visit I will check their website and try and coincide my visit with you teaching.
    Just ordered your new book.

  14. Anonymous August 24, 2014 at 2:51 am #

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful sewing projects, child, and doggies! They are all so sweet!

  15. Rachell August 26, 2014 at 2:39 pm #

    Nice to meet you! I found you through your latest Bake Shop pattern!
    If I ever travel back up to visit my dad in Woodinville, it would be fun to stop by that shop, and meet you, too!
    I love peonies, too.

  16. Gayle Ballinger September 3, 2014 at 5:40 am #

    I believe I recognize that quilt shop as my LQS in Bothell's Country Village! I will have to hope for a book signing party when you are published! Your Corgi's are adorable. I'm a dog trainer and have always been enamored with their big personalities!

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