Latest shenanigans…(did i mention i’m preggo?)

It has been crazy town over here, and it’s been embarrassingly LONG since my last post! That being said, I thought I’d do this post loaded with photos to let you know what I’ve been up to.

First of all, have I mentioned that I’m 7 months preggo? Yup, that’s me and my bump and Paige.

(photo cred: Lidia Flanigan)

And we just listed our house for sale. It goes on market this week! As of last weekend, we moved to a temporary rental home until we find a permanent home. I haven’t had much time to quilt (and definitely no nesting time! lol), however amongst all the craziness I did find time to work on this baby quilt (pictured above and below) for my sister in-law’s baby, Nathan. You can find the tutorial HERE.

As of last week I’ve said goodbye to my old sewing corner, below. I can’t believe how many quilts were made in that tiny, itty-bitty space. That’s where my book, Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern came to life!

My new space as of this week is this beautiful sun room. I am quite smitten with it!

I started moving the necessities into the room, being my Pfaff, a table and a chair.

Paige wasn’t so sure about it at first…

…but i think she approves now! 😉

Anyway, the months and weeks leading up to now involved a lot of packing and moving, and that combined with watching my 3 year old and working part time and growing a baby were pretty much non-stop. I think it’s fair to say that I am POOPED. It’s a breath of fresh air to be able to settle into a home again.

Here are some pretty photos of my house, cleaner than ever and staged to sell. (and yes, cleaning our home and new rental with a baby bump pretty much sucked, for lack of better words!) ;-p

(Above: my Tiny Tulips mini quilt. Perfect for Spring! Below: my home in watercolor)

Too tired to quilt, I found myself channeling my creativity by collecting vintage quilts. I told my hubby that it’s my source of inspiration right now. 😉 And it has been!!! Anyway, i’m kind of addicted. Here’s some recent finds…

(Above: On the ladder, the middle quilt is a vintage find. The top quilt is my Strawberries Fields Forever quilt, the bottom is my Stairway to Heaven quilt, and the mini hanging on the wall is my Sweethearts Mini quilt).

(Above: vintage quilt and vintage pillow cases, modeled by my furr-baby Paige).

 Aren’t they absolutely stunning? How can you not draw inspiration from such beauties – and they were all hand-quilted!!
So yeah, that’s a glimpse of some of the prettier things I have been up to lately. 🙂
I’ve said this before and i’ll say it again: one of these days I will find time to finish all of my work in progresses!!
 I was hoping to finish this one (below) but then realized I accidentally packed the remaining fabrics  in storage 🙁 Those public storage units scare the hell out of me with those long, dark corridors, flickering lights, no windows… So who knows when i’ll get back to this one.

But you know me…I have quilting-ADD and i’m already scheming a new project! I’m collaborating with Lecien fabrics to create a quilt using their new Flower Sugar line of pre-cut fabrics, pictured below! I am so EXCITED to share more with you!

I’m all setup in my new space, and anxious to get quilting again after the big move!

Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll try to be better about posting. For more real-time and frequent photo posts, find me on instagram and facebook. 🙂

Happy quilting all!!


26 Responses to Latest shenanigans…(did i mention i’m preggo?)

  1. Louise April 16, 2015 at 1:05 am #

    Congrats on a new house, a new baby, and a temporary new sunroom sewing spot! I'm tired just reading about your busy life. Thanks for the update and the beautiful photos. Good luck with your final move!

  2. Lynne Tilley April 16, 2015 at 1:57 am #

    Best post ever. I wish you the best on your new baby, and your new home. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  3. Jean - Oksewnsew April 16, 2015 at 3:55 am #

    Congrats on everything. Glad to see you post again, have missed you.

  4. Nancy E April 16, 2015 at 6:43 am #

    What exciting times!! Can't wait to see your new inspirations. Congrats on your baby news!!

  5. Deb R April 16, 2015 at 7:41 am #

    you have been busy, but with great rewards, a new home, a new hub, and maybe a new quilt or two!

  6. Gilda April 16, 2015 at 11:51 am #

    Wishing you all the best with the many exciting changes in your life. Looking forward to seeing what you make with those pretty fabrics!

  7. Daytona Damsel April 16, 2015 at 12:42 pm #

    Congratulations on the new baby to be. I love your temporary sewing room, it has so much light. Love that new fabric. It was great to see a post from you.

  8. Rosemary B❤️ April 16, 2015 at 12:48 pm #

    Quilting ADD…. You are not alone. No you are not alone, Jera.
    Now, should we get help? Who has time for help? And with a new lovely baby on the way. I think you are doing what you need to do. All of it will get done some time…
    I love the bright colors, I love lecien fabrics so much, I have a small stash too.
    The rental place offers a nice space for you to just spread out, I know the storage units are gross.
    I am praying for the rest of this change to be smooth and happy.
    Paige looks so sweet, I love her, she will make a great big sister, as well as your adorable big happy boy
    love always

  9. Heidi April 16, 2015 at 12:57 pm #

    You have been BUSY! I hope you can put your feet up and get some rest before that baby comes!

  10. Jodi April 16, 2015 at 1:26 pm #

    Nice post! Love your new sewing room – makes the moving out a little easier, hm? Good luck with finding a new house. I enjoyed the eye candy of your quilts! I have a collection of doilies similar to the ones on your vintage quilt. I've been brainstorming on how to make a quilt out of them, and your pic helps the process!

  11. KatheG April 16, 2015 at 3:01 pm #

    Congratulations on everything! Quite a busy time for you and your family. Good luck!

  12. Barbara Konkle April 16, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

    I love your bright and cheery new sewing space!

  13. Ioleen April 16, 2015 at 5:10 pm #

    Congrats on everything. What a busy time you have had. Great to see you posting again. Love the bright sewing space. All the best to you and your family. Keep us in the loop of all your happenings.

  14. barbara woods April 16, 2015 at 6:38 pm #

    glad you are settled, i love Flower sugar

  15. Verónica García April 17, 2015 at 9:30 pm #

    Congratulations for your new baby and for thanks for all beauty photos
    I love Paige!!!! and love your smiling son

  16. Kelly April 17, 2015 at 10:40 pm #

    Congratulations!! Try to rest in there somewhere before the baby comes!!

  17. Colleen Potter May 22, 2015 at 5:05 pm #

    Hi Jera, OMG, the move must have been exhausting, hope you had lots of help. Congratulations on your pregnancy! I have finished a quilt I made using your Rainy Days pattern and have linked to your tutorial in my blog post. Thank-you for writing such an easy to make FQ quilt pattern. I really enjoyed it.

  18. Michelle May 27, 2015 at 6:58 pm #

    My husband needed one more thing to get free shipping on Amazon and told me to pick a book. The only kind of books I want now are quilting ones and when I stumbled upon yours I knew I had to have it! I have a three month old and have managed to get to my sewing room only two or three times since she was born. Hopefully she naps more consistently soon so I can get back in there. Can't wait to get your book and read your blog!

    PS- I looooooove corgis and Paige is a cutie pie!

  19. Connie June 5, 2015 at 3:23 am #

    I am so excited to have found your lovely blog.
    Your newest follower.
    Connie 🙂

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  21. Mobile App Developers June 26, 2015 at 10:25 am #

    Awesome work.Just wanted to drop a comment and say I am new to your blog and really like what I am reading.Thanks for the share

  22. Anonymous July 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm #

    Jera, have missed your blog, did you have your baby already? I hope you can post something soon, Love to see what you are doing and read your blog.

  23. weldone August 22, 2015 at 11:39 am #


    I like your ideas for hand made-beauty quilts.

  24. Md. Abu Sayed September 4, 2015 at 1:12 pm #

    At first congratulation to you. Everything is new. Something new is always special. I also appreciate your creative works on Quilting .

  25. stewartcristan March 10, 2017 at 10:02 am #

    Congratulations….. and thanks for all beauty photos………..

  26. Esther McDougall December 22, 2022 at 10:43 pm #

    Great to see you posting again
    Love the bright sewing space. All the best to you and your family. Keep us in the loop of all your happenings.

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