Monday, May 21, 2012

Happy Stripe Filled Monday!

Good morning, everyone!

I'm getting a late start today after a very busy weekend full of sunshine and yardening.  

I want to show you something I'm working on with stripes.  I have been playing with stripes and really like the way these bias cut blocks look butted up next to each other.  I think I'll try to keep it mainly in the color pink and see what happens.

Also, I'm very proud to see that P&B Textiles posted a picture of my quilt design "Boxes and Bubbles" (on the left) at Market in Kansas City this weekend!  I'm very proud of this one and hope I will also get a glimpse of my primaries that were there, too.

 Hope everyone enjoys the week ahead!

Until our corners meet again,
-- Alison

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Hi everybody!

I was so happy last week to make a memorial quilt for a woman who will give this to her mother for her birthday.  The fabric she sent me consisted of clothes that belonged to her father who passed away.  

I was able to incorporate shirts, pajama bottoms and even wrangler polyester pants into this simple and striking design.  She seems very pleased!

Hope everyone has a great day!

-- Alison

Monday, May 7, 2012

Monday, already???

Hello everybody!

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  We made the most of the wonderful weather and enjoyed a good inch-ish of rain last night.

Today on my design wall I have some cubes I've been working with.  I'm toying with the idea of working with this illusion a bit more and making a wall hanging out of it.  I like the way the stripes play into the cubes.  We'll see where it goes!  I must say that I'm very proud for teaching myself to make "Y" seams.  I went into a panic when it came time to sew my diamonds together... "I don't know how to make "y" seams".  I calmed down and figured it out.  I'm not sure however how I'll do when it comes to sewing them all together.  I may have to resort to taking them apart and doing the strip method... we'll see.

This week, while I wait on my fabric from P&B to arrive I'm going to be working on a last minute Mother's Day quilt that is going to be so sweet!  

Have a great day, everybody!