Sunday, March 3, 2013


Hey there! So today is my day to play along in Thomas's Jellybean-a-thon! I know, you don't know who I am or why the hell you're even looking at this sad old blog. That's OK. Don't fight it, baby, just go with it.

Thomas sent all 10 colorways of the Jellybean print and asked for a project that incorporated them all. I knew I wanted to make a quilt, and I knew that wonky and improv-y was about all I could handle. So I started making some arrows and I love the way it came out. 9 on front, and the 10th print is in a little arrow on the back. And then I just randomly grabbed a few for the binding.

I call this quilt "Which way did he go?" and I keep imagining the scarecrow from Wizard of Oz with his arms tangled and pointing both ways.

These prints are so great. The color combinations are dissonant, and yet somehow they end up really reading as solids. It's basically magic. Thomas is so smart and so cool. Don't tell him I said that, though, we don't need him getting too big for his britches. Oh, hi Thomas -- please don't read that last sentence!

Make sure to check out everyone else's posts, too!
Feb 25: Thomas Knauer
Feb 26: Allegory Lanham
Feb 27: Tracy Mooney
Feb 28: Sara Lawson
March 1: Rachael Gander
March 2: Rashida Coleman-Hale
March 3: Me! Here!
March 4: Audrie Bidwell
March 5: Kim Niedzwiecki

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


What? February? How did that happen? OK, so this month for A Lovely Year of Finishes I'l be actually quilting and binding my arrow quilt that I pieced in January. It will certainly be a challenge, but I promised that I would, so here I go!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Finished arrow top!

Awful picture, but at least I got it done! I'm not gonna lie, I had my doubts. :)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Lovely Year of Finishes

So I linked up with this great group A Lovely Year of Finishes. Each month we all post a goal for something we want to finish that month, and then at the end of the month these crazy broads expect us to have actually finished it! Their optimism is so adorable.

This month I need to finish up a quilt top, with all these wonky improv arrows. Game on!