See Windows to the Orient at AQS Chattanooga

I’m thrilled that Windows to the Orient will be hanging at AQS Chattanooga as part of the BAQS exhibit on September 10 – 13. Click through to see more about the quilt, how it was accepted, and my general thoughts about the process.

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Free! R2D2 Star Wars Pixel Quilt Pattern

A friend and I started a R2D2 pixel quilt. Because I love you all, I’m sharing our layout and some tips so you can make one too!

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Sew Demented Sew Together Bags

I made five Sew Together bags for gifts. While I was at it, I found a way to template the pattern to make my life much easier. Get the pattern link, see the finished bags, and learn how useful templates can be.

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Free Code Monkey Cross Stitch Pattern

I love this code monkey and his custom banana pin! Click through to see all the details for making one for yourself.

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Windows to the Orient is going to AQS Chattanooga!

I’m very excited and thrilled to tell you that you can see Windows to the Orient at AQS Chattanooga Quilt Week as part of the Bad Ass Quilters Society display! I have loads to tell you about the quilting process and the trouble with large white quilts in...

The Sunday Geekery: The con is coming! The con is coming!

Oh how I love the Dragon Con! We’re getting close now, less than two weeks! We’ve been several times, usually going on the even years. I’m always bummed at guest announcements and on the off years, but this year I’ve been able to the happy...

If you guess it first, I’ll buy it & other updates

If you’ve been around me for anytime IRL, you know I love stupid t-shirts. Anytime I come across one that nods to my favorite cult culture phenoms or my love all things Nintendo and there’s a pretty good chance I’m in. My most favoritist place to...


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