• Quilting

    Using It Up

    A while ago Whitney and I created a quilt for the beginner quilting class that she teaches at the shop. Using a lot of Moda’s Simple Abundance fabric, this is what we came up with: Pinwheels, 4 in 9, saw tooth star, HST’s and borders. That is a lot of knowledge learned in one set of quilting classes. When we were finished making this one, I had a lot of bits and pieces left over. I decided to make another quilt to use up what was left, while trying not to cut any new fabric. This is what I managed to come up with, and I only had to cut…

  • Quilting

    Big Red

    My bedroom design was partially guided by TJ’s desire to have a quilt for our bed. It took a while for me to narrow down what it was about a quilt that he liked – was it the piecing? A specific colour? The texture? After showing him some examples, looking at store bought quilts, it turns out it was the texture and weight that he wanted. Something very crinkly without a lot of fussiness. Once I had the colourway of the room decided, I started my very simple, but very large bed quilt. From 8 different red and cream fabrics I cut 324 5″ squares. 324. Obviously I needed to…

  • Interior Design

    Bedroom Makeover

    While my studio renovation happened in a relatively short 45 days, our bedroom makeover was more on the order of months. But that is ok, as I was taking my time developing my ideas of how I wanted the space to look. For almost 2 years, this is what our bedroom looked like. Blah. Boring. Plain. I suppose it was good for putting us to sleep. Snore. So, how to fix that? Benjamin Moore ‘Caliente’, one of my favourite BM colours. It’s not what you think though – it did not go on all 4 walls. As always, you can click for a larger photo. I am calling this room…