Cascade …..


Cascade …..

Hey, It’s January….and it hasn’t been all that restful for me….I always hope it will be, but invariably I fill my life up with just too much…I have been wrapping up the four new patterns for my classes at Sisters this summer…two are almost done and the other two need a bit more work, but they are almost ready too. I will let you know when they are all set up to purchase over on Etsy!  This weekend,  I really just wanted to sew because I have been doing so much paperwork lately. Besides writing up those patterns, I have been working on refinancing the house (again!) (long story there, but like many people these days, we all have many long stories about our finances, don’t we!?) and don’t forget, I have to get going on taxes and FAFSA forms for two kids in college next fall….Oh How I hate paperwork!!

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So I decided to work with this bundle of Cascade from Jessica Levitt for Windham Fabrics to “escape” from the paper chase.

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The prints have great “watery” names like Glisten, Cascade,      etc.  The collection is mostly in the blues quadrant of the color wheel….with a little bit of peachy coral and something I’d call a mustardy, mossy lichen greenish-gold thrown in.

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Cascade definitely has that Art Nouveau vibe that Jessica gave her previous lines. I love that feel. And although these colors are way more subdued than my usual inclinations, I think they are so very wonderful for a beachy theme… and I love going to the beach. Maybe I should make some placemats to take with us to the beach when we go and rent my friend Mary’s cottage.

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I recently found a “Nine Patch” project that I started years ago, so I decided to make some more 9-patches in 2 1/2″ and 1 1/2″ squares to go with those old blocks.


Not really sure where these blocks will end up…but it was a fun distraction…

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Now I probably need to get back to that paperwork…I am going to start with wrapping up those patterns so that you and my students at Quilters Affair this summer can get their hands on them!


How’s YOUR January going??


  • I love simple blocks that show off the fabric.

    January 25, 2015 at 6:07 pm
  • Oh my, I remember those FAFSA days. I had to do my taxes (and the daughters’)between Jan 31 when I got my final forms and Feb 15, then the FAFSA so that they could get work study. First college year we didn’t read the fine print to see the early deadline requirement for work study so did without.

    You definitely deserved your fabric and sewing break!

    January 25, 2015 at 6:20 pm
  • No sewing yet this month for me! No paperwork, but I drove from Washington to Texas to care for my granddaughters (7 years old and 19 months) for 2 months while my daughter and her husband are off on military duty. Of course, they both got colds last week and I ended up with the flu! Trying to come up with energy to do anything right now is tough! How does anyone with little kids get any sewing done???

    January 25, 2015 at 6:52 pm
  • I think Cascade’s colors are beautiful! My January is a little crazy a few great thinks going on. Pouches, laptop, and quilts all on deadlines!

    January 25, 2015 at 10:42 pm

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