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Something Fishy Sew Along

Welcome to the Something Fishy Sew Along! Ocean Park is hitting the stores next month and Banyan Batiks and I want to celebrate! So I have banded up with Banyan and some of my other Quilting Industry Friends to bring you some opportunities and inspiration to create, play, and maybe even win some cool quiltin’ swag! How will this come about? Introducing the Instagram Something Fishy Sew Along. This will be an Instagram based event, so to participate you have to be able to post on...

Blog Tour

So when Sheri asked if I would like to be part of the Crew working on letters for her English Paper Piecing Blog Tour, I was both honored and a little anxious to be honest. I HAVE done EPP years ago as evidenced by these late 90's early 2000's Grandmother's Flower Garden blocks that are still not completed. But I have never English Paper Pieced actual Curves. And I picked "O" for Ocean Park.  A whole lotta curves!  And you may notice that sewing curves is...

Ocean Park – The Tjaps

Hey There! Miss me? I know I have been absent from here for awhile, but I am back, and I have lots to share, cause I have been a busy little beaver! I have been soooo wanting to share the 'names' and my thoughts behind the individual tjaps from Ocean Park with you. Have you been impatient? Do you remember what 'tjaps' are?  They paint the stage for my little village of Ocean Park, and I hope you can see how these relate to the overall story. There...

Ocean Park – The Story Behind the Cloth

Hey there, thought I better formally introduce to you to Ocean Park here on the blog. I have been mentioning it in Instagram posts quite a bit in the last few weeks, but no mentions of it here. So for today, I thought you would like this little story that tells the tale of the cloth - the inspirations and thoughts and dreams behind my second line of Batiks with Banyan Batiks. Later this month (hopefully!) I will talk about the individual "tjaps". But for now...

Back to the Country

Today I have a special post brought to you by my dear friends at Country Threads. I have known Mary and Connie since I first discovered the "professional" world of quilting back in the early 90's. Yeah it's been awhile.Mary and Connie were THE THING back then when country-style quilting was big. And their style suited me just fine. Never really too worried about every corner being perfect. Embracing individual tweaks here and there. To ME, very much like "modern quilting" -- but in...