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Tie One On Blog Hop – Day 1

Welcome to the Tie One On Blog Hop - Day One! From now until the end of September, a bunch of my friends, old and new, will be hosting a Tie One On fabric day on their blogs. You get to see what they created with my line and then comment on their posts. Each day will be a different friend. And you can win a Fat Quarter Bundle of Tie One On by commenting on their posts. Some of them are giving other stuff away...

Valdez Quilt Festival, Mystery Quilt

Valdez Quilt Festival

Hey there, I just want to share a little bit about my fantastic trip to Valdez, Alaska for the biennial Valdez Quilt Festival the first week of September.  (photos are all from my iPhone - some better than others!) The scenery was so sublime!  Valdez is perched on the edge of Prince William Sound just due east of Anchorage.  The Sound is surrounded by mountains that practically drop right into the water. Valdez is on a little flat bit in one corner of the Sound. I was...

Everyday Life August

Welcome to the dog-days of August - or for me days full of Everyday Life where I try to squeeze in sewing where I can (which can prove a bit tough some days). A few things that are coming between me and getting good sewing time are: Firewood to stack - It's that time of year to warm yourself stacking wood so you can warm yourself sitting and stitching  by the fire 3-5 months from now. [caption id="attachment_54350" align="alignnone" width="534"] Lumber from construction sites makes great firewood![/caption] ...

Wonder – And Beyond

Wonder. The world is full of this, don't you think? I am often in wonder of the world around me. Sometimes in a beautiful, inspired way and sometimes a bit more bewildered in a wondering, lost way.  Variety keeps life interesting, right? I have been wondering lately WHAT happened to my July this year? I started out in Sisters, Oregon at the marvelous Quilting Party put on there by the Stitchin' Post and the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. But after that? It has been kind of a...

Tie One On Tjaps

Tie One On Tjaps – Mini Stories

Today's post is a continuation of the Tie One On Story - primarily the Tjap Mini Stories of the each design motifs. Posting quite a bit later than I had originally planned, but here it is!! The Tjaps (pronounced "chops" but I want to call them Designs or Prints) are the starting point of each Batik fabric. They are very organic and a copy of my original design so they are slightly irregular as well. I love that "imperfect" perfection as I call it. The following...