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Dreaming in Color – Garden Inspiration with Jean Wells
Summer Colors seems like a timely topic to explore this month. Summers in Sisters are magical, even though this year it took longer to arrive. I can hardly wait to go to the nursery in town when it warms up and get plants for the patio pots and fill in my vegetable garden. What I love about...
Dreaming in Color - Trusting Your Intuition with Jean Wells
I feel like I am “Dreaming in Color” with summer finally here, and my garden and pots all planted. I just love this time of year. Last February, on a ten day trip to Maui, John and I...
Schoolhouse Tunic Three Ways
As the weather changes, many of us are yearning to spend more time outdoors. While the urge to stay in and nest may be waning, the urge to create is still strong. Shorter projects...
Dreaming in Color - Pushing a Color with Jean Wells
This may sound odd to you, but using this technique when you are putting a palette together creates more depth in the color choices for a quilt. Visiting the Gee’s Bend Quilter’s exhibit at the de Young Art Museum in San Francisco made me realize...
Dreaming in Color - Opposites Attract with Jean Wells
Putting on my explorer hat in this new calendar year I wanted to challenge myself to work in a color palette that was completely new to me. I chose...
Wonky Four Patch - Part 2
In Wonky Four Patch - Part 1 we talked about color mixing and grouping your fabrics. This post will cover block construction, part three will cover completing the quilt top and...
Oregon Quilt Project
A group of volunteers – quilt historians, quilt enthusiasts and quiltmakers – who believe it is time to survey, record, preserve and share the stories of Oregon quilts and their makers.
Wonky Four Patch - Part 1

February's project of the month is a wonky four patch quilt made from Grunge Hits the Spot 10' squares. The finished quilt will look something like this...

 

Rosalie Table Runner featuring Charley Harper Fabrics
I immediately knew I had to do something that showcased Charley Harper's amazing talent, and showed this beautiful fabric at it's best. 
Dreaming In Color with Jean Wells
What a magical concept! This year my goal is to be more of an explorer when it comes to my life in art. I will be writing a monthly blog sharing ideas that I hope...
Putting it all Together - Marmalade Dreams Quilt-a-Long
We are on the final stretch of the Marmalade Dreams quilt. You have made all your parts and it is time to sew together the top.
Wrap It Up
When I go to all the effort of selecting, or making a gift, I want the wrapping to look great too. I’m not crazy about all the waste created though, and I’m really not crazy about...
Marmalade Dreams Quilt-a-Long - Part 4

We are diving into the last pieced section before final assembly of your quilt.

To start this section, you will be using the C and D Templates...

Make Your Own Scarf - Three Ways
I love scarves. I feel put together and stylish when I'm wearing one. This being my first winter in central Oregon I'm also learning to appreciate their extra warmth. The only downside is quality scarves can often be quite costly. Luckily...
D.I.Y. Fabric Chain Tutorial
Half the fun of Christmas is decorating. I have my fair share of store-bought decorations, but my favorites are the ones someone made.
Wine Coasters - Tutorial
It's party time! December is full of holiday events and family get togethers, and with them comes the ever present problem of figuring out which glass is yours. Especially if you've already had a drink or two :) 
Pearl District - November Pick of the Month
Like everyone else my thoughts are starting to turn toward the holidays and entertaining. With that in mind, I choose the Pearl District table runner pattern by Busy Bee Quilt Designs for the pick of the month. It's a...
Quick Strip Quilt Tutorial

If you're looking for quick quilting satisfaction and a beautiful finished project, a quick strip quilt is your answer.

All you need...

PJ Pants for the PJ Sale
The pattern is easy to follow, and comes in sizes XS-XXXL. I traced my size onto parchment paper (freezer paper works great too) so...
Part 3 - Marmalade Dreams Quilt-a-Long

We are half way through Marmalade Dreams Block of the Month and this month is quick and easy.

We are making...

Placemats - October Pick of the Month
Yesterday there was a fresh dusting of snow on the Three Sisters. Besides being stunningly beautiful, it reminded me that we are approaching the cold season and all the food that comes with it. I know...