Thursday, May 30, 2013

Brackets Quilt Finish + Catching Up

Brackets Quilt

You know that feeling when you just know the list of W.i.P.s is growing and you don't know if you'll ever get out? I'm happy to say that I knocked one off my list, which is my do Good Stitches quilt from March! The blocks were made by the ladies in my Imagine Circle of the charity bee using my Brackets Quilt tutorial.

Brackets Quilt Back

I finished this quilt in just a few hours, because it was already basted. As another bonus, I had already made the green binding for another project, but didn't end up using it last time. I free-motion quilted it with a wide stipple and backed the quilt in a vintage rainbow sheet plus some additional blocks from the bee!

May Bee Blocks (do. Good Stitches, Imagine)

These were my do Good Stitches blocks for May, made using this card trick block tutorial by Heidi of Buttons and Butterflies. I think she chose great colors, so I can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Where did the rest of my month go? Where to begin.... The first 10 days of the month, Matt and I visited California, driving the coast from San Diego to San Francisco! It was fun, but exhausting... lots of walking and activities and not enough lounging around for my taste, but I'm still thankful for the chance to travel. This guy is a lot of fun!

 San Francisco

While we were in San Francisco, I actually had a deadline for the final edits of my book. So exciting! So I packed a red pen to take on the plane and decided to drop off my pages in person at the C&T Publishing offices outside of San Fran. I totally missed it when I walked in, but they made me a "welcome" sign! How sweet!

Visit to C&T Publishing

The big highlight there was meeting and going out to lunch with everyone on my book team. A close second was seeing the tiny room where they take photos of all the quilts (flat shots) from a little spot in the ceiling, looking downward. Genius!

With any luck today, I'll be sewing up a skirt or two for Skirt Week! I'd love to hear what you are working on this week or weekend. :)


  1. Your quilt turned out beautiful! How exciting to visit C&T in person. I live 45 minutes south of SF and someday I hope to visit C&T too. Congrats on your book!

  2. Brackets looks great! Congrats on the book, can't wait to read.

  3. The quilt looks great! That rainbow sheet is retrotastic, as are hubby's glasses. I can't wait for the book! I'd love to sew some skirts, but I don't think I have it in me.

  4. Beautiful quilt I love the rainbow sheet on the back. Sadly I think I made had a sheet like that when I was a kid. Does that make me old? Anyways, congratulations on you book. It all sounds very exciting.

  5. It's funny, I've seen tons of vintage sheets on blogs and always thought 'those don't look like anything I ever had' but you know what, I had those rainbow sheets!!! Okay, sorry, just had to get over that ;o)

    Looks like you had a fab trip, and love that you got to go to the publishers in person while you were there :o)

  6. Brackets is a beauty. You have inspired me to try one. The quilting is so beautiful. Thanks for your inspiration.

  7. i love the brackets quilt. what a fun way to show off those colors too!


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