Monday, February 25, 2013

Wedding gift from Jessica

My talented cousin Jessica at Splendid Calm Textiles made a beautiful king-sized quilt for Pete and me as a wedding gift. It is made from all Kona solids and it is so beautiful. Thank you for much, Jessica, for this sweet, thoughtful gift!

Jessica entered the quilt and was accepted into QuiltCon which was here in Austin February 21-24, 2013. The quilt was on display for the duration of the conference. It was so fun to 'have a quilt in the show'. I worked as a volunteer at the show and I was so happy to point it out to attendees who passed by.

Jessica and me at QuiltCon

And with Jay McCarroll!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

X and Plus

Another quilt along has gone crazy on Instagram. These X and Plus blocks are quick and fun to make and they're using up my old scraps - hooray. I try to make a few of these 8-inch blocks at a time and eventually I'll have a huge, scrappy quilt. Check out more awesome blocks on Flickr.