Sometimes when you meet a person there is something that simply clicks. I met Linda Nitzen, who was with Sizzix at that time, at a Quilt Market in Houston with Jake Finch, and Tracy Mooney. After a bit of texting between Jake and Linda, we, Tracy, Jake and I went down to the lobby of… Continue reading An Interview With: Linda Nitzen
A Box, and a Dream
A while back the Sizzix Big Shot Pro arrived for use in my sewing room. I fell in love with this get-the-cutting-done-so-you-can-get-stitching-right-now machine. We were planning a project with the magazine and cutting a boatload of hexagons with a rotary cutter and ruler, while doable, wasn't really high on my list of things that get me… Continue reading A Box, and a Dream
Tidying, Rearranging, and Gratitude
So the cool thing about being on social media is that asking just the right question will get an answer pretty dang quickly. Thank you John Kubiniec for reconnecting me with this amazing block: Letha's Electric Fan Here's one And another And one more - John designed this one for Windham Fabrics You may notice that… Continue reading Tidying, Rearranging, and Gratitude
Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!
This morning I am headed out to the Quilt Basket in Pawling NY. If you didn't know this is the home of the Cutie Collection of patterns, the amazing Debby Brown is one of the pattern designers. I have at least one Cutie pack and pattern in the studio that are anxiously awaiting their turn… Continue reading Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!
Quilted Block of the Month September 2017 Week 1
If you've been following on Instagram you may have taken a gander at this: https://www.instagram.com/p/BXd2DDuB-KX/?taken-by=terilucas I've been working on a batik kaleidoscope quilt on and off over the last several weeks. It all started with the Sizzix Big Shot Pro, having the ability to cut the pieces quickly, cleanly and easily. There are a couple of… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month September 2017 Week 1
Kaleidoscope – Dreams do come true
this looks like a hot mess, and in a way it is. what you can't see is the ever growing pile o'holyscraps over there ----------> I've wanted to make a kaleidoscope quilt for a long time. Even designing one in a program but not quite getting what I needed out of it. So Sizzix comes… Continue reading Kaleidoscope – Dreams do come true
Where have you been all my life?
I have fallen in love. The Sizzix Big Shot Pro arrived on my doorstep a few weeks ago. After taking it out of the box, and opening the box with the dies, changing locations twice, it sat there humming a little tune looking for my attention. Well, it's mechanical, it doesn't really hum. You're a… Continue reading Where have you been all my life?