Wednesday, April 28, 2010

You May Have This Dance {Quilt}

Follow this link to check out Anna Maria Horner's Folk Dance quilt pattern, which uses her "Good Folks" line of fabrics.

I absolutely love this quilt pattern, but when I went to buy my fabrics from Intown Quilters, they were all sold out of the fabrics I had chosen to use for my own Folk Dance quilt.  I was really disappointed and had to come up with a new color palete on the spot and select fabrics from the other lines they carry in the store.  Lucky for me they have a fantastic selection, which made choosing the 13 fabrics for this quilt super easy!

Quilt Color Palette

I ended up chosing fabrics from Patty Young's Flora and Fauna line in the mustard and turquoise palettes.  I also picked some solids and small prints in jewel tones to pick up some of the subtle colors in those fabrics, since I really want the patterned fabrics to pop.  Can't wait to share more with you in the coming weeks!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


I have a Ph.D. in Molecular and Systems Pharmacology, which is completely unrelated to arts and crafts!  But I LOVE creating things in what little spare time I have. Scientist by day, crafter by night!  However, I also just had a baby in December, so I've been on a little crafting vacation until just recently.  Now I have to wait to do projects until after the little man goes to sleep each night. 

These days I primarily quilt and sew, though I'm also known to paint and make stained glass. I started crafting and sewing as a young girl after learning how to cross stitch from my grandma and grandpa. I recently fell in love with quilting after taking a class a few years ago.  I've been making quilts for friends and family, but am currently interested in making something for myself... maybe a quilt and a bag? I think it is so much fun to get creative with different materials. Anyway, I hope you enjoy my blog about my creations!