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I was slightly overwhelmed with work when We Love Color was presented. New book due, 14 new patterns, market, still not settled after a move, etc. That kinda thing — could I really take on one more project?

Looking back on it though, I’m so honored to have been included. It’s a great group of quilters and a pretty awesome result.

For the most part, my color choices are inspired by nature, everyday life and the world around us. Whether it be the bright sunsets…


or a rainy weekend drive…


or a beautiful flower amongst the weedy and mossy backyard…


or spring…


or just a morning walk in the park.


What is my favorite color?
Hardest. question. ever. I took a scientific approach to this. I compiled all the colors included in my next release (full of more fabulous Konas!) and added up the yardage. The most used, and therefore favorite, color is…


Aqua-1005. Not shocking if you know me. Exhibit A:


My quilt.

It’s the purple one and also appears on the back cover of the book. The pattern includes instructions for multiple sizes.



It’s a very ‘me’ quilt.

New Colors!
I’ve been sewing with the new colors over the past week and I’m loving them. One new one is Poppy-1296.


Pretty accurate I’d say.

A copy of We Love Color and a bundle of all the new Kona colors. One lucky person will win! Leave a comment below to be entered.

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Winner will be announced June 27th.

Want more? Check out Robert Kaufman’s Swatch and Stitch Blog for more info and the whole tour schedule. Also check out the We Love Color Flickr group.

Low tide adventures: Always worth the dirty shoes.




I’ve moved on from the quilt math. Now I’m in chart heaven…

Real life rainbows today.


No, it’s not over-saturated in Photoshop. That’s actually how red they are.


And a never-ending blue sky.


My little photogs-in-training.


And a couple rainbows in the works at home too.

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More on that project later…

I seem to do this often. The pier is closeby and as long as the tide is somewhat low it’s a great spot to take pictures of quilts. I seem to get the oddest looks though. A lady walked by this morning and was very intrigued by the whole thing.

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And then there is this:


Oh, and this:

The quilt on top? No. 057. Check it out on Monday. Along with the 4 other new patterns. :)

My partner in crime, er, Kathy and I headed off to unchartered (for me) territory. Mystical Vashon Island. (Ok, no idea if it’s really mystical but I had yet to make it over there so it was at least new to me.)


So of course, being on a ferry, I had to take a picture of the *other* ferry. (These aren’t the 4 I usually take obsessive amounts of pictures of but the 3 that run this route.)

We went to visit Island Quilter — noted in this fall’s Quilt Sampler Magazine as a top shop. They did not disappoint.


That’s just one tiny part of the store. It was huge.

While Kathy was getting her bolts cut, I was flipping through the magazine and saw this ad at the end of Island Quilter’s highlight:


How very perfect.

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