Sunset Star

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Here’s the finished Doll Quilt Swap 13 Mini!  I decided to call it Sunset Star.  I based my color choices on a sunset photo taken by one of my friends and used the 3 Layer Star paper piecing pattern by Mommy’s Nap Time.  My partner, who I can now reveal was Paula, asked for modern quilting and bright colors.  I found out through the message boards that her favorite color was purple, but that she’d … Continue reading

Farfalle Baby Quilt

Do you know what Farfalle is?  It’s the pasta that’s shaped like a bow. You know, this stuff: Did you also know that “farfalla” is Italian for butterfly? Neither did I… ANYWAY…this weekend, I made a flying farfalle quilt as a well-past-due gift for the baby of some friends.  (The baby is now 4 months old, so it’s not THAT far past due…) What a fun quilt to make!  I love how this turned out…well, … Continue reading

Etsy! Etsy! Etsy!

Just a quick annoucement to say that, in time for Small Business Saturday, my Etsy shop is finally open! Visit me here: http://hastyquilter.etsy.com/ And use the coupon code SHIP4FREE for free shipping!

Creative Prompts: Wings

Jaye from Artquiltmaker Blog “dropped by” earlier this week and managed to convince me to give her Create Prompt Project a go.  This week’s prompt was Wings.  I’ve had this moth wing print laying around for a while and I’d been wanting to try my hand at a word quilt. Match made in heaven?  I think maybe: It needs a little beaded dragonfly? moth? fairy? Underneath the “W”, I think.   Not a butterfly, though.  I … Continue reading

New year, new project

As usual, it’s been a while.  But I’m back with new resolutions and new projects so you should all celebrate!  Woohoo!  This month’s project is brought to you by the ArtClash Collective.  A local artquilt aquaintance of mine was invited to join a non-local Artclash Fun-A-Day show and instead offered to organize a local one for the art quilt community.  As of right now, the interest seems too low to schedule a local show, but I … Continue reading

If You’re Going to San Francisco…

Be sure to bring a quilt. So I have these two friends.  And they are good friends.  And for the last couple years they’ve been living in Frankfurt, Germany.  I missed them. A lot. Last May, I guess it was, we got a call from Frankfurt that they were finally going to get married!  Hip, hip hooray!  In September, they returned stateside for a short stint and began planning.  May would be the date, California … Continue reading

Storm Moon

Storm Moon (Working Title) Originally uploaded by alyson_olander Seed Moon, Plow Moon, Moon of Winds, Illusion ends as true growth begins, Hecate, Athene, Astarte, Morrigan, In pure inspiration the cycle begins again. -Dallas Jennifer Cobb Once again, I was left in the dark; clouds filled the sky on the night of the full moon and there was nothing for me to gaze at in order to find my inspiration.  I had to imagine it all.  … Continue reading