Don’t get it wet or feed it after midnight

I have a few quilting rules, most of them regulate what I can and cannot attempt to sew after 10 p.m. Paper piecing is at the top of the do … Continue Reading →


photo 2 (3)

Nap time quilting

Nap time quilting.¬†¬†It’s a popular pastime among quilting moms, there are even entire blogs dedicated to it. And now I’m one of the nap time quilters¬†cramming as much into nap … Continue Reading →


Angela Week 1

A little quilter is born

The wait is over. My husband and I welcomed Angela Elizabeth Soebbing into the world at 2:49 p.m. on May 8, 2014. She was was 5 pounds, 14 ounces and … Continue Reading →


Reason #357 why it is awesome to live next door to a quilter

About four years ago I packed up and headed to my first quilt retreat. I brought so much stuff with me my husband joked that it looked like I was … Continue Reading →


Productive insomnia

I’ve reached that point in my pregnancy where sleep is elusive. I’m up every couple hours dealing with heartburn, sore hips or pressure on my sciatic nerve, and let’s not … Continue Reading →


Illini Quilt

My first quilts, don’t look too close

I’ve been without a sewing machine for a week while mine was being cleaned and repaired. Why I always wait for it to break before getting it serviced, I can’t … Continue Reading →


10 signs you may be going through sewing machine withdrawal

1. Your sewing machine broke less than an hour ago, but you’re already at the craft store because you have an overwhelming need to organize seven years worth of photos … Continue Reading →


ombre crib quilt, swirls, free motion quilting

A quilting emergency

There I was, 18 inches away from finishing sewing the binding onto the front of a crib quilt I needed to finish. I still had to sew it to the … Continue Reading →


Best laid plans

Plans are made to be broken and that’s exactly what happened last weekend. I went to visit my parents for the weekend so my husband could paint the nursery to … Continue Reading →


January quilting goals

Transforming my sewing room into a nursery means I’ve got to get some of big projects out of the way before the baby arrives. And that means I have a … Continue Reading →