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WIP Wednesday: Fractal Quilt

I recently started sewing again, and I’ve been in the mood to quilt. Even though I’ve been sewing since I was 12, I’ve only made one quilt. I made a quilt for my book At Home with Modern June. That quilt was a simple quilt that I made with 5″ scrapes, and it was similar to a 1970’s crazy quilt that my Grr (Grandma) gave me when I was just out of college. Now that I have time to sew for my family I’ve turned to my shelf of sewing books for inspiration. I found myself intrigued with Alexandra Winston’s book Quilt Lab, and her Fractal Quilt pattern kept lingering in my mind. I was able to meet her at a Quilt Market when out C&T Publishing books came out in 201?. Last Saturday I set out to start two identical quilts one for my son, Aidan, and another for my brother. My brother, Steve, is a mathematics professor, so a fractal quilt seemed like the perfect fit. Once I got into my second day …

Book Review: Pretty Prudent Home

I was honored to receive a copy of Pretty Prudent Home to review. I’ve been a Pretty Prudent fan for ages and the gals have always helped me out when I published a new book, so it’s great to get to do the same for them. Reading this book has been a real treat as it’s chock-full of design advice and fun projects to make. The book starts off with a fun little exercise to help you find your decorating style. As a woman in her (ahem) late 40’s, I feel like I already have a distinctive style, but when I go to put words to it I seem to stumble. It turns out that I’m a “Thrifter” and “Maker” with a touch of modern glamour mixed in! Shocking, right? Jacinda and Jaime share lots of pretty prudent homes and very prudent advice. There are a ton of projects to keep us all very busy sewing, painting and decorating our homes.  I love all the homey eye candy too, the photography is dreamy. Plus, they have rounded …