10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Sewing Time - Planning to Plan for 2020

The Tessa Quilt Pattern - Kitchen Table Quilting
I don't know about you, but I am what you might call "functionally disorganized." Sure, lots of stuff gets done, but it's all kind of a mess.

Over the past couple of years I have set some goals for myself to create a better system with meal planning and stocking the pantry to make my life run more smoothly and it has made a HUGE difference. My goal for 2020 is to make these changes in my quilting life.

10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Sewing Time
While I am no expert, I am hopeful and committed to using my time more wisely and here is how I plan to do it.

The Willow Quilt in Habitat

Do you have a fabric collection that you just love? For me, it's Jay McCarroll's Habitat. I think it is partially because it came out around the time I started quilting, but it's also just really great - so quirky and unexpected. It's so much cooler than I am.

The Willow Quilt in Habitat - Kitchen Table Quilting

Several years ago I made this quilt with the collection and the remaining fabric has just been collecting dust on my shelf ever since. My favorite print is the dark gray dot that I used in the cornerstones and it is a big part of why I decided to make this particular pattern (The Willow Quilt) with the fabric - I love how it works with the gray solid.

Addition Quilt in Rainbow Gingham

You know I love a rainbow quilt and have a bit of an unofficial goal to make a rainbow version of all of my patterns.

The Addition Quilt in Rainbow Gingham - Kitchen Table Quilting

This quilt uses my Addition quilt and a rainbow of Gingham Play prints from Michael Miller Fabrics.  I have used these several times as quilt backing, but this is the first time I have used it for the front of the quilt. It is so cute! I used magenta, tangerine, marigold, pine, marine, pink, pumpkin, honey, leaf, luna, and black.

Simple Geometric Quilting - A Book Review

One of my favorite things about blogs and Instagram and Pinterest and all of the platforms where we can find inspiration, is finding quilters that I really admire whose style is completely different than mine. Laura Preston, who recently released a book called Simple Geometric Quilting, is one of those quilters.

Simple Geometric Quilting - Book Review

Her goal when writing this book was to encompass the entire quilting process starting with design. Most books start at fabric selection or cutting fabric and hearing the design behind Laura's work was so interesting and useful - especially when paired with the photos of the quilts that are taken in the landscapes that inspired them.

The Tessa Quilt in Solids

When I made my very first version of my Tessa Quilt pattern I knew I needed to make a solids version and I finally made it happen this month.

The Tessa Quilt in Solids - Kitchen Table Quilting

Putting this one together was so much fun. I love blues and greens and this pattern is quick and fun to put together (I promise, there isn't a single y-seam in this quilt).
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