Getaway Blog Hop with Island Batik

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Welcome to the Getaway Blog Hop with Island Batik! The Island Batik Ambassadors are showing you all the newest collections from Island Batik all month long! (And there are lots of giveaways too!)

Sunset quilt made with Island Batik fabrics and Aurifil thread

Worsley Wallet

Monday, January 21, 2019

Last month, my very good friend Laura (we have the same name!) had to have surgery. Since she lives 1,300 miles away, I felt a bit distant and unsure how to help her during recovery. The usual taking meals to her family and dropping by for a visit weren't options. I did ship her a care package with yummy treats and fun things to do, but I felt the pull for something more personal.

I decided that I would make something for her on her surgery day so that I could pray for her and keep her on my mind while sewing. It felt like the best way to feel close to her even when so far apart.

Worsley Wallet with Art Gallery Fabrics

2018 in Quilts

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Are you sitting down? I'm going to share with you my final quilt count for 2018! And it's a bit mind-blowing! (But after making 39 baby quilts for charity on the last five days of the year, the number might not be that surprising!)


My final quilt count for 2018 was 105 quilts!

Quilts by Slice of Pi Quilts in 2018

End Game Mini Quilt

Friday, January 4, 2019

A few months ago, Jemima at Tied with a Ribbon posted on Instagram that she was looking for people to test her new End Game quilt pattern. As a pattern designer myself, I really enjoy testing and editing other designers' patterns. It goes with the philosophy that like a rising tide, we all rise together. The industry grows and gets better when we all work to lift each other up. Jemima is releasing the pattern today, so I can finally share my version with you!

The End Game pattern has directions for both a large 62"x72" throw and a 20"x22" mini quilt. I was to test the mini version with one caveat: fussy cut the fabrics.

End Game mini quilt with fussy cut Seventy-Six fabrics by Alison Glass

52 Charity Quilts in 52 Weeks - December

Monday, December 31, 2018

I am SOOOO excited to share my progress with you this month!!!

I met exceeded my goal!!! I made 54 charity quilts in 2018!!!

Debbie Mumm charity quilts

The Wonky Donkey Quilt

December's Island Batik ambassador challenge was "Whimsical and Wonky."

The challenge took much more brainstorming than most months! "Whimsical" isn't exactly my style, so I focused on "wonky." After looking at lots and lots (and lots!) of improv style quilts, I just couldn't get inspired. I took a step back and tried to think outside the box about the challenge.

As a mom of three young boys, the only thing my brain can think of when I hear the word "wonky" is the very popular children's book, The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith. I knew I would have to make a donkey quilt!

Wonky Donkey quilt with Island Batik fabrics and Aurifil thread

Peeking Santa

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

When I was a child (back in the 80s - I'm vintage now!), my aunt made our family a peeking Santa toilet seat cover. It was a decoration I looked forward to putting out every year! I knew my boys would also appreciate the quirkiness of one, so I've had it on my to-make wish list for several years.

On Christmas Eve this year, I found myself with a few hours of sewing time, so I decided this was the year!

Quilted peeking Santa toilet seat lid cover

The original was made from felt, and the pieces were all hot glued on. Now, as a mom of three boys, I cringe thinking how the one from my childhood would never have been able to be washed!