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!)

(Drumroll...)

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