52 Charity Quilts in 52 Weeks

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Have you ever thought about making the world a better place? Like, genuinely thought about how the world will get better than it is today? Then thought about how YOU can change the world?

Well, I decided I wanted to put some action behind my lofty goals of changing the world. So I decided to set a goal for 2018: 52 charity quilts in 52 weeks.

52 charity quilts in 52 weeks

Laura Ashley

Monday, January 29, 2018

My name is Laura Ashley. My mom named me after a sewing pattern that she saw around the time I was born - in the 1980s.

Laura Ashley Elm Park mini quilt with scalloped edges

So when I saw that Camelot Fabrics was hosting a challenge using their new Laura Ashley brand fabric, I had to participate!

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Have you received the second issue of Curated Quilts yet?? The quarterly journal is such a high quality publication. Each issue has a theme, and the curated contents are filled with high profile names in the quilting industry. Each issue has a mini quilt gallery, and I was ecstatic that my linear mini quilt was in the first issue! When the theme of "Log Cabins" was announced for the second issue, I decided to throw my hat in the ring for a chance to have a pattern published. Fast forward a few months, and my "Newsprint" pattern is on page 92!

Black and white modern log cabin quilt by Slice of Pi Quilts in Curated Quilts

I am so honored to be a part of this publication. The table of contents includes names like Debbie Jeske of A Quilter's Table, Mary Fons of Yo Mary Fons, and Heather Black of Quilt-achusetts. Seriously. I am always picking up magazines and reading their names in them - but to have my name on the same page is mind-boggling!

Four Seasons Blog Hop with Island Batik

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Welcome to the Four Seasons 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!)

Flurry quilt pattern by Slice of Pi Quilts; Modern snowflake quilt using Island Batik Alpine Ice fabrics

2017 in Quilts

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

As 2018 begins, I want to take a quick look back at 2017 by the numbers. My official finished quilt count for the year was...

(insert drumroll)

52 quilts!

Quilts by Laura Piland of Slice of Pi Quilts in 2017

Quilts from the Ashes

Monday, January 1, 2018

The Thomas Fire in Ventura County, California started December 4th. Within 24 hours, my husband's cousin and her boyfriend lost their home to the fire. The fire quickly spread to become the largest fire in the state's history (and is still burning 28 days later!). A week after the fire started, the Ventura Modern Quilt Guild put out a call for quilts and quilt blocks for victims of the fire. I knew immediately what I needed to do.

Quilts from the Ashes - quilts for Thomas fire victims