Quilt Completed

This quilt started last year as two separate pieces from an in-person class at Country Roads Quilt Shoppe and a Carolyn Friedlander paper piecing creativebug tutorial. After combining the two pieces into one I added a border to even out the prints and piecing.

From West Virginia to Las Vegas and then to Virginia, this quilt was snuggled under after becoming only a sandwich! It also had a lot of machine quilting removed and redone; I found this task trying, but necessary.


For the paper piecing I used the scrap stash, with many of the fabrics being from Moda.


Quilting free form lines mesmerizes me because of the movement given to the quilt.


Many of these fabrics are from projects I completed prior to making this blog. It’s wonderful to see those scraps from previous projects, efforts, and little things of love I sent off in the world.


The main border fabric is from “Honeymoon” by Sarah Watts for Cotton + Steel. It reminds me of James Wright.


Since I’m a Robert Kaufman and Carolyn Friedlander fan this wide backing was perfect. It adds a nice softness.


The sunlight gives the machine quilting great shadows. Aurifil thread was used on this quilt.


One quilt done and another one on the way.


Our Kickstarter is going amazingly well. Thank you to all the supporters and those that have enjoyed the work. We’re really excited to being working on a new series of embroidery projects, and to be expanding Brambleton Threads.


Our Embroidery Kickstarter Launched!

Thanks to all of those in the community that have already joined in to make this project happen. I’m going to hand-embroider one-off pieces¬† for each element in the periodic table. The treatment of each element will not be a one to one draw and stitch: each piece will be inspired by an element; it will not necessary depict the element, although it may.

If you’re interested or want to tell a friend here check out the project here!

The Mitosis phase continues.


Seed stitch is playful.




Flannel Baby Quilt

This flannel quilt is simple in its appearance and construction. I was thinking a baby’s close up view of the world, about the spaces between the meeting of matter, and how those meetings blur into lines.

The finished size is 57″ by 58″. Robert Kaufman flannel is the front fabric.¬† Aurifil thread is used for the sewing and quilting.


For the back fabric a plain blue Robert Kaufman quilting cotton. The print fabrics used in the backing and binding are from Abi Hall’s collection “Jurassic Jamboree” for Moda.


Here is the original concept. Creating one-off designs is one of the reasons I love to make quilts and embroidery pieces. Translating an idea from one form to the next presents a natural challenge for me.








We are launching a Kickstarter later today for a one-off embroidery series! Click here to check it out. Thanks for the support and kind words.