31 – Quilt Alongs, Strings, New Mic, Fabric Diet Update, Basil Has Surgery

  • Discovering how big my Christmas fabric stash really is
  • I’m planning a Bargello Quilt Along and I hope you can join me!
  • The fabric diet ends and I look back on my experience
  • Basil has surgery – forever thankful for doggie health insurance and support from all my quilty friends!
  • Orca Bay update
  • My mic gets replaced
  • New podcast – Lazy Daisy Quilts
  • The 2012 Goal List begins – (Quilter in the Gap hosting 2012 Finish Along)
  • Listia – Listia is a new kind of online auction site where you bid on other people’s stuff using credits instead of real money. They make it easy for you to give away stuff you don’t need anymore and get stuff you want in return for free. If you enjoy giving and getting items for free, then you’ll love Listia!  They have a great sewing/knitting/crafting section. You get free credits to spend just for joining.
  • quilt guild stuff
Orca Bay Part 4 Finished!
Orca Bay Part 4 Finished!
Remnant Bin Finds
Recent remnant bin finds


  1. I am doing QUILTER FOR THE REST OF US… RESOLUTIONS 2012. QUILTING things I want to work on; not necessarily UFOs or obligation projects. If I do not get the UFOs done they will find a good home. Right now I am being driven to make a quilt I designed myself.


    Nonnie's Quilting Dreams- Podcast


  2. Hi Katie, your Orca Bay blocks look awsome. I'm not a 'pink' person but really like them. YOu pictures are very clear; would love to know what camera you have to make it so. I'm about to listen to your latest podcast.

  3. @ Nonnie – I'm doing the resolutions in addition to the QITG finish a long next year 🙂

    @ Celia – The Pink Strings photo was taken on my iPhone 4. Generally if you see my watermark though I've used my Canon Rebel Xsi to take the photo.

  4. Just wanted to say hello and thank you for your podcasts! I'm a lifelong sewer who dabbles in quilting (but hope to have time to get more into it in the new year) and I've recently started listening to your podcast when I go for my weekly walk- it takes me about 50 minutes to do my route which works out perfectly with your podcast!

  5. Great podcast – thank you!

    You had mentioned something about wanting to learn quilting with your embroidery machine. That's on my list for this next year as well. Would love it if you could post links to the tutorial and book you mentioned during the podcast, if you have a chance.

  6. @Emskyroony – Yay! So happy you're a new listener. Glad my length works to your advantage! I always worry my podcasts are too long.

    @Marisa – What a great suggestion! I posted today on the blog about my machine embroidery books that I'm wishing for.

  7. I understand that fabric costs money and that it is good to buy fabric for projects, but I also don't think you should make yourself miserable about fabric buying. Some of the fun of quiltmaking is the fabric.