A Post in 3 Parts: 4th of July-ish Edition

1. (Quilty)

A couple of months ago I posted a comment on Mary Fons’ blog. She read my comment, checked out my blog and asked if I’d liked to appear in Quilty. I (obviously) said YES. The bio/interview-thingie appears in the July/August issue which hit the stands this week. I’d like to thank Mary Fons for a great opportunity.


The only bummer is that the background of the top photo was cropped out. That photo was taken at Sew Modern and showed the Wall of Kona in all its glory. Thanks again to Lauren for letting me take those photos in her shop.

2. (Luke Haynes Homework)

I’m still chipping away at the quilt top I started in Luke Haynes‘ class back in May. Working with reclaimed clothes isn’t my forte so I have to be in the mood to work on it. I now have a good idea of what I’m going to make which should speed things along. The next step is to pick out which work shirts will be sacrificed to the cause.


3. (A Gift!)

The Modern Quilt Guild board sent me a superbuzzy gift card as a thank you for helping them out on opening day of registration for QuiltCon. I really appreciate both the gift and the nice comments left by my fellow MQG members about my help that day. There was some fabric that caught my eye but I didn’t know how much I need (and, no, I’m not buying TONS just in case). Instead I bought a Creative Grids 6 1/2″ x 24 1/2″ ruler. We used a smaller version of this ruler last weekend and both Maureen and I liked it. The ruler grips the fabric nicely and 1/4″ seam allowance markings on two sides is very helpful. The ruler’s texture is different from my other rulers but that won’t take too long to get used to.

Posted in Quilting.


  1. Andres, I just got my Quilty issue and was delighted to find you there. I love solids, and the quilts you used for the shoot have such an impact! Congrads! I may just have to try to make one like yours with the stacks–love how you took something that could be boring and gave it such a wonky twist. I’ll have a cool glass of white wine, please.

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