Popularized by Rhonda Dort, who uses the layout in her classes, the Communique Quilt Layout works for both featuring large fabric and panel pieces, as well as a basis for multiple block designs.
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I'm Andrea, a web developer living in rural America with her husband and daughter. I'm excited to share my life with you as I explore some of the great things about living in the middle of nowhere. Be sure to check out the blog below to see a few of the things that are speaking to me right now.
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While I still don’t get to read quite as much as I would like, Mil is becoming a bit more independent, which is allowing me to be able to do more things for me, including reading. I’ve been even able to finish four books in the last couple of months. Recently Finished From the Mixed-Up…Read More
One of the nice things about getting a new niece was that it gave me a reason to get back to sewing after my 2+ year hiatus following Mil’s birth. My sister-in-law is having a baby girl in October and I didn’t want to be the aunt who made a quilt for the first baby…Read More
I’m making progress on my spooky crazy quilt, but most of the work I’ve done in the last week has been hand work, so it doesn’t feel like the same kind of progress I get when I finish a new block. I currently have 3 sections pieced together, and I now have the hand stitching…Read More
I finished the 2 quilts in the last couple weeks, and I’m super proud of myself, but I still have many quilts that have been in a giant UFO stack for the last couple of years. With fall, and Halloween coming up soon, I decided to pull out the spooky wall hanging quilt I’d left…Read More
Before Mil was born, I picked out a lovely collection of fabric to make her a quilt. It was a big stack of mixed prints, and the Little Golden Books Fuzzy Duckling Panel. I had the whole thing pieced and ready to baste, but she showed up a week earlier than expected (which was extra…Read More
Sewing seems to have it’s good days and it’s bad days around here. Some days, I manage to finish my last piece of stitching just before my bobbin run out, other times, I end up with a machine malfunction and a quilt stuck in the machine. This was a quilt stuck in the machine sort…Read More
It’s been ages since I’ve really had the chance to do any sewing or quilting. I’ve hardly touched my sewing machines since Milli was born, but with two new babies due in the family in the next couple of months, I’ve gotten my sewing machine back out. Now, Mil is still much too little to…Read More
I’m the mom that bought her two-year-old a tablet. Granted, there’s lots of research out there about how it’s a terrible idea for your young child to be in front of a screen all the time, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some good apps out there to help her developing brain. — And,…Read More
Recently Finished The Shadow Land by Elisabeth KostovaThis book was an interesting read. Kostova’s ability to fuse past and present into one intricate story line made this story of communist and post-communist Bulgaria into one that I just couldn’t put down. I still think I prefer Kostova’s debut novel, The Historian, best but this book…Read More
Week 25 The Golden HourHaving a tiny human, it’s hard for me to get the time to take shots during the golden hour. We’re usually too busy with our nightly routines at that time, but I did get lucky enough to be headed home during the golden hour one night, so I stopped at the…Read More
Week 21 Still LifeThese are some red clover that my daughter picked from the ditch across the road from our house. She loves these little flowers, and often asked to go pick the “purple green.” Week 22 Negative SpaceThis was just a simple shot of my “to read” stack. Week 23 DiptychA diptych is a…Read More