Wednesday, February 22, 2012


For awhile now I have considered starting a blog about all of my sewing and quilting projects. I admit that I have attempted blogging before (a family one) and failed miserably, posting as little as once per year and, well, it's been almost two years since I last posted. Sheesh! In all honesty I am a wordy writer when it comes to...hmmm, pretty much anything. I also am not a fan of editing photos and blogger has just not been entirely cooperative with me. But, I am going to try posting my photos from Flickr to see if it makes this process less painful. If it works (and if I can find a prettier design for this page!), then I just might make an appearance more often than once a year. ;) In any case, you can always find me on Flickr (now how do I link to that?) under the username mjandco. Go ahead, check me out!

Head Over Heels

This is the quilt I made for my sister for Christmas. A little late, but she loves it and uses it often. Mission accomplished! It is made out of gorgeous Innocent Crush fabric by Anna Maria Horner (who just so happens to be my favorite quilting cotton fabric designer) in a square in square pattern I drafted myself.

Head Over Heels Quilt

It is the largest quilt I have made thus far (about 47" x 71") and I also quilted it myself in a free-motion stippled pattern on my Bernina 220. Not bad for my third FMQ quilt, eh?

And since this is going so easily, here is one more quilt I also finished last month.

Aviary quilt finished!

This one is made in Joel Dewberry's Aviary line. It was a WIP (work in progress) for too long. I had the top done two weeks before my daughter was born (and she came nearly a month early...almost 3 years ago), but I was so intimidated to free motion quilt it like I wanted that it just sat and sat.

Back of Aviary

Thankfully it is now finished and on her bed and will be a great quilt to grow with her for awhile, since now she is ready for a big girl twin bed and I have a new quilt on the brain to make her for it. ;)

Phew, wasn't all of that a mouthful! Don't say I didn't warn you that I am a wordy writer, haha!