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Los Angeles
love my family, good design and pretty little things
Interests: crafting, sewing, food, running, vintage, paper, books, all things bright and beautiful
Recent Activity
busy busy. April has been quite a month. All good but it kept us quite busy. Spring break. My sister came to visit. Easter was glorious. We celebrated Olivia's birthday. I finished another collection. And I sewed something! A pouch! Yea! I really just wanted to sew with some of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at nanaCompany
I love quilting books for all kinds of reasons, but mostly for that spark of inspiration I get from seeing the creativity of a mind that thinks differently from mine. Well, here is a truly fresh and innovative book that's hit bookstores this year... In Modern Triangle Quilts, Rebecca Bryan... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at nanaCompany
Back in February I mocked up a quilt, slowwwwly pieced it together, and then sent it off to Norma, my quilter (her website is Petit Design Co.) The quilt has been back and finished for a while but finally I got my husband to come take pics with me. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at nanaCompany
This is the month! March 2017 is finally here. That means Charleston + Les Petits are right now shipping to shops and you'll be able to see in person these two collections I have been so excited to share with you. I hope you love them as much as I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at nanaCompany
Wait a second. Whaaaaa?? How did I miss popping by to say hi in January? Geez! Well hey 2017, you're looking good! { sewing exercise, because sometimes you just gotta flex your muscles, right? } { gratuitous shot of my dear dear friend, who sadly has no other name than... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at nanaCompany
{ beautiful cards, as always, from } Oh how I'm loving this Christmas season. Virginia does it well. And yep, I snuck in a tiny bit of sewing (using some favorite prints from various Art Gallery Fabrics collections) ~ had to make these cute stockings for my sister's pups... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at nanaCompany
Living in Virginia has changed our lives in little and big ways. Visiting a tree farm to cut down our Christmas tree this year was so much more fun than going to the local tree lot and felt so very festive! Having Santa haul the tree in after being cut... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2016 at nanaCompany
My friend Sedef Imer of Down Grapevine Lane wrote a truly wonderful book called Quilt Petite and you're going to love it. It's the latest craft title from Tuva Publishing, who is also my book publisher, so I can't help but feel a special affinity for this book ~ but... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at nanaCompany
So fun to see Paperie + Playground fabrics together... But did you hear my latest collection(s) have been announced? Yes, I'm over the moon excited!! The first is called Charleston and I can't wait to spill ALL the beans, but for now here's a tease... And another new collection I've... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at nanaCompany
It's seriously still a pinch-me moment when I think about my new role as fabric designer for Art Gallery Fabrics ~ and seeing my fabrics sewn into pretty little things is a dream come true! Sooo many beautiful projects have been shared by my very talented friends during the Playground... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at nanaCompany
Shari Butler of Doohikey Designs has created a beautiful collection "Wistful Winds" and I had an unexpected chance to play with them for her blog tour (today's the first day! Wahoo and welcome!) I'm so happy I could do this because Shari is such a special lady and I know... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at nanaCompany
Doesn't this quilt just slay you?! It's featured in the newest must-have book. Yes. Must have for all the reasons you can think of: fresh designs, stunning pics (making this book worthy of coffee table status), ALL the quilty math so you won't get a headache, and a ton of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at nanaCompany
I made a quilt. And I love it. Used Heather Ross's latest collection: Sleeping Porch. Improv'd the quilt piecing after admiring Monica Ripley's quilt design in the book, "Quilting with a Modern Slant" by Rachel May. And thoroughly enjoyed quilting wavy lines on this one. Dreamy lines, I think. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at nanaCompany
I've revisited an old tutorial of mine: the pretty little potholder. And fallen in love again. This one here is in Maureen Cracknell's gorgeous #FleetAndFlourishFabrics. And this one here is in Sharon Holland's #TapestryFabrics. I love these!! By now I feel quite comfortable making my potholders (and using them!) and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2016 at nanaCompany
Just before I left California, Minki Kim invited me to her home for brunch along with her bestie and partner in crime Kristin Esser. I didn't have a lot of time to spend with them and I'd definitely wished I had more because first of all, when you arrive at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at nanaCompany
One of the wonderful things about Art Gallery Fabrics is that you really can "feel the difference". Our designs are printed on soft pima cotton that has a lovely drape perfect for quilts and garments. Not only that, but certain prints in each collection are also offered in canvas, voile,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at nanaCompany
And when "home" is a cookie? Well, you take a bite and everything is sweeter... We've been in our new house for about a month now and despite the exhausting work of it, I'm pinching myself ~ it seems a dream. The house, our yard, our environs, the city of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at nanaCompany
{ Close up of butterflies by Nicole Young of Lillyella. Pic by Nicole Young. } Hello! So much time has passed since my last blogpost because I've been rather busy with my family making our move from Los Angeles, California to our new home in Williamsburg, Virginia. Whew! All I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2016 at nanaCompany
hi there, yes! that is called the City Tiles Quilt pattern by Emily Dennis. Google to find it ;) xo amy
Toggle Commented May 27, 2016 on Spring Market 2016 Recap at nanaCompany
Whew! International Quilt Market 2016 in Salt Lake City is a wrap. And like anyone will tell you: it pulls you in like a tornado, spins you around for a bit and leaves you with a blurry recollection of awe-inspiring quilts and people. At least that's what it was like... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at nanaCompany
Today I'm off to Salt Lake City for Spring Quilt Market 2016 and I'm so excited to share with everyone just some of the beautiful ways you can use Playground fabrics. Of course it's been crazy-town over here the past few weeks and I can't wait for the moment I... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at nanaCompany
I couldn't wait to get my hands on Amy Friend's new book: Intentional Piecing. I could just tell by the cover that I would like the book, and I was right. I'm totally smitten with these charming fussy cut Tell Me A Story quilt blocks ~ perfect for showing off... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at nanaCompany
Lots of cool stuff has happened in the past few years and I can honestly say that getting my face and name on a box of Aurifil thread is right at the top of the list. I mean really? How fun is that!? I love this thread! Today, over at... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2016 at nanaCompany
{ Catalina Island } { Manhattan Beach. Wife Made Butterfly Wings, get the pattern here. } { Harry Potter World, Universal Studios, Hollywood. } So, before I get into Quilt Market sewing with my new Playground fabrics, I thought it was time to finally release the pattern for my Well... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at nanaCompany
Good decisions beget good decisions. I consciously decided last week I no longer want to "burn my candle at both ends" (it will not last the night ~ Millay?) I just can't any longer. My family, my health and sanity, and even my work have suffered. It's time to slow... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at nanaCompany