Saturday, April 30, 2016

April Spotlight is Shari

Hi Everyone! It feel awkward to spotlight myself in this round, and I’ve waited to do it.

I am the youngest of four children. You all know my older sister Tam and we have two brothers in between us, Brad and Greg. I grew up in a small town called, Preston, ID. You may know it from the movie Napoltian Dynamite. My dad owned a lumber store called, “Preston Lumber Company.”

I learned to play the piano at a young age, I also was involved in competition dancing until I was 13. I’ve always loved to dabble in drawing, arts and crafts.
My mom was pretty encouraging that way. In highschool I was in an Acapella Choir, and had some amazing experiences being involved with that. I attended Utah State University in Logan, UT and went on an LDS mission to Nashville, TN.

Dan and I reside in Layton, UT with our two dogs, Reeses and Benji. I am an artist and surface designer.  You also know I design fabrics for Riley Blake Designs, which is pretty fun. My latest line is Wistful Winds and it comes out in September 2016. I’m currently working on some new designs to submit in for some more fabric.  

Tam came to my house last weekend to help do some major sewing for Quilt Market. She’s been and amazing help to me and I LOVE my SISTER! Right now Dan and I are on a health life changing path and it’s been an amazing journey! Here’s some insight into my studio, the cutting board was built by my husband and my desk and sewing table was made by my friend, Craig Jensen.

So that’s a little insight into who I am. ;) All pictures by Tamara!

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Snowballs and Sunny Skies

Okay, so I have been super slacking on posting my blocks here, so here I go trying to do a bit better ;)

Sad to say, I got a little behind on my bee block last month.     The main reason . . . I was super nervous about putting together this Flowering Snowball Block for Cali.  I have done a lot of improv curves in the past but never a precisely pieced curve.

And I am so happy to say that all of that improv practice must have paid off because these blocks went together very nice, lined up on the edges, and don't have any big bubbles!!!  Yippee!!!!  I can't tell you how excited I am about this!!  Thank you Cali for picking a block that forced me to face a curve fear!!   Time to add a Drunkards Path quilt to the list :)

And Shari's blocks went together so fast, thanks for the quick ones ;)  And I just love the Mama Said Sew fabric you sent!!  It has always been one of my favorite lines.   I mean, how can you not love a line that is all things quilty!!!

 It is always fun to be able to whip out some patchwork and I love all the points!!!

All ready for May now ;)  Can't wait to see what's next!!

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Sunny Skies and Sisters!

Sometimes you just have to hand deliver your Bee Blocks!

Or at least I had that opportunity!  
Loved spending time with my favorite sister, sewing and working on items for her new line.  But, before I visited, I got her Sunny Skies blocks done....surprise!!

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