Great quilt pattern by Denise Schmidt

Here is Paisley (prior to her haircut) sitting on a quilt top I made using a new pattern by Denise Schmidt called Here and There.

You can find this pattern in quilt stores or on her website DSQuilts. I adore Denise’s vintage modern aesthetic. Her designs are clean yet dramatic.

I’ve been working with Denyse lately to help her write pattern instructions. She is always so busy running her empire of fabrics, quilts, designs and art. I truly do not know how she gets it all done.

If you like modern fabrics and designs, check it out!

Once I quilt this top, it’s going to my niece who just had a baby boy, Tyler Jr. This one’s for you, TJ.

Keep stitching!
Ann

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Work gets messy

I am a freelance editor of sewing, quilting and craft books and I work from home. Most of the work is done electronically, but at times I have to organize reams of text, photos, samples and illustrations. I have a system to track it all, but I work on more than one book at once so the volume can be daunting. It’s important to know where everything is so I keep as much of it in files as I can.

I know what’s in the pile in this photo, but I need to work with it again today, so it isn’t filed yet.

I like to embrace my messy side and don’t “get” other people’s obsession with organization. However, I admit that ‘Messy’ becomes ‘Stressy’ if I can’t find something I need.

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