Hoffman Challenge Quilt 2010

This is “Deca-Dance”, my Hoffman Fabric Challenge Quilt for 2010.

The design is based on an Islamic tile mosaic. Dealing with 10 sides was a royal pain in the boohickey, but it turned out very well. Well enough that it made it into another trunk show and is still touring the U.S. right now 🙂

I should be working on this year’s challenge, but I just haven’t felt quite as inspired as I have the past three years…we’ll see if I actually get an entry in or not 😛

Wow…been a while, hasn’t it.

November of 2009…yup, a lot has happened since then, which is why my blogging went bye-bye. In February of 2010 we moved to a much larger, much nicer house…where I have ROOM for my quilting (a whole design wall!). I became more active in my quilt guild and started homeschooling my daughter. And instead of blogging, I’ve been working on finishing up my first book (which is now available 🙂

In the meantime, I started posting my costuming and quilting work up on deviantArt, under the name Taviannah.

Bottom line is, while I don’t have much time for blogging, I am still quilting. I’ll try to post pictures of the quilts I’ve finished so far and will put up new ones as I finish them. If you want to contact me, you may have to use the email–I had to turn off comments because I was getting wayyyy too much spam. They’re back on now, but if I must I’ll turn them off again 🙁

Dum Spiro, Suo. (While I breathe, I sew.)

Raffle Quilt

My goodness, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything. One of the reasons is we decided to rip the icky, ucky Berber carpet out of our house and lay laminate flooring instead.


Here’s another project–my quilt guild’s raffle quilt for this fall. Obviously, everybody worked on it, but it is one of my original designs 🙂 I’d love to win it for myself (no dogs on the bed if that happens!!!)








2010 Hoffman FabricTanka, my first Hoffman Challenge quilt, is finally back from its cross-country travels, and I’ve started in on 2010’s Hoffman Challenge quilt. Here’s what the fabric looks like–gorgeous, isn’t it.








Also been making my swimsuit cover-ups for the kids in my daughter’s preschool class, and doing a brisk business of it, if I may say so. I think I’ve sold over 10 of them in the past month.














Finally, there’s my almost complete Christmas project, “A Cuppa Christmas Cheer” that I’m hoping to have done this week. I’ll post a pic of it when I do.











Is that busy enough to excuse not posting? Hope so 🙂

Quilt Going Walkabout!

Well, I didn’t win the Hoffman Challenge (I really didn’t expect to), but it looks like “Paisleys, Pearls, and Peach Blossoms will be traveling in Trunk Show C! Woohoo! Granted, that means I won’t get my quilt back until next October, but I’m not upset in the slightest! As soon as they post the schedule and locations, I’ll put it up here just in case any of y’all are close enough to go see it.

Now I’m waiting for the official letter (I went and looked on the Website instead) so I can have a sneak peek at next year’s fabric.