Hello 2012!

Happy New Year everyone! Hope that you are all looking forward to all that 2012 will be.

Here’s a mosaic of a lot of the sewing I did in 2011.

2011 Mosaic

Things that I realize by looking at it all in one place: I’ve really moved away from using white as the negative space in my quilts, and I’ll never tire of improv pieced blocks that are just lotsa lil’ squares together. Actually, I shouldn’t say never. I used to sew wonky log cabins this often and I moved on from those! Makes me wonder what will be next!

In early 2011 I also finished sewing 20 more quilts that I can’t show you yet because they are all in Modern Minimal. Can’t wait to start showing them to you in the next couple of months when the book comes out!

2012 is going to be a big year for me! The next book comes out and I’m going to become a mother. Whoa. That last thing is a big one!

There are also big things in store for The Modern Quilt Guild! Did you see that we kicked off 100 Days of Modern Quilting? And there’s more – much more – coming down the pike for The MQG! What a great year it’s going to be. Hope that you’re all just as excited about it as I am!

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  • Debbie-Esch House Quilts

    January 2, 2012 at 9:30 am | Reply

    Lots of beautiful work! I also see a woven strips theme too. SO looking forward to Modern Minimal 🙂

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski

    January 2, 2012 at 9:41 am | Reply

    Wow – congratulations! Becoming a mother is huge – and the best thing ever in my opinion! A book with 20 of your quilts isn’t too shabby either!

  • niki

    January 2, 2012 at 9:43 am | Reply

    lovely modern wonderful.

  • Maria do Carmo Pezzuto

    January 2, 2012 at 10:12 am | Reply


  • Katy

    January 2, 2012 at 11:57 am | Reply

    Love all the improv work in those quilts, looking forward to seeing the book, and good luck with the other new baby too!

  • kate C.

    January 2, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Reply

    Love all your quilts and your blog! Thanks for being so inspirational!! 🙂
    And good luck with the motherhood thing! (I’ve got three myself – it’s a pretty cool gig)

  • Holly

    January 2, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Reply

    A baby, a book, and exciting MQG news; it all sounds great! 2012 is going to be a huge year for you!

  • Sonja

    January 4, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Reply

    Aww, congrats on the wee one! You can rest assured s/he’ll always have a quilt to snuggle in LOL! I’m loving that pillow and the 4 log cabins. You do have a fantastic eye.

  • Ellen Ban

    January 4, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Reply

    Looks like 2011 was a wonderful year for you – sounds like 2012 will be even better! Congrats on the baby and the book!

  • Maureen from Ventura

    January 5, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Reply

    Congratulations on a wonderful 2011. I love the mosaic of your work.

  • Laura

    January 6, 2012 at 7:20 am | Reply

    Congrats on being a mom. How exciting. My little one is 8 months old and the only negative thing is I never have time to sew, never!! I do miss it so. Only after she goes to bed each night but I’m usually too tired. Your quilts are great and I look forward to your book.

  • KellyS

    January 12, 2012 at 10:19 am | Reply

    Love your mosaic for 2011. I can’t wait to see what 2012 brings (already an amazing quilt top posted!) Congratulations on your coming baby! Being a mother is hard work, but worth it in every way! I hope you have an easy baby like my third! 🙂

  • Melissa

    January 15, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Reply

    Alissa, congratulations! Babies are such precious miracles! I can’t wait to see your new book, too. You have so much to look forward to this year. Enjoy 🙂

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