In Defense of the Small Project

mini quilts

Time in my studio and how I use it has always been important in one way or another. When the kids were younger, I felt pressured to use that time to its fullest while I had it. Inevitably, creative time was short and precious, usually last on the list of needs in our days. As the kids got older, I found myself spending more time in my studio, but those were days I spent a lot of time thinking about exactly what I wanted my creative time to be. Writing a book has given structure to my studio time, but in between those books my time in the studio has become more and more my own. With teenagers, and one away at college, my time in the studio is blissfully mine. No more trying to keep kids busy while getting creative things done, or trying to create a project for them so that we could craft side by side. These days, I have lots of time to make what I want, or to create a real body of creative work that I am very excited about. This usually involves quilts, and quilt-related things (like pattern writing). I love every minute of it, but being the sole proprietor in the studio has created a schedule of working on lots of long term things a little bit each day. In some ways I really love that, but in some ways I’d love to see results more often than I do.READ MORE

fussy cut

Fussy Cutting for the #wisecraftstitchalong

fussy cut

Thanks to everyone for the overwhelming response to the #wisecraftstitchalong! We had a little bit of a blip there when the first big batch of kits I shipped out had been delivered to me missing some vital pieces, but we have gotten all that figured out (whew!) and folks should have their replacement pieces by now. If you received a kit and don’t have the elongated hexagon shapes that you need to complete this project, please email me at blairwisecraft@gmail.com and let me know.READ MORE

Modern Sewciety Podcast

Modern Sewciety Podcast

Modern Sewciety Podcast

 

Recently I sat down and had a nice long chat with Stephanie, creator of the Modern Sewciety Podcast. The minute I heard Stephanie’s Southern drawl, I knew I’d like her. We talk about a lot of things, my former career in the apparel design industry (which seems more and more glamorous the longer I’m away from it), my passion for using special fabrics in quilts, my love of color, and my upcoming class Dream, Learn, Quilt.

Listen to the podcast episode here.

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