Not long ago, a long time friend nudged me on when I needed it. "You've always been a badass", he said. I made a pennant so I won't forget again...

The sewing machine keeps running.  I've been doing some very basic quilts with the idea of thinning my stash and donating to charity.  The latest comes from my solid stash, and I used the Kona Crossing quilt from Jaceycraft. It's a free, easy-to-follow pattern. I chose brights, but I think it would look great in neutrals and basics too.

All going well, I should get these all quilted and bound before the holidays rolls around.

Last year, I had the privilege of contributing to the #lovewinsquilt along with 36 other members of the quilting community. My block is the third row on the left. You might remember it from the tutorial on Sew, Mama, Sew. This quilt is now in its final sprint on eBay to raise money for The Trevor Project. Perhaps you'd like to put in a bid or make a donation to this worthy cause?

As reminder, love has yet to win everywhere.

One of the milestones that passed while I was absent from blogging is that I had an article published in QuiltCon magazine. QuiltCon is the publication available to all of the attendees of the Modern Quilt Guild conference, as well as the general public via Interweave. Although I've written articles before and was a technical editor for Australian patchwork magazines, this felt like a big deal. I was suddenly playing in the big leagues.

Where'd Badskirt go? So many of you have sent me emails over the last six months checking in to see if I was ok and I am quite thankful for that. Blogging isn't just about sharing tutorials and stories. It's also about friendships and community. I truly appreciate the friendships I've made here.

So where have I been? That's a doozy. There's been a lot of upheaval in Badskirt-land. I'm now onto my fourth bed in ten and half months which hasn't left a lot of time for sewing or blogging.

As promised, the Prom Night Pillows pattern is ready to go in my Craftsy store! These sweet cushions were designed to showcase Kim Andersson's Good Hair Day fabric, but they'd look wonderful in any sweet and playful prints. There are a number of pattern pieces to wrangle, but it's easy construction suitable to an advanced beginner. The pattern includes two layouts, Midnight Kiss and Slow Dance.

Nearly six months ago, Kim Andersson invited me to design a project for her newest fabric line for Windham Fabrics.  Good Hair Day is a 22 SKU collection with six hair-themed prints in a range of blues, corals, greys and yellows.

I'll admit when Kim told me she was making a hair-themed collection, I was a bit bewildered. I'm not much of a hair girl. I rock a very short pixie that rarely gets dolled up.

Finding time to sew while working fulltime has been a challenge, but I always like to whip up a few charity projects at Christmas time. This string quilt is a bit sweeter than my normal style,  but it was clear to me that Kim Andersson's Good Hair Day and Tidal Lace belonged together.

I am trying to stay a head of my scrap pile in the caravan by using up wee scraps as I make them. I also trying to justify the dozens of acrylic template sets that I brought with me. I went a little overboard with my packing for a six month gig. I'm not sure what the historical name of the block is,  but I'm calling it a #RolledSchoen since it is made like the Schoenrock Cross block with rotated corners.  I'm not sure what it will become yet,  but a potholder is a good possibility.