Welcome to Yellow Bug Quilts!

Hi, I’m Rachel.  I like TV on demand, plum tarts and introducing my kids to my favorite things like the So I Married and Axe Murderer soundtrack.

I don’t like staying up late, chasing my dog around the neighborhood and taking the trash to the curb when my son forgets to do it.


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The very first car I owned was a yellow ’72 VW Super Beatle and it looked very much like the one above.  My dad helped me buy it for $600 and it didn’t have reverse.  No lie.  It wasn’t as inconvenient as you might think, I just had to be careful about where I parked. You know, the only time I ever got stuck was when someone else parked it for me.

As a young stay at home mom with two toddlers, I remember thinking of creativity as something that happened after all the work was done and at that point in time the work was never done.   Consequently, I starved myself of imagination, inspiration and a whole lot of beauty.  It took a sweet, more mature friend to kindly remind me that I’d be much happier if I was feeding myself creatively on a regular basis.

She was right of course, in fact I remember the first thing I made after my self-imposed artistic draught.  I actually felt part of my brain working that hadn’t exercised in a long time.  It was intoxicating.  That was a life changing moment for me and I promised never to let that happen again.

My hope for this blog is two-fold: First I want it to be a place to journal my current projects.  Second, I want this to be a place someone can come and feel encouraged to be creative.  By sharing the creative the process I go though, as well as my failures and triumphs, I hope you will be motivated to act on your own creative impulses.

In the future I  plan to share my patterns and produce tutorials as well.