... has nothing to do with quilting.
In my day job I design gardens. One garden I did a lot of work on a couple years ago -- from initial concept to design details and planting -- is featured in the April edition of Sunset magazine, including my hand-drawn plan rendering. I'm really proud of this garden and it's great to see the photo published. It's a tiny garden in an upscale San Francisco neighborhood. Pacific Heights is a cool and foggy space, so it was important that the landscape could be enjoyed when viewing from the three floors of the house above, as much as from within the garden itself.
The diagonal geometry and strip paving create a sense of depth in the small space, and the architectural plantings reinforce the clean modern feeling of the garden. The design and plantings were all completely new, except for the little saucer magnolia trees in the corners and the diagonal staircase coming off the small terrace above. I worked closely with Vera Gates, one of the owners of Arterra Landscape Architects.