Baby quilt · quilting · Sewing

If you start with Beautiful Scraps You will end up with a Stunning Baby Quilt

I wanted to share an adorable little quilt that I finished just in time for the birth of a new little friend. I can't wait to meet the new little person and to show her how welcome she is. I had her in mind when I started to put some Moda Little Ruby by Bonnie… Continue reading If you start with Beautiful Scraps You will end up with a Stunning Baby Quilt

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Buttons and Corduroy · quilting · Scraps · Sewing

I’m Sewing with the Moda Love Sew-Along

We are all invited to a social media sew-along. I decided I would act on the invitation using pre cut fabric from my stash and complete a quilt top in January. If you don’t know what a fabric stash is, let me explain. After years of sewing projects a person can accumulate a little extra… Continue reading I’m Sewing with the Moda Love Sew-Along

Hand Quilting · quilting · Sewing

Speedwell Quilt part two the Quilting and the Binding

The quilt top was finished in the first couple weeks of October. See my first blog post about putting it together in part one, the pattern link is included. The quilt top is laying across the plaid backing. I have plenty of fabric to pin onto my leaders for quilting the three layers together. It… Continue reading Speedwell Quilt part two the Quilting and the Binding

Crafting · quilting · Sewing · Tutorials

Holiday Candle Mat

Lately I’ve been social in the real world, but silent in social media. This is what I've been up to. I planned an evening at home, with a few friends that I’ve known for years. For the first gathering of girlfriends, I planned a simple craft. Here’s to renewing old friendships and forging ahead with new… Continue reading Holiday Candle Mat

Patterns · quilting · Scraps · Sewing

The Autumn Speedwell Quilt

One night I was searching Pinterest and saw the cutest pattern called Speedwell quilt by Nicola Dodd of Cakes Stand Quilts. After clicking on the information I found out it was a free pattern featured on Moda Bake Shop. The pattern is based on a layer cake, which is a pre-cut stack of coordinating fabric.… Continue reading The Autumn Speedwell Quilt

Patterns · quilting · Sewing

Hydrangea Appliqué Part Two

Today was a beautiful day. I wish I could have been outside but instead I had to play catch up in the quilt and blog world. At least I was communing with nature in a quilting way. Soon I'll have hydrangeas blooming again. Blooms are sure to give me color inspiration for the project. In… Continue reading Hydrangea Appliqué Part Two

Patterns · quilting · Quilting Tip’s · Sewing

The Answer for me is a little Woven Tag

The subject of labeling or signing ones work, is often discussed in the makers community. I’ve been to many quilt shows, guild meetings and art fairs where the artist creates such a cute label we stop to talk about how they came up with the idea. I've never been fond of really large labels on… Continue reading The Answer for me is a little Woven Tag

Patterns · quilting · Sewing

The Moda Love Layercake Quilt

This is probably going to be the last quilt I make in 2017. Last night I finished the quilting. Next on my list, is to trim and bind. The fabric is a layer cake mixed with black yardage that I picked up a few years ago. I plan to make the pattern again in fresh… Continue reading The Moda Love Layercake Quilt

Crafting · Scraps · Sewing · Tutorials

The Susie pleated bag

One of the best things about social media is the ability to reach people who enjoy the same hobbies. The teaching aspect is super appealing to me. I surf for projects all the time. Sometimes I make what I find. Sometimes it's visually inspiring. The zipper pouch featured below was made from a video tutorial that… Continue reading The Susie pleated bag

quilting · Scraps · Sewing

The Swoon Halloween quilt

What does an empty nest mom do when Halloween comes along? I decided to make a quilt. Of course the theme would be spooky and the pattern bold. I had a stash of fabric and the will to craft it into something special. I felt a little forlorn with the weather changing and no little… Continue reading The Swoon Halloween quilt

Patterns · quilting · Sewing

Cherry quilt

This quilt has become a favorite of mine. It made the wall in my sewing/quilting room. I take it to class with me when I’m teaching machine quilting because it contains good examples of free  motion, computer, and micro quilting. Plus it’s small, so it’s portable. The pattern is from Fig Tree &Co. It’s called… Continue reading Cherry quilt