I'm not so much into holiday cards...That's cool if it's your gig, just not mine! I do like giving a handwritten note once in a while, especially with a gift to my children. I always buy them a small treat and a little something to go with it for Valentine's Day. A simple way for … Continue reading How to Make Quickie Valentine’s Cards with Fabric Scraps
Whittling down my work in progress list without starting any new big quilts has proven to be a test in my perseverance. I've had the Rainy Day Quilt by Lindsey in my stack of unfinished projects for well over a year... last week I got the top finished....and I wanted to branch out into quilting … Continue reading Scraps practice on Spare Parts Delight
Last year I set out to expand my quilting skills! I wanted to take a few classes and push my current abilities beyond my comfort zone... Enter the Meadow Quilt.. a class by Fabric designer Lizzy House. I pushed my color comfort zone and learned to inset circles and piece curves, and more curves!After debating … Continue reading Always learning, The Meadow Quilt
After two years on my WIP list, this is finally ready for Christmas time snuggles. Amanda Jean's Trees! Quilt is the perfect addition to my home's festive decor. I think handmade Christmas is best, including his little clay Nativity we made a few years back with my friend Esther is perfect for little hands to … Continue reading Finish it up Friday: Trees!
As a young girl, I was obsessed with how my grandmother’s sheets smelled. Is that weird? When I’d visit and snuggle into bed at night, I felt so safe and so warm and loved. I associated the scent of her detergent mixed perfectly with her perfumed skin care products with that “I am so loved” … Continue reading Vintage Sheets Make Me Swoon!
After searching for new black and white kitchen rugs and coming up empty handed on either size or style, I decided to Make Do and Mend with what I have one hand. Here is how I made it! I took this old kitchen mat, it's standard carpet top with non-slip rubber back. Pretty sure … Continue reading Make Do and Mend Monday: Kitchen Rug Redo!
I might have a decent size stash of various fabrics, annnnd I might have more than one great sewing machine. What I certainly didn't have was a quilt that was all mine! One that I made for just me! Until now! On our recent vacation, I put the finishing touches on my City Tiles Quilt! … Continue reading It’s all mine…
When Dr. Karin Lawson asked me to blog for her, I immediately knew I had to share about my journey of identifying as a creative. Go check her blog for this little glimpse into my creative journey.
Tiled Indigo Block of the Month Club for September will be dropping on the 15th. My second block for the year will be in the batch! Whew. I'll be releasing both blocks as patterns very soon. Have you tried machine appliqué before? I learned on the fly after selling a quilted stocking. Youtube to … Continue reading Weekend Pattern Writing