Rachel at Stitched in Color is running a series on using unloved fabrics. This project started with a package of 4″ squares I had won in a blog hop; a rainbow of batiks that, although lovely, had me scratching my head on how to use them. One night, inspiration struck and I sorted them into […]

Just a quick post to say hi and show off some of the newest additions to my stash over the last few weeks. First up is 2 lovely Pretty Potent fat quarters from Mad About Patchwork, after my Pinwheel Stars baby quilt was featured on her blog series, Flickr Friday. I was flattered and pleased, […]

on my table today

Do you have a gorgeous, Pinterest-worthy studio, with everything you need at your fingertips, or do you squeeze your sewing machine into a corner of the kids playroom? Check out the series that Mad About Patchwork is running on their blog called Sew Canadian, to see how sewists across the country make space to craft. […]

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On my sewing table this weekend is a sweet fabric basket for a swap.  there are a couple of ways I find out about swaps; this one was because one of the people I follow on Flickr had posted a mosaic.  I also have joined a couple of groups and watch their discussions for notifications […]

This is how mermaids dance

After reading Peter Pan at bedtime one night, my daughter asked if she could be a mermaid. That might be nice for Hallowe’en, I said (thinking that I had better start now if I was going to sew it). You can buy me a costume, Mom. I don’t think so, if you want to be […]

Cutting triangles for beach ball baby quilt

I’m forced to admit that those pop-up sales have snared me again. This time it was @quilterssquare, clearing out their store so they could make room for some new arrivals. Pretty, isn’t it? I grabbed the orange pods (Luster in Glow) for backing, and half yards of the other two as potential for binding (although […]

I have so much fun making cute clothes for my daughter to wear. And I think she is starting to appreciate the effort I make, and likes to participate as much as she can. She fixated on this Tula Pink Birds and Bees fabric from my Pink Castle fabrics secret stash bundle, and fortunately I […]

I have been working every day on this quilt, to get it done in time to enter in the Modern Quilt Guild fabric challenge. And I finished it, by the skin of my teeth. And it’s fabulous, if I do say so myself! Some of the characteristics of modern quilting — use of grey as […]

Oliver + S bucket hat for Sidney

Along with my quilting activities this month I decided that my daughter needed another summer hat, using the free pattern from Oliver +S. She picked out the fabrics–pink of course–and was thrilled to wear it after I finished it late one evening. It is small-ish because I graded it up from the largest size on […]

Baby quilt for MQG fabric challenge

Here I go again. Last quarter, I finished one of my projects. I also started a few. Which I shouldn’t have. I’m still trying to resist quilt-alongs because I really want to get some projects Done! But alas, I must confess that I started two quilts that are now on this quarter’s list. I took […]

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