Well, it was 11 PM on the night before the last day of school but I finished the tote bags for my daughter’s teachers. Each has a back and handles made from a toile canvas, with the inside edges finished with a zigzag stitch. Because the canvas was 56″ wide, the handles were just one […]

Better than none.  I finished one of the two tote bag “panels” I wanted to this past week, so my goal for next week will be to finish the other and make them into tote bags! I used a variety of free motion quilting designs to suit this picture.   This tote bag was designed […]

I’m trying something new. Between work and home, I always feel that I’m fighting information overload. Thousands of emails clutter my multiple email inboxes. Files are here there and everywhere–dropbox, google drive, onedrive, hard drive. I’m sure this dilemma is common. And all I want to do is play with pretty fabric. So that’s what […]

Hi folks, I thought it was about time I checked in with you on my adventures for the Coming Home quilt, this year’s Sarah Fielke block (blocks) of the month. This is a medallion style quilt, so each month we are doing part of the next round, not necessarily a block. I used mostly scraps […]

Like you, my to-do list is longer than my arm. Water the plants, clean the bathroom, wash mitts and hats and get out summer hats and jackets…I could keep going but you get the idea. Amy from Amy’s Creative Side has started a weekly challenge on Instagram where we list one thing we want to […]

For 2019, I have set a goal to finish as many WIP as possible. And I’m using various motivations, including the APQ UFO challenge and the Finish a Long.1. Summer Sampler 2017 meant for my sister – finish filler blocks, add border, and quilt 2. Glamp Stitchalot 2015 which is for me – add final […]

Three! Yes indeed, three sparkling finishes! Well, better than one, but certainly not as I might have hoped. My original list is at this post, but here is a quick summary: 1. Summer Sampler — I worked on some of the joiner blocks and started the border 2. Glamp stitchalot – no progress 3. On […]

You know, I don’t make minis for myself but I do for swaps. I’m not sure why I jumped in and broke my self imposed ban on swaps, but for some reason the #easterbunnyquiltswap2019 appealed to me. After perusing my partner’s mosaic, I decided on this cute rabbit from Quilt Art Designs (found thanks to […]

I have a few blogs I read regularly which are interesting in non-crafty ways. So I thought I would share those today, and who knows, perhaps some of you could find a new blog to follow. Also if you would like to suggest another one or more for me, please leave me a comment about […]

I really wanted to make this tunic (Late Lunch Tunic by Oliver +S), despite the fact that I know that my short and curvy shape is not generally good with tunics. I finally got this cut out on a hot day last July when i didn’t feel like sewing, and decided to focus on it […]