Not that I’ve been on a fabric diet or anything, but I decided to give myself a little Craftsy present this past weekend. I can hear you asking why…well, I finally got the promotion I have been working towards! (insert happy dance) Some surprises along the way, it’s for a completely different group than I […]

Well, not exactly rocking, but I thought I should share some fun blocks I’ve been making for my bee-mates in the Canadians Quilt Bee. It’s really fun to go diving through my stash for complimentary fabrics based on the directions from the Queen Bee each month. As the Mama Bee, I picked December–which is good […]

Yuma quilt top

I don’t expect to have as much sewing time as usual in September, so definitely I need to pick a project which is well underway. I think my Yuma quilt is the best choice. I have quilted a selection of concentric circles on the top already, now I just need to go back and add […]

my hoard of scraps

It’s nice to have a smaller project to finish. I have saved every scrap of this very pink, very glittery Frozen cameo fabric from my daughter’s quilt. I framed the sisters with some Kona berry, added the blue polka dots, and used the Noodlehead open wide pouch pattern to make this pencil case (shh, it’s […]

La Dee Da in aqua and pink for potential backing, and I couldn't resist the black bridges print

I love online shopping, and every purchase has a purpose.  Honest.  Cross my fingers (and toes). First up, #glampstitchaswap. I will be swapping a project bag/tote with a new friend at Glamp Stitchalot in November (squee! I can’t believe it’s so close!), hosted by Pink Castle Fabrics in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Only about a 4 […]

cherry swirl socks

They went to the cottage. To swimming lessons. And for many rides in the car. Ta da! The wool is by Fleece Artist, pattern is Cherry Swirl which was printed on the sleeve of the skein (also free on their site), purchased at Creativ Festival in Toronto.  I invented an asymmetrical toe castoff to fit […]

Started – September 2013 Finished – August 2015 Block tutorial at Play Crafts (I increased each block to 14″ square) Inspired by Molli Sparkles quilt along (#msbhqal) All over free motion quilting (a different pattern in each block) by me on my domestic Husqvarna, using a variety of threads. 46″ square finished To celebrate finishing […]

Using the scraps from her quilt.

Hmm, what shall I choose? I have my #parisswap item to finish off, and two quilts (Yuma and Broken Herringbone), but I think I’ll finish off this special pencil case for my very special daughter. Linking up to Let’s Bee Social with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts and ALYOF with Melissa at Sew Bittersweet Designs.

broken herringbone quilt

I hesitated for so long to quilt this quilt because I didn’t want to do a boring quilting design (like straight lines). Finally I decided to just have fun, so each block will be quilted with a different design. I tend to go too fast on the bigger motifs, but the ribbon candy in the […]

yuma pillow small triangles

This is a tutorial for a pillow (cushion) cover using the leftover pieces of fabric from the Yuma quilt pattern. After thinking hard for a few days, I figured out how to downsize the pattern by half to make a matching pillow. I had cut extra pieces of the light fabrics for my quilt top […]


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