#scrappytripalong and a cat

I couldn’t resist. Some peeps on instagram have started a quilt along with scrappy Trips Around. The world, and the blocks looked so cool! I made 4 today, and I love them. Each block is 7×7 2.5 inch squares, with kona ash as the center diagonal (because I had a roll up of kona ash […]

Xmas makes

a purple-haired doll for the Bean (Patchwork Penny from Wee Wonderfuls) a Katie Kitty (from the same book) an Amineko for D (from Hello My Name is Amineko), which was even more of a hit once he saw the book. now he’s totally into posing and photographing the cat.

Teacher gifts

I made a bunch(13) of little zippy bags (using THIS tutorial from noodlehead) and then inserted gift cards and The Bean gave them out to all her preschool teachers (and she and D gave on to their Irish dancing teacher)… Leftovers were sent to cousins/sister…

Merry Xmas to me!!!

I’ve had an industrial Singer straight stitch garment machine for years, and it sits in my living room and is used daily. But I can’t quilt on it. I also have a Bernina Artista 730 which I DO quilt on, but only small stuff. um. I don’t do a lot of small stuff. I have […]

Radiance baby blanket

So, Robert Kaufman has this new fabric, called Radiance, that’s a silk cotton blend. SUPER soft and silky satin. It’s gorgeous, but a little intimidating. slippery. so, I, uh, *suggested* that it might be helpful if I worked with it so I could tell my friends/the world what it was like. I started with something […]

Little things

Knitted leggings for the baby guy. matching pajama pants for all three kiddos from Dr Seuss flannel (and a coordinating blanket) some embroidery (went on a bag as a gift for my friend Lori, master knitter)

Baby Crockett at the Circus

I really really love the fabrics Marie Perkins of Print and Pattern does for Robert Kaufman. ┬áLOVE. As soon as I saw the mock-ups for The Circus, I got inspired. I got the fabrics, and cut them up in July? June? no clue. OMG it was tedious cutting. I totally lost steam. But when I […]

Scrappy Radiance for the Bean

sooo, remember that Radiance baby blanket? here’s a bigger one, traditionally pieced (ie, not “quilted as I went”), basted, and quilted. i made it using a 1/2 yard bundle of 7 (i think) shades of pink/wine. I purposefully was a little sloppy/scrappy making this, sewing some pieces wrong side up, not perfectly squaring up the […]

Lamqg holiday potholder swap

We had a holiday potholder swap at the last LAMQG meeting. I made 2 for my swap partner, 1 that I fussy cut and paper pieced, then appliqued and quilted: from the back: and one that was an experiment: I took the idea of a Somerset star and made it have more points: my partner […]