I’m recovering from my all-nighter last night (3 hours counts as zero hours, according to my friend Jenny), but last night and today were TOTALLY worth it.Thus afternoon was the monthly weekend sew for my guild, which is always a good time. I got all the blocks cut and pieced for the Drunkards Path baby […]

Quilt in progress

I finished the Asian print quilt last night, but I have these pics of the process to share. The quilt pattern is Seville by CluckCluckSew, and it is GORGEOUS.160 little (2″) HSTs, fitted into larger blocks, totally worth it. My cathedral windows quilt is a little bit challenging as a design wall, but look how […]

Raincoats, finished

  More sewing for Robert Kaufman (the company, not the dude) I still haven’t been able to choose a favorite. scottie dogs with coordinating argyle? (size 6) or maybe fun Dr Seuss inspired dots? inside and out? (size 3T) (this fabric looks most like something RTW to me, but I don’t know if that’s good […]

mini-cathedral windows

here’s the finished product, after playing last weekend… I gave up on the hand stitching, and used my machine…   the whole thing measures almost 5″ square. I love the backsides of C-Ws I think I might need to make an Orange-peel quilt sometime soon… I love the contrast stitching on the back… I still […]

Laminate. Ick.

Ok, so I LOVE the finished product, but working with laminated cotton isn’t all that much fun. Tonight, instead of quilts, I got to make some really cute bags and bibs from some REALLY cute fabrics… These bibs were made with the pattern in “Simple Sewing for Baby” by Lotta Jansdotter (I’m SO proud of […]


I’ve been shooting iPhone pics of designs I like, and I thought I’d share them… Um. Yeah, maybe I shouldn’t show pics I’ve taken while driving at high speeds. Moving right along… (pun sort of intended) I finished the Swoon quilt for Robert Kaufman yesterday, and, um– I might have gotten carried away with the […]

Selvedges and order.

So I made 1 of the 9 Swoon blocks (with soon-to-be-released Fiesta fabrics, by Robert Kaufman) last night, and did all the cutting for all the blocks… In order to stay organized as I chain piece, I used my selvedge trimmings to mark which fabrics (there are 18, plus background) go where. I trimmed at […]


The kiddos and I are sorting through that giant bin o’ stuff. So far I have a bias bin, a ribbon bin, and a piping/hem tape bin. Hopefully I can figure out how to get it a little more organized.

busy worker bee

So my awesome friend Alissa (whom you probably have all heard of) recommended me to someone at Robert Kaufman (yeah, THE Robert Kaufman) to sew samples for them. within the day, I recieved fabric for the 1st top (luckily I just piece the tops, then they are going to Angela (!!!) for quilting, then they […]

random bits and bobs

  This post could also be acurately labeled as “Things that make me happy:”   I got a new planner last week (well, I picked it up last week, but I ordered it several weeks ago) It’s the LIFE planner by Erin Condren, and I chose to put my own picture on the cover (free […]