Monday, September 29, 2014

Tips for Scrap Quilts


 After making a scrappy trip around the world quilt in 2013 and two scrap quilts this summer (my Nested Churn Dash quilt and my Jumping Jacks quilt), I thought a lot about how much I enjoy quilting with my scraps. Not only are scrap quilts easy to work on between other projects, but they also allow you to have fun again and again with bits and pieces of favorite fabrics.


Friday, September 26, 2014

Favorites on Friday: Fabrics


Happy Friday! Thanks so much for all of the positive responses to these Friday Favorites posts; I've been having fun deciding what to write about each week. Today's Favorites on Friday post has a little bit of this and that, some fabrics I can't wait to sew with and my two favorite reference books.


First up is Milk Cow Kitchen by MaryJane for Moda. This has a fun retro vibe and reminds me of my great-grandmother's Iowa kitchen--my great grandfather was a dairy farmer, too! I can hardly wait to make some new pot holders and casserole mats for my kitchen with these fun prints. 


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Works in Progress Wednesday



Lots of sewing this week...but since much of it is for market I'll be primarily sharing little bits of the fabrics I'm working with. Fall decorating is still one of my works in progress, too. Over the weekend I was able to pull out some of my "fall-flavored" Fig Tree quilts and display them on a quilt ladder in my front entry. I smile every time I walk by, and I can hardly wait to fill this ladder with Christmas quilts in a few months!