Monday, March 27, 2017

Rotary Cutting Tip | Giveaway

Hello! Today I have a fun tip to share with you that will help you save some time when you're sewing with strip sets! Whether you're making strip sets with two, three, or more fabrics, this tip will work for you!


I recently made quite a few strip sets for my Patchwork Garden quilt and was

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Creekside | Solids and Threads

Hello and happy Friday! I hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start!  Today I thought I'd share just a bit more Creekside fabric love.  I've been having a lot of fun sewing with it this week; keep finding new print and color combinations I love which keeps me adding projects to my list!



I also thought I'd share with you some of the details about the coordinating 

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Works in Progress | Scraps

Hello and happy Wednesday! This week's works in progress projects have been a variety of "use my scraps" projects! Of course I had a lot of scraps while sewing the five new Creekside quilts, and I tried to cut things into usable pieces as I went along.


I ended up with a good assortment of 2 1/2" strips and squares; the squares 

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Studio Update | Where I Sew

Hello and happy Tuesday! I've been mentioning my studio spring cleaning over the past week or so, and I'm happy to say I'm caught up with the major organizing tasks. There is nothing like walking into a clean studio...it just gives me a happy feeling! I even cleaned the window and dusted the shutters over the weekend which really needed to be done!



My sewing room is small (about 9' x 10'); however, the natural light makes it

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Splendid Sampler Quilt Finish

Happy Monday! Over the weekend I was able to finish up my Splendid Sampler lap quilt! It's always nice to have a finish, but this quilt is one I've been working on for over a year, so it was an especially nice one!


I finished the piecing and assembly of this quilt the day our Creekside fabric

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy Friday!

Happy, happy Friday! I'm more than a little happy that the weekend is here...it's been a busy week, and the change to Daylight Savings Time seemed to make things even crazier!


But, I've been folding and packing a lot of patterns, and all of the orders   

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Tips for Using Orphan Blocks

Hello and happy Thursday! While doing a little cleaning in my sewing room this week I happened upon my stash of orphan blocks. Orphan blocks are extra blocks made to test block patterns or blocks that were made for quilts or projects that never got used. As I was sorting through my found "treasures" I started thinking of all of the different ways I could use them...and that gave me the idea for this post!



If you have a few of these unused blocks sitting somewhere in your sewing

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Patchwork Quilt Along | March

Hello and happy Wednesday! It's Fat Quarter Shop Patchwork Quilt Along day, and I have some new blocks to share!

I've had so much fun making these cute little blocks this month. They are fast and simple patterns, and since you make six alike each month you can use chain-piecing to make them go even more quickly!


I'm using scraps from Minick & Simpson collections old and new and have

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Piggy Quilt Blocks

Hello and happy Tuesday! This weekend I got to make some cute little piggy quilt blocks for a friend.  These are quilt blocks for a "Bee" group that I belong to, and while I never thought I'd be making piggy blocks, I think these are pretty cute!


I even got to use Creekside fabric for most of the block parts and pieces. I did 

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Favorite Quilting Tools and Notions

Hello and happy Monday!  First, thank you so much for all of the kind words and comments about the new fabric and patterns! I truly appreciate it, and I know how much time it takes to leave a comment...it really does mean so much to me!

After so much crazy sewing in just a couple of weeks, my sewing room is now pretty messy...as I started picking things up and putting them away I realized how very helpful some of my favorite tools and notions were in helping me get such a lot done in a short amount of time. So I snapped some pictures and thought it would make for a good blog post.


 In full disclosure I'll let you know that I took all of the pictures on my sewing 

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