Fabric Christmas Crackers

My family loves pulling crackers at Christmas time. In recent years I have had a bit of a love/hate relationship with them, though, as they are filled with ridiculous plastic disposable “toys” that everybody hates, and just fill up the garbage bin. This year I made a special effort to replace the junk disposable crackersContinue reading “Fabric Christmas Crackers”

Spring Bees Baby Quilt

This baby quilt was made for a new niece way back in March. March! I am still a little puzzled about why I have not blogged about this yet, because it is super gorgeous: Right? I originally pieced this in Springtime last year (about this time of year, in fact!), using a simple half-square triangleContinue reading “Spring Bees Baby Quilt”

Quilted cushions experiments

I mentioned that it was birthday season, right? This year I happened to be in a “quilting mood” as the September birthdays approached, so I got my mojo on and made some cushions! Each pillow is an experiment with a new (for me) technique. Last January I watched a fantastic Craftsy class in Free Motion Quilting (FMQ) withContinue reading “Quilted cushions experiments”

Feeling crafty — made an iPad stand!

Hello all! It’s birthday season again, which means my mind turns inevitably to creating gifts for people, and counting out the days that I can feasibly make something. Well, hey, an iPad stand turns out to be a fantastic gift idea! I made this little beauty in about an hour, using this tutorial. I usedContinue reading “Feeling crafty — made an iPad stand!”

Quilted Christmas gift tags

Hi everyone! I’ve been busy like a crazy caffeinated bee over the last two weeks. I wish I could show you all of my completed projects, but that will have to wait until after Christmas! 🙂 Today I wanted to share a tutorial for some re-usable Christmas gift tags. These are great because I can use the sameContinue reading “Quilted Christmas gift tags”

William’s “Wonky Cross” quilt

Pssst: This is my 100th post! 🙂 This is a busy time of year, and in the lead up to Christmas I’m making a bunch of hand made gifts! William’s birthday is just two days after Christmas Day, so this year I’ve made him a much-needed lap quilt: I’ll show you a fancy gallery inContinue reading “William’s “Wonky Cross” quilt”

Tips for cutting linen

Hey everyone! I’ve been working lately with linen, which is a wonderful and sometimes frustrating experience. Linen feels lovely. It’s rumply, and soft, and is very comfortable to wear. Linen is not what I’d call a “beginner” fabric, though. Why? Linen is a little slippery to cut and sew. If you mainly sew with medium-weight cottonContinue reading “Tips for cutting linen”

Stripey scrappy quilt binding

I have almost finished William’s birthday quilt! The other night I made some scrappy quilt binding, for the first time ever, and I wanted to show you how I did it. The idea with this binding was to use up some of the scraps from William’s quilt top and backing. I had some leftover scrappy strips thatContinue reading “Stripey scrappy quilt binding”

“hoot!” baby quilt finished!

I have finished my sister’s baby quilt! I called this one “hoot!” because the little green owl seemed to pop out at me. Some of these fabrics are so cute! In my tutorial for this quilt top I showed how to put the diagonal sashing together. I decided to echo the diagonal lines with someContinue reading ““hoot!” baby quilt finished!”

Tutorial: Diagonal Quilt Sashing

Hello everyone! I’ve been a busy bee over the last couple of weeks, preparing for the crazy Christmas and Birthday season that is looming upon me! William was born two days after Christmas, and now I have a soon-to-be-niece arriving somewhere around December 14, so there is much to do! Luckily I had a coupleContinue reading “Tutorial: Diagonal Quilt Sashing”