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”

“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!”

Scrappy Toy Tea Bags

I didn’t think I’d have anything to show for Finish It Up Friday, but at the last minute I’ve pulled it out of the hat. Or perhaps, the tea box? 🙂 Here are some lovely tea bags, destined to be gifts for my daughter (the pink ones) and my youngest niece (the purple). How sweetContinue reading “Scrappy Toy Tea Bags”

Birthday Duffle Bag

This is a truly just-in-time TGIFF post, because today was Isobel’s birthday, and she scored a new duffle bag: This bag was very challenging for me! The hardest parts were inserting the top zipper: And creating the completely reversible straps (thank you, epic Ikatbag tutorial series!): And don’t even get me started on this positivelyContinue reading “Birthday Duffle Bag”

Softie Octopus Finished!

I have been making an octopus softie for Evie’s birthday coming up in early March. This is a design I came up with a couple of Christmases ago that works really well with scrappy lightweight fabrics! I took the octopus on a tour of the house, and he found some nice quiet places to sit:Continue reading “Softie Octopus Finished!”