“Summer Trip” Baby Quilt

I have a brand new niece! This occasion calls for a brand new baby quilt, of course. This quilt is a scrappy Trip Around the World, which I’ve been pinning for *ever* on Pinterest. The backing is an old flannelette baby sheet of Evie’s that just matched so perfectly! Isn’t the texture delicious? The quilting consists of cheerfulContinue reading ““Summer Trip” Baby Quilt”

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”

Home-made Pressing Starch from Rice

I’ve recently discovered how wonderful it is to cut and work with fabrics that have been starched. It took a long time for me to get on board with this idea. I figured the hassle of finding starch, and then preparing the fabric, would stretch out the cutting stage of the project, and this is where IContinue reading “Home-made Pressing Starch from Rice”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Tutorial: “Windows” quilt top

I’m too proud of my new “Windows” quilt top to be done with it just yet! Today I’d like to share a tutorial on how to piece this for yourself. 🙂 First up, I should mention that this is not my original design. I was inspired by this quilt I spotted on Pinterest, which IContinue reading “Tutorial: “Windows” quilt top”