21 July 2015

Glowing Star Block & Pillow


I'm excited to share not only a new project, but also a new paper-piecing pattern: a Glowing Star.

06 July 2015

Teal and Tan "Into the Wild" Baby Quilt


This recent finish is a smaller, baby version of Craft South's free Into the Wild Quilt pattern, measuring up at about 37"x48". 


I'm always on the lookout for fabrics that work for boys (without having cartoon trucks or ninjas on them).  This time, I put brown and tan tones into the mix, paired with blues and teals. 

09 June 2015

Easy Quilted Euro Sham Tutorial with Invisible Zipper


Euro Shams are kind of fancy, right? I have a plan to use mine to make some benches in my entryway more comfortable, but they also adorn beds and sofas. These plump 26-inch pillows can easily be covered in fabric of your choice to decorate your space! Invisible zippers seem tricky, but they are approachable once you get the hang of setting them up, and using one allows you to create two seamless pillow faces.

If you're making a different size of square pillow cover, you can easily adjust the dimensions, using the same techniques below.

19 May 2015

Cosmic Red and White Baby Quilt



As part of my recent dive back into doing more sewing, I decided to tackle some WIPs.  I found these three Sun, Please!  blocks (from two years ago!) and decided to feature them on a simple, gender-neutral red and white baby quilt.


This quilt measures about 42 inches square, and I love the contrast created by the simple layout and palette against the intricate paper-pieced block design of the suns.

28 April 2015

Pretty Patchwork Baby Quilt


It's been a while since I finished a new quilt. Quite a while. It was hard to know where to start when I started to feel like sewing again and had some free time. Pinterest? WIPs? Flickr? My list of "make someday" quilts?

27 March 2015

Sea Glass Goose in the Corner Medallion Quilt


Is summer on its way? Looking at this lap-size quilt, which I finished last summer, is infusing my day with thoughts of boat rides, beach walks, and cocktails on the deck.  

18 December 2014

Converging Corners Love Llamas Baby Quilt


Although this little quilt is from wayyy back in the summer, isn't its palette perfectly festive for the holidays?  


For this baby quilt, measuring up at about 40x60 inches, I used Film in the Fridge's Converging Corners Block tutorial, one that has been LONG on my to-sew list. I love how the piecing method is improvisational, yet the results are all squared up!