Book Review – Patchwork Comforters, Throws & Quilts

I ordered Patchwork Comforters, Throws & Quilts a few weeks ago after spotting it in Barnes and Noble.  I love flipping through books to see the patterns I might actually use and this one had a lot.  Most of the patterns are simple enough that a beginner can handle them without feeling overwhelmed but there were several projects for intermediate/advanced quilters too. I love the colors of the fabrics that were photographed for each pattern.  I’ve already marked three that I {Read More}

The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative

World Series Quilt Challenge is going on!  If you haven’t heard of the AAQI (The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative), it’s ok.  I’d only heard whispers of it here and there but it seems to be a thing that most quilters know about and have contributed to.  For regular quilters the submitted quilt must be 9 x 12″ or smaller. For the World Series each person submitted a quilt that was 16″ x 16″.  It is amazing the amount of detail {Read More}

Pinwheel Block – Quilted

After drawing out several designs on the block this was the only one I felt sort of good about so I decided to go for it.  I’m keeping the quilt for myself so if I mess up I’m the one that has to live with it.   I do like the design so far though. (Excuse the bad lighting, this was taken in my sewing room at night) I’ve done a few others.  The quilting seems to be going okay. {Read More}

Nostalgia

My husband doesn’t understand my craft obsession.  In his mind, it is a lot of work for very little reward.  My past crafts were definitely that – cross stitch was lots and lots of time invested sewing these teeny tiny stitches and then you have a small sampler that you might get around to framing and displaying one day.  I think in my lifetime I finished one cross stitch project and I know I’ve started at least five or six {Read More}

Vintage Sewing Reference Links

I truely enjoy sewing on my vintage sewing machine.  Now that it is all tuned up and I know how to regulate my top thread feed, it works like a dream.  I don’t have any snags, tears or broken thread.  I don’t have any knots.  It just sews and sews and sews.  I hope it is this easy when I get to doing the free motion portion of my quilting on this quilt. I still don’t know what I’m going {Read More}

A Basting Fool

My goal yesterday was to get my quilt pin basted and I took my sweet time doing it.   Part of the issue was that I had to vacuum my floors prior to taping down the layers since I have corgis and they love to bless me with all of their hair year round.  I didn’t want all of the corgi tumbleweeds getting into the quilt so I vaccumed and swept all of it up that I could.  I do this {Read More}

Wedding Guest Quilt

As a gift for a friend of mine that is getting married in little over a month, I wanted to make a quilt for her.  I already had a pattern in mind when I stumbled upon the Wedding Guest Quilt idea and thought wow, that would be so much more awesome and personal for her.  After some deliberating, we’ve decided to go for it! Now to cut fabric and get everything packaged up to her before the wedding.  I think {Read More}

Wish Lists & Scraps

If I had a ton of money I’m sure I’d buy some of the things on my Amazon Quilty Things Wish List.  Alas, I don’t – but its fun to window shop! Last night I took some time to organize my fabric scraps.  There were a ton of scraps in that box I purchased off of eBay – all shapes, sizes, and colors.  I can’t wait to start piecing together scraps and making a scrap quilt.  If I go to {Read More}