Free Pattern Friday

Strip Twist Quilt Scrappy edition!  I know you’ve got a box of scraps leftover from your rushed holiday quilt making. has some great scrappy patterns. Let’s put those to work! Strings String Quilting Primer (for beginners) Basket Weave String Quilt – using paper foundations  String-X Quilt Strips Scrappy Bargello Strip Twist    Need help on organizing your scraps?  Get some tips here! My scraps are currently housed in a rolling bin with plastic drawers.  I also have a hatbox that I {Read More}

E-Reader Cover


Since I received a Nook Color for Christmas I decided to go ahead and use the pattern I purchased a few weeks back to make a cover for it.  Since my mom has a Kindle 3 (the pattern has measurements for every popular e-reader out there) I wanted to work out the kinks before attempting one as a gift for her.   Mine turned out ok!  There are a few things that I’m going to do differently next time but {Read More}

Lap Quilts as Gifts


So I can finally post photos of the lap quilts I was working on since they were given out last night as gifts.   I purchased fleece one piece panels from and quilted them to flannel as the backing.  They turned out really soft and heavy enough to be a great lap quilt.  I love them!  Now I want to do some more of these.    They were simple to put together.  Because the panel stuck so well to {Read More}

Free Pattern Friday


Want to participate in Free Pattern Friday?  Follow the instructions here and share your own blog link with others looking for free patterns! I found this pattern a few months ago and purchased the pattern and license so if I ever wanted to sell a few on Etsy I could. For $10 it is totally worth it. It is such a cute bag! Doesn’t seem that difficult to make if I will ever sit down and cut out the pattern {Read More}



My Moda fabric order came in!     This is for my mystery quilt class that I’m taking on the 8th.  I hope the light fabric is light enough to work as a background fabric since I don’t plan on purchasing anything else.  This is the Origins by Basic Grey fabric line.  Our instructions were to make sure we purchased a jelly roll of fabric that had light, medium and dark values since all medium values wouldn’t look good with {Read More}

WIP Wednesday Roundup


Unfinished Binding I got a lot done over the last week as far as this Daisy quilt was concerned.  I finished quilting it and I stitched the binding onto the front.  Now I need to sit down and watch several good movie marathons this weekend and finish stitching the binding onto the back by hand.  I’ll be done before I leave for Tallahassee on Monday I think if I can sit still long enough.  If not, I’ll be finishing it {Read More}

I didn’t have enough to do so….

I decided to join a scrap challenge for next year.    Looks like an easy challenge to participate in!  Take a look:

Goals for 2011


Don’t Call Me Betsy is doing a great thing hosting a 2011 goal blog post linkup.  I love lists and I love goals so of course I’m going to participate.  I’m limiting myself to 12 goals for the year.   More classes.   I want to take at least 3 classes in 2011 and develop some new skills, learn new patterns and piece new blocks.  I’m already signed up for one the first week of January so there is one out {Read More}

Winners Announced!!

Winner of Package #1 (Knitting) is: Jeannette said…I am a follower now too, I would love to win the Noro silk garden!!!December 13, 2010 9:40 AM Congrats Jeanette!  I’m e-mailing you now.  I hope you can find something to use the Noro yarn with as it needs some attention!   Winner of Package #2 (Sewing) is: Sarah McGrath said…I love the sewing package!Great giveaway, thanks!December 16, 2010 5:15 AM Also e-mailing you for sewing package!  My scraps will soon be on their {Read More}

Free Pattern Friday


Amy Butler’s Sexy Hexy Love Quilt.  Pattern includes templates and instructions. Amy Butler’s fabric is always fun to look at.  I think this is a really nice pattern you could use with a variety of fabrics though and still have it look great.  I don’t know why I love hexagons in quilts but I do!  They just look nice. Help Me Pick an Icon! As an aside – I’m thinking of doing a linkup to other blogs that want to {Read More}