03 – Learning from Mistakes & Rabbit Trails


Notes: Dog Show Blog Post with photos! Dog show quilted ribbon holders My Mug Rug post with photos Cheaters 8 Pointed Star Considering Babylock Ellegante 2 Commissions Does turning quilting into your full time job change how you feel about it? Thanking commenters Quilting mistakes I made as a beginner Finding deals at Jo Annes using their coupons Fabric choosing

Scrappy Saturday


Small Bowl of Red Scraps I’ve banked this post in advance since I’m at a dog show all weekend and won’t be getting much blogging or sewing done. I wanted to do an update on my 2011 Scrappy Rainbow Challenge! January’s assignment was blue and I made some headway with that, even though I have lots of smaller scraps left that can go into crumb blocks.  Some people did quilts out of their scraps but all I managed to do {Read More}

Free Pattern Friday – Cheater’s 8 Pointed Star


Browsing through quilt patterns I always love looking at the star shaped or circular shaped ones.  I haven’t learned paper piecing yet so some of these are above my current skill level.  The Sometimes Crafter’s 8 Pointed Star What is a beginner quilter to do?  Find an easier way! Here is a tutorial from The Sometimes Crafter on an 8 pointed star. I’m going to try a version of this using 2.5″ strips and my EZ Star and Geese ruler {Read More}

Happy Valentines Day to Me!!


Last week when I mentioned Valentines Day to the DH I asked him to please NOT waste money on flowers that die.  He asked what I wanted instead and I told him fabric so he thought that would be more appreciated and fabric doesn’t die (easily).  He gave me my budget and off I went today! Even better, the fabric line I wanted was on sale for less than $8 a yard when I went to order it today!  How {Read More}