Sunday Stash & Peacock Finish


A finished project for once! Finally took the time to finish up my peacock. This was from a class I took a few months ago on making a stuffed bird. I love the end result and look forward to doing more stuffed creatures! It’s a nice change from quilting and sewing stuff all the time and lets you do some other things creatively that wouldn’t work on a quilt.  This peacock came from the book The Artful Bird, which I {Read More}

74 – Sashiko, teaching, experimenting, book review


A bit about Sashiko and why I love it My teaching season has started! First class done, several more to go. Corgi Fairytale news! Keyfobs in the hoop Playing with leather My coneflower class and thread sketching used as quilting Participating in a Kimberly Einmo Craftsy workshop – a new mystery quilt with new Robert Kaufman metallic fabric Creating a wedding guest memory quilt – my design process Sod replacement drama More “ask anything” questions answered!

Liberty Love Giveaway


I reviewed this book on Episode 72 of the podcast and here’s the giveaway for the book! Liberty Love showcases fabrics in a variety of projects including quilts, bags, apparel, home decor and even dog collars! This is a perfect book for beginners that need great tutorials for projects so they can get their feet wet in the world of quilting and sewing.  I found the reference section very comprehensive to help the inexperienced sewer or quilter tackle the projects {Read More}

73 – Thread Painting Class, Show quilt prep, more Ask Anything answers


A thread painting workshop with Nancy Prince Corgi Fairytale gets shipped off. A final note (warning) about using the bleach gel pens. Creating a free motion quilting class – musings from a teaching perspective Feedback from the “so you want to sell a quilt” post  More answers from the recent Rafflecopter giveaway “ask anything” prompt And some photos from Nancy’s workshop: Nancy’s Samples (these are referenced in the podcast)   My Samples and Workshop Photos

72 – Bleeding, Stashing, Tinkertote, Pricing a quilt for sale


Problem solving time! Bleeding and what to do about it on white fabric Quite a bit of stashing going on New computer Review of the Tinkertote Craftsy class and my finished tote – plus some things I’ll be changing on my next one Pricing a quilt for sale Book reviews – Liberty Love and Sew!   Bamboo Tablet Create More HOA woes I answer some questions from the recent giveaway “Ask Anything” prompt

Crayon Quilt Sample & Corgi stuff


I’ve slowly been working on my sample for a class I’ll be teaching next Spring out of this book: Creative Quilts from Your Crayon Box: Melt-n-Blend Meets Fusible Applique. The technique is really fun to play with and there are lots of possibilities for applique. I had to redo a few pieces since the first try didn’t blend well or I got too much color soaked into the fabric but I finally got all of them done last night. Halfway through the {Read More}

Book Signing with Kimberly Einmo!


So last night I was lucky enough to attend a book signing at Scrap and Sew in Lutz for Kimberly Einmo’s new book – Precut Bonanza. This book is the third and final installment of her precuts trilogy. She did tell us she has signed contracts for two more books so keep an eye out for new stuff from her next year too! This book is a sampler quilters dream. She gives you recipes and instructions for constructing 200 blocks {Read More}

The Storm has passed!


Issac came and went without much of a fuss in my area. I did get a day off of work so we stayed home and relaxed, save for a little trip to Waffle House for lunch. On our way out the door I noticed a dog wandering the streets of our neighborhood without an owner in sight so we looked at his collar and thankfully it had a phone number. He was returned to his home in about 20 minutes. {Read More}

50 – A look back, book review, new quilt shop, new sewing machine, hurricane prep


My first big milestone has been reached – 50 episodes! I look back at the last 50 episodes and what I fondly remember the most. Some of my favorites that you should listen to if you haven’t already: Episode 36 with Kimberly Einmo – she’s a precut genius and has tons of tips for quilters that love to use precuts Episode 43  with listener Tracy who talks about purchasing a longarm and how she decided what brand to get Episode {Read More}

49 – Finishes galore, borders, notion reviews, 80’s timewarp


I embroidered a tank top with Rainbow Brite to wear to Gamewarp in Orlando! Had a blast. The Ravenous Pig was fabulous as always. I caught up on all my swaps and finished the last fabric flowers for the quilt show rosettes. I shared a border quandry on Facebook and get to the finish line on a pretty old UFO quilt top Bernie has to visit the vet I join the battle against the CPSC regarding magnet sales The Purple {Read More}