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Category Archives: Design
Color Explosion quilt
It started out just playing with leftover Kona cottons on a rainy day, at the cottage. And because my space is in the loft I can just leave it out and add to it when I feel the need to play … Continue reading
Posted in Design, machine quilting, Quilting, scraps Tagged design, Kona, kona cotton, quilting, sewing 9 Comments
The annual clothing sewing one
After spotting this cardigan on Ebay, and deciding I “needed” it for spring, worrying about the quality and sizing, but mostly not wanting to wait the 6 weeks to receive it from China, I went in search of materials to … Continue reading
Posted in Design, fabric, Review, Sewing Tagged Butterick6328, drawing template, elbow patches, Elbow patches tutorial, pattern review, striped cardigan, tutorial, ultrasuede, waterfall cardigan 6 Comments
Setting Sun quilt
Not a great day for taking pictures. As hard as I tried, I couldn’t get the vibrancy, of my Setting Sun quilt, to shine. We, in Michigan, are in the gray days of winter. A flip-flop of a real sunset because … Continue reading
Posted in 2016 Completes, Design, fabric, Quilting Tagged baby quilt, hand quilted, peppered cotton, quilt, setting sun, sunset 8 Comments
How to Mark a Baptist Fan
With a little help from my friends, I settled in on the Baptist Fan quilting design for my Garden Party quilt, I shared last week. I do mark the entire quilt top before I start quilting and ideally I mark it before I … Continue reading
Flower Garden II
The second version of the my Flower Garden quilt is completed and gifted to another sweet little niece. This quilt is based on the classic quilt block, Drunkard’s Path, and set with sashing and borders of the same size as … Continue reading
Posted in 2016 Completes, Design, fabric, Gifts, Quilting, Uncategorized Tagged baby quilt, drunkard's path, flower garden quilt, Kona, quilt, quilting, scrap, serpentine 10 Comments
AKA Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend II I started this (Garden) Party back in 2011. Then it got tucked away until I could come up with a better variety of Kaffe Fassett fabrics. It takes a 6″ square to cut each … Continue reading
Posted in Design, fabric, Quilting Tagged 60 degree, diamonds are a girls best friend quilt, fabric, jane austen quilt, kaffe fassett fabrics, Kona, quilt, quilting, WIP 18 Comments
Blue, orange, green….
I made Amelia this quilt for her first birthday. It’s called orange, blue, green…. Ha! No, it is really a St. Louis 16 and is a classic patchwork quilt design. It is also an awesome tool for teaching colors, when using solids. … Continue reading
Posted in 2014 completes, Birthday, Design, fabric, Quilting, scraps, Sewing Tagged checkerboard quilt, educational, Kona, patchwork quilt, pattern, quilting, scrap, St. Louis, St. Louis 16 block, traditional, vintage 10 Comments
Two rainy days in a row…
You know what that means?!! Clean bathrooms, fresh sheets on the beds and more time to sew! I got the large portions of yesterday’s Quilt Math project sewn together. Looking through the camera’s lens, I’m not real happy with the center … Continue reading
How ingenious of me :)
You know I love working with scraps and when we got ready to head to the cottage, for the season, and I didn’t have a project to work on, I grabbed my Kona cotton scrap basket and headed out the door. … Continue reading
Posted in Design, fabric, Quilting, scrap, scraps Tagged design, kona cotton, quilt, quilt math, quilting, scrap, solid 9 Comments
I whipped this bag up, as a Christmas gift, for our youngest grand-daughter, Amelia. Her family recently took up camping and you know, if you have ever camped, you can never have enough tote bags. Well, if you travel with … Continue reading
Posted in Christmas, Crafting, Design, fabric, Finishes, Gifts, Linkys, Sewing Tagged camping, canvas, cotton and steel, crafting, fabric, mochi dots, noodlehead, poolside tote, poolside tote review, poolside tote size, sewfrench, sewing, soft and stable, tote bag, tula pink forest frivolity, Zippers by the yard 9 Comments