I Spy with My Little Eye – Closeups of the Steampunk Crazy Quilt

With everything that’s going on in the Steampunk Crazy Quilt, I’ve had several requests for some closeups. But before I share those closeups, here’s a reminder of what the entire quilt look like.   And from the back, because I love the way a quilt top looks from the back with the sun shining through Read More …

Double Exposure Quilt

With the completion of my Steampunk Quilt top, I was definitely in a quilting groove.  For my next project, decided to go back to something simple, with lots of straight lines, and absolutely NO embroidery. I made myself a black and white version of the Perfect Ten quilt from Swirly Girls Design. It started with Read More …

Steampunk Crazy Quilt Progress

My steampunk crazy quilt project is officially halfway complete!  I have 2 rows sewn together. The rows still aren’t attached to each other. First, because I am not sure what order my rows will need to be in to make the final quilt look best and, second because I don’t have enough bias tape to Read More …

Halloween Fabric Mail Day

Yesterday was an amazing mail day!  My Spooktacular fat quarter bundle came in the mail from Fat Quarter Shop! It’s nine super great Halloween themed fat quarters.  I’m thinking I want to make a quilt of some sort, but I’m still not sure what I want the quilt to look like.  There are some great Read More …

Date Night Bag

This bag is yet another variation on the Michelle Patterns Pleated Wristlet.  It’s made from my enlarged template, sans pleating. The exterior of the bag is made from lime green sheepskin leather and raw silk.  The lining and detailing on the exterior are made from 100% silk. My favorite part of the bag are the Read More …

Scaling Pattern Pieces – A Tutorial

Ok, you’ve found the PERFECT bag pattern.  You absolutely adore it.  BUT it’s not the right size!  What do you do? Do you pout about it and spend another 10 hours scouring the internet for the perfect downloadable pattern, or do you adjust it yourself?  If you’re like me, you adjust it yourself.  And here’s Read More …

It’s Purse Palooza Day

Purse Palooza is going on right now, and today I’m sharing my review of the Michelle Patterns Pleated Wristlet. I made 3 versions of the bag.  Two are using the included pattern pieces and a larger version with enlarged template pieces. Stop by the Sew Sweetness website to check it out, and sign up to Read More …