Making

A Baby Sized Communique Quilt Design

By Andrea | March 16, 2018 |

One of my lovely readers recently asked about making the Communique Quilt in a baby or crib sized version.  So, because I love creating layouts for quilts, I’ve come up with an altered version of the original throw pattern that is perfect for a baby quilt. For this design, I started with my original Communique…

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King-Size Communique Quilt Layout

By Andrea | February 21, 2018 |

I recently released the throw quilt pattern from my Communique Quilt, but have talked to a few people who are interested in making the design into a bed quilt.  Because of this, I’ve set up the full king-size layout for you.   In this version of the pattern, I’ve marked the throw quilt design in…

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WIP Wednesday – Duckling Quilt

By Andrea | February 14, 2018 |

After having my very own tiny human, I feel like quilting has really been on the back burner for me, but I recently got a chance to get down to my sewing space and finish up the quilt top that is supposed to be my daughter’s baby quilt.  Hey – maybe if I’m lucky I’ll…

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An Updated Quilt Layout

By Andrea | January 25, 2018 |

I’ve had lots of requests recently to use the layout design I originally made for my #DYOSampler Quilt, which became the base for my Communique Quilt.  So, I took a little time and made a nice clean (digital) version of the layout for you all. I think this version will be much more useful to…

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I Reorganized My Pinboards and Why You Should Too

By Andrea | November 15, 2017 |

Pinterest recently added a new feature to pinboards – sections!  It was, in my opinion, a much-needed addition.  The addition of sections has allowed me to condense the number of pinboards on my account from over 50 down to 25. The best example of this was my fashion boards.  Thanks to sections, I’ve gone from…

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Who Wore it Better: Halloween Edition

By Andrea | October 31, 2017 |

Happy Halloween and a Blessed Samhain to everyone out there in blog-land! It’s Mildred Jane’s 1st Halloween, so I had a tough time deciding on her costume – that is, until I came across a cute little Hawaiian print outfit in the clearance section at Carter’s. And I immediately knew she should go as Lilo…

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Halloween from Your Closet: Scarecrow

By Andrea | October 26, 2017 |

Need a last minute Halloween costume?  Go as a scarecrow.  It’s super easy, gender neutral, and you probably have everything you need in your closet. The Outfit 1 Plaid Button-up Shirt 1 Pair of Denim Jeans or Khakis 1 Pair Brown Boots 1 Straw Hat I totally understand that some people aren’t “country” so you…

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WIP Wednesday – Photobook Edition

By Andrea | August 30, 2017 |

I’ve spent some spare time over the last couple of days scanning in old family photos for a photo book that I’m working on for my mom. It was her Mother’s Day present this year, but we had to tell her about it, as we needed the photos from her, and we are including my…

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WIP Wednesday – A Day Late

By Andrea | August 17, 2017 |

I feel like I never have time to get any sewing done since Milli showed up.  I’m certainly home just as much as I was before she was born, and Milli doesn’t require a lot right now, but she seems to want to be held constantly in the evenings, to the point that I can’t…

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Sew Many Machines

By Andrea | August 14, 2017 |

Seriously guys, I have SEW many sewing machines! (I’d tell you that I’m sorry for the pun, but I’m not.) I currently have no less than 6 sewing machines in my house.   And in the last month I’ve had at least 3 offers from people wanting to give me their vintage machines.  Unfortunately, what with…

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Things to Make

The Communique

One of my favorite designs, this quilt pattern is available in three sizes. Download the baby, throw, or king-size pattern today.