Making

Those 1st Sewing Projects

By Andrea | August 3, 2017 |

The Houseful of Nicholes is talking about 1st sewing projects on Thread Filled Thursdays this week, so I wanted to go back and share the first couple of sewing projects I shared on the blog.  They were both part of Craft Month 2011, where I crazily decided that I would do a new craft project…

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My Quilt Design Process

By Andrea | June 28, 2017 |

Though it’s something I haven’t had much time for with the new baby, I love making quilts.  I think it’s the concept of taking a stack of fabrics that anyone could have and making something completely my own. My design process usually starts with a specific fabric or concept.  I often find myself attracted to…

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WIP Wednesday – Star Blocks

By Andrea | December 7, 2016 |

I made a bit more progress on my Fuzzy Duckling quilt over the weekend.  I managed to make time to complete 4 more of the star blocks, giving me 5 finished.  That’s exactly half of them!  The only problem was it took me about 3 hours to cut and piece them all. I seem to…

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WIP Wednesday – Just Ducky

By Andrea | November 30, 2016 |

I’ve felt like a slacker for the better part of a year, as I just haven’t felt the urge to do much sewing. But, thanks to baby Spot, I have a good reason to get back into my sewing room.  Yes for baby quilts! I never seem to have a problem picking out quilt patterns…

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WIP Wednesday – A New Machine

By Andrea | May 25, 2016 |

I’ve been a big slacker about getting any sewing done lately, what with the new baby ducks, and my utter laziness. But I do still have something to share with you this week- a brand new (to me) sewing machine. This jewel was my birthday gift from my husband.  It’s about a month after my…

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Another Baby Quilt

By Andrea | April 27, 2016 |

It seems like the only quilting I get around to doing lately is making baby quilts for people. I don’t mind that at all, but I have been seriously slacking in the amount of time I put into my sewing projects lately.  That’s why I’m glad that my sister requested a make a baby quilt…

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WIP Wednesday

By Andrea | April 20, 2016 |

It’s been ages since I’ve written up a WIP Wednesday post. And that’s mainly because I haven’t had any progress to share, but with some recent work to my sewing space (more on that later), I’ve managed to get some work done over the last few weeks. I made up a baby quilt for a…

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Coffee Talk – Birthday Wishes

By Andrea | April 1, 2016 |

My birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks, so I’ve been giving some thought to things I might like to have for my birthday. In case you missed it, we recently bought a new house, so a lot of these things will be linked to that. Buying a house can be a long,…

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Spring Wreath

By Andrea | March 9, 2016 |

A while back, I saw a wreath on Create Craft Love that I absolutely adored.  It was a fun spring wreath made from a garden hose. So, I thought I would give making one of these a try.  Of course, I managed not to rememeber to print off a list of the things I needed…

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A Sewing Funk

By Andrea | February 22, 2016 |

I haven’t been down in my sewing space for ages.  I wish I could say that I have a good excuse, like the fact that it’s freezing down there (in my defense it is), or that my sewing table needs to be replaced/repaired (it does), but honestly, I think I would work around those things…

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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.