So… this Lent thing….

For Lent this year, I decided to give up all of my extra spending.  I’m not buying anything that I don’t NEED.  That’s everything from new clothes, and fabric to take-out for lunch.  It’s not been a week yet, and it’s already driving me crazy. I keep finding fabulous things I WANT. Of course, The Read More …

Works in Progress

My weekly update on project progress. Finishes Not a single finish in the last week.  But in my defense, my brother-in-law got married, and that cut into my sewing time. Ok… totally not an excuse, I just wanted to share that my husband’s brother got married. You can check out pictures and such in yesterday’s Read More …

That Quilt is Worth What?!

Recently there have been several great posts around the blogosphere about the worth of quilts, most notably the No Value Does Not Equal Free post by Molli Sparkles and his follow up post Placing a Value on Your Quilts which appeared on SewMamaSew. Now we all know that handmade quilts have sentimental value.  To me, Read More …

Local Quilt Store – Quilts N’ Bloom

I am lucky to have several wonderful quilting and fabric stores in my area.  They all provide fabrics and notions that appeal to different clientele, meaning that my area is rich in ideas and inspiration for quilting. The first store that I want to feature is the shop closest to me, Quilts N’ Bloom, which Read More …

Finished Labyrinth Quilt

I finally finished my Fiery Labyrinth Quilt.  If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you might just remember when I finished the top and backing.  That was all the way back in November of 2012. Well, those finished pieced set on my quilt rack for over a year while I stressed about how Read More …

Birdy Quilt Design

After reviewing everyone’s comments from my post about coming up with a quilt design for the collage fabric I recently acquired, I came up with a design that I really like.  It will allow me to run the bird print across the bottom of the quilt, which I love. I think it grounds the design. Read More …

His and Hers Pillow Cover

I recently agreed to do a basic quilting tutorial for a couple of the ladies who participate in Virtual Craft Nite.  The tutorial was a simple 18-inch pillow cover using 9-patch blocks.  I’m super proud of the girls finished projects, though they may hate me, since the piecing process is a lot more tedious than Read More …