#DYOSampler Quilt Along: Designing the Layout

You may remember that I mentioned in my Quilting Bucket List, that I really wanted to make the Gypsy Wife quilt….  It’s something that I’d still love to do, but SewMamaSew recently announced the #DYOSampler quilt along (and also a medallion quilt along, if that’s more your style), and I thought it would be a 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 …

Designing a Quilt

I picked up some amazing fabrics last weekend, knowing that I wanted to make a quilt with them, but having no idea what I wanted that quilt to look like.  Why do I do this to myself? Because I had a gift card for the store and everything was 15% off, that’s why.  The fabric Read More …

Shiny Chevron Top Finished!

I’m so excited!  I got all the shiny chevron quilt  top done!  And I love, love, love, love, love the way it looks! I started with the interior section (the actual chevrons). The finished size of this section is approximately 40×30 inches. For this project I used the 4 HST block tutorial, I showed you Read More …

Shiny HSTs Chevrons and an HST Tutorial

Thanks to my attempt to avoid finishing the (not) Purdue quilt top last week, I got myself started on another – much smaller – project, using my fabrics with gold metallic ink.  For this project, I’m planning to use several fat quarters of fabric, along with a couple larger pieces of fabric I had in Read More …

School Days HST Quilt

I’ve been working on another small quilt recently, trying to use up some of my stash.   For this project I’m using the School Days Charm Pack by American Jane Patterns for Moda. I’m pairing the patterns with a dark blue floral I had purchased for some long forgotten project.  I actually think that the blue Read More …

My Sewing Machine is Fixed

Yea!  I got a call from DavCo yesterday afternoon, and my sewing machine is fixed and ready to be picked up.  I’m pretty excited.  They are open until 5:30 this evening, so I may try to go down after work and pick it up; but if not, I’ll be going down to get it early Read More …