#DYOSampler Quilt Along: Picking Blocks

This week, I’m happy to share with you the second part of my process for my sampler quilt – picking out the blocks I want to use. Remember that as part of the #DYOSampler quilt along, we’re designing everything ourselves, from the fabrics and size, all the way down to the layout and selection of Read More …

#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 …

Finished Bird Quilt

You may remember the bird quilt top that I shared with you a couple weeks ago. I am excited to tell you that I finished quilting and binding the quilt last week. The quilt features the bird border print from the Collage line by Carrie Bloomston for Windham fabrics.  When I saw this fabric I Read More …

Triangle Quilt Along: Week 3

It’s the third week of the Triangle Quilt Along over at The Sassy Quilter. This week’s goal is to sew all of the triangles into rows, and I am happy to report that I am once again right on schedule.  I sewed together 14 rows of 19 triangles… well mostly. I can’t sew a few Read More …

Works in Progress

My weekly update on projects progress. Finishes This week I made myself a wonderful wearable muslin of Victory Patterns Ava dress. I’m glad I did, as my “for real” version will need to be several sizes smaller. Finished Quilt Tops: No quilting has been done on any of my previously finished tops. And the gift Read More …

Avengers Assemble! (on my corset)

I found a fantastic pattern for an under-bust corset over on Burda Style a while back, and have been waiting for the right fabric to inspire me to make it. I’m normally not a fan of “cheap” fabric, but while walking thru the crafting section of my local Wal-Mart, I ran across what Wal-Mart calls  Read More …

An Everyday Party Dress

I am absolutely in love with my final project for the 2013 Summer of No Pants.  It started with a vintage bed sheet and a copy of the Vintage Vogue V2903 pattern. I absolutely love the print from the sheet.  The yellow tone on tone design with orange and white accents is beautiful.  You don’t Read More …