Popularized by Rhonda Dort, who uses the layout in her classes, the Communique Quilt Layout works for both featuring large fabric and panel pieces, as well as a basis for multiple block designs.
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Welcome to Mouse in My Pocket! I'm Andrea, a web developer living in rural America with her husband and daughter. I'm excited to share my life with you as I explore some of the great things about living in the middle of nowhere. Be sure to check out the blog below to see a few of the things that are speaking to me right now.
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I’ve made some time to do a little sewing in these first few weeks of the year, and I’m happy to say that I’ve managed to accomplish a few things. The first is a new quilt top for the Scrap Quilt Challenge (#SQChallenge20 & #SQ9Patch on Instagram). The concept of the challenge is that each…Read More
Welcome to a new year! I hope that everyone survived the holidays with minimal stress. And now that the busiest time of the year is over, let’s talk about getting back into a good routine for your mental health, by finding a hobby that helps you cope with your anxiety/depression. For me, that hobby is…Read More
I’m kind of in love with natural cleaning products right now. I’ve had a terrible time keeping anything clean since Mil was born (not that I was exactly a neat person before), mostly because all my cleaning products were full of chemicals and I wasn’t in love with the idea of having Mil around while…Read More
Almost everyone keeps an emergency kit in their car or bag with things that they need in case of a physical emergency – bandaids, gauze, antibacterial cream, and the like — so why not keep a kit for your mental health too? I ran across the idea on Reddit a few weeks ago and thought…Read More
Sometimes you’re doing really well. You’re keeping up with your medications, and your journaling, and your breathing, and everything else that you need to be doing to keep yourself in a good mental space. But then life happens, and suddenly it’s been days since you journaled, let alone thought about doing breathing or meditation exercises.…Read More
I’m super excited to have made progress on the baby communique quilt again. I was able to piece a backing from all of the leftover bits of the fabric I had purchased to make the front. I crumb pieced all of the leftover bits of fabric from the front into sections and added the uncut…Read More
One of the things that my therapist has me doing to help with my anxiety is journaling. She’s having me write for about 5 minutes every day, either just things that are going on, or from a prompt. I know plenty of people in my position who like to buy CBD products from somewhere like…Read More
It’s finally Fall! That means I get to appreciate some of the things I love without being “out-of-season.” Now, I know pumpkin is overdone, and we don’t need pumpkin spice everything, but I have to give a shout out to the fabulous pumpkin cream cheese muffins I made this week, thanks to a recipe from…Read More
It’s slow with the tiny human as an assistant, but I managed to piece together the top left section on my communique baby quilt. It measures 22×22-inches, which isn’t much, but it makes Milli very happy. I’m hoping that I can distract her with this finished section while I work on the next one. What…Read More