I made a short video explaining what it is, how it works and why you might want one.
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Friday, April 21, 2023
I got some new patterns in my shop recently.
I love all of the Cluck Cluck Sew patterns because they are all well-written and include fabric requirements and directions for several different sizes of quilt.
I decided to use some of these fabrics and make the Boxed Up pattern.
I don't have it all sewn together yet but you get the idea. This is the crib size version.
Tuesday, April 18, 2023
I finally completed the Splendid Split Stars quilt.
This took me much longer than it should have because I lost steam on the project. I'm sure you know how that can be! My main issue with finishing was that I sold all of the kits before I finished the shop sample. Then I thought, "why am I bothering to finish this when all the kits are sold?" Well, I finished because I didn't want another unfinished project AND because I might be able to make a few more kits with a couple substitutions for the fabrics I no longer have. I do have more patterns, Splendid Split Stars Pattern.
If I do decide to make more kits I'll let you know. Usually I don't like to do substitutions in shop kits but if it's just one or two that are really close in color and style to the original I don't mind - as long as we clearly mark on the kits which fabrics have been substituted. This is often easy to do with batiks, which is what this one is made with.
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
It's been a while since I've shared my progress on my version of Crimson Tweed. This is what it looked like when I finished with my hand sewing group last Thursday.
Right now I am working on the pomegranate block (left side in the upper middle). If you look closely you can see my needle and thread where I parked it in the block.
Here are a couple of close-up shots.
I still have quite a bit left to do, but I am making noticeable progress every week!
Thursday, April 6, 2023
I've had the London City Bag pattern in my shop for a while, but just got around to making up one. I shouldn't have waited so long!
It's a Pink Sand Beach Designs pattern which means it's a good bag pattern. I opted to do the B version of the bag so the outside pocket is a single fabric instead of strips like is shown on the pattern.
On one side inside it has three pockets.
On the other side inside it has a zipper pocket.
The fabrics I used are from a new collection called Heirloom.
Outside pocket fabric: Heirloom Flowers on Blue
Exterior Fabric: Heirloom Medallions on Rust
Strap Fabric: Heirloom Small Floral on Rust
Lining Fabric: Heirloom Teardrops on Brown
It's a pretty snazzy bag if I do say so myself!