Another long term WIP is off of my list. Several years ago, while we lived in Austin, Texas, my son took gymnastics classes from a wonderful woman. I offered to make a t-shirt quilt for her as a token of my appreciation. I had not made a t-shirt quilt before. She gave me two boxes, … Continue reading Patti’s T-Shirt Quilts
I'm keeping up with Gnome Angel's sewalong. I am hooked on these tiny pieces, and I love the way the blue blocks look together. Week 3 - Crosses of the UK Week 4 - Jacob's Ladder There were some tiny triangles left with this one, but they were too small for me and I tossed … Continue reading Long Time Gone – Week 3, 4 & 5
As I had hoped, owning a longarm means my WIP (Work In Progress) pile is shrinking. I've been sorting through the bins in my closet, pulling out baby quilt panels to practice on. After 3, I decided it was time to do a larger piece. This is a pattern from Rob Appel at Man Sewing. … Continue reading Blue Burst – Finally Finished!
After my recent class using a longarm machine, I went home and told my husband how positive the experience had been. I also shared how I felt I could actually run a successful business out of the home if I had my very own longarm. His response? "Get one." Huh. I spent the next week … Continue reading Introducing Darla
Here is my tip for the week: Don't forget to take joy in the making. Don't focus only on finishes in your craft. Find a huge, overwhelming project that gives you chills, and start it. Work on it slowly - a few minutes a day, or even an hour per week. Don't stress out … Continue reading What’s the Rush?
I am participating in the Long Time Gone sew along, hosted by Angie at Gnome Angel. We are making Jen Kingwell's pattern. This week we made a block called "Square in a Square Stars". It was challenging, and generated 60 tiny HST units for me. I was excited. Here is the main block. I used … Continue reading Long Time Gone – Week 2
I am joining Angie, from GnomeAngel in yet another stitch along. Because two at a time isn't enough. (The others are 52 Weeks with the Quilter's Planner and the Garden Snails Slow Along.) This time we are making Long Time Gone, by Jen Kingwell. Jen's samplers are very vibrant and busy, and they haven't really appealed … Continue reading Long Time Gone – Week 1