Dryer Sheet Scrap Buster

Think out your scrap heap and grow some pretty flowers.

I first heard about using dryer sheets as a foundation for string quilts a long time ago.  It isn't an idea that everyone likes - putting those weird plastic sheets in their quilts.   I am not a purist by any stretch, and they smell great.  Also, I'm a bit of a nut about recycling.  I … Continue reading Dryer Sheet Scrap Buster

Veterans Day Stitching

Today is bright and blustery in New Jersey, and temperatures have been falling a surprising amount.  I need no further excuse to stay inside and sew all day.  Rather than selfish sewing today, I am piecing some blocks to honor our veterans.  They will be put together into a Quilt of Valor for my local … Continue reading Veterans Day Stitching

Busy, busy

I haven't been posting much, but I have been busy in my studio this week. I tested some patterns for Joanne at Unicorn Harts.  You can find her patterns on Craftsy. Her patterns are beautiful, and come together very nicely.   These ones are Leader of the Pack and Barmy Bear.  They should be available … Continue reading Busy, busy

The Once Upon a Time Swap

I recently participated in a swap hosted by Amista Baker, of Hilltop Custom Designs.  This was the first swap I have participated in since 2000.  (That was a signed block swap.  I still have a pile of blocks with signatures in a bin somewhere.) Amista is incredibly organized.  In the past I had seen her … Continue reading The Once Upon a Time Swap