Friday, August 28, 2015

Little Dresden Plate Quilt

It seems most everything that appears on this blog these days comes directly from Instagram. My apologies for that. Charging my camera battery right this very minute. Stay tuned for "real" photos soon.

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(Fabric is Little Joys by Elea Lutz for Penny Rose Fabrics. In the shop here.)

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

What Oh What Shall I Make?

Little Joys by Elea Lutz for Penny Rose Fabrics. The cutest Christmas fabric I've seen in a long, long time.

Since it's 1930-ish I'm thinking Dresden Plates but it'll take sooooo long!

Any suggestions?

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

A Crazy Couple of Months

I don't even know where to start.

In February, after a couple of months on pins and needless, we made the decision to move from Washington State to Iowa. Reasons were purely financial and I was a little apprehensive.
In March we spent 3 days frantically house hunting in the Des Moines area. I discovered that it's really SO much prettier here than most people probably think.

On April 9th, we closed on our new house in the woods.
I love it here although I haven't had time to explore and/or meet any local quilters. We've been busy painting, gardening and organizing our beautiful new home, which was vacant for 9 months. (You can see a little bit of it on my other very neglected blog.)

My mom was here for a month-long visit and, needless to say, not much sewing happened while she was here either.
I have one more visitor until the 23rd, after which I will seriously jump back in!
I still have a messy new sewing studio but it's huge, so I'm REALLY excited about getting it in shape.

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I managed to make a couple of pillow covers (with zippers!) for the guest bedroom.
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And a pincushion. Who remembers "Park Slope" by Erin McMorris?
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That's about it though. I've managed to post a couple of photos on Instagram so, if you want to stay slightly up to date, be sure to follow me over there.

I hope to be back here on a fairly regular basis starting today. For real.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Trying Something New

I had an idea this morning...
You can never have too many t-shirts, right?

(Available on Teespring. Just click the photos for more details.)

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Seriously. There is absolutely no sewing of any kind happening over here.
We're in a holding pattern waiting for some big news.

I'm still de-stashing and have marked the fabric scraps down to $2/yard in the Etsy store.

I'm also selling some of my quilts.
The GIANT Sale is progressing pretty well in the main store. I've marked some fabrics down to less than $4/yard over there, so check it out if you'd like...

In other, totally non-sewing-related news, Valentine's Day was fun!

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Pinwheel Party

If you've been following me on Instagram, you know that I've been working on another Pinwheel Party quilt for the last week or so.
Today I finally finished the top!

Unfortunately the weather is atrocious around here, so good photos are not happening.
I did manage to get a couple of snaps taken in the dining room but pictures of the whole thing will have to wait for a drier day.
I was worried about all the white in the background but, now that it's done, I think it's crisp looking.
The dots are Moda Essential Dots, available in the store and the background is my standard Moda Bella color 9900-98.

Oh, and I forgot to mention that there is a GIANT Sale going on in the store. A move may be in the works and I'm urgently trying to reduce inventory!

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Stash Reducing and Scrap Busting #2

UPDATE 2/4/14: I just listed all the scraps I have in the Etsy store. Lots of brights from Rainbow Jane BOMs.

As promised, another installment...

Bee Happy by Mary Lou Weidman
Quantity: 0.75 yards
Price: $1.85

All Star by My Mind's Eye
Riley Blake Designs
Quantity: 0.75 yards
Price: $1.85

Assorted scraps, all fat eighths or larger. Some have a little notch or two cut out of a corner.
Quantity: more than 3 yards total
Price: $7.50

Assorted aqua fat eights - some a little larger
Quantity: more than 3 yards total
Price: $7.50

Assorted purple fat eights - some more than 1/4 yd
Quantity: more than 2 yards total
Price: $5.00

I can fit about 7 yards of fabric into a flat rate envelope for $5.60 and up to 20 yards in a Medium Flat Rate box for $12.35.

If you're interested in any of these fabrics, please send me an email (address beneath my photo on the left) letting me know which fabrics you want and I let you know what the total will be including shipping, then send a PayPal invoice.
I will respond to emails in the sequence I receive them.

I will probably do another post with more fabric later today, so be sure to keep an eye out.

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