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More Pillows…

*Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view I think I am going to have to christen 2014 as the year of the pillow! I’ve been stitching along in the Pillow Pop group over at Threadbias and enjoying it immensely. I’ve also decided that a pillow is the exact perfect thing […]

Pillow Pop Round-Up: June

The Pillow Pop group is a really fun sew along over on Threadbias. We’re making pillows from the fabulous book Pillow Pop all year long. To learn more about the group, visit this post. We’d love to have you join us. If you’re not already a member at Threadbias, why not join – it is […]

Pillow Pop Round-Up: May

The Pillow Pop group is a really fun sew along over on Threadbias. We’re making pillows from the fabulous book Pillow Pop all year long. To learn more about the group, visit this post. We’d love to have you join us. If you’re not already a member at Threadbias, why not join – it’s free, […]

Dresden Baby Quilt with Prairie Points

*Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view. My husband’s cousin and her husband just had their first child (a girl) in mid-May. Lena, the baby’s mom, is a bit traditional, but she is also in her early 20s so I wanted to give her a traditional baby quilt with a […]

Flying Geese Block Tutorial

**Click on any photo to enjoy a larger view This tutorial is for a scrappy flying geese block which measures 16.5″ X 16.5″ unfinished. This block uses 8 flying geese units laid out in a 2 X 4 block placement. This is one possible layout option (all geese pointing in the same direction): For this […]

A Sunrise Quilt for my Sister

This quilt was made for my sister, Paula who is my best friend and partner in crime when it comes to quilting. In many ways, Paula is my hero…she is extremely courageous, gritty and fearless. I wanted to make her a really special quilt…and this is it. This quilt measures 72″ X 60″ and I […]

A Scrappy Little Pin Cushion

Sometimes a girl just needs to do something quick with a bunch of scraps that might otherwise be destined for the trash can. So why not whip up a sweet, colorful pin cushion? I hardly ever use the purples in my stash – but recently I made a couple of Bee Blocks for another quilter… […]

A Pair of Scrumptious Pillows

*Photos in this post are clickable to enjoy a larger size Summertime is almost here – so what better than a pair of crisp pillows using the Scrumptious collection by Bonnie and Camille? I had two mini charm packs to play with and thought it would be fun to make two pillows which coordinated with […]

Pillow Pop Round-Up: April

Have you checked out the Pillow Pop group on Threadbias? We’re making pillows from the fabulous book Pillow Pop all year long. We would love to have you join us. If you’re not already a member at Threadbias, why not join – it is free, and it is a great community of sewists. We chose […]

Playing with Quilt Design

The other day I got a luscious package in the mail all the way from the UK. I finally bit the bullet and ordered a bunch of Oakshott cottons – gorgeous, medium weight crossweave quilting cottons. Here are photos of the Lipari and Italy collections (courtesy of the Oakshott website): Because these fabrics are not […]