Resolution Review: January

Since we’ve reached the end of January (ALREADY!) I thought it would be a good time to check in and take stock of what I’ve accomplished this month.  I think the resolution to blog more and sew more is going rather well…don’t you? 12 blog posts: Whew! Well, that happened… So many palettes, so little time And the winner is…! Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey…Stuff Timey Wimey Shark Block of the Month? No, that’s not right. … Continue reading

Fabric Delivery!

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I got home today and found a large box waiting for me. Yes, my fabric order from the weekend had arrived!  I needed some batting & backing pieces for all the quilts that I put together recently.  I also needed some neutral cotton solids to replace the ones that I used up! But…nestled in between the necessary, albeit awesome, yardage was a perfect little pile of FQs called Mod by Annette Tatum. I know, I … Continue reading

Skill builder BOM update

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If you’d like to join in or follow along, here’s the first lesson from the Pile o’ Fabric Skill Builder BOM. One lesson down and only 23 more to go.   I really enjoyed making these two blocks.  I haven’t sandwiched and basted them yet, but I should get to that tonight.  That’s the easy part! The first block is called Sound Wave. I love it.  I’m so glad I chose the Macaw color palette!  … Continue reading

Work in Progress: Zakka Style Baby Quilt

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Hey look, it’s my First. Ever. WIP Wednesday post!  I so rarely take pictures of items that I’m working on, usually reserving the “big reveal” for the finished product.  Over the long weekend I did a lot of sewing but didn’t fully finish anything, so I took pictures anyway. This is a baby quilt pattern from Zakka Style: 24 Projects Stitched with Ease to Give, Use & Enjoy by Rashida Coleman-Hale.  I know I’m way … Continue reading

A passion for (1920s) fashion

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I’ve spent my convalescence, which I am now ready to admit was from the flu, catching up on television that I’ve neglected.  Downton Abbey was first on my list and I am happy to say that it has completely revived my passion for early 1900s fashion.  I mean, just look at it: The lace! The beading! The draping! The fabrics!  I love it all.  I wish I could be more eloquent about it, but I … Continue reading

Warning: House Under Quarantine

Ack. I wanted to make a post about how I finished my new curtains for the living room. …about how I completed several of the baby quilts for the kiddos are are due (or already here). …about how I made several nifty items to sell in my Etsy shop. …about how I completed and entire new wardrobe for myself. Instead, I’ve been sitting on the couch for most of the week staring at the tv, … Continue reading

Nintendo DS Carry Case (a project from the summer)

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Over the summer my friend sent me a tutorial for a Nintendo DS & DSi carrycase from Christine at From an Igloo and asked if I wouldn’t mind whipping one up for her son. Being a Lego enthusiast like my own kiddo, I used yet more of that brilliant Lego fabric I picked up from Spoonflower for C’s birthday party.  The inside and the strap are solid blue cotton and I found in my button … Continue reading

Timey Wimey Shark Block of the Month? No, that’s not right.

Thank you everyone for the votes on my color palette for the Skill Builder BOM!  As of this morning, the macaw palette has 71% of the votes, vs. 29% for the hummingbird set.  No one voted for scrapping both palettes and starting over so I’m thankful for that. Last night, I popped into G Street Fabrics and picked up my six yards of (dark) natural background fabric.  I don’t have 6 yards of ANY fabric … Continue reading

Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey…Stuff

I’m not generally a fangirl.  I like different  tv shows and I like different actors, but I do not usually get obsessive about them.  Dr. Who is no exception. So it might surprise you (or not), to find that it is the subject of my next super ambitious project. Remember the Spock quilt? What would you say if I told you I’m planning a series of Doctor quilts?  There’ll be 11 in all *natch*. If … Continue reading