sewing with Tilda fabrics

I’ve found my sewing mojo, and have been inspired by new fabric purchases. Tilda’s collection “Bon Voyage,” released earlier this spring, features bunnies. It’s been at least five years since she’s used rabbits in a collection, so of course I had to stock up! I love the bunnies, but was a little less enthused byContinue reading “sewing with Tilda fabrics”

lovelies in the mail

I won a giveaway from the lovely blog, Happy Cottage Quilter. Aren’t quilting people the best? I thought I’d be winning only one pattern, so I specified the one on the left, because I can see me making those potted flowers for sure. But then I won BOTH patterns, and I can also see meContinue reading “lovelies in the mail”

moving right along (dug-a-dung, dug-a-dung)

    The song mirrors my mood working on this quilt. I’m moving along,  s-l-o-w-l-y, but happily. I’m regretting my choice to do the quilting by hand. The result is lovely, and I’m sure I’ll be happy at the end, but wow, it’s much more work than I imagined. All the fabric co-ordinate well, evenContinue reading “moving right along (dug-a-dung, dug-a-dung)”

a little progress

I flubbed the flying geese, I admit that right now.   I had sewed flying geese for something else, but that was months ago, and in my memory the math on them was one way, when reality was entirely different. I cut out all the fabric and did my sample sewing…afterward. All that fabric, cutContinue reading “a little progress”

happy little chickens

I embroidered this happy little scene some time ago, but did not get around to sharing it. I found the towel at a thrift store, with the design pre-printed. The red ribbon was sewn to the bottom, too, and I’m not sure if the kit was sold with it or if the previous owner embellishedContinue reading “happy little chickens”

improv quilting

This is a longer-term quilting project. I’ve made a lot of half-square triangle quilts in the past, and thought it is time to expand my range. I started with triangles, to make the background star. The flower in the center is 3-dimensional, and hand-sewn. This will be an improv quilt; I’m looking for new techniquesContinue reading “improv quilting”

flirty little Christmas trees

A brand new year. 2020. I intend to get a LOT more projects finished this year. When I put together my photo compendium of last year’s projects, I noticed there was not one quilt completed. That’s a little disheartening, you know? This year–well, fingers crossed I’ll have more time for projects. I’ll have to carveContinue reading “flirty little Christmas trees”