14 09, 2016

Hyperspeed in Progress

By |September 14th, 2016|work in progress|5 Comments

I don't always have the chance to share my quilts as I'm working on them, and I've gotten out of the habit, to be honest! But I'm excited to share the beginnings of my Hyperspeed quilt in progress. About a month ago, I pulled out some graph paper to make notes for myself. The quilt has [...]

3 08, 2016

The Splendid Sampler – Halfway there!

By |August 3rd, 2016|work in progress|296 Comments

Hello fellow Splendid Sampler Sewists! I'm so excited about this project, and reaching the mid-point! I'm here to let you know that it's ok if you don't have all the blocks done -- It's ok. There's a number of things that have kept me from sewing my Splendid Sampler blocks, want a quick look? In [...]

15 07, 2015

Recent Highlights

By |July 15th, 2015|work in progress|0 Comments

The last month has been FULL of everything but blogging! Here's a few highlights :: The to-do list I worked up for the month! Thankfully I had a few friends willing to help with the piecing on this list. Quite a bit of work with my favorite pins. Turns out lots of quilters love these [...]

26 01, 2015

Current State of my Quilting Studio

By |January 26th, 2015|Baby Lock, Long Arm Quilting, random, work in progress|15 Comments

I shared my quilting studio space via Instagram yesterday, and thought I better keep it real, and put it up here too! It looks pretty messy still, but it's all picked up and I can walk around a bit - huge improvement! My Melody is dropped into the little table on the left, Crown Jewel [...]

5 01, 2015

New Year, New Projects!

By |January 5th, 2015|work in progress|3 Comments

Hi there! I knew my time at the computer would be much less with the kids home from school the last two weeks, but after a couple of days of trying, I decided to just leave work to wait, and enjoy my time with them. It has been such a nice couple of weeks with [...]

17 12, 2014

Christmas Sewing

By |December 17th, 2014|Think Big, work in progress|6 Comments

I have been sewing in masse the last few days - I love Christmas Sewing! I have a group of seven pouches for various teachers and friends. I found my zippers at zipit on etsy, where you can get as much or little variety in color as you like. I currently have three finished and four [...]

8 12, 2014

Pro-Stitcher Fun!

By |December 8th, 2014|Baby Lock, work in progress|13 Comments

Last week, I was actually feeling pretty bad - I think I overdid it and stayed up a bit too late one night, and paid for it the rest of the week, in the form of a cold. boo! Thankfully, I'm feeling much better, and had a chance to work (play) with my new upgrade - [...]

10 11, 2014

Six Week Countdown

By |November 10th, 2014|Swap, work in progress|5 Comments

Are you making gifts for the holidays? There's a mere six weeks to get everything done! I always make something personal for my kids' teachers, and my oldest has a knack for asking me to make gifts for friends at the 11th hour. My solution is to keep a collection of great ideas on hand to [...]

14 10, 2014

Fun with Fabric

By |October 14th, 2014|My Fabric, work in progress|6 Comments

I spent the last week or so catching up on my pattern and personal responsibilities, with those out the way, I quickly decided it was time for some fun! First I pulled these fabrics, and printed out the paper piecing guide for a feathered star. I've been admiring these patterns and wanting to make one for [...]

17 09, 2014

Quick Column Quilts :: Review, Project & Giveaway!

By |September 17th, 2014|books, review, work in progress|119 Comments

  I have a quick finish to share with you today! Nancy Zieman's new book - Quick Column Quilts is full of beautiful and useful patterns for any quilter! This table runner is based off of the Quilt to Give pattern in chapter 13 - I've admired this quilt, for a while now, and knew [...]

4 08, 2014

Family Camping Trip

By |August 4th, 2014|My kids, photographs, work in progress|3 Comments

A week ago we went camping. Came home, and unpacked everything but the camera.  Thankfully pictures stay on the camera, until I'm able to get to them! This summer has been all about keeping up with my kids, while trying to get my work done too. Camping was great, because I could no longer work, [...]

7 07, 2014

New Quilting Addiction :: Hand Appliqué

By |July 7th, 2014|Appliqué, work in progress|11 Comments

Last week, I decided I needed a project that was just for me, and that hand work would be better than machine sewing for right now. So I went to my library, and pulled all the books I could find with some  hand appliqué projects included. I was a little shocked to find so many [...]