In with the New and out with the Old

My first project of the New Year is an easy Irish Chain pattern with solid and nine patch blocks from a free pattern I found on All People Quilt, called “Rhapsody in Blue” by Marinda Stewart. (You may have to be logged into their site to view it) The photo of this block was taken on … Continue reading In with the New and out with the Old

Measuring it Up

Theses two measuring tapes were gifts given to me by my sister and a good friend independently of each other! I think they know me quite well :) Handcrafted free trade items from Ten Thousand Villages, they each have their own personality. I call them Bean and Sara: I just love to push those buttons in … Continue reading Measuring it Up

Table for Two? Hand sewn placemats and napkins

Well actually four!  My father commissioned me (does family count as a commission?) to make these table sets for two different couples who recently got married.  The tutorial I used for these DIY Reversible Cloth Placemats & Napkins can be found on Centsational Style. The first request was for his great nephew and new wife. The wedding … Continue reading Table for Two? Hand sewn placemats and napkins

711 Walnut St.

This is a little wall hanging I made for my mother of the house I grew up in with her and my sister. My mother is an artist; she paints, draws and is also the person who taught me how to sew.  My inspiration for this gift to her came from a watercolor/pen&ink painting she gave … Continue reading 711 Walnut St.

¼” Seam or Bust!

Have you ever had a mental block on doing something and when you finally decide to just deal with it you realize it wasn’t that hard after all? That is how I felt about dealing with my quilt blocks not quite lining up together. The corner points here and there just don’t always seem to … Continue reading ¼” Seam or Bust!