In April of this year, a friend of mine was going through some medical treatments in the hospital. She asked me to make her a quilt to keep her warm, because the hospital often ran out of blankets and she usually had only a sheet to keep her warm. It broke my heart to hear… Continue reading My First Pattern
It’s pretty safe to say the HST’s (half square triangles) are my favorite unit for constructing quilts. If I’m stumped when designing a quilt, it’s my sure-fire go-to. You can make so many different designs by just rearranging HST’s. As much as I love HST’s, I hate making them. Especially when I need a lot.… Continue reading Tip of the Day
Do you ever spend hours and hours on an idea that you think will be great, only to be disappointed with the outcome? I suppose that happens to all of us, no matter what the subject matter is. I had what I thought was a great quilt pattern in my brain. I spent hours sketching… Continue reading A Creative Funk
The school year is winding down, but that’s when things seem to ramp up with activities, plays, music recitals, etc. It’s been busy but I’ve managed to squeeze in a lot of sewing. Next week is teacher appreciation week so I’ve made three totes for three awesome teachers! I used a pattern from from the… Continue reading Gifts Galore!
My husband shared something with me that he read on Facebook a couple nights ago that has been rolling around in my head the past couple days. I’m paraphrasing (and frankly to lazy to look up the exact saying) but it was something like this…. Low self esteem happens when we compare our behind the… Continue reading Keeping it real
May is the first month of my quilting bee. The lovely Brandi of Peace of Me Quilts, is our Queen Bee for the first month. You can find her Facebook page here and her Etsy Shop here. She’s a very talented quilter! We have a lot in common, in that we’re both self taught first generation… Continue reading May Bee Block
You guys! My quilting bee started this week! I’ve been so excited that I’ve totally neglected my blog. Sorry friends! A little catch up….I signed up for the Modern InstaBee over on Instagram a few weeks ago. If you’re interested in signing up for a hive or just want to check out what all the… Continue reading Pillows and Cuddles