crochet · Pillow · quilt

Pillow Talk

I've got this thing lately for pillows.  I just want to make them.  I don't know why, don't ask me.  I don't typically use decorative pillows, but for some reason ~ I Gotta Make Em. I made a knit pillow, which I just absolutely love - read about it here and I finished a crochet… Continue reading Pillow Talk

blog post · quilt · The Splendid Sampler

Lessons Learned & How I Became Friends with Paper Piecing

So, Block #15 in The Splendid Sampler™, Family Affair, had me in a bad place for a while.  The design is great, Janice Ryan did a fab job of designing the paper piecing pattern and she also provided plenty of pictures on her site.  The problem was with me.  I went into this one with a… Continue reading Lessons Learned & How I Became Friends with Paper Piecing

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The Zen of Ironing

I was never one for ironing; once I discovered that a damp cloth thrown in with a pair of pants or a shirt in the dryer will release wrinkles, I never looked back. Until I started piecing together quilt tops.  At first I thought it was an annoying step that had to be taken in… Continue reading The Zen of Ironing

blog post · Embroidery · quilt

Snug As A Bug Splendid Sampler Block 7

What a treat to embroider a quilt block in the latest installment for The Splendid Sampler™ Quilt Along. The Snug As A Bug block is designed by Amy Sinibaldi of Nana Company. A simple clean look yet with the potential for making some stitching statements!  In order to do justice to Amy's design, I used… Continue reading Snug As A Bug Splendid Sampler Block 7

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Splendid Sampler Thursday

I joined the The Splendid Sampler™ Quilt Along to learn about quilting techniques in a group atmosphere.  It is a year long, 100 Block quilting adventure. I have a bit of a stash acquired over the years.  Some left over from my mother's quilting days, fabric from that dress I was going to make but… Continue reading Splendid Sampler Thursday