(Scroll down to the “hitting the high notes” section for a quick read…) I had a serious blast making my first Cielo Pattern from Closet Case Patterns. I had just listened to the Love to Sew Podcast about couture sewing so I decided on French Seams. Closet Case does an excellent job describing French Seams
I made this cute little knit sack for my two week vacation the end of July. I made it in an evening with not much thought really to construction or logic. I learned some, “oh next time I would” stuff, but ultimately it has become my favorite bag. I started carrying it like a purse.
On a trip back from Florida with a friend, I started sharing that the August Pouch of the Month Block was a struggle. I was having trouble coming up with a design. She replied, “August…August is for Back to School…” She is a teacher…and the idea was sparked! Here is what I designed in EQ8,
Welcome back to the Wyoming Wind Quilt Along! This week – week 6 – we make the second of our Summer Wind Blocks. Grab the last bag of cut and labeled pieces from Week 2 for the Summer Wind Block #2. This week is exactly like last week…unless you did a different color combination. I
Welcome back to the Wyoming Wind Quilt Along! This week – week 5 – we move on to the Summer Wind Block. I love this block. It has so much impact and goes super quick! Grab the first bag of cut and labeled pieces from Week 2 for the Summer Wind Block #1. Mine looks
Eek! I made these! My own shoes! I love the idea of making my entire wardrobe. I have a number of dresses and shirts I have made and I adore them. Recently, I was listening to the Love to Sew Podcast, which led me to A Happy Stitch on Etsy. Melissa Q, pulls together
Welcome back to Week 4 of the Wyoming Wind Quilt Along! So this week is EXACTLY like last week! Awesome right! Make another Wyoming Valley Block just like last week or in a different color combination. MAKING THE HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES The first thing we need to do is make some half square triangles. That
Welcome back to Week 3 of the Wyoming Wind Quilt Along! We are finally getting to the good stuff! Piecing those beautiful blocks. First things first…I know that some folks like to chain piece, meaning they like to piece similar blocks back to back on their machine without breaking the threads in between. It is
Welcome to Week 2 of the Wyoming Wind Baby/Mini Quilt Along! I am delighted you are here! If you missed last week’s fabric pull tutorial, click here to catch up with us. This week, we begin by cutting out our fabrics. First things first, though, you will want to make sure that your fabrics are
WHY YOU NEED TO KNOW YOUR QUILT SIZES I have always believed that quilt patterns are more of a suggestion than a rule. Whether you want to design your own quilt top from start to finish or alter a quilt pattern to a new size, first you need to know the purpose of your quilt.