January quilting goals

Transforming my sewing room into a nursery means I’ve got to get some of big projects out of the way before the baby arrives. And that means I have a lot of sewing to do in the next 20 weeks, give or take depending on whether the little guy or girl decides to come early […]

Handmade Christmas present reveal

It’s that time of year when my relatives smiling faces will grace the blog holding up the handmade gifts they got for Christmas. I hope you enjoy it, I’m sure they don’t. American Girl doll wardrobe For years whenever I make a garment for myself I also made a tiny version for my niece, in […]

It’s a Christmas miracle

It’s Christmas Eve and I don’t have any last minute sewing to do … It’s a Christmas miracle. Normally about this time I’m freaking out about how exactly I’m going to finish everything and get it wrapped in time. Honestly, it doesn’t really even feel like Christmas if I’m not still up at 5 a.m. […]

On a UFO mission

This year is the year of the UFO. I’ve been trying to wrap up all my unfinished projects. So far I’ve finished seven quilts, but only two are on my list of five major UFO projects I would like to finish this year. But after this weekend I should be much closer to finishing a […]

Christmas in July quilt top reveal

Sometimes when you go into a fabric store a line just grabs you. And that’s what happened to me when I spotted Holiday Frost by Jan Shade Beach for Henry Glass & Co., Inc. I picked up one panel, two yards of the red snowflake, one yard of the silver snowflake and one and two-thirds […]

Christmas fabric exchange reveal, sorta

Way back in 2011 (I know 2012 is only 25 days old, but it seems longer) I participated in a holiday fabric exchange hosted by Quilting Under the Influence. My quilt still isn’t finished, but the top is pretty much put together, which is saying something for me and my tendency to move from one […]

Christmas present reveal

Last Christmas I made three quilts for gifts. I believe I was suffering from a bout of temporary insanity when I decided that would be a good idea. I got about five hours of sleep in the two days before Christmas to finish the quilts. The first was a queen-sized quilt for my parents that […]