Wednesday, April 17, 2013


It's spring and I couldn't be happier.  Between weeding out the flower gardens so we could add in new mulch, and cleaning out our basement, I haven't had as much time as I'd like for blogging and sewing. Although spring cleaning is always a ton of work, I do like the look of a freshly cleaned house! I like things clean, have I mentioned that before? Also, I'm thinking of doing a tutorial on these whimsical frames we made for a gallery wall in my living room. Would there be any interest in that?

My Swoon quilt is still in progress.  It was finished, but then I took a second look at one of the blocks I made (it happened to be one that I had made at 2:00 in the morning) and freaked out because it wasn't lined up.  So I pulled it all apart, went and bought another fat quarter and am putting it back together right.  That is, I would be putting it back together if I could find out where my one year old put the foot pedal to my sewing machine.  That little stinker! Anyways, imagine an aqua and gray block there, will you?

I am going to be starting a new series on here called Quilting 101.  I have had so many friends ask me how to get started quilting. I even had one person ask me how to use a rotary cutter. So I thought I'd do a series to cover the basics like fabric selection, cutting, seam allowances, chain piecing, and some basic blocks like half square triangles and flying geese.  I am by no means an expert, and my training in college had more to do with clothing construction, but I would love to have a resource to point people to when they ask me for help.

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