Well, the first QAL ever of my sewing life was a hit! I managed to get five projects finished and some progress on a few others. No sense in quitting now: time to draft my next list for this fantastic motivator! Not surprisingly, due to some fun guild activities and my first commission, I will… Continue reading Finish-A-Long 2017 Q2 List
Just before midnight on March 31, I put the last few stitches into my latest finish Just on time, too! A friendship square mini quilt marks the 5th and final finish for the first quarter of the 2017 Finish-A-Long, which closes today! Click HERE to see my complete Finish-A-Long list. The funniest thing about this… Continue reading Friendship Square Finish!
We were so excited for Nicole and Ryan, my brother-in-law and sister-in-law to move into their new home, and I had planned to make a special gift of any sort of a quilty nature for them. When I interviewed Nicole about what they might need, she quickly settled on a couple of throw pillows with… Continue reading Mr. and Mrs. Pillows: A Quilted Applique Project
For last year’s Christmas swap at work, I decided to make a decorative reindeer silhouette cushion. I chose to go scrappy, to practice using the Scrappy Bits Applique Techniques in the book by Shannon Brinkley before taking on another more challenging project. I picked out a fabric that I had purchased at Len’s Mills a… Continue reading Prongs: A scrappy appliqué deer pillow
When one of my buddies at work shared with me that she was expecting, I immediately started seeing visions of a gangly-legged baby lamb quilt, made just for her. Why, you ask? Well, for one, she has a thing for Lambs. And for two, she married a Lamb. Since her baby was certain to be… Continue reading Tara Made a Little Lamb: Making a Scrappy Applique Baby Quilt
This year, the Modern Quilt Guild organized its first online mini-swap ever. The maiden voyage of the MQG swap, and I, a swap virgin, just had to try it out. It sounded so fun, and I began to get excited about having a sweet new mini to grace the walls of my sacred sewing… Continue reading My First Online Swap: Allie the Owl Flies to Alberta
Wow! This Instagram Quilting Community is just blowing me over. Through the Modern Quilt Guild’s Mini Swap, I found out that many quilters share their work on IG, so I got me an account, grabbed a handle and started following people who seemed to be doing stuff I like. After a few weeks on… Continue reading I Just discovered ”Finish-A-Long” on Instagram.