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A Quilted Dresden Plate Pillow

Its finished, my friends! And, I’m pretty happy with it. I think a few different designs will evolve, but it’s what I envisioned. I just listed this one this evening…

A Tutorial: How to Sew a Dresden Plate

Happy Monday, friends! I detoured from my Heading South quilt this weekend and finished up a couple Dresden plates I had been working on. I ran across this minty Dresden…

Heading South Quilt Pattern & Some Autumn Pillows

Hi friends, The weather has turned, the leaves are beautiful, the children have been sleeping in late, I’m reading a great book called When Children Love to Learn, I have…

A Patchwork Story Blanket & Quilting with Multiple Fabric Types

I started quilting around 2008 when a friend sent me a link to Allison’s blog. My friend sent me a link to an old door turned head board DIY post…

Plaid Pillows? Perfect for Fall!

How many weeks until fall arrives? I’m LOVING this weather and so thankful to have the windows wide open every day right now. During nap times last week, I sewed…

Plaid is Perfect for Autumn Home Decor

“Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges,…

An Emoji Sunshine Pillow

Have you all heard of Spoonflower? It’s kind of a fun site where you can buy fun and crazy prints on fabric or wallpaper or other creative mediums. I believe…

Hello!

Hellooooooooooo! The last post I wrote was before summer had started. Now summer has almost ended!! It has been difficult for me to set aside the blog, and Instagram, and…

Ten Spring Inspired Sewing Projects

Flowers. Sunshine. Open windows. Sandboxes. Thunderstorms. Rainbows. Grilled food. I’ve mentioned to my husband time and time again that a beautiful day seems to make all my worries disappear. I…

#SummerSampler2016 – Block Two

I’m stepping out of my comfort zone, friends. I joined up with the SummerSample2016 quilters. This is going to stretch me. I am one block behind because I joined late,…

How to Sew a Zipper on Pillow Cover

Two posts in a row with vintage sheets! I’ve studied up lots on vintage sheets lately and have really grown an appreciation for some brands and patterns. I’ve learned a…

Sewing with Vintage Sheets: A Few Tips I Learned Along the Way

Over two and half years ago, my mom and I were getting ready for our annual combined garage sale. She pulled out all her sheets from her high school, college,…

Yellow and White Triangle Bunting

Hi friends, I just added some pretty fun yellow and white triangle bunting to my Etsy shop. If you have a Farmer’s Market booth or children with a lemonade stand,…

A Throw Sized Quilt Made with Five Inch Squares

Even though this week is a bit gloomy here in the midwest, spring has still arrived! Azaleas and irises are in full bloom outside, and the peonies are next in…

An Inexpensive Alternative to Canvas Prints

A few months ago, I made some triangle bunting for my three year old’s bedroom. As I was attempting to explain to my son the aesthetic appeal of home decor,…

A Flower Basket for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just a few days away, and I think the tradition of giving flowers for Mother’s Day is a beautiful one. We went back to Peter’s home town…

A Spring Pillow Cover

This springy pillow cover has been listed in the shop! I made a curtain and cut a bunch of quilt blocks and decided it’d be best to make a pillow…

How to Sew a Patchwork Curtain

I purchased this low volume bundle a few weeks ago, and I’ve been eagerly waiting to cut into the stack of fabric. As I’ve progressed through this creative sewing and…

New Pillow Covers for the Etsy Shop

Hi Friends! Two springy pillow covers were added to my Etsy shop this week.

A Repainted Mint Green End Table

Peter and I continue to learn how these precious two little boys we have can be very hard on furniture. We’ve been reminded that investing large amounts of money into…