Monday, October 27, 2014

Christmas Sewing

I have been working on Christmas designs the last few weeks and finished up a line of modern quilted stockings this past weekend.  I had some assistance on the quilting - used my new Bernina 750 QE.  I am a Bernina lover!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Snowman Holiday Gift Bag

I spent some time last night designing a new gift bag for the holiday season - a snowman!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Getting in the Fall spirit!

I'm getting in the Fall spirit and pulled out the "fall themed" pincushion I made earlier in the year to sit on my work table.  I made it using linen, designer cotton prints, wool felt, and a tape measure printed cotton twill tape.  I love it!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Scrappy Quilted Patchwork Pillows

In my previous post, I outlined my "dive" into a huge and growing pile of fabric scraps.

I wanted to post my first two finished projects from my efforts working in my scrap pile - Scrappy Quilted Patchwork Pillows.  One is a 16 inch pillow and the other is a 20 inch pillow, both made with an envelope style back.  These cute "one of a kind" pillow tops will soon be available for sale in my Etsy shop.

What to do with a mountain of fabric scraps?????

I am coming up on the 2 year anniversary of opening my Etsy shop.  Earlier this month, I made up my mind to do something with the growing volume of fabric scraps that I have hoarded accumulated over the months.

I did have them organized by color in bins.

I am a huge Pinterest fan and go there often for inspiration.  I found a blog post by Lori Holt that got me started -

After reading through Lori's post, I started wading through my scrap piles and cutting strips of fabric.

I then started using the "Leaders and Enders" technique (also described in another post by Lori Holt - ) to sew my little scraps together.

I no time, I had a stack of pieced blocks that I used to make two fun quilted pillow covers.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Appliqued and Quilted Pillow

I spent some time this weekend designing a new pillow.  The top has been appliqued and then quilted in 100% cotton designer prints.  It has been bound like a quilt in a cute black and white stripe and made in an envelope style and backed in a natural colored linen.  The cover is made to fit a 16 inch pillow form.

I will be selling this and other pillow covers in my Etsy shop soon.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Goodie Bags


I have been designing some new products for my Etsy shop.  Since the Bunny Jelly Bean Bags were such a great hit at Easter time this year, I decided to design a treat bag for Halloween goodies.

These little bags are fully lined and the Jack-O-Lantern's face has been appliqued by fusing and then stitching.  These were sewn using cute orange/white and green/lime polka dot fabrics.

I will have to get them reviewed by Emma (my 6 year old granddaughter) the next time she comes over.  I imagine she will be taking one home with her, as she usually leaves my home with at least one find.

Monday, February 24, 2014

"Bunny Ears" Jelly Bean Drawstring Bags - Easter Gift bags


My worktable is full of little bunny "parts" for the drawstring Easter gift bags I am making.  They are just the right size for holding a stash of jelly beans or a small gift in your Easter baskets.  I love picking out all of the fun color combinations.  They are now listed for sale in my Etsy shop.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Easter Basket Tags or Gift Tags

I made these cute Easter Basket Tags in linen and 100% cotton prints.  I love the jelly bean fabric.
I designed these to be appliqued with an initial too - that way they can be used to identify a little one's Easter basket.