Apparently I have a new addiction quilting friends, because I’m back today with another fun tote bag starring those darling Sweet Fruit Handles (Atsuko Originals by Lecien). I’m also happy to feature a terrific single-block pattern by a talented pattern designer, Gracey of Burlap and Blossom Patterns. Here she is, Little Red Riding Hood all decked out in… Continue reading A "Little Red" tote bag
Hello quilting friends! In February I was the lucky winner of a beautiful book titled Happy Flower Quilts by Atsuko Matsuyama. Originally published in Japanese in 2009, this popular book was recently translated and released in English, much to the delight of sewists everywhere! Thank you so much to Zakka Workshop (publisher) and Kristyne Czepuryk… Continue reading Happy Flower Quilts: My Big Sister Tote
Well, your enthusiasm for the Lecien Jelly Clip Purse was awesome! Thank you for all the fun comments. I enjoyed reading everyone’s eagerness to try this project. In fact, I had a moment where I wished I were Oprah Winfrey, and I could yell (through my blog) . . . “YOU get a jelly clip!… Continue reading Winner of the Lecien Jelly Clip!
Hello quilting friends! Recently the nice folks at Lou Lou’s Fabric Shop sent me a new little project to try out, a Lecien Jelly Clip purse. Lecien Jelly Clips are these darling acrylic resin handles that you attach to sewn fabric pouches. The Jelly Clips come in a variety of fun colors in three sizes (4” small, 5.5”… Continue reading Let\’s make a Jelly Clip purse!
One of the things I love about the Instagram quilting community is viewing pictures of the same quilt pattern sewn up with different fabrics. There is something fantastic about the way fabric adds soul to a pattern.Recently I had the urge to sew up my pattern \"Mini Story Stars\" in a scrappy style using “Calico… Continue reading Mini Story Stars in Calico Days