During last week’s sweltering heat, I spent my evenings binding away indoors. Handwork is not everyone’s cup of tea, but I have always enjoyed binding. As I sit on my big comfy sofa, the repetition of placing little stitches in pretty fabric is very relaxing. My first finish was a beachy Fat Quarter Flourish mini… Continue reading Starry Stockings: a chambray version!
Hello! It’s May 5, and it’s the third straight day we’ve had glorious weather in Minnesota. With high temps hovering around 70 degrees, plenty of sunshine and a light breeze, you’d think I’d be planning my flower pot strategy for the coming season. Well, hopefully this weekend I'll focus on flowers. But this evening, I… Continue reading Starry Stockings: a cozy, country version
Hello quilting friends! I haven’t blogged for nearly a month, and although our conversations are always one-sided (with poor you listening to chatty me), I felt lonesome for my connection with you. I haven’t done much sewing lately, but I did finish binding a project that I began at fall quilt retreat. I also tossed… Continue reading Christmas quilts around the house
I hope you’ve been saving those scraps from your favorite Christmas fabrics, because I have two new patterns that are perfect for raiding your holiday fabric bins: Juniper and Jolly! Juniper and Jolly are mini quilt patterns that finish at 18 1/2” inches square. You could display them as wall hangings or turn them into… Continue reading New patterns: Juniper & Jolly
Sweetwater's newest fabric collection, Red Barn Christmas, is finally arriving in quilt shops! This darling winter collection is classic Sweetwater . . . petite prints in red, green and black feature little barns, spruce trees, geometric shapes and (my personal favorite) festive holiday text. If you are looking for a small project to sew with… Continue reading Christmas sewing: Buffalo check style!