Embroidered Onesies

It's all I can do to not sew constantly for my new granddaughter. I keep coming up with new quilt ideas; then I think of cute storage items for her room. And don't even get me started on adorable baby clothes. I've been well disciplined as she has a ton of stuff given to her... Continue Reading →

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Wiffleball Quilt

I've been wanting to make a wiffleball themed quilt for Steve for a while and got super-ambitious and tried to do it for Father's Day this past June. That didn't work out. Between the Harry Potter quilt, the new grandchild and other life-related delays, it got started but never finished in time. I really wanted... Continue Reading →

Harry Potter Quilt – Part 1

Ever since I found Jennifer Ofenstein's incredible Fandom In Stitches website I've been fascinated by the Project of Doom quilts created from the foundation paper-pieced patterns she has available for free, but I've always been way too intimidated by the prospect of even beginning one, let alone completing one. This year Rachel completed her fifth... Continue Reading →

Granddaughter Quilts

We were blessed with our first grandchild on July 22. Needless to say I wanted to commemorate the event with a quilt. I was sure I wanted to make Sew Fresh Quilts' Giraffe pattern, but at the last minute fell in love with her new pattern Ostrich Stretch. I really enjoyed sewing it and I... Continue Reading →

Picnic Tote

We've been frequent visitors and members of Alexis Bailey Vineyard for a few years. The first winery in Minnesota, it's a fun place to take a drive, have some wine and a picnic, and perhaps catch some live music if you go at the right time. This winter they started something new: Wine Bingo. On... Continue Reading →

Warm and Cuddly

When I first made my Home for the Holidays quilt last year, I was hoping for a really warm quilt. At the time, in early December it seemed pretty warm, but would it be enough when our Minnesota temperatures plummeted? In January one of my favorite local quilt hangouts, Bear Patch Quilting, closed its doors... Continue Reading →

Stars Hollow

Michelle and I are both huge Gilmore Girls fans so when I saw a quilt pattern named Stars Hollow I knew I had to make one for her. I'm not sure how I found the backing fabric on Etsy -- probably a search for Stars Hollow or Gilmore Girls. I know I wasn't explicitly looking... Continue Reading →

After the Holidays

I always feel a little let down after removing all my holiday decorations.  The house seems so dull and at this time of year, the outside isn't helping.  We've had hardly any snow this year, which makes for a less messy winter but so drab.  It was time for some non-holiday table color.  I had... Continue Reading →

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