When 2018 began, I decided to take part in a yearlong quilting project, my first ever. Every single time I looked at my blog's home page I was reminded of the pending Dec. 31 deadline, because a countdown widget showed how many months — and, eventually, days — remained until the deadline. As of this… Continue reading December Quilt Block Is An Easy-Peasy, Oh-So-Breezy Tree
To participate in the Heartland Heritage Block of the Month quilt project this year, I've had to create quilt blocks each and every month, with the designs getting ever more complicated. This month's block, the penultimate design for 2018, is called Tulip, but I have dubbed it Insane Tulip because it's tested my own mental… Continue reading November Quilt Block Is An Insane Tulip
My yearlong quest to finish a quilt is now down to just double-digit days. This journey started back in January and is part of the Heartland Heritage Block of the Month Quilt Project by Inspiring Stitches, with each block posted on a calendar page. Unfortunately, I didn't get around to sewing last month's quilt block,… Continue reading The Better-Late-Than-Never Quilt Block
In my ongoing quest to complete a yearlong quilting journey — the Heartland Heritage Block of the Month Quilt Project — I have found a few of the designs to be personally inspiring. Take September's block, for instance. Why has this one, called Willow Tree, been so inspiring? Because I'm very fond of trees, most… Continue reading This Wonderful Willow Won’t Make Me Weep!
I was expecting a quilt block called Sweet Pea to be easy, especially compared to last month's complicated and frustrating sewing machine design. Boy, was I wrong! Maybe it was sewing during a ridiculous heat wave, or trying a new quarter-inch sewing foot, or just plain bad measuring, but nothing quite came together on this… Continue reading August Quilt Block Is Such A Sweet Pea
This is the big one I have been waiting for since January and it's finally here! I'm so excited to tell you about how I created my first ever sewing machine out of fabric! I flipped my Inspiring Stitches calendar, the one guiding me through the yearlong Heartland Heritage Block of the Month Quilt Project,… Continue reading I Made A Sewing Machine From Scratch!
Today I met my own challenge of getting to this month's quilt block in a timely manner! I was also thrilled to find that it was an easy and cheerful block to work on. The quilt block for June, part of the yearlong Heartland Heritage Block of the Month Quilt Project by Inspiring Stitches, is… Continue reading My June Quilt Block Is Full Of Sunshine