Making a coat is a huge advancement in my lifelong sewing skills, and this was the first time I tried. What took me so long? Well, I must admit that I had always been afraid, simply because I thought it would be too complex. But much like my fear of making pants, which I conquered… Continue reading I Knew Winter Was Coming, So I Made A Coat!
Have you seen the latest Megan Nielsen pattern releases? They come in regular and extended sizes, hence the addition of the word "curve" to the extended-size pattern names (you know, for us curvy girls who need a little more room for "the girls"). This particular blog post is all about the Jarrah Curve, one of… Continue reading This Pattern Threw Me A Curve — A Jarrah Curve
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
I was totally surprised and thrilled to find myself nominated for an award this week. And not just any award, but a blogging one! Since I'm a newcomer to the online world of writing, posting, entertaining with pictures and such, I find it a real honor! The name of the digital prize is the Mystery… Continue reading I’ve Been Nominated For The Mystery Blogger Award!
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