Genius baby swaddle blanket

swaddle fleece blanket

Sometimes the best things are sewn late at night. In one of my Facebook sewing groups, someone posted a picture of a star shaped swaddle blanket. I found the link on Pinterest and here it is.

I didn’t have time to make a pattern but I went by the general measurements given to make sure the size is appropriate. Once I had the five star points, Continue reading Genius baby swaddle blanket

Time for some patches on a motorcycle jacket!

motorcycle jacket6

I have a very special person in my life who allowed me to put patches onto his motorcycle jacket. I had never done patches, and never worked with such a sturdy item as a motorcycle jacket before. So needless to say that I was worried and not sure Continue reading Time for some patches on a motorcycle jacket!

Triangle Quilt Finished (finally!)

triangle quilt7

If you’ve read my blog since January, you know I was going through a rough patch in life. The relationship with the man I had seen my future with and whose family I considered my own broke apart and with that, the work on quilts I had started with love turned into Continue reading Triangle Quilt Finished (finally!)

Sewing crisis…where is my mojo?

detail modern quilt

People, I am in a slump again. The quilt I posted about last time? I am still working on it. It hit me the other day that it won’t be appreciated because let’s face it, it is going to the teenage daughter of my ex who has no concept of the time and energy it takes to produce this.

I don’t want to sound ungrateful because it is a gift and you shouldn’t expect anything back. But I’d rather spend my time doing other things than making this quilt….and it’s showing in the quilt.  Continue reading Sewing crisis…where is my mojo?

What I’m working on

detail modern quilt

I’m still alive and still sewing though the wonderful Spring and early Summer weather has me spend a lot of time outdoors and less in front of my machine.

This is a quilt I started over a year ago and it is a graduation present for a special teenager in my life. It’s not easy, emotionally, to work on these Continue reading What I’m working on

Quilting Therapy aka Happy Mother’s Day

jelly roll quilt

You know how they say that sewing is like therapy? Well, this quilt was quite a challenge for me, emotionally. I started it together with its twin in December 2014. Back then, I was in a long-term relationship and I used my partner’s old shirts with the plan to make one quilt for us and one for his mom.

I finished the quilt for us in January. Within weeks, my relationship fell apart Continue reading Quilting Therapy aka Happy Mother’s Day