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

Rag quilt that turns into a sleeping bag

girl rag quilt

So I am in the process of reducing my stash and rag quilts are a great way to do that. I started this girl rag quilt (for my niece) a few weeks ago but only now got around to take pictures.

This is the quilt washed once and put in the dryer 3 times. Continue reading Rag quilt that turns into a sleeping bag

More rag quilts – I may be addicted

rag quilt detail 2

I am right now working on my THIRD rag quilt. Three in less than 2 weeks…yep, the bug has caught me.

I’ve been trying different edge finishes to see what would hold up best. Below are two close-ups of the double edge I’ve been trying out. Continue reading More rag quilts – I may be addicted

Working on my first rag quilt

rag quilt in the making

Sometimes in life you just have to truck on. That’s how I feel right now. I have highs and lows but I am mostly on the good side of things. Sewing is my therapy and I am determined to reduce my stash of fabrics to help me in downsizing.

So I started on my first rag quilt. Continue reading Working on my first rag quilt

Back in the saddle, sort of

new seat cushion covers

My life has taken a complete 180. In the last two months, I had to realize that the love of my life is not who I thought he is and that our relationship was not going to go anywhere. Sometimes two people just get along well but are not supposed to be together. And I took action to preserve my sanity Continue reading Back in the saddle, sort of