Never too early to start on Christmas presents

African Goddess batik quilt

About two year ago I bought these beautiful batik African Goddess fabrics from Hancock Fabrics. I also got a matching purple and intended to turn it all into a quilt for a dear friend who is like a mom and sister and friend to me (is there a word for that?).  Continue reading Never too early to start on Christmas presents

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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

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

Reusable wine tote – perfect to wrap a gift bottle in

wine bottle rusable gift wrap

I am very much into practical sewing. I like sewing items that will be used. So when I came across this cotton fabric with printed wine bottles on them, I thought I can make nice wine bottle bags – perfect when you’re invited to a friend’s house and you’re bringing a bottle as Continue reading Reusable wine tote – perfect to wrap a gift bottle in

Welcome to this world baby Kinley!

baby present

I love making things for babies. When friends of ours recently announced that their nursery colors were gray, white, and pink, I knew I had just the right fabric to make something. I didn’t want to go overboard so I created a little name banner. But as life will have it, I wasn’t allowed to mention the name to anyone else before her birth. Continue reading Welcome to this world baby Kinley!

World’s easiest cardigan

world's fastest cardigan

I am addicted to sewing anything that looks expensive but is very simple to do. Imagine my delight when I heard about the world’s fastest cardigan. I found instructions on this German blog (no worries, the pictures tell it all, Continue reading World’s easiest cardigan