Thursday, March 25, 2021

Tiny Terrific Tulip Blocks for Spring!

 One week away from pattern release day!

My earliest prototype for this mini quilt using my tiny terrific tulip blocks.

This winter I made a pledge to myself to focus on taking designs I've created and turn them into sewing patterns.  Writing a sewing pattern is something I've done before, but I've let excuses get in the way of consistently pursuing this.  Deciding that action is the best way to deal with those issues, I have been steadily working away on a pattern that I plan to release by April 1st.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Using small fabric scraps

Fabric scraps of even the smallest size (1" x 1") can be sewn together to become the starting point  of beautiful patchwork.

Recently, I have been adding to the collection of my low volume fabric scrap stash, thanks to using fabrics that read as white, to the quilt blocks I have been sewing. I love when those scraps accumulate!  Sewing scraps together is something that I have been enjoying for years and when I say I like to use up even the tiniest bits, I am not exaggerating.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Parade of Scrappy Star Blocks - Rainbow Bee

My first Scrappy Star Block for 2021!

January 2020, I started the year choosing the Scrappy Star Block (click here for Jennie's tutorial) for my bee mates to sew for me as it was my turn as Queen Bee. I sewed two sample blocks to guide the ladies, as I wanted the stars in one colour (with each star to be a different colour) and the background fabrics to be a low volume mix of whimsical prints.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Home Sweet Home Sewing

Imagine my delight when I was contacted this past summer to take part in a virtual book tour to promote a beautiful new sewing book, written by the lovely,  Helen Philipps.  I have long been a fan of Helen's sewing and her gorgeous books, so you know I said, "Yes, please!", to her kind invite.  Home Sweet Home Sewing, published this past autumn, by @tuvapublishing is bursting with a charming array of patchwork projects, ranging from an adorable pincushion to a beautiful quilt and all enticingly presented.  
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