Archive for June, 2010

How much is too much?

Is it wrong to have so much fabric that you can, on any given Sunday, find a dozen coordinating fabrics, cut off a couple of strips of each, then cut and sew 54 blocks for a lap quilt? Is that too much fabric or just enough? Even though I didn’t even make a dent in my stash and out popped a quilt top, I’m going with just enough. How bad would it be to get half way through only to not have what you need to complete a project. You’re with me, right?

Those of you who read this blog know that I’m not a fan of pastel baby quilts. I’m pretty much against them, in fact. This is for a new baby boy. The forest critter fabric is from Amy Schimler and it pairs nicely with some Michael Miller hedgehogs, Joel Dewberry chestnuts and a couple of Eric Carle dots and odd scraps thrown in for good measure. Super simple blocks but not bad for any given Sunday afternoon.

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June 13, 2010 at 8:03 pm 4 comments

Tufted Tweets Giveaway!

The fabric store that Becca and I have is hosting a Tufted Tweets giveaway on our blog. Be sure to enter!

June 6, 2010 at 11:15 am 1 comment

Sew Fast Pillow Project

Ever get the feeling you just have to sew something? Something quick and easy, an instant gratification fix. This fun pillow cover is it. I finished in just under an hour.

I cut strips of the fantastic bikes from Erin McMorris’ new line, Weekends (a good choice for the long holiday weekend!) and paired them with strips of Kona solids – cactus, bright pink, medium grey, orange and ash. I didn’t even care if I sewed them that straight. A little wonky never hurt anybody. It’s a simple envelope enclosure in the back. If anyone is interested in a tutorial, leave a comment and I’ll get a more specific write-up for you.

All fabrics used are available in our shop.

June 2, 2010 at 9:23 am Leave a comment


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