The BVP Quilt

In the mornings, as I drive in to work, I either listen to the news or to podcasts. One of my favorite podcasts is Tea with BVP, which has been described as “Car Talk meets Second Language Acquisition”. As a…

Knowing when to stop

A while ago I stumbled upon some bright looking coasters made out of Dresden blocks (here) and thought that would be a great way to use scraps and come up with something useful. I quickly became quite obsessed with them, not exactly sure why,…

New additions to the sewing room

There are two main changes that have happened in the space that I like to call the “sewing room” or “my office” in the house. The first one was a much needed new ironing board. The last one was wobbly and…

A retreat, a show and a lot of work

A lot has happened since my last post. First, I went to my guild’s sewing retreat in Maine. Last year I was new at the guild and didn’t really know anyone. This year I feel that I know most people…

Four layer quilt done!

Truth be told, this quilt was finished during the Christmas holidays, but I didn’t get round to taking photos until this month. This quilt was quick (for me) and very entertaining to put together. But most importantly, it is WARM….

Sashiko Pillows

After a pieced pillow with cats and an appliqué Dear Sugar pillow, now I bring you the Sashiko Pillows. Sashiko is a Japanese embroidery technique that uses long stitches in a contrasting color. You mostly see geometrical designs, but there are others too….

Dear Sugar pillow

Post are coming in slowly, but surely. This was another impulse project I made over the Christmas holidays. I had a bunch of pillow forms which I had ordered a while back and after making the Cat Pillow I was inspired…