Doll's reversible skirt

I actually made this in May and forgot to post it until now. When you don’t have too much time to sew there are always little projects you can manage in under an hour, such as this reversible skirt for a doll….

Two more mug rugs

It has been a while since I last sewed mug rugs, but I recently got a request to make two for a couple. She is a hairdresser and he is a police officer. It took me a while to decide…

Visualizing progress

Seven weeks have passed since I started working on my Jane Stickle quilt and so far it has been an easy and enjoyable ride. 27 blocks have been completed and the more I made the clearer it was that I…

Tracking my progress

We are entering week 4 of the Jane Stickle quilt and I have so far completed 9 blocks. But more exciting than that is that my dad created an excel file for me to track my progress. It calculates when…

29 pieces and a mini iron

I am feeling rather proud of myself these days. First, I went into a fabric store and a woman complimented me on my (made-by-me) skirt and she said that she was so inspired by my choice of fabrics that she might…

Reverse applique

I made two more blocks of my Jane Stickle quilt yesterday. One of them has been called “Jane’s tears” and it seemed like a good start for learning to applique properly. The block has a background color and four tears….

A big enough challenge?

I have somehow joined the number of (mostly) women who decide to make a quilt in the style of the one a certain Jane A. Stickle created in 1863. Now there is nothing wrong with that, apart from the fact…