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…

The year of the pillow?

Happy 2017! I can’t believe I have not posted anything yet this year. I do have a few projects that I could blog about but not a lot of time to sit down at the computer and upload photos. Let’s…

The Four-Layer-Quilt

My latest quilt was going to be quick and simple, something I could just rustle up and use. I wanted to use a pattern from Angela Pingel’s book, Quilters Mixology because I loved the scrappy look of it. Here’s her picture: I also used…

I'd rather go blind-less

Who hasn’t watched a DIY youtube video and got sucked into a project that was easy and looked fantastic but when you tried it for yourself it turned out to be exactly the opposite? Well, I seem to be the last…