Wednesday, April 9, 2014


A while ago I was planning on making some cloth napkins - I use cloth napkins exclusively at home and the ones I have are the plain cheap ones from Target and Ikea. At about the same time, Anne Marie posted on Instagram that she was looking for some pattern testers for a new napkin pattern. Good timing, huh??

So here is what I came up with. She released the pattern Monday, and it is on sale all week!

I used scraps for the piecing, and Kona Silver for the gray. All of the backing fabrics are different confetti dots colors. Since I used scraps, I didn't prewash these, but that would be best since they will get a lot of use! I think I might make four more to round out the set!



Wednesday, April 2, 2014

WIP Wednesday

So here's a little roundup of what's been in my queue lately...

My wall of future pillows... I've quilted that middle one already so I'll post on that soon... (also my #honestcraftroom lol)


A fun secret project for a bloggy friend... This is actually finished already, but I can't post about it until she says so!

And this super fun pull that I'm really stoked about. I pulled some of my Very Precious stash for this one! I'm going to cut into these tonight. :-)

What have y'all been up to?

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Short Stack

Except not. At all. I finally got all of those HSTs made, and here they all are...


My friends, that is 11.5 inches of HST that need to be pressed and trimmed. And trimming HSTs are my least favorite quilting task ever. Which is sad, because I seem to make a lot of HST-based quilts...

Here they are all pressed. May the trimming commence!!

P.S. I have been getting lots of questions about the table! I got it from Beba's Boutique, which is a booth from the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show. I've been looking at their tables for the last couple years, and finally decided to pull the trigger. I've been using it for a couple weeks and love it, and even pulled out the extension table and side slidey-thingy to quilt a baby quilt with a friend of mine a little bit ago. It was amazing - so much space!! And just to be clear, I am in no way affiliated with Beba's, they have no idea I even blog or anything.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Then all of her dreams came true...

I got myself a present when I went to the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show... Remember when I brought Bridget home almost a year and a half ago? Since then I've wanted to get a drop-in table so I can quilt on a flat surface.

I tried the Gidget table, and it was way too rickety when quilting, so I returned it. I also looked into Horn and Koala tables, and was disappointed with the quality for the price. So then I looked into building one from components from Ikea/Home Depot, and that would have worked, but wouldn't have a lift capability. I even looked into having one custom made by a carpenter friend.

So when I was at MAQS a few weeks ago, I saw this...


Isn't she pretty?! Solid wood, with a lift, and look at what she does!!!


There is also this little weird drawer thing on the right side, and when I saw it I had no idea what I would use it for, but look - all my little stuff that I need to have on hand when I'm working fit in there perfectly! And I don't have to have everything cluttering the top of the table!


This is exactly what I wanted, with no extra bells and whistles, and I didn't have to pay extra for the flip up table in the back, or the pull out thingy on the left. Perfect! It was a little bit of an impulse buy, so I called my Dad to talk me out of it. Of course he said that since I've been looking for a table like this for a year and a half, I should get what I want. And since it is really good quality solid wood, he said that I could pass it down to my daughters one day. Way to make me tear up in public, Daddy, thanks.

I would love to be playing with it, but I had some minor surgery on Friday and I've been on the couch since! Charlotte is doing a very good job of taking care of me, though - she's a good snuggler!

Nuggetbaby has been keeping me company after surgery. She's a good snuggler...

Thursday, March 13, 2014


I cut out the fabric for the new baby quilt. Most of it, anyway.

It shows how neurotic I can be...




It's amazing how satisfying this can be... Now they're all sorted and ready to be made into a gazillion HSTs!! This comes the hard part...


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The WIP That Wasn't

I mentioned a while ago that I started making a quilt for my best friend's new baby...

I just wasn't feeling it though. I like it, but I felt like I was "forcing" it, if you know what I mean? I thought for a long time what I wanted to do, but nothing was really clicking. So of course, feeling crunched for time (the baby was born in december) I just started with some fabric I liked, and a pattern that I have been wanting to do for a while.

It's not pieced yet, but I intend to finish it. I might sell it, or give it to someone else. I haven't decided. Have any of you ever sold a quilt on etsy or something before? How did it go?



I really like what it turned into, but it just doesn't feel "right" for her. So that's what the pretty pile of repros from the other day are for - baby quilt take 2! I saw a quilt on pinterest or something and knew right away that it was perfect. Hopefully in the next week or so I can get it started! :-)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Sunday Stash and MAQS Recap

I went to the Mid-Atlantic Quilt show last weekend, and believe it or not, I bought some fabric! lol


In addition to these super sweet repros, I also got some Lizzy and Tula, and a stencil set thing so I can improve my FMQ a little bit. I also got my first skeins of "fancy" yarn! (Aka not from Joann's/Michaels/AC Moore) I think these will become some really sweet Christmas-y socks!


I didn't actually take any photos of the actual show quilts, because I was distracted by another purchase, which is getting it's own post next week!

In the meantime, I'll tease you with the promise of a new quilt in the next couple of weeks. I'm turning these 30's prints into a quilt for my BFF's new baby. Who will probably be walking by the time it's finished. But at least I am SO much more inspired with this than the quilt I was working on for her before!