SCRAPBOOK OF QUILTS:PILLOW ALONG WEEK #1

Welcome to the first official week of our SCRAPBOOK OF FRIENDS PILLOW ALONG. Be sure to check out what my friend in crime, Carrie [HERE on Instagram] has to add to the festivities too. SPECIAL GUESTS We have a fun line up of special guests who will join Carrie and I each week and we are really very excited to sew together each week… wish we all lived in the same town and we could all sew together in person but I guess this will have to do! Kimberly Jolly will also be sewing with us each and every week so a big high five to Kimberly [Click HERE or HERE]! In addition, we will have Susan Ache [Click HERE], Anna Dineen [Click HERE], Susan Vaughan [Click HERE], Greg Jones [Click HERE], Melissa Corry [Click HERE] and Chelsi Stratton [Click HERE]. Each week Carrie and I will post a…

Strawberries & Rhubarb Collection

If you follow us on social media, you will already likely know most all of this info but sometimes its nice just to have a place to post a lot of pretty pictures… Over the next couple of days, I will also be posting here about all of the patterns that go with this collection, sharing some photos and some stories. Hope you will join me. But for today… I would like to talk about the fabric itself. If you have been waiting for it patiently… or impatiently is fine too.. IT IS HERE. Of all of our collections through this crazy COVID time, this is the one that has caused us the most amount of consternation. It was delayed and then it was delayed some more and then the kits were delayed and then the precuts. We just couldn’t win… but you know…

SCRAPBOOK OF FRIENDS: PILLOW ALONG

If you have been following along, you might already know that my quilty friend Carrie [HERE on Instagram] and I have been writing a book with the lovely ladies over at ITS SEW EMMA. It is chalk full of great projects… quilts, table runners, pillows, pin cushions and even more! Can there be even more than that? There CAN… and there IS… I promise! Given the pandemic and everything else… let’s just say that it took the book a bit longer to get finished and a bit longer than we might have originally thought to get here. But SHE IS ON HER WAY NOW… so in the end that is all that matters. I was just commenting on INSTAGRAM the other day that writing a book is very very similar to the stages and feelings of having a baby… at least that…

Aloha Girl Tablecloth

For those of you who have been around for a while, you might remember our Hawaiian inspired collection after my first trip to Hawaii, Aloha Girl. It was filled with yummy corals and light greens and seaglass blues. It was so much fun to design and definitely a favorite collection for many! Recently I uncovered a secret stash of the panel that went with that collection!! A panel that I created based on the reproduction of a favorite tablecloth I had… it was a perfect match to the group and it was so much fun seeing that tablecloth shrunk down as fabric. I knew that if we played around with the panels a bit, we could turn it into a great summer table cloth and with just a few other fabrics, these mini vintage tablecloths could be the perfect weekend project to get us into the swing of summer…

Sewcialites Sew Along: We’re Back Again

Welcome back to the SEWCIALITES SEW ALONG everyone. If you remember we worked on our first block for this sew along back in the fall and we are back with our second one today! For those of you here for the first time, WELCOME! For those of you following along each week over at the Jolly Jabber… I am really enjoying seeing everyone’s blocks and fabric choices… so much creativity and the blocks are so very different with the different fabrics. I love that! Click HERE for the official Sewcialites Landing Page for all of the info in case you want to know more! THE COURAGE BLOCK Today I wanted to share with you my second block in the SEW ALONG… it is called COURAGE… and a perfect word to describe a beautiful and strong block I think. Courage is definitely a word that…

Embroidery Stitch Along: Week #13- Borders & Finishing

Welcome back to our weekly Embroidery block to accompany our Stitchery Sampler Sew Along. If you would like info on previous blocks, our supplies or general start and embroidery info, scroll back to the previous embroidery posts. The easiest way to do that is to search the word “embroidery” in our search box. CLICK HERE to download our free embroidery sheet that you can transfer to the fabric of your choice. SASHING, BORDERS & FINISHING This week, Sophie and I wrapped up our Embroidery Samplers, and I have to say we have had so much fun stitching together for the past twelve weeks.  We have enjoyed our weekly time of drinking tea while trying out stitches, and some wonderful mother-daughter memories were made.  Not to mention, Sophie learned she really enjoys hand embroidery! Sophie finished up her sampler last week, and opted not to include…

Stitchery Sampler: Sashing & Borders & Finishing

We are a few days late on this Week #13 finishing up post… family life got a bit in the way! But better late than never, right? Welcome back to our final week where we talk about sashing, borders and finishing up our projects. Can’t believe we are done with our 12 blocks and I have seen SO MANY of you keeping up on Facebook and especially in our group. Way to go ladies and a few gentlemen as well! If you need background information on the quilt and how it all starts off, please click HERE or HERE. WEEK #13, SASHING & BORDER INFO & VIDEO You will find all the info I could think to share on the VIDEO for this week and I hope you will check it out for hints on sashing, sizing, borders and more. Here are a couple bullet points on…

Springtime Wool Goodies: Bunny Mat

I couldn’t quite stop after making the lavender sachets – I had all sorts of springtime wool projects on my mind!  While setting out our Easter decorations and changing out our springtime quilts, I thought what fun it might be to make a small wool mat to pair with a candle and a bouquet of fresh flowers on my kitchen table.  I started doodling a running bunny with some strawberries and the Springtime Wool Bunny Mat was born. We thought you might enjoy making a bunny mat for your spring décor too! If you purchased our SPRINGTIME WOOL GOODIES, all of the shapes are in the kit. If not, you can draw your own, look for free shapes online and/or use ours as inspiration! Click HERE for some of the wool goodies we have. MATERIALS NEEDED 9” x 17” Hand dyed Weeks Wool in…