We started featuring individual patterns from our book “Sew Sweet” last month. Today we’re showing “Side Effects” – a quick quilt to make in both the baby and lap sizes. It’s made from fat quarters and a background – easy to shop for, either at a store or from your stash!
And look at the quilting in this close-up:
We used Patty Sloniger’s “Les Amis” collection with a gray background for our baby version:
You can tell in this close-up that the pattern works well with directional prints:
I’d say this is the most “modern” pattern in “Sew Sweet”, and you can see where you can really feature your quilting in all the negative space in the quilt.…
We had such a good time on our “Swimming in Circles” cruise with Kelly Ann’s Quilting and Quilt Retreat at Sea, that before we were back to our home port we started planning our 2014 cruise, “Stars at Sea“! We’re sailing out of New Orleans, on Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas, for seven fun and quilt-filled days next April. So now you’re wondering, what will we be making? How about this beauty, designed just for the cruise?
Here’s a close-up of a few of the batiks and the quilting:
We’ll have enough of the pieces pre-cut so you can finish the quilt top during our sewing days at sea.…
I’m a big fan of Sew Daily and recently discovered their free instructions for Stitch-and-Stash Labels. This quick project combines two of my favorite things: hand embroidery and canning jars.
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to make them when my friend, Trish, came to visit. We got right to work (and by “right to work”, I mean we got right in the car and headed to the quilt shop). After we picked up some prints with cute motifs and lots of white background we actually got to work. Once we finished our first jar we couldn’t stop. Here are our creations:
This little jar is perfect for thimbles:
We gave some of the jars cute lids!…
Do you remember the contest American Patchwork & Quilting started to mark the halfway point in reaching their goal of 1 MILLION pillowcases for charity? They posted 20 different pillowcase patterns on Pinterest, and the one that had the most re-pins is the “winner”. Unlike many of the cases which had pieced bands, the “winner” is a simple pillowcase with adorable applique:
We agreed to promote this cause (because we love it!!), and make our own version of the winner. Here it is in the Raspberry colorway of our “Delightful” line from Michael Miller Fabrics:
The black Garden Path fabric lets the bright train cars shine.…
Our second book, “Sew Sweet”, was released in May at Spring Market. You’ll find 8 new patterns, each one with Baby and Lap size instructions. We made multiple versions of each quilt, and not all of them ended up in the final draft of the book. So, to give you a more in-depth look at the patterns, we decided to feature each of the designs.
Today’s focus is “Jack in the Box”! This is a fun quilt, where the Baby and Lap sizes complement each other, yet look different. The Baby size is centered on one “box”. Here’s a pink and gray version from Michael Miller’s “It’s a Girl Thing” collection.…← Older posts