Sunday, October 18, 2009


Made this sushi bag of fun for my friend Ellie- first time using a magnetic snap and it went very well, I would say!



Thanks to my friend Patty- project finisher extraordinaire- I actually finished the quilt in time for Ghenette and Brian's wedding. Huzzah! I am pleased with how it turned out. I was a little disappointed that I couldn't find the right green for the backing, but the stone colour is nice too.

Here it is on one side:


and the other side...


Saturday, September 26, 2009

Quilt Top is Finished!

I am so excited that I am finally done the Plain Spoken quilt top for Ghenette's wedding present. I think I will practice machine quilting (on my NEW SEWING MACHINE!) on a quilt for myself before I attempt to do this one. Here it is, hanging on my wash line in the rain :o) So pretty. I hope she loves it. And Brian too... Click on the picture to check out more views on flickr.

Quilt Top

Sunday, July 05, 2009

A Little Bit of Sew...

So I have actually done a bit of sewing this weekend, refreshed from a few days off from The Children I nanny for.

Finished two bags- this is the first one, a shoulder bag for a friend:

Meagan's Bag

Haven't taken pics of the second one yet, I want to wait for better light.

Also, here is an update on the finished baby quilt blocks. Now I need to cut the sashing and sew the top together, I only have until October and I am the biggest procrastinator I know!


Friday, May 22, 2009


I can't believe I will soon have FOUR quilt tops waiting to be quilted! That's what happens when everyone decides to get married and have babies at once :o) Good thing I enjoy this. Here is the lovely newest fabric drying on the line...look familiar, Big G?


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Official Layouts...

Thank goodness for the genius layout plan on the quilt-along! Here is the final look for Char's quilt.



And I'm getting excited about the baby quilt, here's the scheme...


Monday, May 18, 2009

Baby Quilt Fabric

Loving the fat quarters for the next project drying in the breeze...they will turn into a Sparks baby quilt...of awesomeness!

Baby Fabric

I'm A Sewing Fiend!

It's been quite the quilt party (of me) around here this weekend. I'm trying to do as much as possible on neglected / in progress projects before I get a summer job. Today I finished up the quilt top for a spring patchwork that I started about two years ago! It's inspired by this lovely, much larger one at craftopia. Made from a combo of new fabric, old clothes and scraps...yum. Light isn't great, I'll have to get more photos outside in the sunshine.




AND- substantial progress is being made on Char's Hawaiian Dreams...




Plus I used a lovely thrifted sheet (anyone else remember Rainbow Brite?) to make a hobo lunchbag for my roommate.



Fiend I say, fiend!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Bag Mania!

I'm super excited about the bags I made over March Break! I think they look awesome...
First, I made two from this tutorial over at craftster.



And then, because I totally couldn't afford this lovely bag on etsy, I made one for myself :o)


Yay bags!

Next I'm onto the Quilt Along!!

Sunday, March 08, 2009


Super excited to finally be using the 'aloha' fabric I bought in Hawaii a few years ago! I'm going to work hard to keep up with the quilt-along over at Oh Fransson! Here's a little picture of the fabric I'm using- this will be an "I don't care if you ever get married" present for my friend Charlotte :o)