no time to sew this week

Tax season is usually busy, this one is busier. This afternoon was the first time I sewed this week. I’m very happy I got a block done, it really is an uplifting feeling to get something creative completed. My plans for this quilt have changed since watching the MQG webinar earlier this week. The new plans will […]

webinar thought

Just one, really. Instead of the first rule/suggestion/whatever being Modern Quilts are made to be used (in bold) try something like Modern Quilts should be constructed as if they will be used. Two of the questions at the end of the webinar were asking for clarification on this rule. It rubs people the wrong way. Why not prevent that […]

SEWjo Saturday 2 / Starting a new top before finishing the last

I should finish this quilt top, right? Well, I kinda like the idea of working on blocks during this busy time. It lets me accomplish something even when I have a short amount of time to sew. I’m trying to recreate some blocks I made for our quilt guild. I really liked the look and […]

Harbor Freight / Home Depot buys

Harbor Freight is a dangerous place. For those not-in-the-know Harbor Freight is a low-cost tool and equipment store. There’s no way you can walk out of Harbor Freight without a few dirt-cheap tools or knick-knacks. My quilting tool box is full of gear from Harbor Freight. Last week I asked on Instagram for quilting/cutting glove suggestions and […]

last three blocks

Here ya go, the last three blocks. And here’s an initial layout for the front. Tomorrow, when my brain is less mushy than it is today, I think about placement and orientation of the blocks. Oh, and the back: I have no clue. The back will be simple is all I know. This is my […]

long week ahead

I wanted to get some serious sewing time in today because next week will be very busy. Some of these blocks are from earlier in the week but four are from today. The ones with the angled strips are inspired by a paper-piecing tutorial by Elizabeth Hartman that I (randomly) watched yesterday.