Category Archives: Sewing

What shade are you?

What shade are you?

What Shade Are You Logo 2016  I was really excited when RJR Fabrics asked me to be apart of of their What Shade Are You Blog Hop.  I have been wanting to create another Half Square Triangle quilt and thought it would be a perfect time to do so.


When it was my time to select my colors I was immediately overwhelmed about where to start… There were so many beautiful colors to choose from.  I decided to scroll threw some of my favorite color inspiration pins on pinterest.  I settled on a beautiful series of travel photos found on the awesome travel blog Kevin and Amanda.


The colors I chose for this quilt are:
Putting GreenIMG_2109
Tiffany Box
Aloe Verde
Glow in the dark

I really wanted my quilt to be mostly neutral, with pops of these colors, but as I got to working the quilt just took a life of its own. I decided not to fight it.  I think thats what I love most about these types of quilts… the Journey, letting the colors just flow and letting them decide ultimately where they should go.  No plan.  Just play.

For the quilting, I knew I wanted something simple to keep the quilt soft and cuddly.  I opted for an on-point straight line cross grid.


I can’t tell you how many out-takes of this photo there were….  Because of the Princess Mabel… She didn’t understand why I was on the floor and not giving her attention….


I bound the quilt in Bougainvillea which I am pretty sure is my new favorite color… Backed in Driftwood.  I hand stitched the binding using Spagetti from WonderFil 12wt.  It was first time using it; it’s pretty nice to work with and I love the results.  DSC_3789 copy

I plan on keeping this quilt on my couch, its cozy and a perfect size for cuddling under.  I think I may crank the air on today just so I can enjoy it!

Thank you to RJR Fabrics for the opportunity to be a part of this event!

Scraps Inc. Vol 2

Scraps Inc. Vol 2

When I first taught myself how to quilt, I would scour the internet looking for scrap bundles that I could buy in order to make my quilt as scrappy as possible… without going crazy buying yards and yards of fabric.  I think back to that simple time when my problem was not having enough of… Continue Reading

Retro TV Block Pattern

Introducing my new (Well new to my blog)  Retro TV Paper Pieced Block Pattern. This pattern will finish up at 12.5 x 12×5. It is a fantastic way to feature an awesome fussy cut fabric…. Seriously… this was the first time cutting my echino… come on… I know I am not the only one who… Continue Reading

Basketweave Linky party

I am so excited to see so many Basketweave Stars on Flickr, I thought it would be awesome for set up a linky party so you can show your work! The original tutorial is found here: feel free to post as many blocks as you want 🙂 Continue Reading

Fat Quarter Idol on Sew Mama Sew

Have you guys seen the contest on Sew Mama Sew’s Blog… Fat Quarter Idol!!! If you haven’t check it out… The theme is Sweet Child of Mine… for some reason coral gingham popped in my head… and then I decided to go for a vintage floral look… I can’t wait to see everyone’s interpretation… Continue Reading

Bee Blocks for January

3×6 Sampler Bee – Hive 7 – Quarter 4 For my 3×6 Block I decided to to go with a chevron style block.  I decided to use this tutorial Half Square Triangles to create my half square triangles and I definitely had a harder time piecing this together… I think I am going to stick… Continue Reading