Friday, July 25, 2014



I’m usually not drawn to girly fabrics…but I JUMPED at the chance to sew with these when I saw them at Quilt Market.

  The line is Flirt by Dear Stella and the colors are perfect.


I love that these fabrics work equally well for a baby or a teenager.  So you can make a baby quilt that they won’t outgrow it in a year!


With that stack up there I made a baby quilt using my Playful pattern.  The different pinks work so well together.

Playful in Flirt, Cluck Cluck Sew


I quilted it with diagonal straight lines, and machine bound it using this method.  After a quick wash and dry it’s ready to deliver to a new baby girl!


Flirt is in stores now.  These photos don’t do this fabric justice!

You can find Flirt at these shops:  Pink Chalk Fabrics and Fat Quarter Shop

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Fabric and Quilts

Cotton and Steel

I’ve seen these fabric posts popping up on blogs and instagram this week…it’s the obligatory Cotton + Steel post!  :) 

I couldn’t help but buy a big stack myself…mostly the basics but with a few prints sprinkled in.  My favorite is this States print:

State Print Cotton and Steel

I need an RV so I can make a cute States quilt to go in my RV.  I’m sure my husband will agree.  ;)  You can buy Cotton + Steel fabrics from these shops:  Pink Chalk Fabrics, Westwood Acres, and Fat Quarter Shop

I’m speaking at the Kitsap Quilters meeting tonight.  I’m bringing 40 quilts in hopes that they will forget everything I say and enjoy looking at quilts.  It better work cause I get a serious case of the mumbles when I speak in front of people.

Quilts, Cluck Cluck Sew

My sweet friend Elizabeth is giving away this cute Scout quilt on her blog. She made it for her baby girl/boy…and since the baby was a boy…she’s giving away the girl version. 

Snapdragon Studios, Scout Quilt

Her sweet little newborn almost makes me want another baby…almost

Friday, July 11, 2014

Sea glass Pinwheels


This quilt top was finished and sent off to it’s new owner last week…when I should have been packing up to move and sewing instead.


I love these soothing “sea glass” colors.  I backed this one in an aqua cuddle fabric with batting inside…it is so heavy and warm.  There is some info on quilting with a minky back in this post, and there is some more info and sizing on how to make the top in this post. 


We moved last week to a new home in the same town.  Moving with little kids in 90 degree weather is so much fun…said no one ever.

My sewing room looks like this:


Of course it was the first room I wanted to unpack…but the kids seemed to think they need clothes and beds and toys unpacked first…whiners.  ;)  So at this rate I’ll have it unpacked in about a year and I’ll show you a better picture.  For now though I’m going to ignore this big mess and take the kids to the beach…happy summer!