Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Garment Sewing.

I stink at sewing garments.

But I've decided that I want to tackle this.  I really want to sew something I'd actually wear in public that is not a halloween costume (and if you've been a reader for a while, you know that sewing those has been a challenge!  Click here or here.

But I need some serious help.  Can you recommend something to try?  Maybe a blouse or a dress?
I like working with knits, but I'm cool with non-stretch too.   Please please leave me a link to a pattern you have tried that worked for you, or a blog post about a pattern, or any sort of suggestion you can offer.

I realize that most of you have never seen me in person.  Here's a post that actually includes a picture of me.  This might help in making suggestions for what I should sew to wear.

And I promise to chronicle it here so you all can enjoy my follies.

And I promise to wear whatever I make.  In public.  With pictures. {yikes}

My new sewing friend

We've added a second dog to our home.

Like our first one, he's a rescue dog.  He's yorkie-ish, and I was drawn to him because of his sweet personality with my kids and other dog.

But when we got him home, he appears to have a Great Love of Quilts.  He picked this one out immediately. One of the girls left him a unicorn on a stick to play with in case he got bored....

He also loves to chew on empty spools of thread.
Perfect dog for me, right?

Congrats to.....

Allison and Sallie on winning the fat quarters of DSQuilts dots.  Can't wait to see what you ladies come up with to use them!

And thanks to everyone who has participated in my giveaway.  And to everyone who is kind enough to follow my crazy antics!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I had intended to hand out some door prizes when I reached 300 followers... 
and then things got busy, and today we're at 317! 
I never dreamed anyone but my mom would read what I had to say on here, and I value you all very much!
{Hi Mom.}
So... leave a comment.  Tell me what you're working on, what you're doing this week, whatever you want to.  I have 2 fat quarters of this print from the DSQuilts collection to share with you.  

If you are a no-reply blogger, please leave an e-mail address so I can contact you.  I'll leave it open until Friday night.

Thanks for following!  

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


 I hate trimming blocks.  It's my least favorite quilting activity.

But I do find the pile of tiny shards of blocks rather captivating!

And I love the progress I'm making on my polka dot quilt.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Posting at Moda Bake Shop

Hi friends! 

Last week I posted a tidbit of stuff to come, 
and I'm glad to tell you that my pattern is posting today at Moda Bake Shop!

Click on over and check it out!  And while you are there, will you please (PLEASE!) leave a comment?  Thanks ever so much.

If you wanted to make the same quilt larger, you could make it from 30 squares.
To do this, you'd need 2 3/4 yards sashing and 1/2 yard of binding.
Finished size would be approximately 65" x 73".
Make 5 columns of 6 blocks each.

And I wanted to show you what I made with the leftover layer cake squares as well.  You know, I can't just leave unused squares alone.... I had to create something.

a cute mom-around-town bag....

with a green zebra lining!

Keep watching, there's a (FREE) pattern on the way!

Patterns for sale!

I have a few patterns for sale on etsy.... please take a look!
This pattern is very easy.  It goes together quickly and makes an excellent gift for a baby or child.
Click to go to the etsy listing.

I so enjoyed creating this paper-pieced pattern!  Finished size is 43" x 50", and it makes a great small quilt or wall hanging.  All templates are included in the pattern.  Click here to go to the etsy listing.

Until the end of the week, receive 10% off any pattern purchase with the code MODABAKE.