Sunday, November 18, 2012

Fat Quarter Shop Mystery BOM #6 - 1st Half Recap

It arrived on Thursday.  The Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery BOM, block number 6.  I've said it before, and I'll say it again.  There is something about these blocks that makes me HAVE to cut it out and sew it up within a few days.  I actually finished the block yesterday but didn't have time to take my bad photo and post it.

This block is called "Town Square" and is designed by Kate Spain.  It's the third block where you have to cut one of the fabrics two different ways to make the block come out correctly.  I'm seeing blocks quite differently now that I know about this.

Because this is block 6 of 12, I thought I would put them together so far to get an idea of what the variety of blocks looks like.  

I think my favorite so far is block three.  Which one is your favorite?

Monday, November 12, 2012

New Place to Find my Patterns!

I have some great news to share!  My patterns are now available for download at!

Jane Dandy - a quilt made from repurposed sheets

And Jim Dandy - my favorite re-purposed project ever...a quilt made from pre-loved denim jeans.

I'm thrilled that there are so many places you can find my first two patterns.  I'm looking forward to seeing what you make with them!

Friday, November 9, 2012

New! Cloth Napkins made from Vintage Christmas Tablecloths

The last set of Christmas cloth napkins I had in my Etsy shop sold last week.  I happened to have two other vintage tablecloths that had seen better days, so I made some more napkins!  Both sets are available in my Etsy Shop.

The poinsettia ones are large, 15" square, and there are four of them.

The candle, garland ones are 12" and there are SIX of those!

Making these is like therapy for me.  I get to make something new out of something that might otherwise never see the light of day again.  It was a great way to start thinking about the holidays!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Finished Apple Cobbler Baby Quilt

Just thought I would share pics of the quilted and bound Apple Cobbler baby quilt.  It was sent off to PA on Monday to meet baby Hensley.

I did simple straight line machine quilting on my machine, and I'm really pleased with the finished look.  Again, I used organic fabric, which was a bit stiff, but washed up to make a nice wrinkled look.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Indygo Junction Girly Gored Skirt #2

Just wanted to quickly share the my second version of Indygo Junction's Girly Gored Skirt.

I made this one entirely from Jennifer Paganelli Queen Street fabrics.  (Which by the way...are TO DIE FOR).

This one came together even faster.  Now I have two friends whose girls are in school together who get to twirl the day away.  Can't say enough good stuff about this pattern.