Recently I’ve been participating in the #mysmallworldqal over on instagram. The original pattern is by Jen Kingwell (I worship at her quilty feet) and it’s found in the Spring 2015 issue of Quiltmania. I’ve just finished part 2 and expect to dive into part 3 today. The pattern is written in a fairly inefficient way, […]
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Tutorial: How to Paper Piece (the lazy way)
I’ve been meaning to write this paper-piecing tutorial for aaaaaages. I love to paper piece (or foundation piece, depending on your side of the pond). No, not little paper hexies sewn painstakingly by hand, but rather sewing fabric to paper to achieve a level of accuracy very difficult to achieve in traditional piecing. Most often I […]
Conversion Project: Castle Wall Pattern PDF Now Available!
Man, I’m really cranking out the patterns in 2014! My goal is to make 12 total conversion patterns, and this one is #6, technically. (I don’t count fire star, it’s just a variation of ice star.) So a few weeks ago on Sew, Mama, Sew Amy from Badskirt shared how to make some glorious Castle Wall […]
Conversion Project: Caesar’s Crown PDF Pattern Now Available!
I LOVE THIS PATTERN. That is all. I did my mockup with Catnap, obviously because one must. Mom made the tester for me, and she used a bit of Indian Summer and Les Amis. They turned out to go really well together! The original Caesar’s Crown pattern is technically curved around the star in the […]
Bethlehem Star/Dutch Rose PDF Pattern available!
Just a quick but fun-fulled update this morning. I’ve been doing some research, and I feel that I can safely release my Bethlehem Star/Dutch Rose paper pieced conversion pattern for you all to download. 😀 This is a traditional pattern that was first published in the 1930’s, recently made popular again under another name. Here’s […]
Grouchy Kitty Pattern Now Available!
I have been working so hard to get this pattern out to the public and the release is finally here…… *drumroll* Now presenting everyone’s favorite unhappy kitty! Here’s the version my tester Julie Bossert made. I LOVE. IT. Check out Julie’s blog here. I would rank this pattern at a healthy intermediate, due to […]
Leg Lamp Pillow for Dad is complete!
Well it took me a few days longer than anticipated due to some emergency gift-making (I can’t even remember what I did now… ugh, I’m getting old) but here’s my leg lamp pillow! Details: Background fabric – aqua and tan moda crossweave. I don’t know the exact name of the color but it’s light blue […]
Free Leg Lamp Paper Pieced Pattern Now Available!
One only need utter the words “leg lamp” for the entire country to know that of which you speak. I am referring, of course, to the cult classic 24-hour all of Christmas Day movie you must watch at least once a year that embodies the childhoods of so many of us: A Christmas Story. I […]