Category Archives: Quilting

Stash Report

So I added a little to my stash this week…really, only a little.

You might remember last week I told you that I ordered from Quilted Twins and was a little disappointed with the fabric cut.


Notice the bottom where the letters were cut off.  I really could not use that section of fabric as the letters were now useless.  Well apparently someone notified them on my behalf and they saw my blog post about it.  Seriously, I was okay with it…just happened to point it out in my blog post.  I really didn’t need tons more of alphabet letters as  I actually had quite a bit of the fabric from this line already.  Anyway….

Look what the gals at Quilted Twins sent… Continue reading

Stash Report

When I went to Rochester to see Lori and Connie last weekend, I planned to stop at Pine Needles Quilt Shop.  I was looking for some binding clips or sewing clips.  As I’ve been sewing the mystery, I’ve needed more.  I had a small set a blog reader gifted me but they are all being used holding UFO blocks.  I had another set with larger clips but I only have 15 or so of them and that’s not enough for the mystery blocks…So, I wanted some more.

Well I ended up late to meet Connie, we excited to see and completely forgot about wanting the binding clips.

I did end up buying some fabric.  I didn’t intend to and then I saw the clearance rack and batik was on there that could work for binding the mystery quilt..so I bought it.  And you know how it goes, you buy one thing and the flood gate open.  Luckily is was just a quick open and shut and I only ended up with these two fabrics.

Connie had been shopping in the store before I got there so she was showing me cute, cute stuff.  I was busy admiring some of the projects and I particularly liked a bag made with pineapple blocks.

We chatted.  I found the ruler to make the pineapple blocks, had it my hand to buy it and then put it back.  I told myself I never end up using the rulers…besides the store was closing and I was more interested in chatting with Connie than shopping.

Well I got home and realized I forgot all about the binder clips.  It completely slipped my mind.  I really wanted some so I ended up on Amazon and placed an order.  Notice I got more than only binder clips…. Continue reading

A Baby Quilt Top

When Kayla was home over the weekend, she said she wanted to have a crafty day with me.  She’s due with her baby on the 17th and can feel her time clock measuring free time clicking away.  She thought we could squeeze in one last hurrah before baby Pins makes his way into the world.

I pulled out the Featherweight and set up shop at the table.

I really didn’t have a project seriously in the works but I had been playing with a box of leftovers that a blog reader had sent.


These yellow half square triangles and the four patches were in the box too.  I had one design I was playing with but Kelli came up with this…


I liked it.  I thought I would make four of these giant blocks, put them together and I’d have a baby quilt.

Then I counted the half square triangle blocks and there wasn’t enough.  Bummer.  Any yellow I had didn’t match so back to the drawing board. I put the project away and pulled it out this day.  Kelli was gone and Kayla was here.  I hoped she might have an idea.

We putzed and played moving piece around.  We ended up realizing that the half square triangle blocks were smaller than the four patches so I needed to trim the four patches.

Notice that I put the 2″ mark in the center of the block.  I made sure the ruler lines matched the seam lines.  Then I cut the side and top off.


I rotated the block.  I lined it up again and cut again.  It didn’t take long at all all and I had this…. Continue reading

Stash Report

As the year closed I put in one more order for fabric.  I told myself I wasn’t back on my fabric diet until the new year hit…and even that has a little exception.  I have two gift certificates to use!!

My order was to Quilted Twins.

My kids who got the pillowcases with the puppy print fabric liked the fabric so I checked to see if they had more and they did…that’s what prompted my order.  This is what I got….

This is for pillowcases.  I wanted to have some on hand if I need a quick something.  Do you all do that to?  Buy something so you have it “just in case”.  Living rural like we do, I can imagine forgetting a birthday party for one of the childcare kids and there be nothing to gift.  I could easily whip up a pillowcase.  It makes me not worry if I have something on hand.


I also bought this fabric…. Continue reading