WIP Wed: Block 19 & 20 of The 163 Japanese Patchwork Book

Early last year I started making blocks from a wonderful Japanese Book titled (roughly):   163 favorite Pattern of Patchwork .  ISBN 9784391140.  It caught my eye because I have a serious love for Japanese sewing and quilting books, but mainly because each block was deconstructed for you so you could see how to best assemble them.  By December 2014, I completed 18  8″ blocks. Not too bad! I plan on continuing this project in 2015, so today I got my book out once {Read More}

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My First Snowshoeing Adventure!

Last weekend I had the opportunity to go snowshoeing with my kids and their Scout Pack/Troops.  Being a native Floridian, this sport was unknown to me up until a few years ago.  So with a large group of experienced outdoorsmen and women (and the hubby) I was excited to finally give this a try. The trail we took was located in Highland Forest in Fabius, NY.  During the summertime, our scouts camp there and it’s popular for hiking, hunting, biking, horseback riding, {Read More}

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My EQ7 Block Challenge Entry & Bonus Sketches

A few months ago, EQ7 announced it had partnered with Moda for a EQ users block challenge.  The challenge:  Design a block using the new “Fresh Cut” fabric line by Basic Grey.   There was no sewing or presentation involved,  nor was there block size limitations, just plain designing in your EQ7.   I am still slowly learning EQ7 but I after reading the challenge I decided it would be a fun way to make a new block and sharpen my {Read More}

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WIP Wednesday: Quilt Tops & Funky Log Cabins

I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to look outside and see bright, clear skies.  Today is a beauty, but at only 20 degrees that means my pretty bags and quilt tops need to stay indoors. So instead of nice outdoor shots today, I brought some current WIP and a few finished ones upstairs this morning and took over my family room. Last week’s WIP was of this quilt. The Sugar Block Club 2014 quilt.  I finally found {Read More}

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Destash, Studio Samples & More!

I finally bit the bullet this weekend and went through my whole fabric stash.  Besides finding a few fabrics I forgot about (doh!) I was also able to pull fabrics I don’t plan on using or have too much of.  So Friday night I started an Instagram Destash account to list these goodies. Follow me on :  http://instagram.com/sunshinedestash  to see what I’m destashing right now. I’ll be adding more here and there, so it won’t clog your feed.  All you {Read More}

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