318 Patchwork Quilt-A-Long – Funky Chickens & A Love Bus

Happy Monday everyone! I hope the start of a fresh new week has been treating you well.  My Monday has been a bit slower than usual due to a dental visit and a very sore jaw. Ouch.  I did manage to add a new block to my design wall today, the van.  The van was a hard block for me, but with a lot of patience I finished it off. Carter the cat helped in his own special way too. I keep {Read More}

318 Patchwork Patterns Quilt-a-long – My week 1

While my hubby is braving the freezing cold outside with our trick-or-treaters, I’m inside with the teenager handing out candy….And writing a blog post!  I almost forgot to share my finished blocks for this weeks 318 Patchwork Patterns Quilt-a-long!  I still have the tulip and heart to work, but I did finish these:   I decided to enlarge the patterns to 6″ as many others have, which I’m finding is easier to work with.  The ice cream block was machine stitched {Read More}

Writing Handbag Patterns

I have been pattern testing handbags for a few years now and love it. I have learned so many new techniques an for some reason, I really enjoy the editing and the process of how patterns are written.  So can somebody tell me why I am struggling so much with writing my own pattern!?!?!  I have a ton of ideas and samples in my studio, but getting through this first one is proving difficult. I have pattern pieces done and have {Read More}

Moonshine Sew-Together Bag – Finally!

Several months ago I purchased the Sew-Together bag by SewDemented.  I may have shared a few WIP of this bag on the blog, but I got to the bias binding on the sides and zipper and stopped.  As many of you know, bias and I don’t get along quite well.  So I put it aside for a bit. Days later, after seeing many more of these beautiful bags over the blogosphere, I decided to finally bite the bullet and get {Read More}

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