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Friday, June 2, 2023

Happy Friday! It's time for another Friday Favorites post! Catch up on previous posts here: Friday Favorites Archives

- I finished a quilt top, made backings for two quilts and got them both out for longarming this week! I dug into my stash of Erin McMorris* fabrics for both. Still love her fabrics so much.

- A beautiful take on a memory quilt by Season Evans.

- These EPP projects by Madeline Bonner make me want to finally cut into some of my Hello Kitty Liberty prints!

- Love the unique skirt on the Azure Dress Pattern by Closet Core Patterns. It's a part of their Crew Pattern membership.

- I really want to find a spot in our home where I can install some wood shelving like this.

- I made a tiny planter box! It sits in front of our basement window on our driveway, so I can see flower everytime I go down the basement (which is often since our laundry is down there). It's similar construction to the big planter boxes we made a few years ago with this tutorial.

- We watched the series finale of Marvelous Mrs. Maisel over the weekend, and I was so happy with how they wrapped everything up in the last season. Always nice when that happens!

- I think I've settled on a new favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, this one from Joy the Baker. I've made it a few times before, but this time it really hit the spot. I chilled the dough for 24 hours before baking and made them quite a bit smaller.

- Ordered myself a new self-inking address stamp* this week, these things are so handy! Would make a great house-warming gift for someone who just moved!

- I caught Dusty taking a nap in a box full of her favorite brown paper. She is obsessed with the kraft paper you get in packages these days. Here she is mid-yawn. :)

Have a Great Weekend!

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Bear Paw Mini Quilt

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Happy Wednesday! Today I have a recent mini quilt finish to share!

For the last several Mother's Days I've made my Mom a new mini quilt for her craft room. This year was no exception, and I decided to use this cheater print from Honey by Alexia Abegg* as a starting point for the mini quilt. I pulled a few blenders to match from my stash and a long hoarded low-volume print for the background.

I decided on making a bear paw mini quilt using my Bear Paw Pillows Pattern. The only difference is I ended up leaving off the final borders. I didn't want the mini quilt to end up too big!

The nice thing about using the cheater print is that there were so many colors I could pull in to match! I dug deep in my stash for this dusty pink binding fabric.

I think the final mini quilt turned out pretty cute! I don't make a lot of mini quilts these days, so this was fun. Makes me want to make more. It's nice to be able to play with a design and a color palette without committing to a huge quilt!

For the quilting I did straight lines shadowing some of the piecing. Nothing fancy!

Another deep stash dive for this backing print! It's not an exact match for the front of the mini, but I think it still works with the binding. It's an old print by Erin McMorris.

Pick up a copy of the pattern here: Bear Paw Pillow Pattern

Happy Sewing!

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Weekend Pattern Sale

Friday, May 26, 2023

Happy Friday! In lieu of a Friday Favorites post this week, I am having a weekend pattern sale in my online shop!

All patterns are 20% off (plus a few 50% off) now through 5/29/23!* No code needed, prices are already marked down for your convenience! You can also save 20% off signed copies of my book.

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*Pattern bundles are not included in this sale. Sale applies only to

Have a Great Weekend!

Patchwork Workshop Tote

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Happy Wednesday! Today I have a recent tote bag finish to share with you!

As I mentioned in my last What I'm Currently Working On post, I cut a ton of squares to make a couple of plus quilts. I still ended up with extra squares after setting aside enough to make a throw quilt and a baby quilt. I happened to realize that the square size is the same as what you need for the patchwork version of my Workshop Tote Pattern! And lucky me, I had enough squares leftover to make one!

Since I already had all the squares cut, the patchwork panels came together really fast! I got them all stitched together, interfaced and cut linings/handles in one day. It was the weekend and there was nice weather to enjoy, otherwise I could have just pushed through and finished the bag.

On the other hand, when I make bags I do like to do all the prep work one day and then start sewing fresh the second day. This bag is not complicated (and I've made a bunch of them of course!), so it's not super necessary to break up the prep and sewing.

I was so happy to use up most of the leftover squares, and now I'll have a tote bag to match the two quilts I'm making, which is pretty fun! I love how sherbet-y these colors are. I tried to use up most of the focal prints that were left, and used plenty of the repeat blenders on the sides of the tote and the bottom.

For the lining I pulled out this older Carrie Bloomston* print that I've had in my stash for a really long time. I don't stash a lot of cuts that are more than 1/2 yard, so I was glad to find something that matched relatively well. To keep this tote nice and easy I used 1" cotton webbing for the handles instead of making them. I have some stocked in my online shop: 1" Cotton Webbing

Pick up a copy of the pattern here: The Workshop Tote Pattern

I also have a Sew Along for this pattern, which you can find here: The Workshop Tote Sew Along

Happy Sewing!

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