Mini Sewing Tool Organizers

Thursday, April 18, 2019


Happy Wednesday! Today I have some super cute little projects to share!


I've loved making and gifting sewing organizers made with the #10 Sewing Caddy Pattern by Sew Can She. I've made four and they're really satisfying to make. Caroline recently revamped the pattern and included a new mini size! Of course I had to make some, the size is so cute. It uses a #2.5 size can. The cans I bought had 28 oz of whole tomatoes in them!

See my other organizers made from this pattern: Halloween + Constellations organizers, Patchwork + Sheep organizers, Lore organizer.


I made two because why make one when you can make two? This one I gave to my friend Jacey. I wanted to use a precious fabric on both of the organizers, so for this one I used a print from Habitat by Jay McCaroll for the main fabric. I mixed in a solid and prints from Doe by Carolyn Friedlander and Nordika to finish it off.


These were fun colors to work with, pretty different for me!


And here is the organizer I made for myself! For the focal print I used this beautiful print from the first Liberty Lifestyle collection. I paired it with this awesome plaid from Daisy Chain by Annabel Wrigley, a star print from Stella by Lotta Jansdotter, and a print from Nordika for the lining.


This is my favorite way to pull fabrics for a project. Start with a really colorful focal print and pull blenders directly from it.


Find the pattern here: #10 Caddy Pattern by Sew Can She.

Happy Sewing!

Love Flying Geese Book

Thursday, April 4, 2019


Happy Thursday! Today I have a new book to share with you! It's called Love Flying Geese and it's a compilation of flying geese projects from Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine, published by C&T Publishing.


Photo © 2013 Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine

You'll find 27 projects in the book featuring flying geese blocks, including one of mine! Gaggle of Geese is a simple throw quilt featuring two sizes of flying geese. It's fat quarter friendly and comes together quickly! You may recognize this quilt from my Geese in Flight pattern, which has additional sizes of the same design.


Photo © 2013 Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine

It was first featured in Issue 3 of Love Patchwork & Quilting, on the cover. I still remember finding out it would be on the cover, such a fun memory!


I used the Urban Mod collection by Art Gallery Fabrics for this quilt, along with their Pure Solid in Snow.


Photo © 2013 Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine

As I'm sure you can guess that I quilted this one myself. Free-motion quilting is not my strong suit, but I can quilt a pretty decent doodle-loop!


You can find my project on page 33 in the book!


You'll find instructions for a little matching mini quilt too!


Also included in the book is my technique focus on flying geese. You'll find detailed instructions for both the traditional method of making flying geese and also the four-at-a-time method. Plus math formulas for making any size geese!


There are some really great projects featured in this book, a few I'd like to make too! Be sure to check out the rest of the book tour to see the other projects included:

Tuesday 3/26: C&T Publishing at ctpub.com/blog
Wednesday 3/27: Karen Lewis at karenlewistextiles.blogspot.com
Thursday 3/28: Nicole Calver at snipssnippets.ca
Friday 3/29: Amanda Castor at materialgirlquilts.com
Sunday 3/31: Jenn Nevitt at mommysew.com
Monday 4/1: Moira de Carvalho at quiltdesignduo.com
Tuesday 4/2: Peta Peace at shequiltsalot.com
Wednesday 4/3: Julie Rutter at blackisleyarns.co.uk
Thursday 4/4: Jeni Baker at incolororder.com (you are here!)
Friday 4/5: Minki Kim at minkikim.com

Find Love Flying Geese at your local book store, ctpub.com or amazon.com.

Happy Quilting!

March Monthly Report

Tuesday, April 2, 2019


Happy April! It's time for March's monthly report. See past reports here.


I am so excited that it's finally looking like Spring. We had a snow storm right at the beginning of the month, but it was 65 degrees this past Saturday. That's more like it! My Mom and I planted a bunch of bulbs last Fall and it's been fun watching them pop up.

This past month I finished up a long term quilt top and sent it off to be quilted and also finished a quilt I made for Michael! Hopefully I can get some photos of it this weekend and share it soon. I also made a few smaller projects, but nothing crazy! I really want to start a new vintage sheet quilt, especially after stacking up all the ones I've made over the years.


My scrap project this month was a quick cover for a new heating pad. We got another extra long one (they're the best, this one is from Target), and the covers they come with are pretty gross. I had a bunch of long scraps from cutting away the backing of my Nani Iro Brushed Cotton Vast Quilt that I didn't know what to do with. A little piecing and a few snaps later resulted in a much better (and softer) cover!


To keep myself accountable for my stash goals, I track my yardage for fabric and yarn each month. Read more about how I track here. Here is how I did in March:

March Fabric
Used up: 14.75 yards
Brought in: 3 yards
Net: -11.75 yards
Year to date: -11.25 yards

March Yarn
Used up: 0 yards
Brought in: 395 yards
Net: +395 yards
Year to date: +196 yards

Yay, I'm finally negative on fabric! I only bought three yards of fabric this month, the strawberries you see in the photo above. I couldn't resist! They're from Trixie by Heather Ross. The bulk of what I used up was fabric for Michael's quilt. I did bring in some yarn this month, a skein gifted to me by my friend Jacey!


Current view over my sewing machine!


I had some good luck thrifting this month, finding this Rifle Paper Co. recipe tin was pretty exciting! I love tins, but don't really have recipe cards so I'll probably use it in the sewing room for something else.


George bunny says Hi! He's always trying to push his face through the fence to get extra pets, which of course he gets! :)

Have a Great Month!

50 Little Gifts: Triangular Logcabin Pincushion

Thursday, March 21, 2019


Happy Thursday! Keeping things short and sweet today. I have a cute pincushion to share, which is featured in a new book!


Last year I contributed a project to a new book from Lucky Spool, 50 Little Gifts by Susanne Woods. It's filled with small projects that would be perfect for a swap or to give as a gift!


You can find my Triangular Log Cabin Pincushion in the book, it's actually the second project in the book, so it's easy to find!


I used this fun dropcloth fabric from Habitat by Jay McCaroll for my starting point, and pulled blenders in similar colors.


These are really fun to make, and the shape makes it a little different from most pincushions! They whip up fast too, which is one of my favorite things about making pincushions. Perfect afternoon project.

Check out my post for how I stuff and close my pincushions: All About Pincushions


Find the book here: 50 Little Gifts: Easy Patchwork Projects to Give or Keep

Happy Making!

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