A rat of a project

A rat of a project

This is the most complicated paper piecing project I have attempted so far! (I only needed the seam ripper three times. That seems/seams like a victory, ha ha.) It is part of a larger project for a swap, and I am loving how it is going so far. Hopefully my partner agrees! (Pattern by Cranky … Continue reading

Zig Zag Quilt Binding

Zig Zag Quilt Binding

Someone I follow on Instagram recently posted a quilt she finished off by zig zag stitching the binding on. It looked really neat, so I decided to try it on this mug rug that has been awaiting its binding for months. (Oh, the shame!) The back: The front: The whole mug rug: I love how … Continue reading

Fun with Gouache

Fun with Gouache

The Kiddo joined in my recent adventures with gouache painting, and together we watched Deanna Maree Studio’s “Get Started with Gouache” videos (it is a free class she offers). The class is wonderful! It is a full intro to materials, techniques, and the basics of color mixing. I definitely recommend it. In the class, your … Continue reading

The 100 Day Project

The 100 Day Project

Are you participating in the 100 Day Project? It’s where you commit to doing something (of your choice) for 100 days in a row. (Find out more here.) I decided to do 100 teacup designs, using the same outer teacup shape that I drew but a different design each day. I picked this because I … Continue reading

The New Hexagon

The New Hexagon

One of my current English Paper Piecing projects is Katja Marek‘s The New Hexagon, which has 52 different blocks that, regardless of the interior shapes, all finish as a hexagon. Here’s my first round of blocks, using Heather Ross’s Briar Rose as the focal point.

Mini Quilts

Mini Quilts

I’m playing catch up sharing projects here on the blog, so these are a few of my favorite mini quilts I have made over the last year. This one I jokingly call a love story between skulls. “I want to live where you are” is the text. The Mary Poppins series of books is one … Continue reading

Hexies

Hexies

I started my current addiction to English Paper Piecing with hexies. I think of them as the gateway drug in the EPP world. (ha ha) I have done hexies (and hexie swaps) for almost every holiday, color, pattern, and several themes (cats, anyone?). The Kiddo was intrigued by this hexie phenomenon and asked if he … Continue reading

English Paper Piecing

English Paper Piecing

I’ve gotten hooked on English Paper Piecing this past year and a half. I love the return to hand sewing, working with tiny pieces, creating layouts, playing with shape and color, and getting to spotlight favorite elements with fussy cutting. Here are a few things I have been working on. I love the paper pieces … Continue reading

Mail Bag Pouch

Mail Bag Pouch

Last Autumn I participated in a mail themed swap. Each person made five of the same thing, all related to the theme of playing postman or mail time. For my contribution, I made a Mail Pouch, the perfect place for the letters and parcels to be delivered to. The pouch is based off of an … Continue reading