Little Pink Peonies

Saturday, February 16, 2019

So, I've had this post written since November. But I haven't published it because when I mailed the quilt to my friend, USPS LOST it!! Fast forward three months. I've remade the quilt, mailed it, and my friend received the new one (phew!), so now I can share the saga with you here.

In early November, Hawthorne Supply Co. sent their weekly newsletter just to me. I mean, I'm sure it went to other people too, but really, it was meant just for me.

A friend of mine had a baby in October, and I just couldn't decide what kind of quilt to make her new little girl. However, when the Hawthorne newsletter featured a few of their own fall themed fabrics, I knew it was exactly what my friend would love!

This trendy floral whole cloth quilt with soft minky back is the perfect baby quilt for a girl!

LET'S DO THIS!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

The first challenge for the 2019 Island Batik ambassadors is to make a mini quilt. And it just so happens that the third challenge for Project Quilting is to make something bigger than 9" x 16". So it was the perfect time for a two-fer!


LET'S DO THIS modern mini quilt made with Island Batik fabrics


Island Batik Unboxing + An Announcement!

Saturday, February 9, 2019

I am so excited to share with you that I'm an Island Batik ambassador again this year!

This is my third year as an ambassador, and I already know this year's going to be the best one yet!

2019 Island Batik Ambassador

The first box of the year (we will get a second box of goodies in the summer) arrived a couple weeks ago, but this time there was a BIG surprise - an equally as large box from Accuquilt!

Island Batik boxAccuquilt box

When the box showed up on my porch, I seriously had no idea it was coming or what was in it! 

Learn How to EPP Book Blog Hop

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Fellow quilt blogger Carolina Moore from Always Expect Moore is celebrating her newest book launch with a blog hop! "Learn How to English Paper Piece" is available exclusively from Nancy's Notions. Nancy's Notions sent me a copy of the book, and I'm excited to share with you the project I made!

EPP hexie placemats

Turnabout Patchwork Blog Hop

Friday, February 1, 2019

Welcome to my stop on the Turnabout Patchwork Book Tour Blog Hop!

Flying Confetti quilt from Turnabout Patchwork book

Turnabout Patchwork is a new book written by the Australian author, Teresa Mairal Barreu of the blog Sewn Up.

Getaway Blog Hop with Island Batik

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Welcome to the Getaway Blog Hop with Island Batik! The Island Batik Ambassadors are showing you all the newest collections from Island Batik all month long!


Sunset quilt made with Island Batik fabrics and Aurifil thread


Worsley Wallet

Monday, January 21, 2019

Last month, my very good friend Laura (we have the same name!) had to have surgery. Since she lives 1,300 miles away, I felt a bit distant and unsure how to help her during recovery. The usual taking meals to her family and dropping by for a visit weren't options. I did ship her a care package with yummy treats and fun things to do, but I felt the pull for something more personal.

I decided that I would make something for her on her surgery day so that I could pray for her and keep her on my mind while sewing. It felt like the best way to feel close to her even when so far apart.


Worsley Wallet with Art Gallery Fabrics