52 Charity Quilts in 52 Weeks - November

Friday, November 30, 2018

I'm adding TEN quilt tops to my charity quilt endeavor this month!

Debbie Mumm fabric for quick and easy charity quilts

Have you done any charity sewing lately?

Turning Tiles in McCall's Quilting Magazine!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

I'm so excited to be able to share my Turning Tiles quilt with you! This quilt has quite the story behind it!

Turning Tiles quilt using Island Batik Lavendula fabrics in McCall's Quilting Jan/Feb 2019 magazine

A Stitch in Time Book Tour

Monday, November 26, 2018

Do you have a sewing bucket list? Things you want to try but haven't gotten around to it yet? Well, today I am crossing something off my bucket list! English paper piecing!

English paper pieced mini quilt from the book "A Stitch in Time" by Sharon Burgess of Lilabelle Lane

Sharon Burgess of Lilabelle Lane Creations has just released a new book especially for English paper piecing, or EPP called A Stitch in Time. I've only dabbled in EPP, but have never actually completed a project before. When Sharon offered a chance to be part of her book release blog tour, I knew it was the perfect chance for me to try it out!

G-O-O-O-O-A-L!!! + TGIFF

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Remember when I made a baseball quilt for my son's really great t-ball coach earlier this year? Well, we just finished up the soccer season, and I couldn't resist making a soccer quilt for the coach!

Soccer quilt made with half hexagons

Tote bags for my boys

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

On very rare occasions, and only for very special circumstances, I make things other than quilts.

Tote bags for boys

Just a few weeks ago, my oldest two boys (ages 3 and 5) started attending AWANA at our new church. When signing up, there were several supplies we needed to purchase. There was a vest that they will put patches and pins on as they earn them and books with the lessons and Bible verses. The tote bag was listed as optional but highly recommended. The price tag on the tote bag was a bit steep, so of course I said I could make them one instead!

Quick and easy lined tote bags for boys

Have you seen those memes on Facebook that say something like, "Why buy it for $7 when you can make it yourself with $92 of craft supplies!"? Well, that's a bit representative of this story too! But handmade is always worth it!

Cabin Fever

Friday, November 16, 2018

We've had several flurries and snow days already this year, and that just makes me want to curl up by the fire in a log cabin in the woods in front of the tv with a log cabin quilt. (Let's be honest: a log cabin in the woods would have mice and spiders and terrible internet service.)

Island Batik modern pastel log cabin baby quilt

This month's Island Batik ambassador challenge was to create a quilt using the traditional log cabin block, but like usual, I wanted to challenge myself to make it a bit more modern.

2019 Aurifil Designer of the Month Team Announced!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

I have been like a balloon about to pop waiting to tell you this exciting news!! I am part of the 2019 Aurifil Designer of the Month Team!!

Little Man Quilt

Sunday, November 11, 2018

A few weeks ago, a soon-to-be first-time grandma asked if I could make a quilt for her grandson. After a few messages back and forth to iron out the details I got started on a quilt for her new little man!

Little man woodland themed teal, navy, and gray baby quilt

Glowing Lone Star Quilt

Monday, November 5, 2018

It's time to reveal another secret sewing quilt from earlier this year!

The Glowing Lone Star quilt is a pattern and kit available on Craftsy! I enjoyed writing the pattern and making the quilt top, but I REALLY loved adding the quilting!

UPDATE: Craftsy/Bluprint has since closed and no longer sells kits. You can purchase the pattern HERE.

Glowing Lone Star quilt by Slice of Pi Quilts for Craftsy

Vintage Sheets Quilt in Quilty Magazine

I vividly remember the sheets on my bed when I was growing up. They were soft, but had a sort of crispness to them and were cool to the touch when I laid my head on my pillow. One set had small light pink flowers with light green leaves. Another set had dainty yellow and peach flowers. Today, they are called "vintage," and I now know that crispness came from the cotton/polyester blend they were made from.

When I learned of people making quilts from vintage sheets, I knew I *HAD* to make my own!

Odd Fellows Chain quilt made from vintage sheets