https://youtu.be/k5SddGTu9xA There are lots of ways to baste a quilt to prepare it for quilting. If I'm quilting free motion or with a walking foot, then I prefer to use curves quilter's safety pins. I usually end up crawling around on the floor. Here is what it looked like on my Gears quilt. What is… Continue reading Basting a Quilt
Today's project is an adventure in fabric cutting with my Cricut. I have the Explore Air 2 which advertises that it will cut "bonded" fabric. They have a newer, more expensive, model that has a rotary cutting tool that is supposed to cut more fabric types, also. Bonded fabric just means fabric that has a… Continue reading Cutting Fabric Appliques with Cricut: Method 1
I am not a fast cross-stitcher, so I think I chose just the right pace for my Lori Holt Vintage Christmas Cross Stitch. One square per month is totally doable.
My month 2 blocks for the Nebula Block of the Month are done.
Hello to all my fellow creative types. In the real world, we spent the week worry about and then celebrating the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. I don't know about ya'll, but all of the turmoil of the last year has really exhausted me, and so the second half of… Continue reading Project Progress and a Teaser
With Christmas out of the way, it is time to start a new year of crafting. It's also time to play with our new toys. The new toy in my craft studio is an Accuquilt Go Me and a handful of their smaller fabric dies. I wanted to give it a go with more than scraps, so… Continue reading Heart Mini Wall Hanging
I'm all recovered from my kidney stone episode from a week and a half ago, so I was back to the day job all week. That has meant a lot less time relaxing and stitching, and a lot more time wondering if I've signed myself up for too many projects all at once (Hint: the… Continue reading 2021 Project Progress
This cute hanging sign was pretty easy to make. This was one of my first attempts at layering multi-colored vinyl together. I have been exploring crafts with the Cricut Explore Air 2 that I got for Christmas. I found the heart shape sign itself at Target already painted with blackboard paint. There are three colors… Continue reading Love Lives Here
Have you ever accidentally joined a sew along? Late last fall I was doing a little stress-based online shopping (ahem, it was 2020) and finally decided to pick up a couple of quilt patterns that kept catching my eyes. The two quilt patterns are Vintage Christmas and Sew by Row both by Lori Holt of Bee… Continue reading Accidentally Stitching Along