Little Sister's Dress, Tora Froseth, Cascade Yarns, Heritage Silk Paints, Superwash Wool, Mulberry Silk

Casting on

I’m in love with quick baby knits. Often the sewing projects I work on are so involved and time consuming, that whipping up a cute baby sweater for Angela seems … Continue Reading →

Don’t get it wet or feed it after midnight

I have a few quilting rules, most of them regulate what I can and cannot attempt to sew after 10 p.m. Paper piecing is at the top of the do … Continue Reading →

Let's Get Creative with Quilt Labels

Review: ‘Let’s Get Creative with Quilt Labels’ offers inspiration, tutorials

Let’s face it. We love our quilts and hope those we give them to or inherit them after we’re gone, will cherish the quilts and always remember the occasion for … Continue Reading →

Week 6

One baby, one quilt

One quilt, one picture every Thursday and one baby growing up too fast. I’ve been taking weekly pictures of Angela using the quilt my aunt made for her as the … Continue Reading →

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Nap time quilting

Nap time quilting.  It’s a popular pastime among quilting moms, there are even entire blogs dedicated to it. And now I’m one of the nap time quilters cramming as much into nap … Continue Reading →

Angela Sundress

Pretty girls and little dresses

I took June off as a kind of maternity leave from the blog, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been sewing. Angela is on a pretty predictable schedule, which means … Continue Reading →

block of the month, free quilt pattern

July Block of the Month

We are officially halfway through the year and we’re getting toward the end of our quilt. There are just four, 12-inch blocks to make each month through the end of … Continue Reading →


June block of the month

We’re starting the final border this month. That means there are just four blocks to make each month from now until the end of the year. This month we’re learning … Continue Reading →

cloth diapers, Babyville Boutique, PUL

Cloth diapers, cute booties and leaks

Angela finally managed to sleep long enough for me to get a dozen cloth diapers in a newborn size finished, which means we’ve been putting them to the test for … Continue Reading →

cloth diapers, babyville boutique, diaper cuts, PUL

Two for one, making the most of scraps

Normally when I buy PUL for making cloth diapers I purchase 22 inches of yardage. That is more than enough to make four cloth diapers from one width of fabric, … Continue Reading →