I know - it's Monday. That means it's release day for Block 3 for the Moda Be My Neighbor Sew Along, and you know what? I'm ready, kind of; but I'm going to have to make it quick, because not only is it Block 3 Day for the Be My Neighbor project, there are also … Continue reading A Beautiful (yet insanely busy) Day in My Neighborhood, and Other Sew Along News
In general, I'm not a 'fallish' kind of gal - but today's kind of fall, I'll take! I'm sharing the view outside my studio window this morning (from outside my studio window). The sun is shining, upon my favorite little dappled willow tree, it's cool enough for a sweatshirt but a jacket is not yet … Continue reading Be My Neighbor Sew Along, Block 2
"Use a scant 1/4." I've read this in multiple patterns and though it's not necessarily a difficult concept to get my arms around, knowing why - or more importantly when - to use it has always escaped me for some reason, until yesterday. First, let me show you the current view from my desk at … Continue reading The Sometimes Perplexing Scant 1/4″ & What’s Thread Got to Do with it?
Lest I drift dreamily into the 80s movie, Breaking Away, about 4 young men (including a very, very young Dennis Quaid with very, very washboard-like abs; go ahead and watch the movie trailer that I linked above just for fun - you'll see them!) who spend their days mostly trying to avoid going to college. … Continue reading Ciao Bella!
First - a BOM update in the form of the above photo. Yes indeed, kits are being assembled and gorgeousness is about to happen, friends! We've still got a little over a month before the July 22nd first ever Serendipity Woods Block of the Month project kickoff and I'm pleased to announce that already - … Continue reading A BOM Update & Why You Need a Sewing Corner
Hi Quilty Friends! I know, I know...it's been a while, again! That said, what a wonderful November we had at Serendipity Woods Shop! While it's true that we've been bringing in lots of pretty new individual fabrics every day, we've also brought in some pretty full collections too, like... We're also extra excited for the continued … Continue reading Bundles, Stacks and a Finished Quilt
Good morning, Quilty Friends! Sans the two ponytails (which have never represented a good look for me, ever), the even-across-the-forehead bangs (which never exist for girls with cowlicks), and the fresh wrinkle-free face (but let's pretend mid-forties aren't accompanied by laugh lines and a deep crease between my eyes because I'm inclined to communicate with … Continue reading Forward Propulsion with Helpers
Today, I had every intention of sharing with you a tutorial of this great little mini quilt I just finished. I even spent a really loooong time putting it together, but to be truthful - it was so long (and still wasn't done yet), I decided against finishing it, in exchange for just giving you … Continue reading How to Fall in Love with Every Fabric in Your Precut Bundle
Whew! This busy-ness of spring catches me by surprise every year. Whether it's the lingering athletic activities (and the potluck provisions they involve), garden prep, or another graduating senior (we're on our 4th), I seem to forget the flurry of activity that goes on every year at this time. That aside, I have been able … Continue reading Farm Girl Fridays with Lori Holt!
Happy Monday! I've been posting quite a lot about 'quality fabric buying,' and up until now (without necessarily meaning to) - I think I've been a little cryptic. What I want to share today is what I mean by quality fabric. What I'm really talking about is Premium quilt fabric, but what does that mean … Continue reading Why (and how) I Made the Switch to Premium Quilt Fabrics