Sunday, March 30, 2014


Do you use pins? Up until recently I almost never used pins but I think I might finally understand the allure. I just finished sewing my largest quilt thus far and decided to try pinning the rows and wow, it really makes it so much easier! 

So, what about you? Do you pin when quilting? Sometimes, always, never? Do you have any tips? How about glue basting? 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Last week I had the rare opportunity for some child-free travel with my husband. He had a conference in Arizona so I tagged along and spent a few days just relaxing, reading, and hiking. I even got to meet a few of my blogging friends in person - Alyssa, Danny, and Cristy

And just so this post isn't completely devoid of any sewing, here are some pics of a scrappy panel I made last week. I really reached far into my scrap drawer for this and used many fabrics I haven't seen in quite a long time.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Frolic Floor Pillow

So, what do you get when you mix the photo above with the photo below?

A new reading pillow!

Though I also like to read so maybe this should be a new reading pillow for my room!?!?

Ha - that's doubtful!

The pillow is made from an adorable new fabric collection coming this month from Birch Organic Fabric. You can find my tutorial for the pillow on the Birch blog by clicking here.

I had a long narrow piece of their organic cotton fleece left over from when I made this late last year so I cut it in half and used it to back the pillow. The fleece is so soft and provided great structure for the backing. 

To see how I made the pillow - front and back - just click over to the Birch blog.