Scrappy Quilts!

I recently joined a Flickr group called “nothin’ but scraps“. The idea is to create quilts using only your scraps! Some of the quilts are just stunning like this Spiderweb quilt and this Coins quilt. I love love love them!!!  Here is my work in progress….p2260070
I am currently in LOVE with half square triangles…and Pinwheels! SO cute!! So I just gathered bits of fabric from things we have made and started sewing…I am using 5″ squares to make the half square triangles. Aren’t  they just so cute?!

I am going to sash them all in white!
I may or may not use them all…but, it sure will be cute when it is finished!
Have a lovely day,


Fun Flower Pincushion

pic via Better Homes & Gardens

Jenny showed these to me last night and I just love them! Wouldn’t you love a whole garden of these little lovelies by Anna Maria Horner all over your sewing room!? Quick and easy tutorial can be found HERE! Another fun, fast project!


Also, I wanted to add that this pattern is in the AWESOME ‘Bookazine’ as I’ve heard it referred to.  Which by the way is the most amazing thing ever!  It has WAY too many to count, patterns and  projects.  IT. Will.  Knock. Your socks. OFF!  (guaranteed!)

Anyway, the magazine I am talking about is the new Bags, Pillows and Pincushions issue from American Patchwork & Quilting……Really.  IT is that good!  Oh and we have them at the shop!!  Come on in, Girls.  and get your copy.  Fast before they are gone!!

Okay, thats my little tid bit.  Thanks for letting me but (t) in your post Misty…..

Love,  Sarah


When I saw this fabric…Nest by Tula Pinkp1220023I fell in love! It is so bright and happy! I love the color! So I bought a few…(three) layer cakes! and started to dream. p1220024The possibilities were endless really…I finally settled on an easy one…Cut one layer cake into hourglass blocks. and the second layer cake into four patch, the third may become the border…we shall see!

The Hourglass blocks are made by cutting each 10″ square across diagonally from corner to corner p2090064p2090065Then you mix up your fabric…(this, for me, is very time consuming:) Then you sew two sides together, p2090068press toward the dark fabric, and then join the two triangles and you’ll have a nice hourglass square…p2090069Now onto the four patch…p2090070Cut each of your squares in half horizontally and vertically…you will then have four 5″ squares. Mix them up and sew them back together! always pressing toward the dark and lining up your seams.

Next I mixed up all my squares and laid them out on the floor…Alternating hourglass and four patch until I was pretty sure I liked it….p2260074It’s really a fabulous (Easy) pattern…I’m still in love! I added a 3″ strip of white for the inner border….p2260075Now I am debating what to do for the outer border…piano key? a scalloped edge? turquoise? lime green? yellow? red? This may take a while!!!

Winner, winner Chicken dinner…..

Ok, so most of you know I am taking this “fat quarter” weight loss challenge seriously, right!?  So, I may be a little obsessed with food right now!  Hence the chicken dinner.  🙂

With out anymore delay….the winner of our seriously awesome, totally amazing GIVEAWAY…….is  Sherri

Sherri, please email me, with your address so I can get this great stuff to you asap!  Thank you all for playing along.  Keep checking in with us, as we will have more giveaways and more fun stuff for you all!  Have a great day!

*don’t be depressed.  If you didn’t win, check out today’s Daily Deal.  It’s a great ONE!!!  Guaranteed to get you our of your depression.  (side effects could possibly be:  joy, excitement, sewing fever.  Countless creative ideas may flood your brain.  Take caution.)

Fat Quarter Friday!!

Thoughts for the week …

Keep Going!!

You know the little engine that could was a pretty smart little guy.

Here’s my reasoning…
(At least, it’s what I keep telling myself while running circles around the block)

1. If you will keep going during the exercise when you think you can’t and you keep going till you can’t go another step or push another weight you will burn more and become stronger (this is the goal right 🙂 ) .

2. Keep going everyday!  It’s a whole heck of a lot easier to exercise when you did the same thing yesterday and the day before.  Rest is essential it is the time where your muscles rebuild themselves, just don’t wait to long… it makes starting again that much harder.

There is no falling off the wagon!

Now that I’ve told you why we keep going I’m not going to let you use that as an excuse.  It’s important to remember that even if you do something unproductive to the weight loss process there is no falling off the wagon… your horses are probably getting restless though waiting to get going again 🙂  Taking a break for a while won’t kill you.  You’ll probably still wake up the next morning and be better off for the exercise you’ve done.  But good enough or even really close is not our goal, so, back to thought number 1 and just keep going!  You’ve been doing great and the sooner you keep it going the easier it will continue to be!

Have a great week and keep moving!!