Thursday, May 26, 2022


Because I always have more projects started than I realize...
I didn't disappoint myself while at the beach.
I took a fun pattern along called "FLAIR'
 and thought I could work on this if I have time.
It uses 4 charm packs and background fabrics
cut into charm sizes of 5"

Of course I had enough charm packs,
actually CHRISTMAS charm packs.
The Christmas Card, Eat Drink and be Ugly,
The Cookie Exchange and Mistletoe.

I cut lots of scrappy low volume 5" squares.

What I didn't realize was...the pattern instructions
were to lay the skinny strips on top of the 5" square and 
raw edge stitch them down!

ahh, nope, that's sew 20 years ago.

Sew I cut the squares one way,
sewed in the strip
Cut it the other way
sewed in the strip.
Still a 5" square with a nice finish.
You have to sew the same amount of stitches
sew why not make it look clean and neat.

This will be a project sitting beside my sewing machine and
I can make a few squares, now and again.
The lesson learned...even if the pattern is a postcard size....
READ IT ALL before you purchase!

Tuesday, May 17, 2022


I had a fun time sewing at this beach in April.
My Instagram friend, Cory, who lives in Alabama,
 and I decided to do a sewcial distance project apart/together. 
We opened it to others as a sewalong...and a few
people began it and some finished it. 

I have had the 'free'  TYPE IT pattern by Zen Chic on my radar
for awhile and its a jelly roll quilt.
I didn't want anything that would take too much time...
cause THE BEACH!

I found a Jelly roll by Aneela Hoey in my stash.
"A Walk in The Woods"
I also had a white jelly roll
and some other fabrics that can become
the backing if I sew choose.

I sewed the strips together and selected random colors
for sections.  Sometimes sections are easier to manage.

I didn't have much room in the condo,
sew after sewing the strips together
I used the kitchen counter as my design wall.

One makes do with what one has to work with.

As I began sewing the strips together
The love seat became my design wall,

Once it was all sewn together
the lanai railing became the design wall.
with the ocean as a perfect backdrop.

It really was a fast sew and then because it was fabric
called "A Walk in the Woods"
I needed "A Walk in the Woods" for a photo shoot.

And now make like Lil Red Riding Hood and 
enjoy the walk in the woods aka
Vereen Memorial Gardens, Little River, SC

I am home now but this baby quilt has ended up at the bottom
of quilts to finish. There's a baby yet to be acknowledged,
who will love this one!

Before I go...let me show you the TWO quilts Cory made.

She had some great Bonnie & Camille!

I love her version of a Low Volume Christmas prints quilt!

And another finisher was Angi Jean who used a Jelly Roll
by Poppy and Posey by Dodi Lee Paulson