Getting a jump on graduation!

My stepdaughter is graduating from high school in June and her Dad and I have been thinking about how to commemorate such a special occasion. She is off to college next year and only wants things for her dorm. There is a quilt in her future and tonight I made her this pillow to commemorate…

All dressed up and nowhere to go!

It has been a lazy weekend. I did back to back trips to Chicago at the end of last week and was quite tired this weekend. I slept a lot, platter tennis with Maddie and Rob on Saturday and Sunday, and shopped a little bit to get ready for my trip to Australia. So, with…

Tooth Fairy Pillows

I am having fun today making items to restock my Etsy store and am focusing on mixing embroidery and sewing. I remember when Maddie was little and lost a tooth – and the drama that followed when the $5 that the tooth fairy left got lost in her covers and ended up under her bed.…

Kaffe Fassett Love

Last year on our annual trip to Maine, my friend Jen had brought this simple quilt pattern with her. I had brought a collection of Kaffe Fassett fat quarters that I had gotten from the Fat Quarter Shop. I had no idea what to do with them as some were amazingly beautiful and some struck…

New Pillow Design

I have been playing with batiks a lot lately and really love strip and string piecing. I created this pattern today to showcase coordinating batiks and really like how it came out. I love pink, but this color combination is outside my comfort zone for home decor. I think these pillows would look really great…

Bali Batik Decorative Pillows

I have made about 20 decorative pillows from this collection of Bali Pops Batiks from Hoffman Fabrics, but this may be my favorite. I combined 2.5″ strips from the collection with the light teal and white polka dot fabric I had at home.  The dots remind me of falling snow which I thought was a…

Modern Throw Pillow

Modern 16″ x 12″ throw pillows featuring “Bali Pops” fabric by Hoffman Bali Batiks. This is simple strip piecing with overlapping back that allows pillow form to be removed so the case can be washed. I use a jelly roll collection of fabric to make these easy and fun to stitch, and sometimes it forces…