Wednesday, August 28, 2013

last weekend

Last weekend I cut more 1930's scraps into 2 1/2" squares!

I collected up another group of 25 prints for more 5" and 7" low volume squares.

Here's a pile of them :)
I appliqued a 5" tart to a 7" low volume square.
Now I have one 5" and one 7" block done.
I'm not sure what I will do with these...still a work in progress!
With Labor day coming and a 4 day weekend,
I am hoping for a super productive weekend.
I have been working on a couple of secret-like projects
 and hope to be able to share them soon.

Monday, August 26, 2013


no no not French Baguettes...
Bridget's Bagettes by Atkinson Designs
I whipped up 3 of these bags this weekend.
One of each size.
Large for my 12 year old in purple Suzuko Koseki.
Medium for me with a ruler print for the interior.
And the small for my 6 year old in her favorite color - pink.

I have a few suggestions.
One, don't cut 3 sizes at once like I did.
Overall I confused myself.
Next time, I'm making all the same size!
Two, look at the diagrams VERY carefully or your zippers
 will zip in the opposite direction of what is "normal".
Ask me how I know...
I made all 3 zip the same - wrong way.
Three, make some of these!!
They are quick and easy
and I was pleasantly surprised despite my goofs.
p.s. I was not sponsored to say anything about this pattern.
I purchased it just to try it out and I hope you do too.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

hand sewing.

Hand Sewing seems to be about all I can accomplish lately.
there was a bit of machine sewing in July but that was a project
 that can't be shown just yet.
I have done quite a bit of English paper piecing while
on road trips this summer.
Some of you follow me on Instagram
and have probably seen some these pictures so bare with me.
I tend to travel with about 5-6 English paper piecing projects.
I like variety plus there have been a few
occasions that I didn't bring enough hexies!
Oh the horror couldn't be repeated.
I mean running out of sewing projects?
That makes for a very uncomfortable road trip for me!!
One of the new to me English paper pieces are
pie tarts also known as pieced circles.
I purchased both the papers and the acrylic templates for
the 3 1/2" pie and the 5" .
I let me 'wings fly" and this is what the back looks like.
Here is first tart
appliqued on a low volume / low value background grey stripe.
I don't completely have a plan for these.
I wish I did and yet I see this project taking shape as I make more pies.
Since I couldn't find these in a local quilt shop,
or online except
I decided to offer them on my etsy.
If you want to try your hand at a tart,
I have a set of each size available HERE.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Grand opening Spun Sugar on Etsy

Today is the Grand Opening of my new etsy shop. 
Sunday August 11th! Today!! At 12 pm eastern time. 
There will be fat quarter bundles, jelly rolls, charm squares, patterns and yardage. I will be adding several Yuwa Japanese fabrics in the next few days. 

This is a sample of the fabric that will be listed. 

Fat quarters of Neptune by Tula Pink Moda. 

Heather Ross Mendocino fat quarters. 

Rosette by Juliana Horner for Fabric Traditions  

Low volume charm squares for your stash. 

I can't wait to share my stash of fabric with you, my choices of new fabric and my digital PDF patterns!

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

August Book of the Month!!

I'm very happy to share that the fat quarter shop
has chosen my book as the august book of the month!!!
There is a bit of a blurb on fat quarter shop's blog today about the book
so I hope you check that out.
Large Block QUilts will be 20% off
the entire month of August at the fat quarter shop.
Plus right now the fat quarter shop has about 500 items at 50% off.
That's just too good of a sale to pass up.