• Gifts,  Quilting

    Love it When it Works Out

    **Edited to add – the tutorial is now available! Go check it out!** You know how you get those ideas in your head of something you want to make or do, and you wonder…is this going to be one of those things that seems like a grand plan in my head but it a total bust in the real world? I had one of those that actually worked out! I saw this picture on Pinterest a while back: and thought, hey! That would make a great baby quilt! So….I made one! I made a few adjustments to colors and placement based on what I thought the animals were (thought that…

  • Gifts,  Sewing

    Auntie Duties

    About 6 weeks ago it was my little nephew’s first birthday. (What? How is that possible?) I was lucky enough to get to go home for a week or so to visit, so I didn’t have to miss the party! I knew he was going to get a ton of stuff for presents, so I decided to make him something that would hopefully be a bit different. I made my first sock monster many years ago now, and it was well received, so I thought I would play around with making another. I made the legs and arms really long and skinny my nephew could easily crawl or walk with…

  • Gifts,  Quilting

    Heart Full of HSTs

    As a part of Lindsay’s studio makeover, I decided that I would make her a small lap quilt/wall hanging. I had seen the “i heart you” pattern over on V and Co. and really wanted to try it out. I picked up a fat quarter pack from Hawthorne Threads because I thought that they would work well with the pink paint colour I had picked for the walls. So I went to work getting the 231 half square triangles (HSTs) ready for assembly. I used this tutorial for making 8 HSTs at once, but it meant I needed to trim each one to exactly the right size. I actually like…