My mom made this beautiful Jaybird Quilts Park Bench BOM quilt from a Missouri Star Quilt Company kit and I wanted to share it since she isn’t online! After spending several weeks staying in her log cabin snuggled under her quilts I took some photos of my favorites; this one and then this masterpiece of an EPP hexie quilt. It’s funny, they are complete opposites in terms of process; that quilt was completely improvised, mainly sewn by hand, and all scraps whereas this one was a complete kit, with everything included and spelled out.
My Mom sewed this amazing English Paper Pieced Hexagon Quilt and I just had to share it since she doesn’t blog or use Instagram. I watched her piece together different patches of hexies over different visits, saw the quilt top finished, and then finally the complete quilt after she sent it away to be professionally quilted. I think the scrappy quilt border was such a creative touch, I hadn’t seen anything like it before, so I wanted to make sure everyone else could be inspired by it online!
After sewing up 4 free pincushion sewing patterns earlier this month, I ended up with a huge list of other pincushion tutorials that I just loved! Instead of trying to sew them all, I figured I’d put them in one list post to share instead. Pincushions are such a fun gift to sew, they use up scraps really well, and are usually quick and easy. Between patchwork, english paper piecing, foundation paper piecing, embroidery, and felt accents, I think everyone will be able to find a tutorial that they just love!
Excited to share what might be one of my longest running UFOs (unfinished object) ever, a quilted family grace placemat. While I’m not religious and wasn’t raised in a religious house, my Grandpa said his grace at every meal we ate with them. He passed away when I was in college, and I knew that my Mom had his handwritten grace framed in her dining room. I asked my Aunt to help me get a copy of it, and then uploaded it to Spoonflower, printed it out, and let it sit in my sewing room for 3 years while I waffled back and forth on what to do with it.