Recent Projects

Pictures of Recent Projects

My first attempt at scrappy applique. This was a gift for my wedding photographer. It is supposed to look like a camera! I was able to find a pattern, choose which fabric I wanted, and appliqued around the entire piece a couple of times. I added a few personal touches by including our special date and a heart image on the lens. If I were to do it all over again, I would have stuck to basic camera colors. Either way, I think it turned out great and definitely want to try this again, maybe with owls instead.

This pattern is called, "Sweet Succulents" and was found in Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine. There is an entire set of baby succulents. This was my favorite because of all the spikes. It measures 12 x 12 inches, and thought it would make the perfect little pillow. I love pillows! Eventually, I would like to make all three, but this was a start. I gathered all sorts of greens from my stash. I think the neon plant potter adds a nice pop of color. What do you think?

I went on a total strawberry binge this summer! As soon as I saw these little pin cushions, I immediately had to try it. It was sew simple to make, I couldn't stop at just one. They make the perfect gift for quilters and hand-sewers. Since Mother's Day was coming up, I decided to go a little nuts and make a bunch for my MIL. I found a wonderful pattern and tutorial by Down Grapevine Lane, check it out! She does a great job showing step-by-step instructions as well as great pictures. Something I am still trying to figure out. 


This simple strawberry block was found in the infamous, Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage book! She is an amazing quilter. Lori and her blog have been an inspiration from the start. As soon as I received my first sewing machine, I started looking online and at stores for patterns, books, and notions. Her stuff is just sew darn cute! She even makes her own fabric! What a dream...Anyways, here is the strawberry block all finished. Do you notice the MSU spartan in the corner? Go Green, Go White!

Once I finished the pincushions, I needed somewhere to put them all! I was sticking to my strawberry theme, and ran to Kohl's to purchase this strawberry basket. I had to buy one for myself, and my sister too! We were going to go strawberry picking soon, and it was just the perfect gift! I added a few yellow pins to the center of the flowers for the final touch. I don't know if I would have put the loop on each one, but I guess you could always use it as an ornament, or hang on your sewing machine bobbin. It was fun to find all of the fabrics for this project. I even made a fat quarter bundle to match the strawberry set.

Paper-pieced Butterfly! It has been awhile since I have made anything using the PP (paper piecing) method! This looked more challenging than it actually was. No Y seams or small, awkward pieced of fabric. I found this pattern on Craftsy by Tartankiwi. I did a bit of research before getting started and found that there was a competition on Instagram for who had the most creative and unique butterfly. Obviously, it was too late for me to win, but it didn't stop me from working on this little gal. My favorite part are the colors! Doesn't it look like a monarch? Once I finished the block, I didn't do anything to it. It is still hanging on my quilt wall. I would like to make another pillow? Do you have any other suggestions?

Most recently I found a cool way of easy applique. Over at Modern Handcraft she uses owl fabric and pre-bought napkins to applique on. I did the same thing here using Owl fabric from JoAnn's and fusible heat n bond to hold in place. They turned out better than expected, and was a great way to practice applique. The other photos are fabric pumpkins, and a happy hexagon trivet.

This was the first BIG project I made! I ran to and ordered Patchwork Please! It has the most amazing handmade projects. They range from simple to complex. This was rated 4 stars, but I love to paper-piece and this was a fun project for me. The best part was being able to make my own envelopes with custom colors and designs. Each envelope was special to me and the person I made it for. <3 Coffee cups, bicycles, beach babes, and sewing machines!! I added a crochet border because I didn't know how to bind a quilt quite yet, and it made it different from anything else.

Free Moda Love quilt using a charm pack by Zen Chic (Spheres). This was very difficult to piece together, and if I do try to make it again I will have to watch my seam allowance, and make sure to square and cut each row first. All in all, it turned out better than I expected, and I was able to use the leftover charms to make a scrappy binding! YAY! This quilt was made for my Grandma.

Paper-pieced star for Christmas

Happy Hexagon Trivet with Santa


This is the Advent Calendar I made for my Sister and her family. Each pocket is filled with a different ornament. Every day you pick an ornament and hang it on the tree. I sewed each button by hand. Also the ornaments were made with felt and a printable template. I hope my Sister will continue to use this every year for Christmas! Want to see more pictures and a preview of how it was made? Check out my Advent Calendar blog post for details.


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