Thursday, December 8, 2011


Head on over to the Cupcake Blog and check out the cupcake potholders I made for Kelly as her bonus gift in the For the Love of Solids flickr swap!
Kelly also received a HST wall hanging from me featuring her favorite Kona solid, Pomegranate

and some other goodies like binding, fabric scraps, fancy pink trim, a pink gel pen, some pink variegated thread, and some leftovers from the quilt so she can make something to match.
I did some of my fanciest quilting to date on this mini because I really wanted to stretch my FMQ skills a little. The center has some circles and the rest of the quilt has wavy lines.

All photos are courtesy of Kelly as I forgot to take some before I shipped these goodies off.

Happy Quilting

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


I was recently looking for some invisible zippers and could not for the life of me find exactly what I needed. This rarely happens with fabric so I was quite taken by surprise. I never imagined dark teal 20"+ invisible zippers would not be in stock at my local G-Street or JoAnn's. After all, dark teal is so on trend right now!

I knew I had seen a blog post about zippers fairly recently but couldn't locate it at my usual haunts (many had great tutorials for installing zippers but not resources for where to buy). My friend Hollie even helped me look online, no luck. I finally stumbled upon it today on Sew, Mama, Sew! when I was looking for a different tutorial. This guide to zippers was really handy, however what I really needed at that moment was a supplier of zippers. Thankfully, the guide also provides a link to a great small business resource, Zip It Zipper Supply. Unfortunately, Jennie didn't have what I needed either but she did point me to ZipperStop, a more commercial supplier, who did happen to have just what I needed.

So if you're like me and hunting for a zipper, check Jennie's shop (because we love supporting small businesses right?) and if she doesn't have what you need, check out Zipper Stop.

Do you have another great zipper resource? I love options.

Happy Quilting

Friday, December 2, 2011

Chartruese and Raspberry Spiderweb Blocks

I think it's time to get these babies out and start piecing them together with all the other blocks I've collected...

I was very excited about my mockup but for whatever reason, these blocks got pulled from my design wall and haven't made it back up yet. This picture must be before my birthday in July because that cutting mat was replaced by the one my hubby gave me this year. Maybe if I write about it here I'll actually do it!

Happy Quilting