Tips And Tools Tuesday – A Tip For Chain Piecing, Then, Let’s Talk Lizards

While piecing the units for the Just Buzzing Through quilt, I did a lot of chain piecing. You know, where you insert pieces of fabric, one after another, sewing them, but not cutting the threads in between each addition. Usually, I just snip them pieced units apart with a small pair of scissors. Today, however, Read More

Just Buzzing Through Quilt Along – Week Two – Cutting

Hi there! It’s Week Two of the Just Buzzing Through Quilt Along, so, that means it’s time to start cutting! If you are just joining us, it’s not too late to get started. In fact, it’s never too late! After each week’s post is published, it will remain on my website indefinitely, so you can Read More

Tips And Tools Tuesday – Pick A Peck Of Pin Cushions

How many pin cushions do you have?      One?  Maybe, two? Where do you use your pin cushion? At the sewing machine? On your cutting table? Both? Is yours a “traveling” pin cushion? Do you take it from one area to another? From one room to another? I used to have a “traveler”.  I’d keep it Read More

Just Buzzing Through Quilt Along – Week One – Getting Started, Gather Your Supplies

Hooray! Today is the day! It’s Week One of the Just Buzzing Through Quilt Along and I’m so excited that you’ll be joining me in making this fun quilt! This week is all about fabric choices. Now, if you are a beginner and not yet confident in choosing colors, I recommend using just two fabrics, Read More

Are You Ready For The Quilt Along?

The “Just Buzzing Through” Quilt Along is about to begin and I can’t wait to get started! Making this fun design is like eating potato chips. Once you try one, you want to eat more and more! And, just like the flavors of potato chips, the design possibilities for this quilt are endless! Perhaps you Read More

It’s Here! The “Just Buzzing Through” PDF Quilt Pattern is Now Available!

It’s Friday, and it’s here! Just Buzzing Through can be yours today! We’ll be starting the “Just Buzzing Through Quilt Along” on Friday, May 10, 2019. Get your pattern today and join us on this fun Quilt Along journey! These Quilt Along posts will stay on my website, so you can work at you own Read More

I’m Hosting My First Quilt Along! Woohoo!

I’m excited to announce that I will be hosting my first Quilt Along! I’m finishing up the pattern, and taking lots of photos to help you along the way. The pattern, “Just Buzzing Through”, includes instructions for both a throw-size quilt and a baby quilt, so, if this is your first time joining a Quilt Read More

Tips And Tools Tuesday – Make Your Own Fun

Where do you think the featured photo of the grandfather and his grandchildren was taken? On the monkey bars in a park? On the playground equipment at a school?

Tips And Tools Tuesday – How Many Strips Could a Strip Cutter Cut if A Strip Cutter Could Cut Strips?

Most pieced quilt blocks are made by cutting a strip, or two, or many, and then cutting those strips into segments which are sewn to other segments to form units which eventually become blocks. How do you usually cut strips? For most of us, it goes something like this…. (I’m right-handed, so this example describes Read More

Tips And Tools Tuesday – Some Breaking of Bread, Some Breaking of Thread

Yesterday, I spent the afternoon with a dear friend who is going through some health issues. We ate lunch, and chatted a while. She is not able to work in her sewing room right now, and wanted to work on hand-piecing quilt blocks. So, I had brought something with me to work on. We pieced, Read More