Fabric Curator as a job description. That’s a thing, right?

Okay, so maybe it sounds like a made up name for someone who has a thing for pulling together a whole bunch of fabrics that all somehow work together in a quilt, but I feel like if I’m anything lately, it’s that – a Fabric Curator.

Early this summer, as explained in my previous post, I assembled another 72- piece bundle of fabrics and cut them all into 5″ squares.

2019 Summertime Stack

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New Happy Scrappy Bundles, a Simple Sew Along & Summertime vs Summer

Summertiiiime…and the livin’ is eeeeasy.

When I think of summertime, not ‘summer’ but ‘Summertime’ (because I think there’s a difference), I always think of that song; and I think of hot days, lemonade stands, and Continue reading “New Happy Scrappy Bundles, a Simple Sew Along & Summertime vs Summer”

Painted Gardens and a Springy Serendipity Sandbox-Style Sewing Project

The long and short of it is that Spring gets me every time. By ‘gets’ – I mean that more than any other time of the year, Spring inspires me to whip up something great; something adventurous and cheery; bright and sunny; joyful and quite obviously – Springy. So when miraculously at Fall Quilt Market 2017, I won a fat quarter bundle of Crystal Manning’s Painted Garden collection,  Continue reading “Painted Gardens and a Springy Serendipity Sandbox-Style Sewing Project”

Bad Hair Days, Empty Nesting and New Fulfilling Endeavors

Back in what sometimes feels like the olden days, when my family was young and growing, I remember feeling like there was always tons of planning and organizing going on. In those days, we went the grocery store once a week with a detailed list. We organized that list by section from back of the store to the front, because that’s the order in which my ducklings and I proceeded throughout the store.

Momma and ducklings
It’s true. They were perfectly perfect, JUST like this, walking in a straight line behind me. Honest! (memories have a magical way of smoothing themselves into hindsight perfection, don’t they?)

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You Don’t Have to Take My Word for it: Seam Allowance Nesting, Quilt Piecing Self Reliance, and Memories that Stick

One of the things I treasure most about being a mom of six children (aside from the children themselves), is how the memories of goings on when my kids were small, forever altered the way my brain buzzes through any given day.  Take children’s programming, for instance. Continue reading “You Don’t Have to Take My Word for it: Seam Allowance Nesting, Quilt Piecing Self Reliance, and Memories that Stick”

Things I like, A New Bundle, and Staying on Track

It’s Tuesday. I like Tuesdays. For starters, I like them most because it means Monday is behind me (which often means I’m at least somewhat caught up after the weekend) and Continue reading “Things I like, A New Bundle, and Staying on Track”

Quilt Market, Round 2: Upcoming BOMs, Growing, and Oh Yes – Bees

Yesterday marks a whole week that I’ve been back from Quilt Market. My, how time flies when you’re playing catch up – but now that the dust has settled… Continue reading “Quilt Market, Round 2: Upcoming BOMs, Growing, and Oh Yes – Bees”

A Beautiful (yet insanely busy) Day in My Neighborhood, and Other Sew Along News

I know – it’s Monday.  That means it’s release day for Block 3 for the Moda Be My Neighbor Sew Along, and you know what? I’m ready, kind of; Continue reading “A Beautiful (yet insanely busy) Day in My Neighborhood, and Other Sew Along News”