Quilted Advent Calendar Tutorial

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving!! If you’re like me, you’re probably being bombarded right about now with wonderful holiday craft ideas from magazines, books, blogs, and (of course) Pinterest. This year, I’ve particularly admired the beautiful advent calendars with cute pockets decorated with applique and embroidery. But advent (and the new year) would be long gone before I could get one of those intricate projects close to … Continue reading Quilted Advent Calendar Tutorial


Stars & Stripes Table Runner

This weekend I took a break from working on my dress.  Instead I put together a quilted table runner, using a charm pack and some striped fabric that I picked up at The West Seattle Fabric Company a few weeks ago. The inspiration was Stefanie Roman’s Charming Stars Quilt and the many primary colored quilts I’ve seen recently. I didn’t have quite enough of the stripe fabric … Continue reading Stars & Stripes Table Runner


First Quilting Class

Night one of the three part quilting class I’m taking at West Seattle Fabric Co. was all about choosing and cutting the fabric.  Monica had several charm packs from collections that won’t be in her store until fall.  I selected “Ruby” by Bonnie & Camille, and my quilting buddy choose “Terrain” by Kate Spain, both from Moda Fabrics.  The class project is a table runner, and I’m very … Continue reading First Quilting Class