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What We’re Making! Flying Geese Quilt

What We’re Making! Flying Geese Quilt

By on Apr 20, 2016 in Sewing | 1 comment

This sweet little Flying Geese quilt was made using the free tutorial found here. It measures 36″ x 45″ and is the perfect size for a small lap quilt or a toddler quilt. This is the stack of fabric I started with. A mix of tomato red, lime green, aqua, turquoise, orchid-y pink, fuchsia and navy prints. Most the of the fabric I chose is monochromatic. I...

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Passing the Torch

Passing the Torch

By on Dec 21, 2015 in Musings, Sewing | 66 comments

I’m super excited to announce the passing of the Pink Chalk torch to fellow modern quilter Adrianne Ove of Little Bluebell. I will leave it to Adrianne to share her plans for where things go from here, but I will tell you I love the direction and her creative vision. I am certain it will be an inspired contribution to the online community of modern quilting....

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A New Year

A New Year

By on Jan 5, 2015 in Sewing | 39 comments

I spent the weekend putzing around my new sewing room. Moving shelves. Taking the felt design wall down after the cat’s third attempt at climbing it. Figuring out the best place for the ironing board – still working on that! I’d been looking for a house to rent for months. Hawking Craig’s List every week. Last July applying for one along with...

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What We’re Making! Belcarra by Sewaholic

What We’re Making! Belcarra by Sewaholic

By on Sep 22, 2014 in Sewing, What We're Making | 3 comments

The simplicity of  the raglan sleeve drew me to sew the Belcarra Top from Sewahlic. Voile fabric from the Tula Pink Prince Charming collection in the Indigo color was found in my stash. The pattern is designed to nip in at the high waist allowing for enough ease to fit nicely in the bust without tucks or darts. I chose to relax the waist line just a bit to...

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Pattern Round Up – Poolside Tote by Noodlehead

Pattern Round Up – Poolside Tote by Noodlehead

By on Sep 19, 2014 in Sewing | 0 comments

Top left – Sarah Hessler, Top right – Sarah, Bottom Left – Nicole at Home, Bottom right – Shades of Bold The downloadable Poolside Tote from Noodlehead seems to be all around Instagram these days. What a great size for a tote bag! At approximately  7.5” D x 14.5” W across the base, 14.5” tall, 23.5” including the handle, you really can till...

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What We’re Making! 107 The Mississippi Avenue Dress & Top by Sew House Seven

What We’re Making! 107 The Mississippi Avenue Dress & Top by Sew House Seven

By on Sep 16, 2014 in Sewing, What We're Making | 3 comments

Becky stitch up 107 The Mississippi Avenue Dress & Top from Sew House Seven. The fabric she selected is an imported double gauze from Ellen Luckett Baker Framework Quarter Circles in Coral. The cut of the Mississippi Dress pattern features a V-neckline, spaghetti shoulder ties, an elastic almost empire waist (slightly higher than the natural waistline). As a...

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