Actually typing up a blog post as opposed to formulating a post in my head is always a good thing!  And, there’s no time like the present to hit publish, right? I’ve got a few small finishes that I haven’t yet shared on the blog so here’s my #LaterPost about these. Two of these FOs were made as Christmas presents so they have long since been gifted to the recipients and were received with delight! First up is this table runner made using mini squares… Read more »

When I was little I remember my grandma spending hours sewing at her sewing machine. Always humming as she sewed. She had the sweetest singing voice. Every once in a while she would ask me to “help” sort through her scraps by size and that was the thrilling task I was waiting for.  She would cut those scraps into squares or rectangles, sometimes pausing and chuckling.  She would tell me how this piece was from a dress she had sewn… Read more »

When I saw the Goody Goody Binding Kit by Vanessa Goertzen making the rounds on Instagram, I knew I wanted to make one.  I also knew that this kit would have many uses other than solely for binding quilty projects. I finished all the sewing before we went away on summer vacation and then attached the binding by hand while enjoying the lull of beachside waves.  There is no other sound more calming than that!! I’m delighted with this finish!  It’s definitely a… Read more »

I was looking for dinner inspiration on the interwebs the other day and you know how AdSense shows you pictures on the sidebar of things that you may be interested in. They have to rework their algorithm because I get a lot of promotions for power tools!!  I don’t think I’ve ever actively “googled” power tools for this to happen, but nonetheless. This time however, there was this cool looking project tutorial by Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Co. I paused dinner… Read more »

The house I grew up in was in Bangalore, India.  One of those old homes that were built during the British Raj with countless quirks and interesting bits.  As a child, I didn’t really stop to think about any of the curious details of that old house.  I took all the antiquities and weird nooks and crannies for granted and loved it all. The hand-painted tiles in our living room, the trellis on the front porch, the mismatched floors, the little courtyard out back, the secret alcove,… Read more »

Another mini quilt is done and no wonder, these are so quick and so much fun to make… even more so if you don’t need to follow a pattern 🙂  I really wanted to use my scraps to make a ticker tape quilt. Saturday was a lovely day to be out and about with camera in hand.  I remembered to grab my quilt and a couple of push pins as we walked out the door.  If you keep driving north for… Read more »

Moda Fabrics makes these mini charm packs, aptly called Moda Candy.  I can’t resist candy!  I bought two packs of Moda Candy and went on a Half Square Triangle making spree.  I didn’t really have a plan in mind for these and so once I got those HSTs made, they were forgotten. Two weeks ago, I was sorting through my WIPs.  I found some projects that need the ruthless treatment i.e., rip-rip-rip.  I’ve totally lost steam with these projects, better… Read more »

There is something so sweet about little baby things.  I’ve got a keepsake box for each of my children filled with stuff from when they were little.  A lock of hair, a tiny onesie, a baby blanket, a favorite outfit, a squeaky toy…  As a mother, these are treasured possessions that I will always hold close to my heart. My friend recently became a mom for the first time.  The arrival of her wee baby boy was celebrated with much anticipation and excitement. There… Read more »

Fall has been different this year with the leaves taking their sweet time to show us their autumnal gloriousness. We haven’t had to do any raking in the backyard yet and it’s the end of October! Being able to slowly savor the changing colors has been wonderful. I have a finished fall project too!  I saw these Modern Maples popping up all over on Instagram and Flickr.  Not wanting to tackle yet another huge project at this time, I settled for a scaled-down version…. Read more »

I have been following Chase’s blog, quater inch mark, for quite a while.  She does the most intricate piecing and hand quilting.  Her posts about everyday life :: crafting or otherwise, are always so sweet.  Chase hosted a QAL (quilt along) via the Pack Patch Flickr Group and I signed up to be a part of it.  This QAL was so much fun and very interesting! The blocks were a simple twelve patch, but there was a twist.  Every Friday, she would give us… Read more »