Monday, January 16, 2017

Sarah Fielke BOM - the Dresden plate

If I had read the instructions, and the underlined note next to the pattern, I would have known that Sarah's template included seam allowance. But no, that would have been too easy. 
So after fudging and redoing my Dresden plate looks like this
It's fine, it's done and I am happy with it. The heating pad sewing took up all my sewing time this weekend, so I still need to piece 5 blocks! But that will hopefully be less challenging than making a Dresden from the wrong template 😊

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Organic heating pads

I spent my sewing time today making organic heating pads to sell at a fundraiser at Miss V's school 
 These are all different sizes, and are all filled with rice. 
We are keeping one for ourselves 😊❤️

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sarah Fielke BOM status

This is how far I am 
Excuse my "design-floor" - I don't have a designated sewing space 😊

I am going to try to sew some of the pieces blocks this weeekend - hopefully I'll have a progress shot soon. 
Happy weekend and happy sewing to you too!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Boxybags and totes

Miss V and 5 of her friends celebrated their November/December birthdays by inviting their class to the skating rink. 
I made totes for the girls to carry their stuff
-those foxes are so cute 🦊

And I made them each a boxy bag

 Boxybag pattern by @kelbysews
Tote pattern by me

Thursday, January 12, 2017


I made these pillows for my nieces for Christmas 
I like the scrappiness. And circles are always nice 😉
They were well received, that makes me a happy quilter! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A sew-together bag Christmas present

Ever since my mom saw the sew together bag I made in early 2016  she has wished for one. So I made one for her for Christmas:
I love how it holds so much, and once you close it up, it's still not too big 
 She was so pleased that I finally made her one.  Now she just needs to figure out what to use it for 😉

Pattern by SewDemented

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sarah Fielke BOM - update #3

I believe this is my last "catch-up" post for the Sarah Fielke Happy Days quilt. 
I am still working on blocks and scrambling to get the top done before the new BOM starts 😊
I have finished the checkerboard block. 
This was one of the blocks I finished during the Christmas holidays. I had prepped a lot of appliqué in advance - that meant I could sit and sew. It was very enjoyable and quite the success! 

The block with the flowers in a cup was finished quite a while back, but just never shared:
The handle and the cup were challenging. But otherwise a fun block to sew. 

Pattern is Happy Days, Sarah Fielke's 2016 BOM