Wednesday, February 25, 2015

sweet stuff

 as the month of love draws to a close, i'm sharing a few sweet things that happened around here. first, someone left me a little love where they knew i was bound to see it. haha! if you want mom's attention, go to the sewing machine.

 on valentine's day, i saw this sweet and simple pinwheel quilt on instagram, posted by @riseandshinequilts. i thought it would be a perfect valentine's project (for use next year, obviously) for some sticky-sweet lecien "sugar flower" fat quarters i purchased about 4 years ago. i do like her fabrics a lot better than mine, but it feels good to get some stash sewn. thank goodness for those moda bella solids charm squares! this is project #3 i'm using them in right now. if only they'd take my idea about preprinting a diagonal line on them for fast and easy hst making, i'd be set!

this last bit of overt sweetness just gives me a sugar rush headache every time i look at it. this is another #sewyourstash2015 project that popped up. i'll explain more when i finish it, but i'll say now that it's for my husband's aunt, who will love these fabrics way more than i ever could. i can't wait to get it finished and out of my sight! i'm using a fat quarter set to make fat quarter shop's new "layers of charm" pattern. even though i'm cutting rather than using precuts, it's gone super fast; faster than anything i've ever done. hallelujah!

that's it for the sweetness report.
i think i need to go check my blood sugar levels!

linking up with lee's wip wednesday at freshly pieced.


  1. Oh that note is the sweetest thing!! So cute! Your stash block looks so pretty and I like the floral fabrics with the dots :)

  2. pre-printed diagonal lines? Girl!! That is genius!! (although, the last time I made a HST quilt - last 2 times, actually - I marked my sewing table with washi tape 1/4 inch away from the center needle position and just kept the corners of my squares lined up on the edge of the tape. Worked well, but I do have to sew a little more slowly than with a marked square.
    Also - I shared here another way of marking squares a little more efficiently than drawing on each one.

    I love your banner on your machine ~ did you leave it there?

  3. How sweet is that little note! I used to leave my mom random notes at her office, hidden in places that she'd run across eventually but not right away!

  4. oh what a sweet note - just what every mum needs from time to time! And I love your pinwheels - I don't usually go for pretty, but these are gorgeous :-)


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