I’m not sure what to call this quilt… it’s a variation of the classic hourglass design, but I’m pretty sure the block looked like candy corn to me so that’s why I decided to stitch it up, lol!
It has been an emotional week for me. On Wednesday I shared a difficult topic with you that had been on my mind for a long time, and then I seriously spent all day Thursday reading your kind messages of support - thank you! I don’t know if I’ll be able to respond to every blog comment (just know I read every one and loved them), but I do plan to answer your emails as soon as I can. ❤️
After spending nearly all day Thursday checking my phone or computer, I seriously needed a break from the internet.
I found a strip quilt design that I worked on months ago but never had time to finish, so I decided that Friday would be a good day to hide in my studio and piece a quilt.
It was a lovely day… and I finished!
What do you think?
I plan to share the tutorial for this quilt with you as soon as I can baste, quilt and bind it and then write it up!
But should I call it - an hourglass quilt or a candy corn quilt??? Or maybe a therapy quilt? #tootrue
And now it’s time for you to show off! What have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see. Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.
Here's how I made a narrow (but still scrappy!) dog leash for our new puppy... It's so much fun to make your own pet accessories!
All that’s required to make this beautiful sunglasses case (or glasses case) is a few supplies and an embroidery machine with a 5x7 or larger hoop!
When I first showed you this cute little pouch last Saturday, one of you commented about it, calling it a ‘nappy pouch’ since that’s what you call baby diapers in the UK. I think that’s adorable!
So that’s what I’m naming it and I hope it doesn’t cause any confusion here in the U.S. - I’ll be sure to always be clear what it’s for, lol.
I love to have little sketchbooks or art journals handy for when inspiration strikes, so that's what I decided to make. These little journals are so pretty that I'm sure they will inspire me all by themselves. Read on for a tutorial so you can make your own.
Make a strip quilt and quilt it as you go (QAYG) so by the time the quilt top is done, the back and quilting are done too, and you are ready for binding!
Sew up a cute little bag to fit inside your purse - voila! Organized purse!
Can you guess which project won the vote?
I know, I know... you probably think that I am oblivious to the fact that it is summer because I have been posting so much about Christmas! It is much more likely that I am trying to wish away our 90 degree Florida summer weather, he he.
Here are some of the latest projects that readers have sewn up using my free sewing patterns. I hope they inspire you as much as they inspire me! I’ll link each photo to the sewing pattern or tutorial for that project.