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Home improvement

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

We recently got a new coatrack for our vestibule, and since it is the first thing you see when you enter the house I thought it could use a colorful table runner. I finally used some of my prized stack of Barcelona by Zen Chic aka Brigitte Heitland that I’ve been saving for years. Not the fat quarters I talked about last year when I met the designer herself at a fair, but a charm pack.

Th project was inspired by the easy charm pack baby quilt.

New Sewing Project?

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

I like this Fast Bright Quilt that Shiner’s View posted yesterday, and it looks like a project I would enjoy making.

She has made similar ones before, Scraps to Quilt and the Ocean Quilt. I think the pattern works very well with solids or a mix of solids and prints.

“You don’t have to be a quilter – or own a barn!”

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

“A barn quilt is a quilt block which is painted on a barn.” Read all about them by following the links in this post:

MetaFilter: “You don’t have to be a quilter – or own a barn!”.

I think I need to seek some of these out on my next trip to the US.

Quilting Inspiration

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Some quilts I liked:

Shiner’s View: Ocean Quilt (also on Flickr and an earlier version.

she can quilt: Rainbow Breeze Quilt based on the Summer Breeze Quilt Pattern

Small Sewing Project

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

While André and I were on vacation for most of August, one of our neighbors took care of our plants. She’s also a sewist so I sewed her a little bag as a thank you.

I loosely followed this tutorial: Fat Quarter Tote with darts that I found here years ago.

Here it is:


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