Southwood Stitcher’s Donation Sew-in January 2017

An ice storm was predicted so Marcia, Bonnie and Savannah were to only ones to join me last Friday night. Marcia finished piecing her string blocks and played with layout…

Sewing with Children – Caiden’s Cape and Sewing Shortcuts

Caiden is 8. Very logical, very methodical, very literal and very forthright with what he says. If you don’t understand that about him, you may take pause at what he…

Fidget Quilt, Row by Row, Veteran’s Quilt, Fabric and Paper Cards – Weekly Check-in 1.15.17

A little bit of this and that. I like it that way. One of my students shared that she read somewhere that it’s a “bad habit” as a quilter to…

Sewing with Children – Christian’s Monkey Cape

My daughter and husband visit with their 4 boys each year at Christmas time and each year at least a couple of them want to sew. This year all 4…

The String Game – 2016

The closest thing to sewing or quilting in this post is the use of fiber – specifically yarn, used to play the game. But it’s a post that I can’t…

Weekly Check-In

Last year, I did monthly posts on where I was with all my projects, but I found seeing the list each month overwhelming. Then life took over my sewing time…

Nita’s Memory Stockings

Now that Christmas is over and gifts have been given… I can show off one of Nita’s recent projects. She also found an old family quilt in disrepair that she…

Barbara’s Recent Projects

Barbara likes to switch it up often as most of us do and here’s a few of the gifts she’s been working on… Here is one of her baby quilts.…

Rhonda’s Stockings

Rhonda lives life big and her sewing projects are no different. So when she decided to make stockings, it shouldn’t have surprised me that she didn’t just want to make…

Heirloom Stockings

I made these stockings and ornaments last year for someone at work. Someone new has been added to the family so here is this year’s stocking: Here is a close-up…

Party Time

This month’s Saturday class included a Christmas party and everyone was able to attend but one (sorry we missed you Mary). Class started early so everyone could work on their…

November Students Pics-Shhhh

Some things (not all) are under wraps as they are Christmas gifts so hush is the word: Tis the season… Love working with all of you.

Curves, Straight Lines and “Square Meandering”

This is a recent finish for a customer. This quilt is for her son so she wanted simple lines with minimal quilting. I carried my stitch in the ditch lines…

Design Wall – Sometimes You Just Have to Play

… with no intention in mind… Whether you are 6…. Or 60… Grace’s desire to just play with fabric with no goal was a good reminder that sometimes you can…

Southwood Stitchers – November 2016

Life sort of took over the past two months so other than my teaching nights, the sew-in, and a customer quilt, little sewing is going on. Sigh. Bonnie and Marcia hard at…

Rita’s Projects

Rita is like most quilters, moving from one project to the next and back again. Which means finishes can take a while so I thought I’d share a few of…