Monday, November 23, 2015

Little Gems

 My Little Gems is finished. I hope yours is coming along
and you are ready to put it together. Lets take a closer look.

If you are new to our blog you can read all 
about our Little Gems project  here. It is never to 
late to get started we still have kits available.
 You can learn more about our favorite 
technique for English Paper Piecing 
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Here are a few finishing details
Our quilt finishes 28" x 38"
I joined rows together using 3/4" hexagons
5 rows of 6 Little Gems
4 rows of 5 complete Little Gems and 2 halves on each end.
 I finished off the edges by appliqueing Little Gems 
to a 2" strip and adding 3-1/2" border.
Here is a detail of the back of the quilt. Please email us with any
 additional questions, we would be happy to help.

Friday, November 20, 2015

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

2016 Mini A Month Postcard Calendar

Our new 2016 Mini-a-Month Postcard Calendar is here.
They  make  great gifts for yourself or a friend.
You can order one here or stop by the shop we would love to see you.

Monday, November 2, 2015


As we enter the season of Thanksgiving I just want
 to take a moment to let you know how thankful I am
 for each and everyone of you. This creative journey would
 not be the same without all the people who appreciate what I do. 
Please enjoy this Little Leaf tutorial as a small gift from me to you.
Cutting for one 2-1/4" finished Little Leaf block
from light cut
1 | 1-1/4" square
2 | 1-3/4" squares 
2 | 1-1/4" x 3" strips
from dark cut
3 | 1-1/4" squares
2 | 1-3/4" squares
from dark brown cut 
1 | 5/8" x 3" strip
Make half square triangles using 1-3/4" light
 and dark squares and this tutorial.
 Make stem section by strip piecing 1-1/4" light
strips to each side of 5/8" brown strip.
Using your 1-1/4" dark square as a guide 
cut a 1-1/4" square from you stem strip set.
Layout block using photo above | Repeat to make 12 Little Leaves
Use photo to layout and piece quilt center. 
Add 2" borders using your quilts measurements for strip lengths
This is a perfect project to hand quilt and finish using a single thickness binding.
Check out our Finishing a Small Quilt Tutorial for more tips.
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So sorry but we did not make kit for this project,
dive into your scrap basket these Little Leaves do not take much.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Little Gems

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We have a few extra kit available for our 
We Wish You a Mini Christmas Sew Along.
Please give the shop a call if you would like one.