Today I’m sharing my progress on my new design wall, which is moving right along! For the tutorial on how to cut and cover a hole for your wall outlet in your design wall visit Wendi Gratz’ tutorial or you could check out her entire tutorial, which I kind of wish I had first, then I could have avoided constantly peppering Jennifer O with questions, lol. I would say Wendi’s is probably one of the best tutorials I’ve seen for this project, and I have seriously done my research y’all. Some that know me well might tell you I over think and over research things, but I prefer to think of myself as deliberate and thorough, lol. Curious about the new Paper Piecing Basics class? You can check it out on the Hip Stitch website. This Friday’s class is almost sold out, need to schedule another one in April I guess!
TTMT #459 – jewells68 – March 21, 2023 – Bowtie Top
Not a lot of craftiness going on lately, been battling lack of motivation, work, and sew-jo (or lack thereof). But I’m back this week to show you my finished Bright Bowties on Black quilt top and, well that’s about it. Hope y’all are finding time to squeeze in some craftiness, even if you don’t have time to tell us about it.
TTMT #458 – jewells68 – March 7, 2023 – Bowties and Birthday Blocks
In which I talk about working on some VERY old UFOs and a new design wall. Thanks for the inspiration to work on those UFOs Abbie!
Pattern for the quickie bowtie block (and MANY others)
TTMT #457 – jewells68 – February 28, 2023 – News and Muertos
In which I talk about my pattern & kit at Hip Stitch (thank you Rainey for being my first customer!) , finishing the Dia de los Muertos Quilt for my friend, and what’s on the horizon for March. Stay crafty, Y’all!
Southwest Sonoma Star pdf pattern download , printed pattern , Pattern + fabric
TTMT #456 – jewells68 – February 21, 2023 – Scraps & Cats
In which I talk about going through all my fabric bins, organizing, and culling of scraps. It’s really hard to get rid of fabric, y’all. I am sure you are feeling me. As I go through each bin and look at each piece I remember things I’ve made with it. It’s almost as bad as clearing out a closet or going through old photos. So many memories. But I have to make this room easier to work in and my fabric more inviting. So I’ll just keep plugging away. That’s the best I can do. Also, meet Zane Grey the Cat. His human is out of town again so I am visiting him every day this week.
TTMT #455 – jewells68 – February 14, 2023 – Finishes and Fabric
In which I show my first two Project Linus donations for this year as well as some fabric and orphan blocks I brought home to make more charity quilts. I’ve been working on some things for Hip Stitch but hope to be back at the Dia de los Muertos quilt very soon. Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all! I love my TTMT sisters!
TTMT #454 – jewells68 – February 7, 2023 – I’ve Only Just Begun
Hey y’all! this week I give a brief update on the SW Sonoma Sunset Star quilt as well as talk about (and show progress on) a new, scrappy quilt I’m making for a friend. I’m having so much fun creating this scrappy stash quilt that I think I’m going to have to incorporate at least one more of these into my projects this year. There is something so satisfying about stretching your creative muscles to work only with items you already have on hand and still make something beautiful. I cannot recommend a project like this more, it really is feeding my creative soul.
What’s currently under your presser foot?
TTMT #453 – jewells68 – January 31, 2023 – Southwest Sonoma Sunset Star
In which I show off a new small quilt top I designed in EQ8 using some truly yummy fabrics! I really love how easy this was to put together and how easy it is to swap out the background fabric and change the whole look. It feels so good to be sewing again!
TTMT #452 – jewells68 – January 24, 2023 – A Pressing Matter
In which I show you my new pressing board and cover and invite you to join me for Paper Piecing Club at Hip Stitch. I’ll be testing a new pattern today, and PPC will be meeting every other month for now, at least until it seems we need to meet every month. Stay Crafty, y’all!
TTMT #451 – jewells68 – January 17, 2023 – I’m All Talk
In which I talk about the process of rearranging and organizing and a new shop sample soon to be in the works for Hip Stitch. Be glad I went with this version, in the first 5 takes I went on for like 10 minutes at a time, lol. Having as much trouble organizing my thoughts this week as I am organizing my project room.