Everybody loves a ziplock! They’re so handy to sort things and keep organized. However, they’re not the best for fabric storage. It’s better for cotton to have airflow, so you don’t want to seal it up tight. If you put blocks in a ziplock, snip off the corners!
I also like to leave the top unzipped for some extra airflow. If you seal fabric in an airtight container, it can trap moisture and bugs.
Last year, I bought a cute little cottage in North Carolina. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen the blue fireplace and other little touches as I renovated every inch of the house. (And by I, I mean the amazing contractor and team that I hired. Although Team Monroe did the painting!.) One interesting feature was that the entire front porch was covered in lattice, top to bottom. It was like a little lattice cocoon. The previous owner’s cat would hang out on the porch. Mack the Chihuahua wanted open air and breezes. This is a long intro to tell you that this quilt was inspired by the lattice! Meet Gale’s Lattice!
I used Fig Tree Co.‘s new Coney Island line from Moda. This line totally lives up to the Fig Tree reputation! I wanted to make a somewhat patriotic quilt; I’ve had a red, white and blue quilt on my list for years! I think this quilt wants to go on a picnic too:)
This quilt has optional borders. The borders are part of the design which makes for a great look and makes them less cumbersome to attach. Since there is piecing in the borders, you have things to line up. This baby version was quilted by Laura Davies of Tanderwen Quilts.
Laura does a great job with creating shapes in the quilting that complement the piecing. She created a large square on point in the border that I love. She did a beautiful custom job!
You can find this one in the online shop to, it is here!
When I saw Corey Yoder‘s latest line for Moda, I knew that I needed to created something in honor of my grandmother. Corey’s line is called Lulu Lane and my grandmother was named Lulee! It seemed like the perfect tribute. I named it Lulee’s Garden!
This is a great pattern to work on your piecing techniques. It’s fun either scrappy or with your favorite collection! How delightful is the palette of this collection. I smell Spring!
In a fun coincidence, when I messaged Corey that I was naming the quilt for my grandmother, she told me that this line was named for her grandmother! Here’s to two great ladies!
Who doesn’t love pinnies?! I have quite an extensive collection! You can really never have too many. Or at least that’s what I keep telling myself as I continue to hoard carefully curate my collection. Today I’m showing my Pinnies Parade pattern.
This little cutie is designed to hang out in front of your machine and tilts a bit for easy usage. Because pinnies are not just for display, we get to use them too!!
The pattern includes a few optional embroidery designs. You can “Stick It” or “Make It”. Or there’s a flower that you can add a button to.
Pinnies Parade is part of the Mini May series, so you can complete it in just a couple hours! It’s in the shop; don’t forget FREESHIP17.
I made the panel go from light to dark in value with some tiny Liberty scraps. No piece of Liberty is too small to be treasured and saved. The grey is Robert Kaufman Essex yarn dyed. It plays well with the colors of Liberty.
This tote has piping so I used a dark piece on the dark edge.
And light for the light edge.
For the lining (and piping), I used some faux-berty. Robert Kaufman’s London Calling and Moda’s Regent Street are both lovely lawns that play well with Liberty lawn. Plus I actually remembered to put in a label.
This little tote is for my friend Pam! I hope it will go on many great adventures with her.
Time to meet another pattern! This one is fast and packs a punch! It’s a close cousin of my Lazy Sunday pattern, so it’s called Another Lazy Sunday! It’s also now available in the new online shop! Don’t forget to use FREESHIP17.
Who loves precuts? Me too!! This pattern is precut friendly! You just need a jelly roll and a treat. Treats are a new precut from Moda; they’re 3 1/2″ squares. You can use a charm pack in lieu of a treat. You can also use fat quarters with just a bit more cutting.
It’s made with Bonnie + Camille Basics from Moda! If you’re a B+C fan, this line is for you. They’ve printed tons of awesome blenders in their signature palette. I’ll be adding lots of these to my stash!
I used Bonnie + Camille wideback for the backing. I think it would be a crime not to take this quilt on a picnic! Gingham backing plus gingham binding is pure happiness.
Storing interfacing is always a problem. I posted a bit ago about how I write a selvage on my interfacing . But I never really know what to do with scraps! Someone suggested storing interfacing rolled in a toilet paper roll. I’ve since found it to be the perfect solution for interfacing scraps! For larger interfacing scraps, you can wrap a piece of paper around to write your label.
It’s new pattern week! And also new online store week! I’m quite excited to show you lots of great new things. First up is a pattern that was born out of personal need. I like to have lots of pens on hand for doodling and such, but it makes me crazy when I can’t easily see them all. I decided that I needed a little case that would lay open for easy viewing but also quickly pack up for on the go travel! Meet Cased!
This case is perfect for pens and stationery supplies. It also works well for a little sewing kit for class. Or a travel hexie kit! Or journaling loot! Or jewelry for a trip! Really, the options are endless.
This is another pattern in my Mini May line. These are intended to be completed in just a couple hours. It uses a hard frame clutch (you can find those here and here). I personally find the frames with screws to be a bit sturdier, but I use both!
You might be wondering what this lovely fabric is?! It’s from Alison Glass and called Seventy Six. I loved the fussy cutting opportunities and the scale is perfect for these little cases. I had to actually stop myself from fussy cutting every piece.
The pattern is available in my shop in both PDF and printed paper and coming soon to your local quilt shop! Use code FREESHIP17 for free shipping! And remember to use #casedbag on social media as you create your cased bags! Warning, you can’t make just one…