Pixel Heart Totes

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For Christmas I made pouches for all of Evie's teachers so I felt like I set a precedent that I needed to exceed for end of the year gifts. I made each of them a quilted pixel tote bag and I absolutely loved how they turned out. Because I am insane, I started these a couple weeks before the end of school while I was also prepping for our trip to Disney World. I also made myself a purse before we left. I kind of want to make an entire pixel heart quilt now, even though I know it would take forever. But it would be amazing. Between these and ... Read More

Project Starter’s Anonymous – Another Hexie Quilt

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My Save the UFOs campaign is not going great, I didn't finish anything rom my list in March and April isn't looking very promising either. I did start a pretty big project though that I'm absolutely in love with. Despite having two hexie EPP quilts in progress, I started another. I love this because it only uses a couple colors and the placement is random so it's a really mindless project. I keep a pouch full of pink, red, and orange hexies ready to be basted, and then another full of ones that are done. I just grab and start attaching without thinking about it ... Read More

Scrapbusting Ideas – Home Projects

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So if you are like Alicia from Felt With Love Designs and I, you're always looking for ways to use up your fabric scraps. We started something this year that we are calling the No Scrap Left Behind Challenge. Every other month we are setting a theme and we would love for you to join along. The first theme was "small projects," check out what I made here and what Alicia made here. The next theme is "home" and I have a bunch of fun, scrap busting project ideas. One of my favorite ways to use scraps is by making hexagons. They don't need much fabric and they ... Read More

Geometric Heart Mini Quilt

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When I made my geometric heart cross stitch pattern I always wanted it as a quilt. At the time I didn't know anything about quilting and knew I wasn't up for the challenge. A few months ago I realized that my quilting knowledge made it possible for this to actually happen now. I made it entirely with scraps, each square is 1.5" finished, the whole thing is about 9" square. I want to get a wall of mini quilts going and I'm really pleased with this one being the start of it! ... Read More

A Scrappy Quilted Tote Gift

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After I gave my sister the book shelf tote bag for Christmas my mom mentioned wanting a tote bag of her own for her birthday. I wanted to try out a new pattern though so I started looking through Pinterest and came across this scrappy quilted tote pattern from A Bright Corner. The pattern is a variation of Jedi Craft Girl's quilted tote bag tutorial but with a patchwork panel instead of one large piece. Jedi Craft Girl's zipper pouch tutorial is my favorite, so I was excited to try another one of her projects. This tote bag is fantastic for using scraps but the ... Read More

Dream Big Blog Hop – A Hexie Pencil Case

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I love English paper piecing and foundation paper piecing for a lot of the same reasons. The both allow you to make really precise shapes without needing to do precision cutting or measuring. Susi from Tiny Toffee Designs has combined the two by making these amazingly adorable little foundation paper pieces that are meant to be turned into 1" EPP hexies. This pencil pattern is part of the Dream Big series. As soon as I saw the pencil I knew I needed to make a rainbow of them. I made the pencil case about 8" wide and 3.5" tall, it perfectly fits pencils. ... Read More

Paper Pieced Monogram Mini Quilts

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A few years ago I went through a big monogram phase. It's been awhile since I've made any, but when I saw the Geometric Uppercase Alphabet Pattern (affiliate link) from Quiet Play, I had to grab it. Evie's favorite colors are pink and purple so they were a natural choice. I made these entirely with pieces from my scrap bin. The pattern is really easy and quick and I love how it turned out. Mira's favorite color is blue, but I did throw in some aqua too. Diagonal straight line quilting is my favorite. I mark the first line right down the middle ... Read More