Thursday, January 4, 2024
Thursday, November 16, 2023
This quilt (above) is made from leftovers, and to be honest, I like it more than the original quilt!
It all began with a four-patch idea (for another quilt) which turned into a double four-patch. I had a jelly roll of Moda Richmond Reds fabric that didn’t sell in my fabric destash, so I decided to use it up!
I made four-patch blocks, but they looked too busy and I added black plaid, making it a double four-patch (I think).
|(Backing in progress)
Once the original quilt top was finished and pinned to the batting and backing (which is pieced), I went to clean and oil my sewing machine before I started to machine quilt it.
And then it happened…
I saw a few dozen leftover four-patch blocks by my machine and thought, what if I sew triangles on these and make them on point?! That will make them bigger and I can probably get a small throw quilt out of them. I took these apart and re-pieced with different prints to make them scrappy.
So I gathered up all the leftover fabric from the first quilt, and started cutting 4” squares, then cutting them diagonally and sewing them on.
Sunday, September 24, 2023
Many years ago, I did a lot of block printing, but most were small designs for cards.
I also used the designs to print on fabric to make lavender sachets for a festival each summer.
Earlier this year, I had my designs printed on fabric at Spoonflower. I made tons of lavender sachets! They always sell well, but since I made so many, I still have plenty to add to my shop!
You can order directly from me or go to my Honeysuckle Lane Etsy shop. They make lovely little thank you gifts and stocking stuffers. I have 4 designs available: farmhouse, gable barn, Gothic arch barn, and church. Which design is your favorite?
That’s it for today… I hope to have a few things around the house to share with you before much longer.
Take care & God bless,
Friday, September 8, 2023
I usually do a little at a time, so I don’t feel overwhelmed trying to do it all at once.
If you are looking for some unique handmade pieces, I’ve got several things in my shop.
What do you do for fall? Do you decorate a little or change everything out?
Take care & God bless,
Monday, September 4, 2023
I was looking through my blog for the first time I posted about pumpkin block prints… do you know it was 15 years ago??? The ones below were from my first carvings.
I was making art prints for a festival a few months back and decided to make a few slight changes to my designs. Once I had the pumpkins ready, I thought they’d make fun pillows for fall!
What do you think?
If you’d like a set for your home, you can order them from my Honeysuckle Lane shop.
Did you notice the fall sign in this photo?
Now, how do you decorate for fall? Do you go all out or add a few touches here and there?