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Book Club QAL: Cathy Block

Book Club QAL: Cathy Block

The fifth block in the Book Club Hand Pieced Quilt Along is called Cathy. Cathy comes from the book Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy. When Cathy Scarlet starts up a catering business with her friend Tom Feather, a long-time dream quickly starts to spin her […]

Book Club QAL: Penelope Block

Book Club QAL: Penelope Block

The fourth block in the Book Club Hand Pieced Quilt Along is called Penelope. The character of Penelope comes from The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher. Penelope is an avid gardener and this block reminds me of a flower. Patty has a different reason for […]

Simple. Handmade. Everyday. Podcast Episode 46 Show Notes

Simple. Handmade. Everyday. Podcast Episode 46 Show Notes

In this episode of the Coronavirus Chronicles, I chat about mask making, adjusting to the new living situation, some TV and movie recommendations, and getting reinspired as a homemaker. (Disclosure: Some of these are affiliate links, which means I make a small commission if you buy […]

How to Hand Sew Partial Seams

How to Hand Sew Partial Seams

In the Book Club pattern, we have several blocks that require sewing partial seams. For the Penelope and Jo blocks, it’s really more a matter sewing the seams in an unexpected order, and for the Cathy block a more traditional partial seam. I’ve created a […]

Book Club QAL: Louisa Block

Book Club QAL: Louisa Block

The third block in the Book Club Hand Pieced Quilt Along is called Louisa. The character of Louisa comes from the Me Before You trilogy by Jojo Moyes. Louisa’s life often seems spinning out of control, just like this spinning block. Haven’t grabbed a copy […]

Simple. Handmade. Everyday. Podcast Episode 45 Show Notes

Simple. Handmade. Everyday. Podcast Episode 45 Show Notes

In this episode, I chat about the weird times we are living in, not much quilting, but lots of movie and book recommendations, and setting goals during a pandemic. (Disclosure: Some of these are affiliate links, which means I make a small commission if you buy […]

Patchwork Gifts Book Tour: A Scrappy Triangle Baby Quilt

Patchwork Gifts Book Tour: A Scrappy Triangle Baby Quilt

I was thrilled when Elise from Elise and Emelie asked me to make a project from her fabulous new book called Patchwork Gifts. (affiliate link) Today is my stop on the book tour, and if you listen to my podcast, then you know I’ve been […]

Book Club QAL: Jane Block

Book Club QAL: Jane Block

The second block in the Book Club Hand Pieced Quilt Along is called Jane. We picked her name from the classic Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. The block features four “house” units in the corners. Since finding a home is something that eludes Jane throughout […]

Book Club QAL: Evelyn Block

Book Club QAL: Evelyn Block

We are ready to kick-off the Book Club Hand Pieced Quilt Along! Our first block is called Evelyn, after the heroine of the Marie Bostwick Cobbled Court series of books. The Evelyn quilt block is a straightforward block, just like her down-to-earth namesake, and a […]

Simple. Handmade. Everyday. Podcast Episode 44 Show Notes

Simple. Handmade. Everyday. Podcast Episode 44 Show Notes

In this episode, I chat about the Hand Pieced Quilt Along, quilting a small project, coronavirus mania, and some great book and show recommendations. (Disclosure: Some of these are affiliate links, which means I make a small commission if you buy from them, at no additional […]