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Book Club QAL: Elizabeth Block

Book Club QAL: Elizabeth Block

I can’t believe it! We’re here! The ninth and final block of the Book Club Hand Pieced Quilt Along is called Elizabeth. Our lovely Elizabeth is from the book Into the Wilderness. It’s a generational story which is represented by the Elizabeth being the corner […]

Visible Mending with Aurifil 12 wt Thread

Visible Mending with Aurifil 12 wt Thread

For this month’s Aurifil Artisan Challenge we could choose: Visible Mending or Me Made May (clothing). Though I’m feeling the itch to get back to sewing clothes someday, this was not the day. 🙂 My daughter had asked me to patch up a pair of […]

Book Club: Hand Pieced QAL Week 10 Link-up

Book Club: Hand Pieced QAL Week 10 Link-up

This link-up will be open for one week – until Thursday, May 28 (4 am ET/1 am PT). You are welcome to share any and all of the blocks you completed this week. When this link-up closes, a new one will open so please don’t […]

Book Club QAL: Claire Block

Book Club QAL: Claire Block

Here we are at block 8 out of 9! As I mentioned last week, this month we are tackling curved piecing. We started with some gentle curves with the Emma block. Our next block in the Book Club Hand Pieced Quilt Along is called Claire. […]

Simple. Handmade. Everyday. Podcast Episode 48 Show Notes

Simple. Handmade. Everyday. Podcast Episode 48 Show Notes

In this episode, I chat about visible mending, stitching in the garden, a great podcast, journaling, and thoughts on the new Emma movie. (Disclosure: Some of these are affiliate links, which means I make a small commission if you buy from them, at no additional cost […]

Book Club: Hand Pieced QAL Week 9 Link-up

Book Club: Hand Pieced QAL Week 9 Link-up

This link-up will be open for one week – until Thursday, May 21 (4 am ET/1 am PT). You are welcome to share any and all of the blocks you completed this week. When this link-up closes, a new one will open so please don’t […]

Book Club QAL: Emma Block

Book Club QAL: Emma Block

Here we are at the last month of the Quilt Along! This month we are tackling curved piecing–which I think is easier when sewing by hand. Our next block in the Book Club Hand Pieced Quilt Along is called Emma. We named this block after […]

How to Hand Piece Curves

How to Hand Piece Curves

In the Book Club pattern, we have several blocks that require sewing curves. It’s not difficult, but there is a technique to it. And the technique is exactly the same whether you are sewing by hand or machine. Here are our next three curvy blocks. […]

Book Club: Hand Pieced QAL Week 7 Link-up

Book Club: Hand Pieced QAL Week 7 Link-up

This link-up will be open for two weeks – until Thursday, May 14 (4 am ET/1 am PT). You are welcome to share any and all of the blocks you completed this week. When this link-up closes, a new one will open so please don’t […]

Book Club QAL: Jo Block

Book Club QAL: Jo Block

The sixth block in the Book Club Hand Pieced Quilt Along is called Jo. I bet you’ve already guessed that Jo is from Little Women. Symbolically, there are four triangles, representing the four sisters, all pointing toward a center square, which represents home. (Disclosure: This […]