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February 2017

His & Her Quilts

This was so much fun you guys! I made His and Her Quilts for my husband and me, and oh my gosh – we love them.

It was a sentimental journey for me, making these quilts. We've been together for 25 years, and married for a little over 23. In a way, we've really grown up together – and we've become so much alike. So, it was a reflection on all of the ways in which we are the same – not just the human things like experiencing joy and sadness, love and fear, but more so, how we've really grown together as one. We've developed the same values and beliefs about what's truly important in life. We love our home, and do our remodeling projects together. We love to travel and experience new things together. We love going camping and getting out into nature. We are total foodies – we love to try new cuisines, and we love to cook together – and watch cooking shows together . . . . And, so these quilts are a reflection of the oneness, the sameness that we share. I used the same pattern design I created in EQ6, I used the same scrappy patchwork and scrappy binding. I even quilted them with the same quilting pantograph (Hearts Aflutter).

Yet, with all the sameness, we are also as different as night and day. As different as

Minnick & Simpson woven fabrics by Moda, and

Flower Sugar fabric by Lecien. We have different personalities – he's a guardian and I'm an idealist, I'm more optimistic, and he's more pessimistic. He's more strong willed, and I'm more of a softy. He loves dirt bikes and power tools, I love sewing and fabric. He's a socks and shoes wearing, ordered, scheduled person. I'm a barefoot, unscheduled, free spirit type. I'm flighty and he's grounded. He brings most of the roots and foundation to this marriage, I bring the wings and lots of adventure. Making these quilts made me really appreciate how both our similarities and our differences have really enhanced our lives.

This really was such a fun project – I might even do it again someday. But, in the meantime, these quilts are going to get a lot of use because (so very similar, yet so very different)

no big surprise – he loves his, and I love mine!



Vintage Apron – Free Pattern

Finally, it's here! And, I'm super excited to get to share this pattern with you girls. This is the Vintage Apron pattern I originally designed for Kate's and my Vintage Farm Girl quilts, but in six inch size :)

There were so many templates in this one that, for simplicity sake, I decided to use all templates for the pattern. There are a couple of Y-seams in this pattern, too – but, it's totally worth it!

I decided to use Apple Farm Fabric, by Eea Lutz for Riley Blake for the pattern samples, and it was the perfect, cutesy, vintage-y fabric for these fun little aprons ;)!

You can download your Vintage Apron Pattern HERE!

I hope you all enjoy it! This pattern is truly one of my all-time favorites ;)!



Cutie Pie Pincushion – Free Pattern

I have a fun new pattern for you girls, today!

It's the Cutie Pie Pincushion, with a handy-dandy Needle Keeper Cherry On Top!

Aren't they just as cute as can be? And an added bonus – they're super simple to make!

So from my Cloth Bakery (sewing room) to yours


Download your Cutie Pie Pincushion PDF Pattern HERE!



Our Life In Pictures

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P.S. I first saw this idea for a photo journal over at Minki's Work Table, by Minki Kim, and I loved it! It's a great way to slow down and savor the little things in life that bring so much joy. A big thanks to Minki Kim for this wonderful idea, and her lovely blog posts and sewing projects ;)!!

It’s Good To Be Back

Finally, I'm back! I've really missed blogging and have been looking forward to coming back. I had initially planned to return the first of the year, but January turned out to be pretty busy. I did manage to get in a bit of sewing.

This is Sugar Dish, and I love it!

The pattern is by Cluck Cluck Sew, and the fabric is Fresh Air, by American Jane for Moda! And, here's a quick recap of the rest of our January.

After winding down from the holiday season,

we quickly geared up for a trip to Florida.

We had an amazing time. We rode tons of roller coasters, and got to spend the day with my brother, Kevin, who lives in Tampa

(waiting in line to ride the Montu at Busch Gardens).  We ate tons of good food,

which just makes us all giddy – because we are foodies to the core ;).  I have to say that Emeril's was our favorite,

I'm not typically an oyster girl, but truly, Emeril makes everything delicious.  Bubba Gump Shrimp was a very close second,

both for the super fun atmosphere, and the really good seafood.  We got to meet real live Minions,

and a personal highlight for me, I legit met the real live

Hello Kitty!!  Another highlight was spending some time with the Dolphins at Sea World

We just love the Portofino Bay Resort – it's like a little trip to Italy, only in Orlando ;)!

And, when we returned, well we got back to life as normal. You know, work, cleaning, laundry – lots of laundry! And, the fun stuff too, like baking for my guys

and shopping with Kate and Tate

(Tate taking a break from the stroller at the mall, because well, shopping with Mom and Nona – it's exhausting ;).  Just last week, I got to welcome

Joy as the newest member in the sewing family! My sewing machine is named Gracie! And when this new girl arrived, well the feeling that overcame me was Sheer Joy – so there you go!  I'm super excited to have her, and I couldn't be more grateful to my wonderful husband for this sweet gift.  Watch out pile of quilt tops waiting to be quilted – here I come! And, first on the list is this quilt that I designed and made for my husband ;)!

I have lots of fun things planned for 2017, tons of sewing projects on the list, including some original designs and patterns I hope to share with all of you.

So, Happy 2017 and Happy February to all of you! It's good to be back.