I'm up-to-date with making and returning my Bee Blocks but way behind in sharing them with you. About time I put that right - this is my September Improv: Beyond The Bee block for Queen Bee Chris, yes me!
When I was in Japan a while ago, I met up with my friend Aya. I met Aya when she came to my quilting classes in Manhattan and she's returned to live in Tokyo now. Having the opportunity to see Tokyo with Aya was definitely a highlight of my trip.
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When my son, Joe, came over for Christmas 2014, we bought some Alexander Henry, Hurry Down The Chimney fabric and I promised to make him some boxer shorts.
Joining diamonds isn't as straight forward as joining squares. It sure looks like it should be easy, those straight lines and angled corners line up perfectly ready to sew a 1/4" seam but that's not the case at all. Let me show you what happens when you sew them together this way and then I'll show you how to line them up so they DO join perfectly.
Remember this quilt? I made it way back in 2013 for my husband - who had been complaining for some time that I hadn't made him a quilt when "even the dog's got two". So I finally made him his own quilt using his 100% cotton shirts and some linen shirts and trousers.
My sofas have been bare of cushions for 5 years now. That's really hard for me to admit. I love a good cushion, I write tutes for cushions, and I used to have my own interior design company. So how come I don't have cushions piled high on every sofa, chair and bed in my apartment?
Haven't done any #selfishsewing in quite a while so took a day off from the computer (writing blog posts, tutorials, newsletter and sewing patterns) at the end of last week to have an afternoon at the sewing machine.