I know it’s been a while since I’ve blogged regularly. I have been so busy with my shop, Pink Castle Fabrics. And, I recently purchased another quilting shop in Howell, Michigan called The Stitchery Sewing center. I have to say that it was a longer process than I had anticipated, buying someone else’s existing business. Of course, now I have the challenge of bringing the shop back up to speed and full inventory. And just like any process, there are bumps in the road and unexpected complications. But I’m getting there and I’m hoping that both shops will be running smoothly soon enough. It’s been ages since I was able to set foot in my sewing room. I finally got a chance this weekend to clean up a little bit and put together a project. I had this machine embroidery that I made with the Janome Skyline S9 at work and I finally made it into a quilted pillow. The..
Hello! I’m so excited to be the first person to introduce you to my friend Samarra Khaja‘s new collection Geogram with Lecien fabrics! Starting off the blog hop is kind of a big deal… 🙂 First, here’s a photo of Samarra and the pretty rainbow of fabrics that she created! While this alone is most likely enough to get you to run out and BUY this fabric, I suppose I could show you a project made with it too. You know, to really seal the deal. When I was asked if I wanted to make something with a charm pack of Geogram, I immediately said, “yes!” I had this idea that I was thinking about using machine applique and orange peels and this line would work perfectly! I had originally thought about making this into a baby quilt, but I have no babies. I do have this huge floor pillow that needs a cover. My son has a new..
Want to see an adorable pillow!?! I am so excited about how this pillow has turned out. First of all, I have to apologize for this post being late. I have a crazy busy the last few weeks! We had Quilt Market and then we had to move our entire shop! I wasn’t planning on the move to be that week but it just worked out that way. Anyway! I was asked by Allegory from A Thousand Needles to be a part of the 318 Patchwork Patterns quilt along (#pp318qal). I’m really excited about this book. Written by Kumiko Fujita (designer of the popular First of Infinity fabric for Lecien), this book was originally only offered in Japanese. Like the title implies, it has 318 patterns for paper pieced and appliqued blocks. Really really cute ones! This book has been out of print and hard to find for years. Copies in Japanese are selling for $150! The lovely ladies..