Dainty Darling Fabric Line | Breeze By in Progress

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I don't know what it is but there is something about fabric that gets me excited. Maybe it's the texture, vivid colors or the endless possibilities that swirl through my mind but it always seems to make me smile. Then when I see a friends name on the selvage.... LOVE!! (Enter enter the Dainty Darling fabric collection. ) So, when my friend Lindsay Wilkes from The Cottage Mama told me about … [Read more...]

Scrap Fabric Sewing | Pineapple Block

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Some days just don't go as planned. Yesterday was one of them. I had mapped out a day of secret sewing to finish up a few deadlines, clean the house and prep for an upcoming sewing retreat but this pile of scraps derailed. My day was quickly filled with scrap fabric sewing. I have no idea why but I just could not let it go. Before I knew it, I was stitching tiny bits together to make … [Read more...]

Mini Log Cabin Pattern | Scrap Buster

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Sometimes we just need to clear out our scraps and make something fun and this mini log cabin pattern is perfect. These mini log cabins are easy to make and since they are made from scrap fabrics, I consider them free!   Mini Log Cabin Pattern This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: scrap fabric 6" square of lightweight interfacing or … [Read more...]

Splendid Sampler Block Progress Update

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Like many others, earlier in the year I started working on the Splendid Sampler Block patterns. I had high aspirations of turning this amazing fat quarter bundle box of Cotton & steel fabrics into something beyond words.   I got to block 2. Life got busy and my best intentions fell to the way side. Well, last week on Instagram I shared this photo and officially announced that I am … [Read more...]

Quilt My Ride | Fabric Car Cover

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Have you ever lost your car in the parking lot of the grocery store?  I have. I am usually the lady walking up and down the aisles using my clicker hoping to remember where my car is among the sea of white vehicles. If you are like me, you have probably tried creative ways to identify your car when you leave it in the parking lot. Fabric Car Cover Ideas   Stitch a fabric car cover, … [Read more...]

Ugly Christmas Sweater Quilt Block

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It's kinda funny how things work out. Today, I'm hanging out on Instagram with Kerry from KidGiddy, showing off my latest finish in the Ugly Christmas Sweater block challenge and just got mail! A photo posted by Heather Valentine (@thesewingloft) on Nov 28, 2016 at 10:18am PST That's right, I just got a big olde invite to an ugly sweater party! Now, with the countdown to Christmas … [Read more...]

Wyoming Valley | Starry Night Quilt BOM

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Wow, this year is flying by and today, I'm sharing the very last block in the 2016 Block of the Month Sew Along. Wyoming Valley is our final make for this quilt top. Measuring at 12" finished, the Wyoming Valley quilt block is going to be a stunner of a focal point! To help you achieve block success, I've put together a few of my favorite tips. Wyoming Valley Quick … [Read more...]

Four Corners Quilt Block 9 | Starry Night Quilt BOM

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Woo Hoo, we are in the home stretch of the 2016 Block of the Month Sew Along and this month's block is Four Corners. Not only is this block super easy to make but it's made from our scraps!! Remember in block 7 Split Geese I mentioned saving your scraps? Well, this block is the reason why!   We will be using those leftover bits of goodness to create two blocks for our Starry … [Read more...]

Block 8 Wild Goose Chase | Starry Night BOM

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I know it's National Sewing Month but we are going  to take a break from our challenge projects to take a few minutes to stitch up another block in the 2016 Block of the Month Sew Along. Block 8 is Wild Goose Chase. I like to think of this block as the big brother to flying geese. The simplicity of this block design allows the fabric to shine through!   I choose to cut my … [Read more...]