Grandmother’s Fan Wedding Quilt Part 3: Quilting the Beast

You’ve made it to part 3 of my Grandmother’s Fan quilt story! If you’re puzzled about what happened till this point, see part 1 and part 2. Quilting Taught me A Lesson in Humility In mid-July I planned a sewing weekend in hopes of getting a lot of quilting done on what I was now […]

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Grandmother’s Fan Wedding Quilt Part 2: Piecing the Quilt Top

This is part 2 of my Grandmother’s Fan quilt series. You can read about the quilt’s inception in post 1. Paper Piecing + Bad Math I love paper piecing. Many people are afraid of it, as was I when I first started. But once you figure it out, you’re hooked! I was also afraid of curved piecing and […]

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Grandmother’s Fan Wedding Quilt Part 1: Designing the Quilt

Welcome to part 1 of a 3 part series about the quilt I made for my brother. These are long posts, so feel free to scroll to the pictures if you’re simply a curious non-quilter. Creating a Pattern and Design Scheme from Scratch Less than a year ago my brother announced his engagement to a […]


JB Made a Barn Quilt

The Hunt’s Crafty Christmas 2013 So… remember that one Christmas where I gave birth to a baby in the middle of a severe power outage with frigid temps and a broken sewing machine? When I managed to make Christmas gifts for my two daughters amidst all this? Well, I wasn’t the only crafty maven that […]


Tabitha the Tabbycat: A Katy Kitty

Back when I ordered fabric for O’s Katy Kitty, I also picked out some beautiful gold corduroy with the plan to make a kitty for my preschooler. While my oldest daughter loves cats (and unicorns. and dogs), my middle child loves being a cat. So I just had to make her a playmate. Tabitha Tabby […]


Camera Star Block for Sampler Quilt

I have a love-hate relationship with paper piecing. I love how it turns out. I love much of the process of piecing these blocks. I hate the fabric waste. The inevitable seam ripping, as I realize that I didn’t cut a large enough piece of fabric for a specific section. This star pattern first came […]


Typewriter Star for Sampler Quilt

It’s been over a year since I worked on my Sampler Quilt. The last block update was in April 2013! Woah! It feels good to be working on it again. Last year I bought some great typewriter fabric from Crimson Tate in Indianapolis, on our way to my husband’s cousin’s wedding in Tennessee. My husband […]

Madly Sewing a Katy Kitty Doll Right Until I Went Into Labor

Having a Baby Must Not Interfere With Sewing Last year I found this brilliant Katy Kitty pattern by Larissa Holland of mmmcrafts. I had originally planned to make her Little Red doll for Olivia’s birthday, but when JB said how cool the cat looked, I changed gears. I named her Henrietta Pussycat (a nod to […]


Gus: A Pig’s Tale

Most everyone who reads this blog already knows me, but for those of you who weren’t aware, I had a baby last Christmas. (The details of which are a separate story for another day.) His name is August but usually we just call him Gus. Or Gussy. Gustmas. Goose. I told my friend Heather that […]

Stalled on the Sashing for My Quilt

I have sincere hopes to get my blog back in shape. I’ve been praying for certain things to fall into place and they have started to happen. Yay! Here’s hoping that these life changes mean time for me to think my own thoughts, sew and write. One reason that I haven’t been sewing is that […]