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Divided Basket – Morning Song


I love a super sweet divided basket! And these pretty little prints by Elizabeth Olwen just make it even sweeter. I can imagine this being the perfect accessory in a newborn’s nursery.


I always have fun trying out different interfacing combinations, for this basket I again used ByAnnie’s Soft & Stable (this is an amazon link, but ask your local quilt shop, too, they might have it available by the yard). I basted it to the main exterior pieces (not the front pocket – stuck with SF101 for that). It’s perfect for one of those situations where you know the basket is going to get a ton of use and abuse. The Soft & Stable makes everything stand up nicely and keep it’s shape without much effort. If you love a certain quilting cotton print for this project, it’s definitely a great option! Give it a try, it might be your favorite.

I would recommend using a basting stitch along the top edge of the exterior to be used as a guide for pressing on the last step. Just baste 1/2” from the top edge and press using the stitches as a guide. I also used 1/4” fusible tape to make sure everything was secure without having to use pins. I did use a few clover clips too and it worked really nicely.


I still get a little bit nervous and sweaty on the last topstitching steps of pretty much any project. Maybe I’m the only one! I just have to remind myself to slow down and take my time. I even walk away for a bit before the last step, just to make sure I can focus on doing my best work. Sounds cheesy writing it out, but it does help me!

Pattern: Divided Basket
Fabric: Morning Song by Elizabeth Olwen for Cloud9 Fabrics, which should be in shops in a couple weeks!basket3

Hope you’re enjoying an awesome spring day! Thank you so so much about your kind words on my fabric collection. Your excitement means so much to me!

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Rain Walk!


I’m so happy to introduce Rain Walk, my first fabric collection with Cloud9 Fabrics! I’m eagerly anticipating sewing with these and excited to show them off at quilt market next month.

Rain Walk was inspired by my family and my love of being outdoors. When my girls were younger I spent many hours walking to parks using the stroller. When they could walk on their own we would go on ‘nature walks’. We would each have a bag and collect whatever we thought was cool or weird as we went along our walk. It’s still one of my favorite things to do with my family and it’s so fun to look at the ground and discover something really amazing that you normally might have just passed by. And of course a little weather would never stop us! It only made things more interesting, especially rain. Now we’re able to go on really long hikes and spent last summer discovering as many state parks as we could. Our adventures are even leading us to visit Alaska this summer! I can’t wait!


Onto a bit more detail, the collection is 6 designs and two colorways on unbleached quilting cotton. I love the earthy and organic feel the unbleached cotton gives. And of course the fabric is organic, too! There is also 2 designs and 6 amazing colors of canvas! Yes! CANVAS!!! Perfect for bag making and home dec projects. Yay!!!


I had so much fun creating this collection. And for someone (me) who is always changing her mind, I had a whole new level respect for designers! I could have spent years trying out different designs, repeats, and color combinations. I’m especially thankful to be able to have worked with Michelle and Gina at Cloud 9 Fabrics, they’re just amazing and talented. I’m honored to be a part of it!rainwalk

Shipping to shops in July!

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pull out box


Made a little treat for my desk today, a pull out box and tray! Aneela is such a talented lady and her patterns are just awesome. I figured since I’ll be traveling next week for my Nido workshop, that the small pull out box would be perfect for stashing goodies. I can’t decide though if I want to use it for sewing stuff or just in my bag. I did figure out that it’s the perfect size for my Clover binder clips. Decisions. The large tray is destined to corral my thread on my sewing desk.


I love making little projects like this, and I really could spend days making more of these guys. In ALL the fabric combos.

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I wish I would have taken a teensy bit more time and focused on getting my topstitching just right on the handles. This side looks best, but I’m just gonna hide the other side for now. I should know better, but sometimes I guess you just have to chalk it up to yet another learning experience.

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Anyway, the pattern is clear and easy to follow. Get ready to bust out your hand sewing needle a bit and you’ll be all set!

Pattern: Pull Out Boxes by Aneela Hoey
Fabric: Doe by Carolyn Friedlander and Gramercy by Leah Duncan


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