May 4, 2011

{crossroads quilt}

i am a fan of symmetry. and white sashing. and, of all pre-cuts i love layer cakes the most (aside from fat quarters...but sometimes they're just out of question, you know?).
so i was thrilled to learn, that the quilt which tacha (hanies) brought to our guild meeting was to be a free moda bakeshop tutorial!
in person it's even more gorgeous...
crossroads quilt by tacha bruecher (hanies)
taken at our april guild meeting (bmqg)
 even better, the fat quarterly page has a .pdf of this tutorial on their homepage to download (along with the other tutorials published on the fat quarterly blog.
{crossroads quilt @ fat quarterly}
crossroads quilt by tacha bruecher
(picture 'blog-lifted' from moda bakeshop)

May 2, 2011

{royal squares quilt}

nothing better than simple squares set in a great a-b-a-b design with a little twist! majestic :)
emily from mle knits shares her
photo curtesy of emily @ mle knits

Apr 11, 2011

{camera strap cover }

don't you think that those camera straps provided by the manufacturers are plain ugly and boring? (well, except if you're sooo proud to have a nikon/canon/whatever...then you might want to display the brand's name prominently :) )
one of the many camera strap cover tutorials on the web you can find at little big girl studio:
vanessa also adds a clever lens cap pocket!
picture by vanessa of little big girl studio

Apr 10, 2011

{single sock dog}

you know i can't resist dogs. even when they're made from single socks ( be honest, i'd have to buy such a sock...because mine are way too short...and they'd be new!)
photo by little black teapot

Apr 9, 2011

{sunburst pillow}

a very cool pintuck pillow tutorial by anna of noodlehead on versus
{sunburst pillow tutorial}
photo by anna of noodlehead

Mar 1, 2011

{cathedral window}

a long-time inhabitant of my to-do list is the cathedral window pattern.
oh, just love the effect of vibrant colors combined with a soothing background...!
so, head over to kristen of so happy! to learn how to make them.

cathedral window (part 1 of the tutorial)
Cathedral Windows
cathedral window tutorial by kristen of so happy!

Feb 27, 2011

{hanging fabric storage baskets}

since spring is coming...well...coming some time that year (i hope, please tell me it does!), we all need to think of spring cleaning, organizing, tidying up...
so, what better way to get motivated to sort your stuff is to make yourself some 
a tutorial found @ the mother huddle.
hanging fabric storage baskets by destri of the mother huddle

Feb 16, 2011

{woodland faeries}

if you're a fan of natalie lymer, the talented brain behind cinderberry stitches, head over to where you can find the free
wallhanging featuring lecien's flower sugar collection (at the moment, the pattern is in the second row, middle, just click on 'download' to get the pdf).
i'm feeling the itch to stitch again soon!
picture from the 'woodland faeries' pattern
by natalie lymer of cinderberry stitches for lecien

Feb 13, 2011

{hexagon park}

my dear lynne of lily's quilt (the fabulous & talented uk-based blogger for whom i made the blog design...sorry, i'm still so proud of it :)) debuted today on the moda bakeshop with her first project!! congrats, lynne!
hexagon park by lynne goldsworthy of lily's quilts
 you can bet that this quilt is right on top of my to-do-list!

Feb 6, 2011

{aneela hoey's famous girl on a tree swing}

The super-talented Aneela Hoey, designer of  generously offers a tutorial on how to re-create her over-the-top-cute girl on a tree swing. Another fabulous project on my ever-growing to-do list!
picture by aneela hoey of comfotstitching

{Add Zippers to Pillows}

Another tutorial I'll have to try overcome my fear of .....zippers (u-oh, the dreaded z-word!)
At Sew, Mama, Sew!'s blog you can find a good tutorial on how to finish your pillow with a professional looking zipper closing!
photo shamelessly 'bloglifted' from the sew, mama, sew! blog

Jan 27, 2011

{the little bits mug rug}

Alexia of Craftopia (green bee patterns) shares a pattern for a great mug rug!
Definitely on my to-do-list!
the little bits mug rug by alexia, craftopia

{2 square quilt tutorial}

On her Blog, Designs by Jessie, Jessie shares the instructions for a great 
Jelly Roll friendly.
2 square quilt by jessie of designs by jessie

{continuous prairie points tutorial}

Penny of sewtakeahike shares her easy way of making continuous praire points.
picture by penny of sewtakeahike

{garden fence}

'Garden Fence' by Cindy of hyacinth quilt designs ~ she generously shares the piecing directions.
Love this block - simple, clean, yet interesting.
Cindy also used a great color palette
'garden fence' quilt by cindy of hyacinth quilt designs

Jan 26, 2011

{diamonds the easy way}

Kati of from the blue chair shares a quick and easy way to make a diamond pillow (or anything else with diamonds). 
It's on my to-do-list!
pillow made and picture taken by kati of from the blue chair

{pincushion tutorial 'ridealong'}

by Kristy at St. Louis Folk Victorian
(could easily adapted to a scoccer ball, don't you think?)
shamelessly blog-lifted from kristy's blog

{reversible bucket bag}

 On Sew, Mama, Sew's blog you can download the
from Lisa Lam's newest book 'The Bag Making Bible'.
(I've written a little review here.)
reversible bucket bag by lisa lam
'the bag making bible'

{four patch pillow}

by KarrieLyne of Freckled Whimsy on Stash Manicure.
photo shamelessly borrowed from stash manicure blog

{cherry house quilts quiltalong}

 Quiltalong for a gorgeous sophisticated solid quilt designed by the talented Cherri House.
Click here for the introduction & here for the schedule & yardage requirements.
quilt design by cherri house, picture "blog-napped"
from cherri's blog