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Sneak Peek of my new fabric line, Sirena!

Today I’m sharing a sneak peek video of my new fabric collection with Art Gallery Fabrics! The collection is called Sirena, and it will start shipping to stores in June 2018.

I’ll be showing this collection at Quilt Market this May, and I’m currently sewing and crafting up lots of goodies for the booth that I can’t wait to share with you in the next couple of months.

I hope you love the video and the peek into what’s the come fabric-wise. I’m so psyched for this collection to make its way into the world!

Here’s a look at the two colorways:

 

And don’t forget, the blog tour for my current Tallinn fabric line is happening now. Today is Day 2 of the tour! Check out the details and the full schedule of posts here.

Have a great day!

 


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Tallinn Fabrics Blog Tour

Hi everyone! I’m so very pleased to announce the start of the Tallinn Fabrics Blog Tour today. It’s a celebration of my debut collection with Art Gallery Fabrics, and talented makers from far and wide created some beautiful things using the fabric. Join us each day to check out the projects and get inspired. Check out the full schedule below!

Want to join in yourself? Awesome! Simply get your hands on some of my Tallinn fabrics and get sewing. Then share your creations using the hashtags #TallinnFabricsBlogTour and #TallinnFabrics on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Can’t wait to see what you make!

Direct links to everyone’s projects will be added here each day. Make sure to check back so you can follow along and see everything!

Thursday April 19 – Mathew Boudreaux | Mister Domestic (Puffer Vest Outfit)
Friday April 20 – Katie Skoog | The Simple Life Company (Girl’s Dress, Girl’s Romper)
Monday April 23 – Sharon Holland (Kantha-style Duffel Bag)
Tuesday April 24 – Eleri | Sew and Tell Project (Large Quilt)
Wednesday April 25 – Paola Baker | Love of Fabrics
Thursday April 26 – Maureen Cracknell
Friday April 27 – Alexis Wright | My Sweet Sunshine Studio
Monday April 30 – Isabelle Selak | South Bay Bella Studio
Tuesday May 1 – Cassie Massolia | Lily Shine Creates
Wednesday May 2 – Becca Plymale | Sunflower Seams
Thursday May 3 – Alisa Kutsel | A Stitch In Between
Friday May 4 – Sharon McConnell | Color Girl Quilts
Monday May 7 – Karen O’Connor | Lady K Quilt Designs
Tuesday May 8 – Sarai Schuk | Sarai’s Hobbies
Wednesday May 9 – Elise Baek | Elise & Emelie
Thursday May 10 – Jessica Swift
Friday May 11 – Gwyn LaSpina
Monday May 14 – Loni Jakubowski | Havin Sew Much Fun

Explore the Tallinn Fabrics collection:The Collection | The Lookbook | On Instagram


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Pattern Camp is now a Skillshare class!

I have BIG NEWS to share with you today!

I’ve been quietly working away on a newly updated version of Pattern Camp e-course for the past couple of months, and I’m excited to tell you that it’s now LIVE on Skillshare!

If you’re already a Skillshare member, you can simply go participate in the course now. It’s ready for you!
If you’re not a Skillshare member, I ask you: “why the aren’t you?!” Ha, I kid. But truly, it’s an amazing site filled with creative classes of all varieties. And you can sign up for $0.99 for the first 2 months. Practically free.

You can become a Skillshare member right here.

What is the new version of Pattern Camp all about, you might be wondering?

Well, it’s an updated version of my original live-weekend course, but it contains a bit less technical content, focusing on Illustrator (no Photoshop patterns in this course) and straight repeats (no fancy half-drops; if you’re wondering what the heck a half-drop pattern is, don’t worry about it yet. That’ll be for level 2!). (Hint: Pattern Camp Levels 2 and 3 will be coming down the pipeline.) (Here’s another sentence in parentheses, just for good measure. haha) And obviously it’s on Skillshare now, so that’s different; you can work through the course at your own pace and will have access to the course as long as you’re a Skillshare member. AKA: even more user-friendly than before. :)

Watch the video intro!

IN THIS COURSE YOU’LL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Use Illustrator – from setting up your workspace to specifics of how each tool works
  • Digitize hand-drawn artwork
  • Create artwork directly in Illustrator 2 ways – using the Pen Tool and using a Wacom tablet
  • Use the iPad Pro in your design process
  • Collect inspiration and use mood boards
  • Create your own color palettes
  • Easily edit colors using the Recolor Artwork Tool
  • Create a repeating pattern tile
  • Resize, export, and save your files

At the end of this course you’ll have all the technical skills you need to create your own repeating patterns and to begin building your portfolio. The obsession will have been planted; practice and play will help you grow the seeds and to see how they blossom in your creative life!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • Adobe Illustrator (a 7-day free trial is available here)
  • Sketchbook or loose paper
  • Black pen and pencil
  • Camera, smartphone, or scanner
  • Wacom tablet (optional)
  • iPad Pro (optional)

 

 

 

Sound like fun? Head over to Skillshare to check out more details about the course and to start watching the video lessons.

You’ll be addicted to creating your own gorgeous patterns and will be addicted to pattern design in no time, I promise.

Come join the party!

Oh, and you’ll be invited to join the wonderfully inspiring private Pattern Camp Facebook group, too, which is full of creative souls who also love patterns. We’re waiting for you. :)

Happy Thursday, and I’ll see you on Skillshare!

xo
jess

 


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How to do English Paper Piecing with the Cricut Maker

So, this zippered pouch project intimidated me on several levels, but I’m really happy with how it turned out and I’m so excited to show it to you.

In true Jessica Swift fashion, I started out without a fully-formed plan. I learned the basics of how to do English Paper Piecing at a workshop recently and fell in love with it. We used a rotary cutter to cut around a hexagon shape template and I got to thinking about how perfect my new Cricut Maker would be for cutting these out more precisely than I was with my hands on the ever-shifting fabric. So I decided to try cutting both paper template pieces and fabric pieces for my project using the Cricut.

There was a bit of a learning curve involved because I’d never actually cut anything with the Cricut before (truth be told it sat untouched in my studio for a couple of months because I was a little scared of it!), but it was SO easy to use!

I used Adobe Illustrator to create some 1.5″ hexagon shapes, uploaded the file to the Cricut Design Space, and set the machine to cut. The step-by-step instructions for how to use it were so easy to follow and in no time I had my fabric attached to the adhesive mat and loaded into the machine:

Then I simply pressed go and watched the magic happen:

The Rotary Blade that this newest Cricut cutter uses is just amazing – the cuts are perfect and the way it slices through the fabric so smoothly is just crazy. I’m excited to try it with knits, canvas, and other types of fabric after this. Cotton was a dream!

I wasn’t completely sure what fabric formation I wanted to use, so I just cut a bunch of hexagons from a couple different fabrics, figuring I could use the extras in another project at some point. You can’t have too many adorable tiny hexagons, am I right?!

Oh, and this is my Tallinn fabric line with Art Gallery Fabrics, by the way. In case you were wondering.

I also created that chevron shape in Illustrator (also with a 1.5″ length per side, like the hexagons, so they would fit together), uploaded the file, and set it to cut in Design Space, and then I laid out my arrangement of shapes. You can see what I ended up with above – a sort of flower design. Fun!

This is whenI decided I might like to attached the flower shape to the front of a pouch, too, so I cut some pouch pieces as well, which you can see in the bottom right of the photo above.

My next task and next learning curve was trying my hand at some EPP (English Paper Piecing), which is a very new skill that I’ve learned and don’t have a ton of practice with yet. I needed some paper pieces, so I had the Cricut Maker cut those for me, too:

I made the shapes 1/2″ smaller than the fabric pieces (so 1′ edges this time), because with EPP you basically wrap the fabric around the paper shapes and then sew them together.

Cutting the shapes with the cutter was so easy!! Attach the paper to the adhesive mat, load it in, follow the instructions on my computer screen in Design Space, push the Go button, watch the magic happen.

The results were perfect. Way WAY better than I would’ve done by hand. I’m too impatient to be this precise. ;)

Next I set about hand-sewing the flower together.

I used the glue-basting method for my shapes (you can also sew-baste them) – I like the glue because I don’t really care about being a purist and it goes much more quickly than basting with a needle and thread. Simply place the paper piece on the fabric, glue the edges, and voila – perfect hexagons! EPP is so fun and addictive, you guys. Have you tried it? It’s brand new to me and I’m in love so far!

Here are my pieces all glued up and ready to piece/sew together:

Half way through:

All done! Check it out:

And here’s what the back looked likeonce I took all the paper pieces out:

After this I pressed it so all those loose edges were flat, so I could easily attach it to the front of my pouch:

I’m not going to go into the details of how I sewed in the zipper and how I actually constructed the pouch (it’s lined!) and will instead point you to the zippered pouch video tutorial on YouTube that I used to learn how to do it. It’s by Dana Willard of Made Everyday, who is a fellow Art Gallery Fabrics designer, and the tutorial is so good and easy to follow!

I don’t know the “right way” to attach an EPP design to another piece of fabric, so I just sewed it on with a simple stitch:

My sewing machine doesn’t have any fancy appliqué stitches or anything, so I did what I could. There’s also so much more to learn!

Here’s what the back looked like once it was sewn on, which just made me happy for some reason:

That’s batting in there, by the way, to give the pouch a bit more heft.

And here is the finished pouch:

I looooove it! I thought I might give it to someone as a gift, but I think I’ll keep this one for myself and just start stock-piling more since I’m pretty sure I’m addicted to making these now and I think they’ll make fantastic gifts.

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All in all, the Cricut Maker cutting machine made this project so much easier, so much more precise, and so much faster to complete than it would have been had I cut all the fabric and paper pieces by hand.

I cannot wait to continue exploring the incredible and wide variety of ways I can use this machine to make more work easier, more professional and precise, and more FUN!

I’ll share more as I go along for sure.

*This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.


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The new Cricut Maker cutting machine

A couple months ago I got some verrrry exciting packages in the mail. What was inside? The brand new Cricut Maker cutting machine and a whole bunch of supplies and accessories to go along with it!

I’ve never owned or used a machine like this before, so it’s all brand new to me (and admittedly it took me a while to actually plug it in and start figuring out how to use it, because I was intimidated!), but let me tell you: this machine is so fun and easy to start using right from the get-go, I’m not sure why I waited so long.

Check out all these fun and amazing supplies:

A crafter’s dream, am I right? Scissors in multiple sizes! A tape measure! Markers galore! Tweezers! A paper cutter! Multiple cutting blades! PIns and a pin cushion! It was like Christmas opening up all this stuff; that’s not even an exaggeration.

One thing I love the most about the design of this cutting machine is how they thoughtfully added places to store the supplies and machine accessories right on the machine itself:

I also got a variety of papers and cutting mats:

As you can see there on that pink mat, this machine cuts fabric. You guys, THIS MACHINE CUTS FABRIC!!!

This past weekend I took a class at a local fabric store all about English Paper Piecing. Basically we spent a bunch of time cutting out hexagons and other geometric shapes using a template and a rotary cutter. Which worked fine and wasn’t too cumbersome cutting out shapes for just a small project. But I got to thinking about what a gigantic and time-consuming pain in the neck it would be to cut out, say, 300 hexagons in order to make a quilt something larger. 300 hexagons with a rotary cutter? No thanks. I don’t have time for that. I have a toddler and a business to run! ;)

So I started thinking about how I could make the process more efficient and TA DAAAAA, that’s where the Cricut Maker comes in. That’ll be the next post. I’m going to EPP (English Paper Piece) a little project and cut out the pieces with the Cricut Maker and show you alllll the steps along the way. That’ll come next week!

For now I’ll tell you a bit more about the machine.

What’s different about the Cricut Maker compared with other versions of the Cricut machine as well as other cutting machines is that there are more tools available to use and it’s waaaaay more versatile. It can cut all sorts of materials, from fabric to balsa wood to vinyl to leather to paper to matboard and beyond. You can make more than ever before, and it’ll look super professional because a wobbly hand isn’t cutting things out (are your hands wobbly and imprecise sometimes like mine are?), a smart machine is!

I’m going to be preparing a booth for Quilt Market over the next couple of months, and this machine is going to come in *very* handy, cutting fabric pieces for me to make my sewing projects come together more quickly and precisely, along with vinyl and paper pieces for booth decorations and probably a lot more that I haven’t even thought of yet.

So, I’ll most likely be creating all my own projects, since that’s the kind of creator that I am (I am terrible at following a pattern. Like, terrible. I’m the same with cooking recipes, haha.), and the Design Space program that Cricut runs on makes it easy to upload your own designs and sewing/cutting patterns; but there’s also an incredibly extensive and creative sewing pattern library available in Design Space, which uou can easily purchase and use right away. This is truly a machine for every kind of creative maker.

THE ROTARY BLADE:

The new Rotary Blade is the tool I’m going to find the most useful for my sewing purposes; it cuts fabric for a sewing project – without backing material. With its gliding, rolling action, this blade cuts through virtually any fabric and delicate paper quickly and accurately. You simple stick it on the cutting mat, load it into the machine, and press go. Voila. Perfect pieces every time. I can’t wait to show you.

Somehow the machine controls are so smart they can detect the direction of the blade and the cut pressure to match the material – so it knows if you’re cutting cotton, knits, canvas, etc.

THE WASHABLE FABRIC PEN:

This is another tool I’m pretty psyched about. My sewing machine is not very fancy, and I don’t have the best sewing set-up in my studio (I’m still a beginner and don’t know all the “shoulds” for setting up a sewing area yet!), so my lines are not always very straight. Ha, I blame the machine and my setup; I’m sure the problem is really just me and trying to rush through things, haha. Anyway, with the washable fabric pen you can eliminate the guesswork as you’re stitching and know exactly where to put your needle at all times and how pieces are supposed to fit together. SO valuable, no?

The machine has a lot of thoughtful details as well, like a docking slot on the top so you can put your iPad or phone there while you’re working. The Design Space app makes it really easy to lay things out right from your devices, and then you can have the design right there in front of you as you’re readying the machine for printing and cutting. Also, there’s a USB charging port on the side, which: how smart is that?!

WHAT COMES IN THE BOX?

Here’s what you’ll get if you order just the machine:

– Cricut Maker™ machine

– Rotary Blade + Drive Housing

– Premium Fine Point Blade + Housing

– Fine Point Pen

– FabricGrip™ Mat 12″ x 12″

– LightGrip™ Mat 12″ x 12″

– Welcome book

– USB cable and power adapter

– Cricut Access™ free trial membership

– 50 free ready-to-make projects, including 25 sewing patterns

– basic materials for a first project (paper and fabric pieces)

I got some extra things to go along with what comes in the box, which you obviously don’t have to do; once you’re comfortable using the machine and want to expand its uses, you can add accessories and materials as you go. :)

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Next week I’ll show you what I made with this baby. Perfectly cut hexies, here I come!

*This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.


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Tallinn, my first fabric collection with Art Gallery Fabrics

Why it’s taken me so long to share photos of my new fabric line here is a mystery to me, because I’ve been sharing them like crazy over on Instagram lately! But I’m remedying that right now because Tallinn, my first collection with Art Gallery Fabrics, is in stores now and I want everyone to know about it!!

The Tallinn fabrics lookbook was just released last week and YOU GUYS, it is so amazing. The team at AGF is just so talented, it’s unreal.

The projects, the design of the lookbook, everything is just exquisite (if I do say so myself). Check it out by clicking on the image:

The quilt that I designed and that Kimberly Baird, a very talented hand quilter (!!) made for me, was in the lookbook, and I love how they photographed it:

So bright and pretty!

Here are some more of my favorite shots from the lookbook, but seriously, go check out the whole thing:

(I made these pillows!)

(my mom made these dolls!)

(I did not make any of this stuff, but I WISH I’d made that tiger because isn’t it just incredible?? So creative.)

(Eleri Kerian made this adorable dress from the Baltic Swans knit from my collection, and I honestly can barely see the dress actually because I’m blinded by the cuteness of her daughter.)

I’ve been making things myself with the fabric, too, mostly consisting of zippered pouches lately:

I think I finally understand how to sew in a zipper!

Mister Domestic snapped this shot for me at one of our local Portland fabric stores, Fabric Depot:

So fun to see my fabric displayed this way! I’m taking a class there this coming Saturday, taught by Mister Domestic (Mathew Boudreaux), so I’ll get to see this setup in person, too. Yay!

Your own local fabric shop might carry the collection, too – I’d love to hear about it if you see my fabric out in the wild!
You can check out the full collection on the Art Gallery Fabrics website, and it’s available currently in many online fabric shops. Just Google ‘Tallinn Fabrics Jessica Swift’ and you’ll easily find it.

If you make something with the fabric, please send me a photo or tag me in anything you post on social media! I’d love to see it. :)

Oh, and I’ll be hosting a blog tour for the collection beginning April 19th, so you’ll get to see lots more goodies made from this fabric. Stay tuned for more about that soon…

 


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Pattern Camp starts in 2 days – sign up now!

There’s still time to sign up and join us this weekend and beyond!

Full course details are here.

Find out if Pattern Camp is for you, right here.

There are also answers to many FAQs here.

The cost of the course is $159 USD. This is $80 less than usual, and this price will get you forever-access to the course material/classroom. So you can revisit it all whenever you like.

Have questions? Email me! I’ll help you decide if the course is right for you.

Hope to see you in class. Pattern design obsession is waiting for you…..

xo
jess

 


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The final session of Pattern Camp is coming, January 27-28

Hi friends!

Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s 2018?

One of my intentions for the year is to blog more. I got completely out of the habit when Coen was born in 2015 (new motherhood is intense, y’all), and I want to start putting more attention here again.

So today I want to tell you about my online course, Pattern Camp.

It’s time for Pattern Camp to enter phase 2.0, so I’m running the final course in the current intensive-weekend-style format on January 27-28, 2018.

When I first launched Pattern Camp in October 2014, I offered it at an inaugural price of $129. So many budding pattern designers signed up for that first session and it was an absolute blast for everyone!

So in the spirit of that first Pattern Camp excitement, I’m happy to tell you that you can sign up for that very same price for this final session.

For 3 days only, from January 8-10, 2018, Pattern Camp is $129. Simply use discount code finalsessionhurrah when registering.

 

 

A bit about the course:

In Pattern Camp you’ll learn how to design your own unique repeating patterns using both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

If you’re new to the programs, there are primer videos in both Illustrator and Photoshop that you’ll be able to watch before class begins, to begin familiarizing yourself with the programs. Countless Pattern Camp students have been brand new to Illustrator and/or Photoshop and have successfully completed the course. You will, too!

The live weekend portion of Pattern Camp is Saturday + Sunday, January 27-28, 2018 from 8am-4pm PST both days. Again, you do not have to participate live unless you want to. (It is very fun to participate live!)

During the live weekend I am available for technical support 100% of the time that class is in session. You do not have to participate in the live weekend in order to take the course; not everyone does, depending on schedules, time zones, etc. The course lessons will be available to you forever afterwards, so you can work through the lessons at your own pace, revisit them, etc, as needed.

You will be invited into our thriving private Facebook group as part of the course – it’s the best group on the internet! So supportive, uplifting, encouraging, and inspiring. You’ll love it!

The course takes place in a private classroom area of the Pattern Camp website. You’ll create your login info when registering and will have immediate access to the classroom once your registration is complete. Before class begins on January 27th you’ll be able to watch the primer videos as well as 6 video interviews with inspiring creatives that are included as part of the course.

There are many more course details + answers to questions on the Pattern Camp website.

 

 

If pattern design is calling your name, come join in this fun and final session of Pattern Camp! Now is the time to say YES to your creative dreams and come join the pattern party. I promise, obsession is waiting for you.

Remember, for 3 days only, from January 8-10, 2018, Pattern Camp is just $129. Same as it was for the very first-ever session. Simply use discount code finalsessionhurrah when registering.

Hope to see you there!

xo
jess

 


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Utility Style Quilts for Everyday Living Blog Tour

I was invited to join fellow Art Gallery Fabrics designer Sharon Holland’s blog tour for her new book, Utility-Style Quilts for Everyday Living, and I was so happy to say yes and have an excuse to spend some time sewing.

Now, I am not a quilter, and in fact I wouldn’t even consider myself a very skilled sewer. For better or for worse, my mom taught me a style of sewing in which I just wing it and figure out what I’m making as I go along, so that tends to be the way I sew to this day. I chose the Pixel quilt from Sharon’s book and made it my own by using a couple of the quilt blocks she created to form a pillow (because making a whole quilt still seems wayyyy too scary!).

I used my upcoming Tallinn fabric collection (my debut collection with Art Gallery Fabrics). What a joy to sew with my own fabrics!

Sharon’s instructions were so easy to follow, even for a winging-it-style sewist like me. :)

Here’s the fabric assortment I decided to work with:

I decided to make 2 full blocks for the pillow, and to combine it with 2 solid squares, to make a sort-of checkerboard pillow.

The first thing I did was cut a bunch of 2 1/2″ squares. Because I didn’t properly read the instructions before beginning to cut (typical), I saw each block as having 25 squares rather than noticing some pieces were actually 2 1/2 x 5″ rectangles. No matter! I could sew 2 squares into rectangles later.

So, I cut fifty (50) 2 1/2″ rectangles from my fabric assortment. (There were 16 pink squares, which would form the rectangle pieces.)

Next I cut two (2) 10 1/2″ squares from this light blue Art Gallery Fabrics Pure Elements solid:

The next step was sewing all but the pink squares and two pieces that would be the center square in each block into pairs of two (I used a 1/4″ seam allowance throughout):

After sewing I pressed them each flat.

I didn’t pay too much attention to what I was pairing together, as I wanted the design to be random. Once they were sewn, I started laying it out into the two different blocks:

Next I sewed each quadrant into a square of four (4) squares, pressing them flat when I was finished (I pressed the seams open in the back, too, which you can see here in the bottom right square):

Then I sewed the pink squares into pink pairs of two (this is how I corrected my cutting mistake!):

Then I sewed the top 2 quadrants and the top pink rectangle together to form a row:

I then sewed the middle and bottom rows together, pressed each section flat, then sewed all three rows together, and pressed them flat again:

After following those same steps to finish the second block, I laid out the pillow. As you can see, my blocks don’t match up perfectly and are a little wonky… this is where my lack of skill and precision really shows. Oh well! Gotta learn somehow, right?

I sewed the two right and left pieces together, then the bottom right and left pieces, pressed them both flat, and then sewed them together along the center line, so all four quadrants were connected in one big square, which would become the front of my pillow.

I cut a piece of batting to be just slightly larger than my pillow front, which was measuring about 20×20″, and placed the pillow front on top of it:

Then it was time to quilt! I admit, I have no idea what I’m doing and have zero skills or tricks to share as far as how to quilt anything. The way I thought about it was that I just needed to attach the batting to the fabric in some way, and the sky was the limit. When I first starting thinking about this project, I thought I’d just do some simple straight lines to quilt it, but apparently my creative muse had other ideas for me when the time came:

I had fun sewing lines and diagonals and triangles and seeing what happened! Here’s how it turned out when I was done quilting:

Then it was time to turn it into a pillow. Since I don’t really know how to sew a zipper (and am intimidated by it), I opted for a simple overlapping pillow back.

I cut two (2) pieces from the same light blue fabric measuring 20×14″ each. I folded one edge of each piece over twice to create a “hem” (I folded it down about 1/4″) and pressed flat, then sewed along the edge and pressed again. I layered the pieces (right side down) on top of the quilted pillow front (right side up) so the edges matched up and the overlap was in the center:

Next I sewed all around the edges and snipped each of the four corners:

I turned the pillow cover right side out next, popped in a pillow form (the one I had available was 18×18″, and my pillow cover ended up being about 19 1/2×19 1/2″, so I could’ve probably gotten away with using a 20×20″ pillow form for a tighter fit), and voila! The finished pillow:

I’m pleased with how it turned out, given my beginner skills, my lack of following directions, and my knack for winging it and figuring it out.

Plus, I think it looks kind-of coo with the pillows that are currently on my couch, so that was a nice bonus. :)

Signed copies of Utility-Style Quilts for Everyday Living can be purchased by US residents directly from Sharon in her new online store, and you can also get the book through Amazon.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you visit the whole tour! Yesterday Sarah from Designs by Sarah J posted a lovely project from the book, and tomorrow Lisa from Love to Color My World will be sharing her creation for the tour.

Also, here’s the full line up in case you want to look back or ahead on the tour:

Monday 12/4  Heidi Staples – Fabric Mutt
Tuesday 12/5  Amy Friend – During Quiet Time
Wednesday 12/6  Maureen Cracknell – Maureen Cracknell Handmade
Thursday 12/7  Amber Johnson – Gigi’s Thimble
Friday 12/8  Karen O’Connor – Lady K Quilts Designs
Saturday 12/9  Kori Turner-Goodhart – Olive Grace Studios
Sunday 12/10  Silvia Sutters – A Stranger View
Monday 12/11  Sarah Maxwell – Designs by Sarah J
Tuesday 12/12  Jessica Swift – Jessica Swift
Wednesday 12/13  Lisa Ruble – Love to Color My World
Thursday 12/14  Cindy Wiens – Live a Colorfullife
Friday 12/15  Eleri Kerian – Sew and Tell Project
Saturday 12/16  Anjeanette Klinder – Anjeanette K
Sunday 12/17  Stephanie Kendron – Modern Sewciety
Monday 12/18  Christopher Thompson – The Tattooed Quilter
Tuesday 12/19  Susan Playsted – Hopewood Home

Enjoy!


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13 Guiding Nights

GUYS! I’m running a FREE 13-day email series called 13 Guiding Nights that begins on December 26, 2018.

 You’ll be guided through 13 nights of choosing a card from my Animal Allies oracle deck and discovering your animal allies/guides for each month of 2018.

It’s said that the veils between the human and spirit realms are the most thin at this time of year, so it’s a wonderful time to set intentions, reflect on your past year, and call in your guides and helpers for the year to come. This is something I do each year beginning on December 26th with various oracle decks that I own and love, and I’m really excited to do it with my very own deck this year. I hope you’ll join me!

Sign up here

If you already have a deck, go sign up if you want to join in! If you need to order a deck, you can order a copy right here and then sign up. I’ll be shipping orders right up through December 23rd, so you’ve still got time to order.

Tell your friends! Tell your neighbors! It’s going to be so fun!


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