Five things to be happy about {five things friday}

Five Things Friday - Gypsy Moon Quilt Co.

It's the third week of Five Things Friday! Here are this week's five things at random from Barbara Ann Kipfer's book, 14,000 Things to be Happy About + five photos that made me smile this week. Five things to be happy about: windowsill planters squirrels in reckless treetop chases writing about whatever you think of (things you … Continue reading Five things to be happy about {five things friday}

Five things to be happy about {five things friday}

Back again with this week's Five Things Friday - where I'm posting five things at random from Barbara Ann Kipfer's book, 14,000 Things to be Happy About - along with five photos that made me smile this week. For more happy things, be sure to visit Barbara's website and click on the big yellow Happy House for a randomly … Continue reading Five things to be happy about {five things friday}

More than one way to skin a quilt {the hands-down easiest way to remove your quilt stitches}

Forget everything you know about ripping the machine stitching out of your quilt layers because this is about to change your life. Remember the time you used that really thick thread for your top stitching? While also using it for your bobbin? And your needle was probably too small? And your tension was definitely off? Whyyy did … Continue reading More than one way to skin a quilt {the hands-down easiest way to remove your quilt stitches}

Five things to be happy about {introducing five things friday}

I'm taking a little detour from my usual quilt talk today - instead I'm writing my first weekly blog post called Five Things Friday! Last year as a birthday gift, my best gal sent me a copy of the book, 14,000 Things to be Happy About. And it's exactly as the title suggests... a 609-page list of … Continue reading Five things to be happy about {introducing five things friday}

Vintage florals improv cross quilt

In need of a little quiltspiration for #IGquiltfest's work-in-progress prompt, I turned to my Fall 2015 issue of Modern Patchwork magazine. Flipping through, I decided to try my hand at making some improv cross blocks using a cutting technique inspired by the Improv Cross Patchwork Quilt by Darci Sews. I really loved the simplicity of the cross blocks and the cutting and construction seemed incredibly … Continue reading Vintage florals improv cross quilt

#IGquiltfest 2016

Last week I participated in #IGquiltfest on Instagram. -- from the creator of the Blogger's Quilt Festival, this week-long quilt photo challenge was hosted by Amy Ellis of Amy's Creative Side. And it. was. awesome! I was blown away by the talent and amount of love and support from Instagram's quilting community. Who knew there were that many quilters on IG? … Continue reading #IGquiltfest 2016