Entries by sewingbymoonlight

How to design a quilt block

Okay, so “how to design a quilt block” is maybe a little too general.  What I’m actually going to tell you is how I designed the block I’m making for the current quarter of the 4×5 Modern Quilt Bee. I talked about how this online quilt bee works last quarter (before I moved all my […]

Little stack of squares

Or maybe that should be BIG stack of little squares.  Five inch squares, 280 of them. Why, oh, why do I have a stack of 280, 5-inch squares of fabric, all in the red-orange color family? Because I’m going to trade them as part of a fabric swap!  It’s like trading cards for the fabric […]

My creative process

The free form quilt bee in which I’m currently participating is great for working on my creativity.  Because the whole idea of this group project is “anything goes,” it’s a great exercise to really allow myself to explore creatively through fabric.  This is only month 3 of 8 and I’m already having a great time […]

Connections: One more mei tai

My friends received one of my mei tais from a mutual friend as a baby gift.  They loved it so much, they asked me to make one for his sister.  And she liked hers so much, I have now made one for her sister.  I’m thrilled to hear that babies are being loved in these […]

Whooo’s mei tai is this?

It’s Alisha!  And Shimon!  And baby Touma!  This one is going all the way to Japan. (Read on to learn all about how I am crazy.) Alisha picked this owl print from the company Kokka, which is based in Japan.  This is hilarious to me because for me to buy this fabric, it’s a Japanese […]

Sometimes I make stuff for ME

Back in December, I made a clutch for a gift exchange the night before the gift exchange.  Sheesh!  Talk about procrastination.  Anyway, I loved it so very much that I decided to make one (almost) just like it for myself. I like to have a clutch to carry around because I can just slide it […]

A gift for Baby P

My friend Melissa asked me I would make a baby gift for some friends of hers.  She wasn’t completely sure what she wanted, so I gave her a few options. My favorite blankets when my girls were little were double sided knit blankets.  They are nick and thick without being too heavy and the little […]