Entries by sewingbymoonlight

Planned Improv

Okay, so I know that “improv” stands for improvisational, and I do realize that “planned improv” is therefor an oxymoron, but there isn’t a better way to describe this block. For the most recent round of the 4×5 Modern Quilt Bee, I wanted to do a scattered, “confetti style” quilt block. It has the look […]

Miss Connections

This quilt has a story. If you like that sort of thing, grab yourself a cup of tea and I’ll tell you all about it. If not, well, just scroll down through the pictures because this post is going to get a little wordy, but this quilt is definitely worth a look. Let’s start almost […]

Secret project update

My, oh, my! An entire month of silence from me. I was working on a secret surprise quilt project, which is now ready to be mailed off, and as soon as it reaches it’s new home, I’ll post about it. I had A LOT of help with the quilt and had so much fun putting […]

4×5 Modern Quilt Bee is back

I have participated in several rounds of the 4×5 Modern Quilt Bee, and it has been great fun. It’s a fantastic way to interact with other quilter and to get a sampler quilt on the way to completion. Recently, our fearless leader, Sukie, announced that she was stepping down from leading the bee and it would […]

A big, big finish for Brian

It was over a year ago when I decided I wanted to make a quilt for my friend, Brian, who lost is home in Colorado’s Waldo Canyon Fire. My goal was to finish the quilt as a house-warming gift when he rebuilt his house. Brian moved into his home in April. The quilt was finished […]

Sewing Room Clean Up Along: AFTER

Okay, one month after I said we’d share our cleaned-up sewing space, here we are, ready to show our cleaned up sewing spaces. Yes? Yes! My sewing room is a little 9×10 ft room off our master bedroom. It’s probably intended as an office or nursery, but in our house, it’s a sewing room. My […]

Let’s DO this!

Oh my goodness! I can’t believe that I posted my Sewing Room Clean-Up Along: Before post so long ago. My delusions are so much more ambitious than my reality. In that post, I suggested we clean up our sewing spaces together and then share our nice, tidy spaces two weeks later. That “later” was a […]

Tiny chair pocket

My oldest daughter is in kindergarten and I guess I must have admitted a talent with a sewing machine on a volunteer questionnaire I filled out at the beginning of the year. I had forgotten about it, but her teacher asked me if I could make some chair pockets so her students could get their […]


Hey there! I was supposed to put up an “after” link up so we could all see how well we’ve cleaned up our sewing spaces. I didn’t forget. I just … um … didn’t get mine cleaned up yet. It’s close, though. Very close. Here’s what it’s looking like currently. Progress is definitely being made! […]

Lonely #sewingroomcleanup

Have you been cleaning your sewing space this weekend? Did you link up your mess before picture in this blog post? You didn’t? Okay, I’ll wait while you go take a picture of your sewing space right now and put it out there with the promise to clean it up over the next 10 days. Don’t hide […]