Archive for January, 2009

Patchy Moondance

I was the very lucky winner of Dana’s Moondance giveaway weeks & weeks ago, but just got around to posting about this great fabric!

Moondance is a new Free Spirit line by Jenean Morrison.  (All the links are on Dana’s great blog- House of Roux which is one of my must-read bloggers.)

I think this is one of those fabric lines that is a stash staple.  There are tons of different projects you could use this for from pillows to quilts to purses or…

Patchy Moondance


I made this skirt over New Years, but man- I had a hard, hard time deciding what to do with this fabric.  I wanted to use this fabric for so many projects that I kept hesitating from cutting it up.  The giveaway was two ½ yard pieces and one fat quarter.  I almost didn’t use it because I could see my overflowing scrap bin with which I could easily make this from…

BUT, I really wanted to try out this new pattern and I wanted to use this great giveaway fabric so the decision was made.

Patchy Moondance Skirt

I hate to say, the pattern was a little disappointing. The layout is jumbled with slanted black & white photos and steps spread out on one huge piece of paper.  It really depends on your style.  I’m a skimmer and more of a visual learner so I love good photos.  I don’t regret buying the pattern and love that it includes a huge size range (6 mos- 7 years).  I know I will refer to this pattern many more times, but I need to make myself slow down and read the pattern next time.

Needles to say my Moondance was used up, but I don’t regret it one bit ’cause now I get to buy more.  I see another hourglass quilt in my near future.


Hourglass Quilt

It’s finally done- my little one’s hourglass quilt.

Ms O's Quilt

And I’m absolutely in love with it.  I love the colors, the pattern and of course, love that I made it.  Many of the fabrics are from Sandi Henderson’s Farmer’s Market line.  This has to be my favorite collection of all time!

Ms O's Quilt

I’ve been thinking about this quilt ever since we moved Ms O into her twin bed this summer.

Ms O's Quilt

I was supposed to have it done by her birthday in June.  It came and went and still no quilt.  Then fall hit, but Nana saved the day with a thick comforter which we put to use right away.

It’s a large quilt about 92 x 64.  I know- it’s a weird dimension.  I still can’t calculate things right, but it fits on Great Grandma’s pineapple bed.  I didn’t use a pattern, but followed AmandaJean’s tutorial.  I cut my squares 8″ then cut and sewed those together for a total of 140 hourglass squares.  For the batting,  I used Warm and White- again thanks to AmandaJean.  With all the white cotton, the Warm and Natural I usually use would have tinted the pure whiteness of the quilt.  The Warm and White is wonderful and I’m seriously considering buying a whole bolt!  (It’s currently 50% off at Joann’s.)

I love tucking her in at night and wrapping the quilt around her tiny body in the big bed.

Handmade makes everything cozier.