Hand Pieced Glitter Quilt

First new project of the year and having a great time hand stitching these blocks together. It’s a pattern that I saw last year on Pinterest called Glitter by Jen Kingwell and you can find it in the book Quilt Lovely. I fell in love with these vintage style quilts by Jen Kingwell and I knew my collection of fabric would work very well with this style.


The block finishes to about 9″ x 3 1/2″ inches and as you can see I’m stitching it the English Paper Piecing way.


Jen Kingwell is known for mixing different styles of modern, vintage and bold fabric collections, but my fabric stash is limited to a certain color palette which I think compliments this pattern nicely. I chose to make this particular quilt without any greens, just for something different. But as I add photos to this post I can see lots of yellows grouped together. I’ll have to spread the colors out better as I go. The background pieces are various white on white prints that I’ve been collecting.


Following my theme of beloved little creatures, with and without whiskers, many of my favorites are going into this lap sized quilt.



Stitching Tea Towels

It’s been a busy weekend sewing baby quilts and mini wall quilts for my shop, but I had to finish these little cuties first so I could give you a sneak peek.

I love tea towels and have been stitching them for a few years now.  I use premium cotton muslin, hand cut, hand embroider and hand sew each one. I then prewash and press with a hot steamy iron for that vintage look and feel.