Monday, July 15, 2013


I am kicking off my second fabric/pattern giveaway!
Just like me on Facebook.
Then like the post for the giveaway. 
I am giving away 68 Chickadee Charm Squares by ANDOVER fabrics. Here is the line of fabric. It is by Jan Kalverstan. It is beautiful fabric, especially for bird lovers!

I am also giving away one pattern of your choice from Sweet Jane, here are the patterns:
Good luck!!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Finishing up some projects

Finishing up some projects

Of course everyone has different habits when it comes to sewing and how they keep their sewing room. I sew a lot, everyday! I use precuts, so I am not drowning in scraps, but they still accumulate. SOMETIMES I start a project and then I get so excited I start another project and have a tough time going back to the first. So, as the above processes take place, things start to get messy.
To the right of the chair is more mess! Basically I have three projects in the works and I made some "test" blocks for two other projects. (The other parts of my house look only marginally better...). SO...I must have a breaking point, because every now and then I sew up my half finished projects, toss out some scraps, use up some scraps, etc. I believe I have REACHED my breaking point and am making some progress! I also wrote the patterns for both quilts.
I also cleaned out my "fabric closet". Here is most of my unused fabric.
Gosh, I feel like I am confessing my sins here! Confessions of a fabricaholic!! Confessions of a messy person who sews a lot. But that is my point, I am not THAT messy....
Stay tuned for the finished products. The quilts always look so much nicer quilted!
Check out my patterns here.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Black and White with a splash of BRIGHT!

I often have to be pushed out of my comfort zone by the people I work with. This project is a good example. Daryl from Andover sent me four fat quarters from their new "Poppy Modern" collection. They were all shades of black, white and grey. She threw in a package of their textured solids and said she thought a black & white bag with a pop of color would look nice. I am good at envisioning patterns, but not great with the color part. Really black and whites suit me well! Anyway, here is my bag...
The pattern, Teacher's Pet, requires 32 charm squares. Basicly for this bag I used 26 black & white 5" squares and six 5" squares of a "color". I made each side separately so the blues stayed on one side and the red/orange/lime green stayed on the other side.
If you would like to try to make this bag, I would suggest 5 fat quarters and 1/4 yard of fabric for the straps (plus the lining). You can always use scraps for your pop of color. I always use scraps for my pocket also.

Above is the side with the lime green, below is the side with the blues. I feel like I have two separate bags! I have a favorite, but I will let you decide which one you like better!

I am new to making bags, so I am pretty excited about all of my bag creations. I love picking out the lining fabric. For a bag like this you can really pick out something fun and colorful for the inside. The pocket fabric can be something fun and unexpected as well. Thank you for checking out my bag! 


Monday, July 1, 2013

Chickadee Charm Square Giveaway!

Hello all! I am hosting my second giveaway! Andover recently gave me some charm squares from their new fabric line called "Chickadee" by Jamie Kalvestran. I will be giving away 68 five inch charm squares from this collection. Simply head over to my Facebook page to enter. Included in the give away is one of my patterns that can be used with these charm squares. The winner will be chosen on July 22nd and announced on my facebook page.
To enter:
Like "Sweet Jane" on Facebook
Leave a comment under my post for the giveaway.

Here are the patterns you can choose from:


To enter:
Like "Sweet Jane" on Facebook
Leave a comment under my post for the giveaway. Good Luck!