October 19, 2014

A Special Anniversary

Five years ago this sweet faced girl adopted us.  Aren't we lucky?  

~Piecefully, Stephanie

October 18, 2014

Quilts Talk

 

This quilt whispered to me at the antique mall.  Isn't she a thing of beauty?  Unsure of how to finish her life, I admired her, folded her, and found a cozy place for her to rest. 


She's been on my mind a lot lately...so I lovingly inspected her every seam and construction, all hand pieced and quite a large lady.  Due to her many character flaws we had a talk.  I was given permission to make her a "modern" woman.  


She and I are excited about her new life.

~Piecefully, Stephanie

October 14, 2014

Do PiPs have Expiration Dates?

 

If you are a regular reader of my blog you know a PiP is a Project in Progress.  I love this simple quilt but really, still a PiP in 2014?  I found it this summer while bin diving.  I fancied I'd quilt it myself, this year.  As I was making the backing I decided it was bigger than I wanted to tackle.


I dust the binding (made 4 years ago) which is wrapped so pretty around one of my vintage spools.  I sent the quilt out and can't wait to get it back.  Do you have old PiPs?

~Piecefully, Stephanie

October 7, 2014

Pattern Spot


How could I not love a place to sell patterns called Pattern Spot?  I just set up shop.  If you want to check it out click on the logo in the upper right corner of my side bar. This is where I'll be listing new patterns, eventually.

*I have the comments turned off.  This is just an FYI.

~Piecefully, Stephanie

October 6, 2014

Home Again


If you happen to follow me on Instagram (sadunphy) you know I shared my trip to Washington, quirky things I love, and awesome visits with special friends.  When you have time to kill in the Portland airport you paw through adorable pins.  Don't you love what came home with me? (I wasn't wearing my glasses and what I thought was a fish turned out to be Jaws.)
(iPhone to blog = fuzzy photos)

Mr. Creations and I went to Walla Walla and enjoyed the most wonderful visit with our Squash House friends, Mr. Squash and Candace.  Someone is doing her best to convince us to move there.  That someone also had matching shirts for us to wear.  And I think their kitty girls like us too!  With the warmth of hospitality and friendship the mister and I didn't want to leave.  We ate lots of great food, drove all over their beautiful town, and poked around amazing shops, to include Stash (well there was some buying going on there as well.)  It was fun to share a new project in person with Supreme Candace and let her select the fabric to use for testing.  Stash is definitely my kind of quilt shop!


Our next stop was Vancouver.  The mister and I visited our friends at Connecting Threads, got some sneak peeks of upcoming fabric collections (squeal -- they're amazing), met the talented new in-house designer, Winter, then had a fun lunch with Teri, Alisha and Anita.   Really fun gals and they work in the happiest place on earth.  Oh to be surrounded with pretty fabric all day long.  The mister is a very good sport!

We left the warmth and sun of Washington (yes, you read that correctly) and arrived to the cold and wind and 30* temperature drop of Ohio.  Apparently Abby was a wee bit clingy to her boy while we were gone.  She was over the moon to see me and slept outside our door, just in case.

~Piecefully, Stephanie

September 24, 2014

Sweet!



My new pattern logo.  I heart my daughter.  With each new pattern the logo color will coordinate with that project.  I've seen the first formatted quilt PDF that won't be available until Spring 2015.  I like it, a lot.  It's hard to wait.


My accountant and his wife just welcomed their first child.  I make baby quilts for fun and enjoyment and keep them on hand "just in case."


I believe it's a pattern out of an old Thimbleberries book.  See those quilted circles?  I did them!  Freshly washed in Ivory Snow and


tied up with a mint green ribbon.  Add some gingham tissue paper and pack it up in a sand pail.  Special delivery!

~Piecefully, Stephanie

September 23, 2014

Creatures Great and Small


On my design wall -- a new project in the works.  How can you not love Llamas?  This collection is Modern Home by Monaluna.  Jennifer Moore creates adorable collections and I want them all.


I love periwinkle and this new collection, Moonshine, by Tula Pink spoke to me.  I think this shall be my next project.  I'm more of a giraffe person but I do love those deer.


Speaking of deer...I guess just like fashion, fabric designs go in trends as well.  I didn't jump on the chevron or mustache bandwagons but I do love this deer print as well.  If you've noticed there are lots of deer in fabric collections recently.  I have one other deer print but it's in the wash.  Perhaps I'll share it once I've actually used it.

~Piecefully, Stephanie