Hi there! Long time no blog….

Many things have been going on behind the scenes around here: sewing, knitting, living life. Also I have new blog design and a new blog platform. Switching everything over has been a little bit of a challenge and I know that there are some hiccups, especially with the tutorials. Please hang tight. I am making my way through the list of things that need attention all while helping the girls get through year-end exams and gearing up for Jane’s high school graduation. If you have specific questions or need help with something, please email me. There is a contact form in the top navigation bar of the new website and I will email you back within a day. Pinky swear.

Now on to some fun sewing!

I was lucky to be one of the testers for Erica Jackman’s new pattern, Even Steven. As soon as I saw her version, I knew I wanted to make this quilt. And I am thrilled with how it came together.

The Even Steven pattern is designed for beginners and is fat quarter-friendly! It is simple to construct and sews up quickly. If you can sew a 1/4″ seam, you can make this quilt! I tested the block construction as written (it’s perfect!) and then decided to strip-piece the parts of the blocks that I could which made the construction even faster.

I chose a very bright, cheerful group of fabrics that I had purchased on impulse back in March. While I love sewing with ALL THE COLORS, I wasn’t sure how I was going to use these Tula Pink dots and stripes until I saw this pattern. If bright and crazy isn’t your thing, don’t be deterred – this pattern looks just as amazing in a more subtle palette. It’s definitely one I will revisit in the future.

You can buy a PDF or paper pattern of the Even Steven Quilt from Erica’s shop. She has many other great patterns worth checking out, too, as well as an inspiring blog, Kitchen Table Quilting, chock-full of gorgeous projects.

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