Raindrops Quilt

I am excited to be teaching this quilt in August at Sew Fabricated in Arlington, Texas!  I worked feverishly to get this sample made so it can hang in the shop.

Bee Bag Lady: Raindrops Quilt

This quilt pattern is from the book “Fat Quarter Style”.  The book features 12 beautiful patterns and it was difficult to pick one to teach, but this one spoke to me.

Fat Quarter Style by Kimberly Jolly

I had it quilted in an all-over design called Teardrops or Raindrops.  Thought that was appropriate.

Bee Bag Lady: Raindrops Quilt

I love the movement it gave the quilt.  I think the quilter did a fantastic job, don’t you?

Bee Bag Lady: Raindrops Quilt

Sew Fabricated specializes in Moda solids and I thought it would be nice to feature them, and also the cotton burlap quilting fabric the store carries.

Bee Bag Lady: Raindrops Quilt

The class will take place three consecutive Saturdays in August.  You can follow the link here to the register for the class.  Even if you don’t want to take the class, if you are in the DFW area, you should stop by the store and see all the lovely things Sew Fabricated has to offer.

Bee Bag Lady: Raindrops Quilt

While you’re there, check out the Row by Row Experience.  Sew Fabricated is participating in this with a unique block.  Come on by the get your free pattern for the Sew Fabricated block!

Bee Bag Lady: Trained Sewing Instructor

My Thoughts on “Fat Girl Walking” by Brittany Gibbons

I had a very emotional finish to a book I was reading this morning.  The title is “Fat Girl Walking: Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in  Your Skin … Every Inch of It”.  The author is Brittany Gibbons and, given that she is in the age group of my daughter and not me, it should come as no surprise that I hadn’t heard of her before I read a review of this book that made me want to read it.

Bee Bag Lady: Fat Girl Walking by Brittany Gibbons

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Kids Sewing Camp

I spent the past week teaching two girls to sew at Sew Fabricated, a store near where I live.   You can visit their website here. I used this book for the projects we completed, and the girls were very excited to get to take their copies home at the end of the week.

Bee Bag Lady: My First Sewing Machine Book by Emma Hardy

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What I’m Reading: June 2015

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: the best thing about being retired is having time to read!  Here’s what I’m reading now.

Someone is Watching by Joy Fielding

Bee Bag Lady: Someone is Watching by Joy Fielding

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