Category: Finished Projects

Gift Guide 2021

I’ve wanted to do a gift guide for a few years now, and this year is the year I finally got all my ducks in a row on time! Here’s some of my favorite things, maybe you’ll find something on here for someone on your list! This Gift Guide 2021 isn’t comprehensive. Instead, it is a list of things I’ve been loving and enjoying this year, in the hopes it inspires you as well. TheseContinue reading

Aurifil November Project: Holiday Stocking

For my November Aurifil Artisan project, I decided to lean into the Christmas spirit with a holiday stocking! I was provided with the fabrics and corresponding thread from Free Spirit Fabrics and Aurifil and was told to do whatever I wished with it! I thought long and hard about how to turn these fabrics into something that was reflective of my style, and this holiday stocking really hit the mark. For the front of myContinue reading

What I’ve Been up to Lately: November 2021

I did one of these blog posts earlier this year, and it was a fun way for me to keep track of what I was working on and show all of you the projects that don’t always end up on the blog. Here’s What I’ve Been up to Lately 2.0! This Fairmount Shacket I’ve worn everyday This was a last-minute, day-before-leaving-for-a-trip sort of sewing affair. I finished it although not quite as I didn’t getContinue reading

Lone Star Quilt Coat

Since starting Patchwork & Poodles in December 2018, I don’t end up doing very many “just for fun” projects anymore. This is something I’ve heard from my other pattern designer friends and believe to be a common trend. There’s just so many things to sew for the business that projects without a business purpose take a backseat and more often than not, just don’t happen at all. Except for this lone star quilt coat. I’llContinue reading

Closet Case Pouf | Scrap Busting!

For the past year or so, I’ve been saving all of my scraps. The tiniest little pieces, and the odds and ends of batting that were too small to use in quilting, I held on to them nonetheless. My initial thought was to turn them into stuffing for a dog bed, but instead something else happened. Enter – the Closet Case pouf! As is my usual fashion, I’m late to the party, but Closet CaseContinue reading

Nordic Star Ombre Quilt

Meet my Nordic Star ombre quilt version! This quilt in blues and teals is the cover of my latest pattern, Nordic Star. I loved the Scandinavian feel of these blocks and how they really looked like snowflakes as well as stars, and decided to play off the feel of the blocks with my color scheme. Read on to learn more about how I created this Nordic Star ombre quilt, from the colors and quilting andContinue reading

Naturally Dyeing Fabric: My First Experience

This past weekend I went to a naturally dyeing fabric workshop. This has been on my bucket list for years! I’ve wanted to learn about natural dyes and start incorporating them into my quilts but have been really overwhelmed with the information currently available. I’ve gotten every book from the library and read them all, but each book told me how to mordant the fabric differently, using different mordants, and treat with tannins, or aContinue reading

Misty Mountains Coaster

As an Aurifil Artisan, I choose to participate in challenges throughout the year that use Aurifil thread. I absolutely love these because they push me outside of my comfort zone. This month’s theme is Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) and I immediately thought it would be so much fun to use create a Misty Mountains coaster! I’m quite the rookie when it comes to FPP and my previous experiences, well, I didn’t really love them. ButContinue reading

WIP-busting! Projects I’ve been up to lately…

Ever get the WIP-busting bug? Where you just want to finish up a whole bunch of half-done projects? I caught the bug the last couple of weeks and have been finishing up projects left and right. BOY does it feel good! I thought it would be fun for me to show you what I’ve been up to! Organic Hand Quilting This quilt has been 75% hand quilted for far too long. I finally took theContinue reading

Scrappy Starlite Quilt

THIS QUILT. This scrappy Starlite quilt. What an emotional roller coaster it brought me on! Starlite comes with three variations – 3-color, Fat Quarter, and Scrappy. Each variation allows for a slightly different finished quilt. The cover quilt, which you can see in the image below, is the “Fat Quarter Variation” made with Fat Eighths and a single background color. But, for the ultimate scrap experience, you want the “Scrappy Variation” of the Starlite quilt.Continue reading

Starlite Quilt – Cover Version

Meet the Starlite quilt! I’m thrilled with this pattern’s possibilities. You can use yardage, fat quarters, fat eighths, layer cakes or scraps for the ultimate scrappy quilt. The cover quilt is the “Fat Quarter” version in Fat Eighths. I was originally going to do it in fat quarters but had a heck of a time narrowing down my fabrics so instead, I used them all! Buy the Starlite Quilt Pattern: Cover Quilt Fabrics: The colorsContinue reading

Woven Hearts – Stay Gold Version

When my Woven Hearts quilt pattern first released, I really thought that it was probably best suited for solids or blenders. The pieces are on the smaller side, so they worked well with solids. However, when Ruby Star Society showed me their upcoming collections, I knew I had to mock it up in Stay Gold by Melody Miller, and really fell in love with the mock-up! Happily, I got to translate that mock-up into aContinue reading