Author Archives: Emily

About Emily

I like to work with my hands, whether cooking in the kitchen, planting in the garden, knitting in the winter, or sewing quilts (often out of jeans).

Pathfinder Vest

The patterns from Twig & Tale are so well written and flattering.  After making the Dragon coat, I made the Pathfinder vest for my second daughter.  I love that they encourage re-using/re-purposing. I’ve already made sweaters and shirts into dresses. … Continue reading

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Dragon Coat

My daughter requested a dragon costume for Halloween this year.  I found a very well done pattern for a pea coat with animal features here and made the dragon modifications.    She loves it and so do I. I used a … Continue reading

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Summer Harvests

Summer is winding down, but here are a few of the harvests I managed to snap photos of this year. This giant zucchini weighed over 8 lbs and took the 2nd prize ribbon in the biggest zucchini contest at our … Continue reading

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Plus Quilt Finished

I’m so happy I finally completed this quilt today. I started it late August in preparation for my daughter’s new room. I used many fabrics from an Alison Glass color sampler pack and added in other fabrics from my stash. … Continue reading

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Scrappy Trip Around the World

Another recent baby quilt. I managed to finish this one in a month. It was fun to make the scrappy trip around the world blocks with the tutorial from here. I only used five colors in each block because I … Continue reading

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