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Erin | house on hill road
Interests: family and friends fabric and thread yarn and needles paper and ink food and drink
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While in Nashville a couple of weekends ago, I finished this quilt top. These are the improv blocks I made last month, sashed with various widths of Kona Snow and sewn together with a few empty blocks. It's about 6o"... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at house on hill road
sounds like a lovely trip. welcome back. xo.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Oh England at bread & buttons
My friend, Blair Stocker, writes the blog Wise Craft and has just published a book with the same name. Wise Craft: Turning Thrift Store Finds, Fabric Scraps and Natural Objects into Stuff You Love is jam-packed with a wide-range of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at house on hill road
I drove home from SewDown Nashville last night. What an amazing weekend! I am completely exhausted, but am filled to the brim with new knowledge and inspiration. Plus all of the ladies were great! Yay for new friends! Today I'm... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at house on hill road
This is such a good post for me to read! I, too, am horrible at putting designs down on paper, but I need to make a better effort. I could use a good dose of organization. Side note, I adore that floral fabric!
Toggle Commented Apr 8, 2014 on It's a process at Tree Fall
fun! i love that print. getting ready to bleach the black one...
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We returned home Friday night from a road trip spring break. Final destination: Florida! It was so nice to soak up some warm and get a good fix of Vitamin D. Most years, when we return home after the first... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at house on hill road
I spent the better part of a weekend in February sewing up this Lisette Portfolio dress. I had been searching for the pattern for awhile (it's out of print) and finally found one at a price I was willing to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at house on hill road
Well, that just put a smile on my face!
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2014 on And so it goes at house on hill road
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Last night, I read through all of your comments about breaking out of a creative slump for the second time. I so appreciate you sharing what works for you. Thank you! And because I know you are wondering, the winner... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at house on hill road
Do you ever hit a creative wall? You know, the kind of moment when you really want to make, but you just can't seem to get motivated to start? I'm there, friends, in some ways. I have grand ideas, but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at house on hill road
Thanks, Virginia! And, yes, the pattern is available for purchase. Click on the Josephine link in the first paragraph of this post to take you right there.
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2014 on Made by Rae's Josephine at house on hill road
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I was lucky enough to be one of Rae's testers for her newest pattern, Josephine. I love this pattern! I practically begged her (not exaggerating here) to let me test it because I wanted to sew it so much and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at house on hill road
Thanks for all of the comments on my stash organization question! I have LOVED reading through everyone's systems (or lack thereof!). If you haven't added your voice to the conversation, please do. You have until Friday afternoon to be added... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at house on hill road
Hi Denise - The seam allowance is in there. It does just work out! I promise! - Erin
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On Saturday, the girls and I took a road trip all in the name of buying fabric. Little did I know that I would be walking into a sale! I did a little damage... The stash expansion led to a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at house on hill road
ack! so flipping great! i just wish i could take the class with you.
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2014 on faux bois pillow project at wise craft handmade
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Ok. Here we go. This is not where I thought I would start, but it is in the 50's here today (!!!) and I'm wearing this shirt to celebrate my break up with winter. I totally expect to take winter... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at house on hill road
There has been a lot of sewing happening around here. Two dresses (!!!) in a week kind of sewing. Throw in a pieced quilt back which was then basted to a top that I contributed to, but didn't assemble. And... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at house on hill road
this is a great reminder. playing is important! and yay for a happier wrist!
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When I was making my Road Trip Case, Jane asked if I could make a pouch out of the clear vinyl. "Hmmm...let me think about that" was the response. And here we are, three days later, with another snow day... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2014 at house on hill road
I've been slowly stitching on my needlepoint pillow in the evenings and on the go, while waiting for the girls to finish various activities. All of my supplies - yarn, scissors, tapestry needle - have been tossed in a ziploc... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at house on hill road
About a week before Christmas, I received a GO! cutter from the nice people at AccuQuilt. I had always been curious about their cutters and finally had the chance to use one at Quilt Market back in October. Needless to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2014 at house on hill road
Lisa - I use two widths of flannel that I sewed together for my design wall. Along the top edge, I placed small grommets about 12 inches apart and hung it on tiny finishing nails painted the same color as the wall. I also put a grommet on each bottom corner to keep it from flapping up. I can take it down easily and the nails are barely noticeable - you really have to know to look for them. Hope that helps! - Erin
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Have you ever wanted to move beyond quilting cotton to other fabrics in your quilts? I wrote a blog post for Sew, Mama, Sew about just that. It's full of good information to get you quilting with everything from denim... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at house on hill road