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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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My final donation quilt for our school and church carnival is this Canyon Path quilt done up in some gorgeous Cotton + Steel. The pattern is by Alexia Abegg and is available on the Cotton + Steel website. I bought... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at house on hill road
Fatty is a cyclist and loves the cookbook Feed Zone Portables. There are many good recipes in there, much can be made ahead and frozen, all are meant to be able to grab and go. I think it would be great for growing, athletic kids as the nutrition is balanced and sound.
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I finally got around to basting my Four Winds quilt top on Friday afternoon. Our school and church carnival is coming up this weekend and I had always intended to donate this one to the quilt booth for that event.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at house on hill road
I've had my eyes on this dress by Tif, aka Dottie Angel, ever since she announced that it would be available as a pattern. It's just so dang cute! And truly, everything that lady puts her hands to is adorable,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at house on hill road
In an effort to get something finished this week, I sat down at the machine and sewed the binding to this quilt. The pattern is Fox Tails by Tula Pink and I bought it as a kit last year on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2015 at house on hill road
that is a great party theme! so clever!
Toggle Commented Jun 27, 2015 on taco birthday party at angry chicken
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The girls left for camp almost three weeks ago and come home on Saturday. Naturally, I've spent most of the week focused on completing my long list of things that I thought I would accomplish while they were gone. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at house on hill road
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2015 on Cotton + Steel Feather Mini at house on hill road
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8?!? How is that possible? Happy Birthday Phoebe! Your bag is adorable.
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2015 on Phoebe's book bag at Wee Wonderfuls
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Remember my first mini quilt? The one that I made to be given away and then decided to keep? I made its replacement and sent it off to my swap partner last week. Feathers! I used Anna Maria's pattern to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at house on hill road
I found my first two four-leafed clovers on Sunday morning while walking the dog. I am always on the lookout for them, but had never been lucky in the past. Minutes before, I had decided to stop looking. And then... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2015 at house on hill road
I don't mind at all! I actually *almost* did the same!
Toggle Commented May 29, 2015 on Loominous Everyday Skirt at house on hill road
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1. I did not know Graeter's had pretzel cones. Must investigate. 2. Quilt! (I can help if you need it, which I doubt you do.) 3. All the Light We Cannot See - my very favorite tome of the last year. I read it and then listened to it on audiobook - highly recommend the latter. 4. I chuckled at the "very Purl Soho" line. So true. And so happy making. 5. Snickerdoodles! Jane is already out of school. I'm putting her on cookie detail today.
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Hi Michele - I didn't line it, but it could use it. I just choose to wear a slip.
Toggle Commented May 27, 2015 on Loominous Everyday Skirt at house on hill road
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The pattern has side panels! The only tricky part was lining up the pockets with the panels, but the stripes made that pretty easy!
Toggle Commented May 21, 2015 on Loominous Everyday Skirt at house on hill road
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This skirt was supposed to be sewn Mother's Day weekend. I had the fabric washed and the pattern picked out, but it just didn't happen. I honestly forgot how busy May can be. I thought if I could get to... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at house on hill road
My friend, Jill, and I are both making the Moda Modern Building Blocks quilt. She is working from the kit, adding a few of her own fabrics and I am working from my stash. Well, I am trying to work... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at house on hill road
This is a great beginner pattern! Try it!
Toggle Commented May 9, 2015 on Linden Sweatshirt at house on hill road
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I know many, many quilters were dismayed to hear that Quilty magazine has stopped publishing. It's a shame, really. Each and every issue was full of beautiful quilt patterns and many practical tips and advice. Dear Quilty: 12 Easy Patchwork... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at house on hill road
I whipped up a Linden sweatshirt yesterday in about an hour. This pattern by Grainline Studios is a super easy sew. I am sure that you have seen a gazillion versions of it, especially if you are on instagram. If... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at house on hill road
Oh, hey. It's been a whirlwind couple of weeks and things don't look they are going to slow down in the foreseeable future. I keep thinking that if I can get myself to May 9th, I will be able to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at house on hill road
Hi Terry - I think I can help! First things first: to make this method work, the width of the finished unit has to be two times the size of its height. For yours, it would have to be 7 1/4" x 3 5/8". I will give you the measurements for that. (I can't make it work with 7 1/8" either!) You would cut your big square 8.5" (1 1/4" larger than the finished width of each unit - 7.25 + 1.25 = 8.5) and you would cut your small squares 4 1/2" (7/8" larger than the finished height of each unit - 3.625 + .875 = 4.5). Hope that helps! Happy sewing! - Erin
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On a complete and total whim a few weeks ago, I decided to make an improv quilt. The fabrics, mostly Shelburne Falls by Denyse Schmidt, just spoke to me as I was wading through the stash. I don't know what... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at house on hill road
A few weeks back, I pulled these Heather Bailey Up Parasol prints from my stash to make the Four Winds Quilt by Amber Corcoran of Fancy Tiger Crafts after seeing it on the store's blog. (Whoa! That's a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at house on hill road
lots of love to you, manda.
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2015 on Hello April..... at Tree Fall