Upcycling a Purse with Applique

Each month, I’ve taken up the #sbbsewfor15 challenge on Instagram from @southbaybella to try to improve my quilting and crafting skills. She’s pushed me to wade into very unfamiliar waters with curves, free motion quilting, and now applique! But go big or go home, right? The August applique challenge got delayed and eventually happened to fall on Labor Day weekend. Normally I would have big … Continue reading Upcycling a Purse with Applique

Improv-piecing Pillows

A few months ago, I started getting Paint Brush Studio (PBS) Fabrics as part of their Sew-cial Network. I can’t tell you how impressed I’ve been with these fabrics! I’m not getting paid to say this–seriously, I just love the feel and quality. Check out their collections online here and then find where to buy some for yourself from your local quilt shop on their … Continue reading Improv-piecing Pillows

Starburst Chain Quilt Top Finished

Earlier in the summer, I accepted the challenge from Quilter’s Candy to make her Starburst Chain pattern. The winner got a stack of delightful fabric, so I was admittedly stash motivated. I didn’t win in the end, but with the black background I think I may have had the most unique entry 🥰. I’m a HUGE fan of neutral dark backgrounds: black, gray, and navy … Continue reading Starburst Chain Quilt Top Finished

Fabric Planter Covers

I got these awesome sauce plant-themed prints (Green Thumb Girls by Carolyn Suzuki) from PBS Fabrics and knew I needed to use them with my succulent collection. I used this tutorial from Spoonflower as a starting point, but soon realized the tapered pot I was using wouldn’t work exactly as instructed. With the 20″ diameter, I had to strip piece the circumference and worked in … Continue reading Fabric Planter Covers

The Journey Begins

Hi everyone! My name is Kristine. Long time crafter, first-time blogger. My constant inspiration are my 3 beautiful children, a patient husband, a Jackapoo puppy, and lots of crafty friends worldwide. I started sharing on Instagram in 2016 and you’ll find a longer history over there at my recently rebranded @kristinequilts and my swap account (@kcswapshost). Here I’ll focus on modern quilting (both my own … Continue reading The Journey Begins