Link Love: Free Quilt Patterns, Valentine’s Craft and More

Have 3 days in bed and you’ll spend the next fortnight frantically trying to catch up! It’s been crazy and I’m now starting to see the other side and I still have no idea how I’m going to get everything done. I’m starting to think it might be time to get some extra help in to look after some of the things that are easily done by someone else. It’ll be a big step to bring someone else into the business, but I think it’s becoming some what necessary. It’s time to admit that I can no longer do it all, and do it all at the standard that I’m happy with.

Our Little Man started pre-school last week. It was crazy because he’d already been going to a regular centre to help with his speech, but for some reason this milestone really choked me up. I was standing there watching him walk into his new school room and all I wanted to do was cry. Time is going so fast and now he’s at school it seems to be going even faster. It didn’t phase him at all and he was excited to see the kids he likes in his class. I asked him how his day was when he got home and he said “super”, so I guess I can’t argue with that.

I’ve been sewing and preparing for upcoming events, but I just had to stop everything last week and play with Maker Maker from Andover. I was lucky enough to have a bundle given to me by 2 Green Zebras and it seemed the least I could do was have some fun with it. I’ve been loving this Genny and Ruth block since I saw Kate Basti’s Alison Glass quilt at Quilt Market. I rescaled the block so that I could cleanly fussy cut the cat motif in the centre. I really love how it’s turned out and I’m going to squeeze some more blocks in-between my other sewing commitments and turn it into something special.

With a plan in mind I’d better get back to sewing!  I hope you have a most most fabulous day and a super productive week!

Valentine’s Day is this month and while I don’t support just one day a year for telling people you love them (you should tell them every day!) I do support making love inspired handcrafts. Simple Simon & Co have this great tutorial on how to make an Easy Valentine’s Day Cushion. Get all the details by clicking here.


The Free Motion Quilting Project have a great tutorial on turned edge appliqué if you’re looking for a new skill to learn. Get all the details by clicking here.

The Polka Dot Chair has a great tutorial on making your own Valentine’s Day inspired wooden sign. Get all the details by clicking here.


I love making pillow cases – so fast and such a great way to add a personal touch to any bedroom. Fort Worth Fabrics are sharing this great “burrito” tutorial for making pillow cases. Read more by clicking here.


We All Sew are sharing a great tutorial on making Lavender Sachet Heart Bunting. Not only does it look great, but your house will smell lovely too! Get all the details by clicking here.


I’m a sucker for cute and practical and so these Mason Jar Pincushions from Skip to My Lou just make me so happy, and there’s a tutorial so I can make my own. Get all the details by clicking here.

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