Category Archives: My Process

Quilting on A Dime: Backing a Quilt for Less Than $10

So, I know backings are a hot button issue in some circles, but for the most part, the fun part of making a quilt is piecing the front. By the time it comes to back and quilt, I often find … Continue reading

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Impossible Things Before Breakfast

One of my favorite quotes from Alice in Wonderland captures perfectly what I’m feeling as I type this. It feels a bit unreal. If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you know designing quilt patterns has been a long-time … Continue reading

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Wrapped In Love

Things have been a bit busier since our Ella-bug has joined the Westwood Acres team. She spends quite a lot of time in our shop during the week and unfortunately (fortunately?) I do not spend a lot of time in … Continue reading

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Small Wonder

Lately, I’ve been making some small changes. Drinking more water, getting in a half hour of actual exercise (and not counting chasing my littles up the stairs as a cardio workout). I’ve also caught the ‘make everything tiny’ bug. Personally, … Continue reading

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Do Something That Scares You

Writing this post scares me. But what I am working on scares me even more. I set some goals for myself this year and one of those was to release a line of patterns. I’ve been sneaking patterns into our … Continue reading

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Let’s Start At the Very Beginning: Green Tea and Sweet Beans Quilt Together

The best place to start with the Green Tea and Sweet Beans quilt is with the initial challenge: drafting the templates. The back of the book has all of the templates you need for every block in the book. But … Continue reading

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Finishing Frenzy

I’m not sure what it is about fall, but as I feel the year wind down, the push to finish things gets impossible to resist. During our recent move, most of my projects got piled into bins and boxes and … Continue reading

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Lock Down

While I am working on quilting a few quilts, I thought I would share a step of my process. I have used this technique to limit the amount of squaring up I have to do later. By zig zag basting … Continue reading

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Soft Surroundings

The best part of a quilt, for me, is the snuggle factor. This is why I have been trending more and more towards flannel backs for my quilts. When I posted a picture of my recent flannel acquisitions on Instagram, … Continue reading

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Bucket List

Thank you so much for your nice words on my heart quilt! I really love it, so I am glad it was well received as well.   (for those who asked, the low volume bundle should be listed in the … Continue reading

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