Wednesday, April 24, 2024


It's been quite a few years since The Midnight Quilt Show ended, and to this day I still miss it. It was always a delight watching Angela Walters every week with her beautiful quilting and her humor! I have made quite a few quilts from The Midnight Quilt Show, some of which are on my to-quilt pile still, but my latest finish is Singularity.

Singularity, designed by Jenn Nevitt, is such a great name for this quilt because it does feel like a geometric wonder. It is in fact mesmerizing to look at with the tiny piecing in the center and the way the blocks expand in size outward. The colors are gorgeous together.

I struggled for several years to figure out how to quilt this, trying and scrapping so many designs, but at the end, I decided the quilting isn't important in this quilt, it's the beautiful geometric look of this quilt that matters, so I stuck with a very simple diagonal design that followed the piecing without being overwhelming.

I tried to keep the spacing between the lines half an inch, but I have a pretty strict "mark only when absolutely necessary" policy so for this quilt, I eyeballed everything. Though I know the spacing is far from perfect, somehow when it's all done, it looks pretty good.

In Angela's video of Singularity, there's a running joke about stress-relievement. I did find the quilting process of this quilt to be extremely zen ... to the point of boredom. But at the end of the day, I'm thrilled that I finally finished this, and I have no regrets about choosing a simple pattern to execute. It's truly mesmerizing to look at!

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Newfoundland Pouch

I'm currently on a hiatus from sewing quilt tops (but I have a feeling that may end soon) while I concentrate on finishing some quilts on the longarm, but apparently I still have the desire to sew. After finishing Superbloom, that desire was not quenched, and I found myself looking for a new project from Sew Sweetness. I decided on the Newfoundland Pouch.

I have a lot of beautiful yardage fabric that I picked up intending to make into quilts, but then I end up not able to use them, preferring kits or bundles, and they end up languishing on my shelf. Now, I'm trying to be less precious about them, and just use them to make something because they deserve more than just sitting unloved (and forgotten) in my stash.

One feature I really like about this pouch is the accordion divider in the middle, which instantly makes it the most practical (and the most difficult) of the pouches I've made.

I rarely make pouches without a purpose in my mind for them, and for this one, with all the dividers, I think it would make a great travel organizer, perhaps for all my device cables / chargers.

The Newfoundland Pouch came out pretty well but the process was a bit hairy at times. But it's completely worth it!
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