Bear Paw.v2

Let’s try this again. Being the eager person that I am, I missed the part where it says “correction” in the instructions. You’re supposed to cut the little squares for the half square triangle 1 & 7/8″, not 2″ and trust me when I tell you that this makes a huge difference! I tried shaving the little HSTs down to size but it just didn’t work so I scrapped the whole block and busied myself with easy and cute little Granny Square blocks.

So here I am again attempting the Bear Paw. Wish me luck, I’ll see you tomorrow with the results. This is part of Why Not Sew’s Hand Pieced Quilt Along.

W.I.P. Wednesday #3:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly PiecedWorks in Progress:


  1. Japanese Linen iPad cover
  2. Flea Market Fancy skirt

New Projects: None?.. Yet.

Flea Market Fancy Skirt

I know it doesn’t look like much on a hanger but this is my tried and true super simple, super fast draw string skirt. I used New Look 6494 for the pattern and added a 2″ border on the bottom.

For the main skirt piece, I used Flea Market Fancy Eyelet in Grey and for the border, Posie in grey. I thought about appliqueing a big raw edged flower off centre but changed my mind and kept this one simple and formal enough to wear to work.

I’d like to make a patch work skirt as well, perhaps using Granny Squares blocks? I love how these are turning out and completely understand the fasination that’s going on with them right now.

Sew Happy Geek

Yesterday was a huge traffic day here at Bending Pins, being featured in Craftsy’s Newsletter gave me a huge boost but many were looking for a tutorial on my Japanese Linen iPad case. Sadly I didn’t have one prepared because I didn’t know it was going to become so popular! I worked on a tutorial all day yesterday but wasn’t able to get it finished. I will endeavor to get one done for next Sunday since it’ll be a long weekend, YAY!!

Almost forgot, I’m linking up with Manic Monday today!