September was my chance to work on the quilt for Susannah Kate.   SK chose beautiful colors for her quilt.   Ice Blue, Coral, Mustardy yellow, grays and low volume prints. I really enjoyed the laid back approach to this quilt.   I just measured and pieced without thinking.  Pure joy! Since I’m the 4th out of […]

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  • Your part looks fabulous- super cute with the Circle 7 in there. And I so wanted to snag those eyeglasses for myself. I had a hard time putting those back in the bag! I MUST order some for me.
    Wonderful work my friend!

  • The circle 7!!! That is awesome! We should totally have tried to put that in all our quilts :). This just arrived on my doorstep today-loving her quilt.ReplyCancel

  • The colors of this quilt is so nice! I love what you added! Those glasses!!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful colours; it will be stunning xReplyCancel

  • What a pretty and unique quilt! Love the colors and the low volume fabrics make it look so cozy. :) CindyReplyCancel

  • Courtney

    Wow, it is coming along so well! I love that circle 7 bit! Perfect touch!ReplyCancel

  • Oooh, loving that colour combo, and the circle 7 was inspired!ReplyCancel

  • I love that paper pieced block in the bottom right!ReplyCancel

  • Oh My Glob!!! I’m just loving everything I see! The circle 7 is an AMAZING little detail and those butterflies are one of my favorite all time fabrics! Thanks Lindsey :) SKReplyCancel

  • Loving the colors in this quilt! Cool and Calm with a splashes of Vibrant Mustard! Brilliant!ReplyCancel

  The Patchwork Please sew along has come to a close.   Though it’s a looong sew along, I can’t believe it’s over! I hope you had fun? We had so much buzzing activity in the Zakka 2.0 flickr group. Support, inspiration, encouragement.   19 weeks 567 members 1.360 pictures added   Wow! I am […]

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  • Congrats Laurie, you totally deserve it and I am in awe that 6 people made every project, so impressive!ReplyCancel

  • Congrats! Thank you all for fun and enjoyable SAL!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie

    Thanks, Lindsey and Debbie, for a great sew along. It was a ton of fun, and I learned a lot. I hope we can do it again next year!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey, I am so thankful that you and Debbie made this sew-along so successful!! I truly feel very lucky. It must have been so much work to organize the whole thing with your other commitments in life. Thank you so very much!!ReplyCancel

A  mashup of what’s happening in my life at the moment… 1.  A new website!!!! I’m really excited about it.  If you’re reading through email, pop over and take a peek!   Like a total crazy I decided to tackle this project myself, but I’m really proud of how it turned out.      I’m […]

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  • Karrie Smith

    I love the new site! It’s so pretty!! I signed up to follow again by email…just incase.


  • The website looks fabulous! i find it much easier to read for some reason!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey, your website is adorable. I love it so much. Great job! Also thanks so much for sharing your Illustrator lesson student link on Flickr. I really enjoyed the class and learnt so much about Illustrator.ReplyCancel

  • You’ve been quite the busy gal! It all sounds so exciting and it seems like you learned quite a lot too :) Glad you had fun!


  • Wow! That is one very full post, and I can only imagine what it feels like in real life!! Glad for the ups and sorry for the downs at SS. Especially sad to hear about your friend…

    Good luck with your new shop – that is totally cool and fills a needed niche. Nice job on the new look too!ReplyCancel

  • Brynn Crowe

    Love love your weekend bag!ReplyCancel

  • michele

    OH Lindsey, your site looks beautiful! You’ve pushed yourself in so many ways–mentally, emotionally, and physically! What an amazing time of your life, a corner that you’ve turned, holding your head high and eyes straight ahead, with confidence, grace, and determination. ***3 cheers to you!***ReplyCancel

  • Oh girl! So sorry about your friend’s husband. That makes me so sad.

    Loved reading your recap and loved the pics of you and you and Amy. xo So proud of you and your accomplishments.

    The new site ROCKS! I love it and can’t wait to peruse all around.

    Love the quote about sharing more about yourself on your blog and the one about no one is your competition b/c they aren’t you. Truth and I always need to remind myself of that.


  • Wow, you have been busy! I think I’d have been freaking out about those needles too o.O I’m teaching on Saturday and I won’t have a machine or anything (as it’s in another country), and I have this fear that someone’s going to have a machine that hates bag making, or doesn’t have the right feet or something!ReplyCancel

  • mary moon

    Hi Lindsey,

    I am bummed I so wanted to go to the sewing summer this year but I had other plans that week end. I want to tackle that week ender myself i keep looking at the pattern like its going to make itself lol
    I have done thus far all the projects in the sew along and plan on doing the last 2 as well so sign me up.
    Thanks for hosting the sew along once again it was great fun and insightful as wellReplyCancel

  • Oh Lindsey – what would life be without a load of crap being chucked into the mix!?
    I bet the needle-saga will be forgotten by the end of the week, and you’ll catch up of your sleep and learn to set about 3 alarms like I do – just in case!

    The bag looks beautiful, as does your Weekender.
    Off to check out your shop xxxReplyCancel

  • great site Lindsay! I’m so glad to hear you had so much fun at SS. And a leather shop to top it off. :)ReplyCancel

  • It was great to see you at Sewing Summit! See you in March at Sew South!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey,
    WOW! I’d say Sewing Summit had lots of highs and lows. The whole forgetting the leather needles would have FREAKED me out too! I’m so sorry to hear about your friends husband. My heart feels heavy for her. Hope you are resting up after such a big trip!
    Susannah KateReplyCancel

  • Lindsey, what a great post! It was great meeting you and thank you for taking my class. I loved your group selfie and can’t wait to follow your blog! Olivia http://www.laughlivlove.comReplyCancel

    For August I received Amy’s quilt.  She had originally requested 16 patch blocks and sent 2 off as her starter to the quilt. In July she decided to give us free reign and told us to go for it and make whatever we’d like! Jennifer had the quilt before me and she made […]

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I am really beginning to have fun in this bee.   I had Courtney’s quilt last month and her theme was ‘favorite things’. My favorite is the geek glasses from Sew What Sherlock.   It was a really great paper piece pattern, highly recommend.  (You can find here for $2.50) Amy’s quilt just arrived yesterday so […]

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  • ylmommyx4

    I hear you. I am so full of self doubt. But you , my dear, are uber talented and should not doubt yourself at all. See you soon at Sewing Summit.ReplyCancel

  • Maeve

    This quilt is so cool!!!! Love all of it! And you are definitely not alone with the self-doubt thing – it has plagued me all my life (I am 70 now!), especially when it comes to painting with watercolors (which I happen to love). If I don’t push my self soon to DO something, I won’t ever get anything done. I have decided that to be imperfect is ok – none of us is perfect. I now believe that it is the imperfections in each of us that make us so unique and special. Just have fun and DO IT! Your website is great and one of my favorites. And you are very talented.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra

    I could have written that myself about self-doubt… But the picture (love the glasses!) shows there is no real reason for any insecurity! Look at what you have achieved, not what you haven’t (yet). Keep at it, you’re doing great!!!ReplyCancel

  • duff

    Oh wow, it would be hard for me to add to that composition–it’s amazing and I’d be terrified of mucking it up. You have a great eye for color and placement, so just take a deep breath and let the piece guide your intuition. You were included for a reason–your talent is envied!ReplyCancel

  • […] Lindsey Rhodes from posted pics of her awesome geek glasses this morning! I love it! My Geek Glasses pattern is available here. […]ReplyCancel

  • Love the colours in this! It’s funny, ask me to just pick a block, or follow instructions, and I have no bother, but bring in the words ‘include something that means something to you’ or similar, and I freeze! Totally lose the ability to think o.O What you’ve chosen to do looks fab, and WTG for putting it out there about the self doubt, I’m sure you’ve just made a ton of people feel better!ReplyCancel

  • Patti

    Wow! You could have been talking about me! I don’t have the courage to take on something like that. I’m confident in many of my abilities but that’s out of my comfort zone…so that puts you at least one step ahead of me! Be proud of what you’ve accomplished! Guess I need to sign up for another swap so I can fine tune some more of my talents! Beautiful job!ReplyCancel

  • Jane from New England

    This is so awesome!! Colors, designs – everything. It makes me smile!!
    AND it makes me wish it were mine!! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Ella

    You’re amazing! Are your bags still at Beehive?ReplyCancel

  • This quilt is so fun! You did greatReplyCancel

  • I love that quilt! Sounds like a really fun project. Self-Doubt Stand Down!! I opened up your link to Amys post about her beautiful daughter and her first block! A heartwarming reminder to me that the joy is in the creating and the process and not the wondering if “it” is good enough! Thanks LR and Amy!ReplyCancel

  • This quilt is really so great! I love your mason jar. You are very talented!! Just read your post on teaching at sewing summit. That’s awesome! :-)ReplyCancel

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