Category Archives: Cutting

My Growing Gathering

My Gathering Flowers quilt is growing. My first week yielded three blocks so I only have 33 to go.    Rather than taking this quilt in phases like I would normally do (cutting all the fabric then piecing all blocks and so on), I’m planning and cutting each block as I go. It makes for…

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QAYG String Quilt : An Explosion of AMH

A few months ago I made some garments for Free Spirit’s booth at Quilt Market, and I chose to be paid in fabric. Wanting to put it to use right away rather than have it languish on my shelf, I immediately cut a host of strips from Loominous, True Colors, Mod Corsage, and Fibs and…

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The Liberty Garden

A few months back, a friend of mine, Melissa from Oh, How Sweet, and I decided we should do a private mini quilt swap. Private swaps are fun because you likely know the person fairly well, and that in itself can help avoid the utter disappointment that large group swaps sometimes bring. Plus, its way…

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The precious quilt + a creative refresh

I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately. I was losing steam on garment projects and just needed something to break it up and get me excited again. I think that just goes with the territory when I tend to binge sew certain items (ie, clothing, bags, quilts, embroidery….) Also, I’ve not been sewing…

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Practice Makes Perfect

If you are active on Instagram, chances are you’ve witnessed the mini quilt swap craze that’s going on. “Craze” is really putting the whole thing lightly. I managed to avoid it for a while, but I did carefully choose one swap, and was also invited to a very small private swap with some of the most…

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Welcome to Olivia Jane Handcrafted! I'm Meredith and this is my creative journal. Here you'll find loads of inspiration for a handmade wardrobe, home decor, bags, and quilts. I even have plenty of projects and tutorials to get you started or help you along the way. 

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