Christmas Tree Pattern

I have a paper pieced Christmas themed quilt that I have been working on for a few years now.  I thought it was time to make a little more progress on it so I designed this Christmas Tree block!  I chose whimsical fabrics to suit the other blocks I've made so far.  I fussy cut some scallops along … [Continue reading]

Arboreal Quilt

I'm really happy with the way this quilt turned out!  I designed a paper pieced block using my improv paper piecing method.  The inspiration for my block design was the branching of a tree.  When I incorporated the mirror image of the block into the layout and then inverted every other row, I got … [Continue reading]

Seam Rippers Coming Tomorrow!

Tomorrow morning I will be listing 10 seam rippers, one necklace seam ripper and 4 new "basting buddies" (used to close safety pins when basting … [Continue reading]

Pat Sloan’s Mega Fun Book Tour

I am happy to join Pat Sloan in this book tour celebrating the publication of her millionth book (oh wait, I guess it is just number 30 something)! … [Continue reading]

Paper Pattern Gift Set–Special Offer!

I do not normally list my paper patterns in my Etsy shop, but rather offer digital downloads. I thought it might be fun to have a limited time offer … [Continue reading]

Heartland Tour Roundup

Today marks the end of a successful two week blog tour that I hosted for Pat Bravo to celebrate her Heartland Fabric collection. Here is a quick round … [Continue reading]

Tell Me A Story Holiday Sewalong–Have you Joined?

I hope you have already ordered your book and fabric so that you can play along with my Tell Me A Story Holiday sewalong for a chance at winning some … [Continue reading]

November Aurifil Designer of the Month: Kim Niedzwiecki

The designer of the month for November is Kim Niedzwiecki, also known as Go Go Kim! She has designed this free block called Geese Tracks.  … [Continue reading]

EQ Mini Giveaway!

I'm here to tell you about a new product called EQ Mini!  I have been a happy EQ7 user for quite a few years now.  It's a complicated but useful … [Continue reading]

Gilmore Girls Sewalong Part 5

If you are wondering what this coffee cup craziness is all about, just refer to earlier posts! This coffee cup belongs to Rory's second boyfriend, … [Continue reading]

Gilmore Girls Sewalong Part 4!

I am continuing to make coffee cups using my Rise and Shine Coffee pattern (available in my Etsy, Craftsy and website shops) to suit the personalities … [Continue reading]

Kicking Off the Heartland Blog Tour with a Free Pattern

My friend, Pat Bravo, honored me by asking me to host a blog tour to celebrate her most recent fabric collection, Heartland.  Pat drew her inspiration … [Continue reading]

Tell Me A Story Holiday Update

As promised, I am sharing some of my Tell Me A Story holiday blocks with you!  I hope you are busily making your own so that you can enter to win one … [Continue reading]

Coffee Time!

A couple of weeks ago, I started sewing blocks using my Rise and Shine Coffee Pattern and choosing my fabrics to describe each character in the … [Continue reading]

Tell Me A Story Holiday Sewalong!

You are invited to join my Tell Me A Story holiday sewalong! First off, credit where credit is due, this sewalong was inspired by my fellow guild … [Continue reading]

Correspondence Tote

I made this bag as a Quilt Market sample for Tim Holtz's booth out of his new Correspondence collection.  The blues in the collection just begged to … [Continue reading]

Gilmore Girls Sewalong Continues

I am continuing to make coffee cup blocks with intentional fabric choices to represent the characters in the Gilmore Girls television series. Now, my … [Continue reading]

Mighty Lucky–Giveaway!

Are you familiar with Mighty Lucky? It's a subscription club that provides you with a monthly challenge focusing on design concepts in the quilt … [Continue reading]

Gilmore Girls Sewalong

So, I had this crazy idea...I really love the Gilmore Girls television series. I just rewatched them all on Netflix in anticipation of the new … [Continue reading]

Shibori Quilt

I'm so excited to finally share this quilt. I had a hard time making time for it with my busy fall schedule but, tada, it's done! This quilt was … [Continue reading]

October Aurifil Designer of the Month: Kathy Brown

The designer of the month for September is Kathy Brown, author of Strip-Smart Quilts. She has designed this free block called Chip Off the … [Continue reading]

Necklace Seam Rippers in the Shop!

You know the drill!  My husband made 10 more necklace style seam rippers and they are now listed in my Etsy shop.  The seam rippers attach to the … [Continue reading]

Seam Rippers are in the Shop!

As promised, I put the pressure on and my husband made another batch of 10 seam rippers. These are the hand held variety with a clip at one end (keeps … [Continue reading]

Observing a Dragonfly

I was sent some of April Rhode's newest collection, Observer, and knew immediately that I wanted to use her Indigo Window Sulphur print for dragonfly … [Continue reading]

September Aurifil Designer of the Month, Katarina Roccella

The designer of the month for September is Katarina Roccella, whom I have had the pleasure of meeting a few times now at quilt market.  She is a … [Continue reading]

Caged Quilt

I recently finished my latest large scale paper piecing project, the Caged Quilt.  These blocks are BIG--nearly 3 feet long.  It made for tricky … [Continue reading]