Luminous Quilt

My local paper printed a really nice article about Improv Paper Piecing yesterday.  You can read the article here.  They chose the photo of my quilt, Luminous, for the article in the paper (all the photos I sent are in the online version but this was the image chosen for the printed paper).  I … [Continue reading]

Peacock Crossing; A Sneak Peek from Improv Paper Piecing

I wanted to give you a little sneak peek from my book, Improv Paper Piecing.  I am told that Amazon will begin shipping mid next week!  You can preorder on Amazon or order directly from my Etsy shop. This quilt is called Peacock Crossing and is from the Shape Based section.  The book is broken … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along; Mary’s Nine Patch

Penny just completed the third block for her Little House on the Prairie Quilt!  Information about the free sewalong and the block pattern can be … [Continue reading]

Bamboo Table Runner Pattern is Ready

The Bamboo Table Runner project that I showed yesterday can now be purchased as a PDF pattern in my shops.  Links are in my sidebar to Etsy, Craftsy … [Continue reading]

Bamboo Table Runner

This weekend, we found ourselves in need of a birthday gift for a close family friend who is really hard to buy for!  A few years ago, I made him a … [Continue reading]

Improv Paper Piecing is Shipping!

My copies of Improv Paper Piecing: A Modern Approach to Quilt Design just appeared at my door step this afternoon!  They are arriving at shops who … [Continue reading]

Stars Hollow Quilt

Finally!  I started this Gilmore Girls themed quilt hoping to finish it in time to watch the new episodes of the show wrapped up in it.  That didn't … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along; Black Susan

Penny finished sewing her Black Susan block this afternoon, the second and final block to accompany the Little House in the Big Woods book.  We are a … [Continue reading]

Little House on the Prairie Sew Along–Take Two!

In 2014, I started a sew along to make this Little House on the Prairie Sampler quilt.  It was sewn by my daughter Lily, who was in second grade at … [Continue reading]

EQ Ambassador–Do you EQ?

EQ asked if I would consider being an EQ Ambassador for 2017 and I was happy to agree!  I purchased EQ7 at the beginning of 2012, five years ago now! … [Continue reading]

Mighty Lucky

I just wanted to remind you that a new year of the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club has just begun!  I am starting out the year with my challenge called … [Continue reading]

Little Lady Project Bag

My mom's birthday is right on the heels of Christmas. I asked her if she'd like me to make her something and she asked for a sewing project bag using … [Continue reading]

Ice Skate Block

I finished another block for my paper pieced Christmas quilt last night.  This is a pattern that I designed quite awhile ago, before I was using EQ7, … [Continue reading]

December Aurifil Designer of the Month: Amanda Herring

The designer of the month for December is Amanda Herring, a fabric designer for Riley Blake.  Her company is The Quilted Fish. Here is … [Continue reading]

Knitting Socks Project Bag

Who is making Christmas gifts?  I am!  I just finished this Knitting Socks block from my pattern by that name.  I used a knit-look fabric for the … [Continue reading]

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 … [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 … [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]