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]

Special Ingredients

So, I have to admit it, when Lucky Spool posted something on IG months ago talking about publishing their first cookbook, I fell for it hook, line and … [Continue reading]


My friend, Melinda, shared these precious birds with me so that I could make another version of my Cuckoo Clock block. I adore them!  They seem made … [Continue reading]

Quilter’s Planner

Have you heard of the Quilter's Planner?  It's an organizational tool for busy quilters developed by Stephanie Palmer.  It's got pages for your … [Continue reading]

Double Ended Seam Rippers

My husband has just completed a batch of seam rippers!  I am going to list them in my Etsy shop in just a couple of minutes. These are the double … [Continue reading]

August Aurifil Designer of the Month, Angela Walters

Have you been sewing along with the Aurifil Designers of the Month?  It's worth it, I tell you!  For each block you make and post, you are entered to … [Continue reading]

Baby Fletching

My mom and I made our first collaborative quilt together this summer as a baby shower gift for a friend.  We used my Fletching pattern from Scraps II. … [Continue reading]

Cinched Quilt

I am so excited to introduce my new pattern, Cinched!  Ever since I designed Interlock a couple of years ago, I have been playing around with more … [Continue reading]

Teal Mini Swap to Support Ovarian Cancer Research and Aurifil Giveaway!

Beth from EvaPaige Quilts is running a Teal Mini Swap for the 5th time this year in order to raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Research. The cause is so … [Continue reading]

Plumb Line Quilt Pattern Available

  My Plumb Line Quilt Pattern is now available as a pdf download here on my website in the Pattern Shop, and on Etsy and Craftsy (links in … [Continue reading]

July Aurifil Designer, Wendy Sheppard

It's Wendy Sheppard's turn this month to share her block design for the Aurifil Block of the Month.  You can find all the details here. I love that … [Continue reading]

Rise and Shine Coffee

I have to confess, I am not a coffee drinker. I like tea....BUT, I already have a tea cup block block pattern and I wanted to explore the idea of … [Continue reading]

Quilt it Modern Mini

I am happy to join in on the Quilt it Modern blog tour sponsored by Riley Blake! I requested a selection of pinks, a couple of shades of off white and … [Continue reading]

Coneflower with Butterfly Block

Coneflowers are starting to bloom here in New England so I was inspired to sew another version of my Coneflower with Butterfly pattern.  It was fun! … [Continue reading]

Plumb Line Quilt

It's so nice to have a finish!  It's tricky to find time for my sewing with all the end of the school year/beginning of summer events and the demands … [Continue reading]

June Aurifil Designer, Jacquelynne Steves

It's Jacquelynne Steves' turn this month to share her block design for the Aurifil Block of the Month.  You can find all the details here. Her … [Continue reading]


I designed this pattern for a Soft Serve Ice Cream Cone a couple of years ago.  When I first caught a glimpse of the Sprinkles print from Dana … [Continue reading]

Teachers’ Gifts

Ever since Sharon Holland's Coastline fabrics arrived on my doorstep, I knew that I wanted to make beach bags!  I decided that I would do that this … [Continue reading]

Letting the Cat out of the Bag!

Yesterday, the QuiltCon 2017 course catalog was released! I already told you that I was going to be teaching there...so that isn't the secret. But … [Continue reading]

Tumble ‘Round Quilt

It's poppy time of year.  In fact, I took this photo just one year and 5 days ago, the last time this field of poppies was in full bloom.  So, I … [Continue reading]

May is for Makers-Week 4

I can't believe that we are already to Week 4 of May is for Makers!  May is for Makers is a campaign started by Lindsey Rhodes to bring awareness to … [Continue reading]