13 07, 2016

Modern Heritage Quilts :: Superstar

By |July 13th, 2016|finished quilt|2 Comments

Superstar from my new book Modern Heritage Quilts, is crisp and bright. Superstar was beautifully pieced by my friend Megan Pitz– a BIG thank you to her for helping me to meet my deadlines! Oversized blocks are a fun way to update a traditional block such as this one, the Odd Fellows Star. It was named after a fraternal order [...]

12 07, 2016

Modern Heritage Quilts :: Chic Mania

By |July 12th, 2016|finished quilt|3 Comments

Chic Mania from my new book Modern Heritage Quilts, is a mix of earthy greens and grey with a soft neutral background. Chic Mania was beautifully pieced by my friend Tricia Poolson - a BIG thank you to her for helping me to meet my deadlines! The traditional block used in "Chic Mania" has many names, Courthouse [...]

11 07, 2016

Four Patch Units

By |July 11th, 2016|Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|0 Comments

Four Patch Units are a great basic for any quilters design tool box! Having the know-how to make these pretty little units any size, with consistently matching points is a great skill, and one that I rely upon often. I'm sharing a quick pieced unit here, and in the one-sheet I have instructions for strip piecing if [...]

6 07, 2016

Modern Heritage Quilts :: The Comfort Quilt

By |July 6th, 2016|finished quilt|0 Comments

The Comfort Quilt from my new book, Modern Heritage Quilts is one of my most favorite quilts ever. I attempted to use as many fabrics as possible in the quilt top, and love the scrappy background prints too! I really makes each of the cross blocks stand out. There's something special about a scrappy cross [...]

5 07, 2016

Adventures Fabric

By |July 5th, 2016|My Fabric|8 Comments

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest left me with a deep affection for old-growth trees and the moss that grows on the north side of them. I recently visited Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks with my children and husband, and I was once again drawn to the patterns in the bark and the light filtering [...]

4 07, 2016

Modern Heritage Quilts :: Venus

By |July 4th, 2016|finished quilt|1 Comment

Modern Heritage Quilts is widely available now, and I want to share all of the quilts with you! This pickle dish quilt was expertly piece by my friend Mary Kolb - a BIG thank you to her for helping me to meet my deadlines! Traditional Pickle Dish blocks get an added punch with this color [...]

1 07, 2016

No Waste Flying Geese

By |July 1st, 2016|Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|6 Comments

There are a few tried and true ways to make Flying Geese units, but my favorite is the no waste method that I want to share with you here today! If you haven't made flying geese this way before, it will feel a little odd at first, but when you have a finished set of [...]

30 06, 2016

Fat Quarter Shop’s – Sew Sampler

By |June 30th, 2016|review|0 Comments

I'm pretty practical in my quilting habits, I buy fabric, thread and notions as needed, BUT the Fat Quarter Shop's Sew Sampler is so much fun to get in the mail! Included in this month is Riley Blake's Crayola set of solid fat quarters, the Shimmer pattern by Alison at Cluck, Cluck, Sew, Alphabitties, a 2 [...]

20 06, 2016

Half-Square Triangles Made Two Ways!

By |June 20th, 2016|learning to sew, Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|1 Comment

I have a series of quilt block basics to share over the next few weeks, and today we start with half-square triangles! There's a few different ways to make these little units, and I'm sharing my favorite way to make them with accurate results. If you are new to quilting, learning how to make half-square [...]

16 06, 2016

The Simple Simon Guide to Patchwork Quilting :: Review & Giveaway

By |June 16th, 2016|books, give away, review|42 Comments

My friends liZ and Elizabeth have a new book - The Simple Simon Guide to Patchwork Quilting - and it is stunning! If you know their blog, Simple Simon and Company, their book is a great companion in their signature style with beautifully styled photos and cheery, modern fabrics throughout. liZ and Elizabeth sew all sorts of [...]

31 05, 2016

Another Sew Sampler Box!

By |May 31st, 2016|sewing|1 Comment

Having these Sew Sampler boxes in the mail is a treat just for me! I love the items that the Fat Quarter Shop has pulled together this month - starting with this super fun coloring sheet - These little details are what make it so fun, and the other goodies are items I wouldn't think [...]

26 05, 2016

The Splendid Sampler Block :: Simple Surprises

By |May 26th, 2016|books, pattern|6 Comments

I've mentioned The Splendid Sampler a few times here, and I'm glad to share my block with all of you today! When I looked at designing a 6" block, my initial thought was to keep it simple and yet add movement. Many months later, and many complicated blocks too - I'm sure many of you will [...]