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|7 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 [...]

19 05, 2016

See You in Salt Lake!

By |May 19th, 2016|Market|0 Comments

I'm looking back at my first Quilt Market, which also happened to be in Salt Lake City. My first book had just published and I was full of so many hopes and dreams for myself and my family. I'm amazed to say that many of those hopes and dreams have come true, just a few years later, [...]

17 05, 2016

Majestic Mountains Quilt

By |May 17th, 2016|finished quilt|11 Comments

I recently finished my Majestic Mountains Quilt for a Quilts of Valor celebrity auction. I was invited to participate by Marianne Fons, who is on the board for Quilts of Valor and generally someone that you don't say no to. When she asked, and I said yes, there was months to design and finish a mini [...]

3 05, 2016

Sewing in America

By |May 3rd, 2016|sewing|1 Comment

  There's a new Sewing in America survey online, and they would LOVE your help in better understanding our community! It takes about 5-7 minutes to complete (I just did it!) and is really straight forward. For your time, they have the cute pattern below available for free, and the chance to win a $500 [...]

28 04, 2016

The Splendid Sampler – Free Block Patterns!

By |April 28th, 2016|quilt-along|0 Comments

I've had so much fun sewing blocks for The Splendid Sampler! If you aren't familiar with the project, there's a few places to get involved, first is the website, where all the block patterns are released, and second is the Facebook group - there's over 20,000 quilters working on these blocks in the group! I've [...]

25 04, 2016

Sew Sampler: New Subscription Box

By |April 25th, 2016|Sewing Tips!|1 Comment

The Sew Sampler from Fat Quarter Shop is the ultimate in happy mail! Who doesn't love a little happy mail? Love the cute box they had printed for the Sew Sampler - and when you open it, it keeps getting cuter! I almost didn't want to open it! Thankfully there's another sticker inside for me [...]