17 03, 2016

Cross Weave Turnstyle & Learn to Piece Quilts Like a Pro

By |March 17th, 2016|finished quilt, Sewing Tips!|2 Comments

I've mentioned it before, I'm remaking a few of my bestselling patterns for Spring Quilt Market, and I love my Turnstyle finish! I selected some of the brightest and most saturated tones from the Cross Weave group and had so much fun piecing with these woven fabrics - The texture in these fabrics is hard [...]

10 03, 2016

Lines By Design Quilts :: Review & Giveaway

By |March 10th, 2016|books, give away, review|96 Comments

Lines by Design Quilts is by my friend Debbie Grifka of Esch House Quilts - I always love seeing Debbie and her new patterns at Market, and was so excited when she revealed to me that she was in the process of writing this beautiful book. Included in the book are 17 original and stunning [...]

8 03, 2016

Dancing Stars

By |March 8th, 2016|finished quilt, quilt-along|4 Comments

Dancing Stars was a quilt along that I started in 2013, I pieced my top over the course of five or six months - which I rarely do - then hung it over a hanger, and waited. I wanted to be sure that I quilted it perfectly, and could not decide on what that would [...]

23 02, 2016

Fundamentals Quilt Pattern

By |February 23rd, 2016|finished quilt, pattern|2 Comments

I'm remaking a few of my favorite patterns in solids, to hopefully inspire you to start something new! If you aren't following me on Instagram, I highly recommend it - I do plan to continue to blog, but love sharing quick peeks at what I'm working on, while I'm working on it. (+I'm about to [...]

23 02, 2016

My Wonderland Quilt

By |February 23rd, 2016|finished quilt|2 Comments

*I switched my hosting last week, and lost this post in the process. I'm just glad it's the only one! My Wonderland Quilt has been a long time in the making! I had collected and saved a Jelly Roll, Honey Bun and Charm Pack of the group while I was writing my first book, unable [...]

8 02, 2016

Upcoming Class & a Craftsy Sale!

By |February 8th, 2016|craftsy, Etsy|0 Comments

  I have some great info about an upcoming class and a special Craftsy sale! I love it when new ideas and helpful info comes through my inbox, and anyone trying to find their footing on Etsy will be excited to learn from one of the best shops on Etsy! I'm planning to listen in [...]

2 02, 2016

Machine Stitch a Quilt Binding

By |February 2nd, 2016|Tutorial|11 Comments

90% of the time I prefer to hand stitch my bindings, but there's some quilts that require a machine stitched quilt binding. This is how I machine stitch a quilt binding: First you need to attach your binding to the quilt back, when hand stitching I attach it to the front, but to machine stitch [...]

1 02, 2016

Think Big Quilt Along :: Finished Quilt!

By |February 1st, 2016|books, finished quilt, quilt-along, Think Big|1 Comment

I finished up my Think Big Quilt Along quilt last week, and had a hard time getting photos. It's been all snow, all the time, here in the mountains, but I finally took the quilt out in the snow, and got some nice shots! Since all the blocks in the book are 18" I mixed [...]

28 01, 2016

Sister Sampler Quilts :: Review & Giveaway

By |January 28th, 2016|books, give away, review|116 Comments

Sister Sampler Quilts by AnneMarie Chany is a beautiful new book! AnneMarie took her love for sampler quilts and put into a format that any quilter can appreciate. Each of the quilts includes two of the same block, but the coloring or fabric placement differs - making them sister blocks. I love this plan, you [...]

26 01, 2016

Changes to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival

By |January 26th, 2016|Bloggers Quilt Festival|25 Comments

First, I have to say that I LOVE hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival, and it is not going away. I do however, need to make a few changes in order to keep my sanity in check! My current Market commitments are many, and I don't see that changing, and the amount of work that goes [...]

18 01, 2016

Updated Tutorial : Attaching a Quilt Binding

By |January 18th, 2016|Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|7 Comments

Quilt bindings are the most magical, and sometime confusing part of quilt making, especially for a new quilter! I shared a tutorial a few years back, but have adapted and made a few changes as I've grown as a quilter, and thought it was enough to update the post. Any tips or suggestions you might [...]

12 01, 2016

Adding a Quilt Sleeve

By |January 12th, 2016|Sewing Tips!|2 Comments

Adding a quilt sleeve is an important detail to add to any quilt that you plan to hang! With Quiltcon around the corner, and my Maverick quilt accepted to hang there next month, adding a sleeve was at the top of my list this last weekend. Here's how I did it! Cut two width of [...]