23 03, 2017

Trimming Improv Blocks with OLFA’s NEW Endurance Rotary Blade

By | 2018-04-13T06:52:32+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|review, Sewing Tips!|215 Comments

This post is sponsored by OLFA, but all opinions are my own. I've been using OLFA tools for years now, and when asked to partner with them to release their new 45mm Endurance Blade I was excited to participate! To the left is a few of my past photos including my [...]

20 03, 2017

#100DaysofQuiltImprov (Days 57-63)

By | 2017-03-20T14:21:03+00:00 March 20th, 2017|#100DaysOfQuiltImprov|0 Comments

Week 9 Every week with my #100days seems to be getting better! I'm loving my daily commitment to using scraps and improvising a new unit! You will be glad to know I have sashed and trimmed 24 of the 63 blocks into 12 1/2" squares, using additional white fabric. My plan is to lay out [...]

13 03, 2017

#100DaysofQuiltImprov (Days 50-56)

By | 2017-03-12T22:33:06+00:00 March 13th, 2017|#100DaysOfQuiltImprov|0 Comments

Week 8 This week I saw the midpoint of my 100 days! I'm really enjoying the improv quilting project, and plan to work toward some quilt tops soon! I think I've been overwhelmed by the number of blocks whenever I get near them, so this week my goal is to sort blocks/units. [...]

6 03, 2017

#100DaysofQuiltImprov (Days 43-49)

By | 2017-03-05T20:10:01+00:00 March 6th, 2017|#100DaysOfQuiltImprov|1 Comment

Week 7 This week of improv quilting I was largely inspired by Quiltcon, and some of the amazing quilts that came out of the show on Instagram. I had fun playing with the log cabin type blocks, and piecing leftover bits from my cutting mat. My first log cabin, places the black strategically [...]

1 03, 2017

Love of Sewing Challenge – Free Mini Quilt Tutorial!

By | 2017-04-27T14:19:58+00:00 March 1st, 2017|finished quilt, Love of Sewing Challenge|6 Comments

Love of Sewing Mini Quilt I'm so excited to share my Love of Sewing Mini Quilt with you today! When I was first given the challenge, I had to think it through for a while. Thankfully, inspiration struck, and each block in my mini symbolizes a part of sewing that I love! [...]

1 03, 2017

Bella Skill Builder – Quilt-Along

By | 2017-03-01T07:57:57+00:00 March 1st, 2017|quilt-along|0 Comments

Here’s a fun project for you – and a great way to add to your quilting skill set! The Bella Skill Builder over at Fat Quarter Shop is a fun sampler pattern that we are going to be sewing month by month, by my friend Sherri McConnell, and today is the second installment! The quilt has a [...]

28 02, 2017

#100DaysofQuiltImprov (Days 36-42)

By | 2017-02-27T20:46:52+00:00 February 28th, 2017|#100DaysOfQuiltImprov|0 Comments

Week 6 About halfway through the week, I decided that trimming down my blocks to a few specific sizes would be a good thing. I need to pull out all the units, and trim to 6", 9" and 12" so that I can more readily puzzle them together, and think about sizing them [...]

27 02, 2017

Off the Rails Quilt!

By | 2017-02-26T20:23:10+00:00 February 27th, 2017|finished quilt, pattern|6 Comments

Free Quilt Pattern - Off the Rails! Hi friends! Meet Off the Rails. This quilt is my exploration of modern traditionalism in quilts. The ladies over at Simple Simon & Company - have invited everyone to explore the definition of a modern quilt throughout the year with a different theme each month. You [...]

26 02, 2017

Baby Lock Love of Sewing Challenge

By | 2017-02-26T19:19:49+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Love of Sewing Challenge|0 Comments

Hi Friends! Have you been following along with the Baby Lock Love of Sewing Challenge? I'm honored to be among the 12 Sewlebrities invited to showcase some of the amazing features on the brand new Destiny II sewing machine by Baby Lock! This machine is a joy to sew with! I find my seams [...]

20 02, 2017

#100DaysofQuiltImprov (Days 29-35)

By | 2017-02-20T13:37:55+00:00 February 20th, 2017|#100DaysOfQuiltImprov|0 Comments

Week 5 The act of sitting down and making a little everyday, has been so nice to embrace! So often I spend my days on the computer and don't get to my sewing machine, but this has forced me to make time. With that I feel more productive on a few other [...]