4 07, 2016

Modern Heritage Quilts :: Venus

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:43+00:00 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 [...]

30 06, 2016

Fat Quarter Shop’s – Sew Sampler

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:43+00:00 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 | 2017-02-06T09:17:43+00:00 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 | 2017-02-06T09:17:43+00:00 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 [...]

26 05, 2016

The Splendid Sampler Block :: Simple Surprises

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:44+00:00 May 26th, 2016|books, pattern|7 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 [...]

17 05, 2016

Majestic Mountains Quilt

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:44+00:00 May 17th, 2016|finished quilt|12 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 [...]

28 04, 2016

The Splendid Sampler – Free Block Patterns!

By | 2017-02-06T09:17:44+00:00 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 [...]