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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

2 11, 2015

Stitches to Savor

By |November 2nd, 2015|books, review|2 Comments

While at Quilt Market last week, there was lots that I didn't see, but of course I made my way over to my publisher's booth! Martingale has been like a family to me, and I was so excited to see this lovely hardcover book on display in their booth - Stitches to Savor. My initial [...]

21 10, 2015

Quilt Local :: Review & Giveaway!

By |October 21st, 2015|books, give away, review|61 Comments

Quilt Local: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday  by Heather Jones, is a great addition to your quilting library! I really like to collect quilting books. I'm drawn to the beautiful images, the texture of the quilts, and love supporting friends as they publish. I also love seeing how others create, where they draw inspiration, and [...]

29 09, 2015

Splash of Color — Review & Giveaway!

By |September 29th, 2015|books, give away, review|120 Comments

Winner is:   Today I get to tell you about a fantastic new book! Splash of Color: A Rainbow of Brilliant Black and White Quilts by Jackie Kunkel is a beautiful collection of quilts sure to inspire you! Jackie has been a friend for a number of years, and I'm so excited to see her add author [...]

26 09, 2015

Machine Quilting with Style :: Review & Giveaway

By |September 26th, 2015|books, give away, review|134 Comments

Winner is :   Hi friends! I'm sharing a new book today - Machine Quilting with Style by Christa Watson, and have a fun giveaway too. Read on! When Christa was working on Machine Quilting with Style, my first fabric line, Modern Neutrals was in sample yardage, and included in her quilt Focal : Isn't [...]

11 06, 2015

Irish Chain Quilts :: Review & Giveaway!

By |June 11th, 2015|books, give away, review|181 Comments

ETA: Our winner is Lynda! Thanks to everyone that stopped on the tour! Hi there! I'm excited to share a new book with all of you today (and give an ebook away too!) My friend Melissa Corry from Happy Quilting Melissa authored Irish Chain Quilts: Contemporary Twists on a Classic Design - and it's fantastic! [...]

10 03, 2015

A Modern Twist :: Review & Giveaway!

By |March 10th, 2015|give away, review|127 Comments

A Modern Twist: Create Quilts with a Colorful Spin by Natalie Barnes, is a great new book that came out last month. Natalie spent many years as an interior designer in LA and has now focused all her design mojo on quilt patterns and quilting! I've known Natalie for a few years now, going to [...]

12 12, 2014

Soakbox Nail Challenge

By |December 12th, 2014|random, review|1 Comment

Have you seen Soak's curated nail colors? They have nail colors that coordinate with fabric! I was sent this collection recently, and challenged to share my thoughts with you on the product, and a nail design. I admit this took me longer than I had anticipated to actually do. I was dragging my feet to [...]

17 09, 2014

Quick Column Quilts :: Review, Project & Giveaway!

By |September 17th, 2014|books, review, work in progress|119 Comments

  I have a quick finish to share with you today! Nancy Zieman's new book - Quick Column Quilts is full of beautiful and useful patterns for any quilter! This table runner is based off of the Quilt to Give pattern in chapter 13 - I've admired this quilt, for a while now, and knew [...]