embellishment quilt with jean pocket

Embellishment Robin ~ Take 3

You might remember I began an embellishment robin with some quilty friends about a year ago. My project was the She Believed wall hanging that I sent off for to the other quilters in my robin group to be embellished.  Then I received Kathleen’s National Seashore project to work on. Now I’d...

sampler block of the month

Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 10

‘Starry Eyes’ is Block 10 for the Sew Scrappy Block of the month! This month we are working with templates… (and lots of bias) so I would recommend pressing your fabric with Best Press before cutting.  If your fabric is freshly pressed it will help with accurate cutting and...

scrappy orange peel quilt in kate spain canyon fabric

Color Play ~ Canyon Quilt

I’m excited to show you this Canyon Quilt design I made for Moda.  It’s a large scrappy orange peel quilt.  You can find the instructions to make this quilt on the Moda Bake Shop. The fabric is called Canyon and it’s the newest collection from Kate Spain… it’s gorgeous!  I wanted to share...

modern block of the month 10

Block 10 Power of Nine BOM

We are really in the home stretch of the Power of Nine block of the month…  I’m done with block 10! This begins the bottom (and final) row of blocks.  My last row is Green and Yellow… and I can’t wait to get it all together! Again ~ if...

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Quilt as you go Tutorial ~ Part 5

I’m here with Part 5 of the quilt-as-you-go tutorial in our quilt-a-long! If you are following the Quilt~as~you~Go method this post covers joining the rows! Yahoo! Home Stretch! We will: 1 Cut the fabric, batting and sashing strips for joining rows. 2 Use the stitch-and-flip method of quilting as you go (optional)...



I’ve been working on this quilt all summer and I’m so excited to share it! #Love Wins I went out to get some pics last weekend ~  a beautiful day for it! The quilt is 70″ x 60″ and perfect for snuggling but it would also be a gorgeous wall...

feather plume quilt block of the month sampler

Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 9

I warned you that I love applique… so I have another applique block for you this month! ~ Plume ~ Plume is made using my favorite fusible technique but you can use any applique technique.  Since my plumes are only fused at the edges, I’m thinking this would be perfect for cutting a little slit...

block of the month quilt pattern in tula pink

Block 9 ~ Power of Nine BOM

This summer has been so crazy!  But I did manage to get block 9 done… just barely! So that takes care of the blue row!  Phew!  I’m looking forward to getting this quilt all together.  I’ve got the first two rows and spacer rows joined now and I’ll be showing you...

quilt as you go tutorial stitch and flip method

Quilt As You Go Tutorial ~ Part 4

I can’t believe we are already at Part 4 of the quilt-as-you-go tutorial in our quilt-a-long! Now that we have completed (at least) the first six blocks for the Power of Nine quilt-a-long and joined them into rows with the spacer blocks, it’s time for the next step in the Quilt As...

sewing machine clock

Tick Tock ~ Sewing Machine Clock!

  Warning ~ Extreme Cuteness is coming…  I’m now carrying sewing machine clocks in My Shop! This clock comes in Green or Pink and they are EQUALLY CUTE! Honestly I had to have both… I know, ridiculous but seriously I just HAD TO!  You understand… right?  I think it...

free mini quilt christmas tree applique pattern

Winter is Coming…

Winter IS Coming… And so are the holidays! It’s inevitable so don’t shoot the messenger here… at least it’s not Christmas in July, I did wait till August! :)  I wanted to thank everyone for their nice emails and comments on my tutorials ~ it’s great to get feedback...

block of the month quilt pattern

Block 8 ~ Power of Nine

I’ve got block 8 done for my Power of Nine scrappy tula quilt.  I love these blue colors… I’m on block 8 of this quilt pattern… And here’s a close up of block 8 from the solid version shown above. Since I’m using a quilt-as-you-go method for my quilt I got my block all...

quilt block with partial seams tutorial

Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 8

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!  I think it’s a little harder to keep up with sewing when the weather is nice and there is so much to do outside! I did get my block 8 finished for the Sew Scrappy Sampler… ~ Tying the Knot ~ For this...

big stitch hand quilting with perle cotton 8

Modern Love XO Quilt Pattern

My latest pattern ~ Modern Love ~ is now available in my shop! I love scrappy quilts and this one is a paper pieced pattern so it goes together quick and is easy to join without any bulky points. I did a lot of big stitch quilting with perle...

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Block 7 ~ Power of Nine BOM

Happy 4th of July to those here in the states!  I’ve  moved on to the next row in my Power of Nine Quilt and finished block 7…  I’m on the third row now… This is one of my favorite blocks in this quilt… It goes together quick and it’s...

embellished seashore quilt

Embellishment Robin ~ Take 2

Remember when I posted about my ‘she believed’ embellishment robin? After I passed my project to the next quilter in my robin, I received ‘national seashore’ (Kathleen’s Project). It’s a totally blank canvas made by Kathleen from a pic she took of the National Seashore on Cape Cod, MA. By the way, Kathleen...

flower applique quilt block

Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 7

Block 7 is done… this block is half applique and half strip piecing ~Tulip Junction~ The more I applique, the more I love it….  for this block I used steam-a-seam lite 2 fusible.  It comes in sheets that you can put in your printer and print or photocopy the templates on which eliminates tracing....

my small world quilt a long qal

My Small World

I have been working on lots of little things this spring so thought I’d share a little about my sewing projects / WIP’s and link up with some sewers and quilters.  It’s finally starting to feel a bit like summer around here ~ I was so happy that the...

block of the month in tula pink fabric

Block 6 ~ Power of Nine BOM

We are on block six of the Power of Nine quilt a long… My monthly block posts will be shorter going forward since I’m sure you are all getting the hang of these blocks and the quilting.  Block six completes the second row in the Power of Nine quilt and I’ll be...

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Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 6

I can’t believe we are half done!  Block #6 of the Sampler is… ‘Loop de Loop’ This block involves strip piecing and single fold bias tape.  You can purchase bias tape but it’s much more fun and economical to make it yourself.  I used this bias tape maker to make mine…...

Bento Bag - Lunch and snack bag tutorial

Bento Bag ~ A Lunch bag Tutorial

Sew Mama Sew and Spoonflower put together a fabulous Kitchen Linens Challenge! The challenge was to choose a kitchen fabric from Spoonflower and make anything kitchen related… I made this fun Bento Bag! I think selecting the fabrics was almost harder than making the bag!  I was deep into the fabric ‘rabbit...

modern love scrappy quilt pattern

Modern Love ~ Bloggers Quilt Festival

Here is my second entry into the Bloggers Quilt Festival and another pattern releasing next month… Modern Love I love scrappy quilts so this was lots of fun to design and piece.  I’m entering it in the Bloggers Quilt festival ROYGBIV group. I hand quilted this quilt in big...

sugar creek quilt pattern in tula pink fabric

Sugar Creek Quilt Pattern ~ Bloggers Quilt Festival

I’m trying to avoid the I’m-not-at-quilt-market-pity-party by posting a couple new patterns coming out next month!  The first one in this post, linking to… The Bloggers Quilt Festival Original Design This is actually a ‘Proud Mama Moment’…  First let me tell you that my blog is named after my...

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Giveaway Day is here!

It’s Giveaway Day at Sew Mama Sew! Just in time for Mother’s Day!  The giveaway runs thru the weekend, and I’m giving away Six Green Fat Quarters…. in honor of spring! It was a long snowy winter (a record breaker!) so I’m ready for a little green! You can have...


Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 5

Quilt block # 5 of the Scrappy Sampler is all about half square triangles! ‘Tranquil Tree’ Lets do some Half Square Triangle (HST) Math (chart below) ~ This block is made up almost entirely of half square triangles. I’m going to show you two methods to make half square triangles for any...