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Chapter 6 ~ Dear Daughter Quilt

May was such a busy month for me. I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to see June! I did manage to get my sewing time in though! I made the June chapter entirely from my Turn Up The Volume bundle from Fat Quarter Shop.  I used the...


Big Stitch Hand Quilting with Aurifil 12 wt. thread

I’ve been waiting to share some pictures with you of my completed Sew Scrappy Sampler!  I did some big-stitch hand quilting with Aurifil! Remember this picture of the finished top? Well, I was busy earlier this year hand quilting it with big stitches… and Aurifil 12 wt. thread!  I...

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Chapter 5 ~ Dear Daughter Quilt + Giveaway!

Today I have Chapter 5 of the Dear Daughter Quilt and a Fabric Giveaway to share! First, here’s a look at my Chapter 5 of the Dear Daughter Quilt! Make Time ~ For Yourself I’ve got five of the twelve chapters complete… I was working on this months chapter at...

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Chapter 4 ~ Dear Daughter Quilt

Hello! I hope everyone is having a good month!  I’ve been enjoying all your messages and loving all the pictures you’ve been sharing with me on your quilt progress!  I can’t tell you how fun it is to see all the variations in color and text and block design…...

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Chapter 3 ~ Dear Daughter Quilt

It’s so hard to believe March is here already, and we are up to Chapter 3! The Chapter 3 pattern has already gone out to subscribers, so if you’ve already subscribed in my shop and did not receive it in your email please contact me @ [email protected] verify your email address. If you want the pattern you can...


Sewing Machine Cover

I finished my sewing machine cover just in the nick of time for the Nature Walk Fabric / Michael Miller challenge. In my original post I thought I’d make a sewing machine cover… and I stuck to that plan since I really needed an excuse and a deadline to...


Chapter 2 ~ Dear Daughter Quilt

Hello Everybody! I’m excited to be getting into Chapter 2 of our quilt~a~long!  If you’re just joining in you can find the original post here with all the information.  I’m making my quilt for my daughters and with them in mind… here is Chapter 2! Chapter 2 has gone out to...

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Nature Walk Sewing Challenge

I was having my coffee the other morning, playing on my ipad (in the internet rabbit hole of course) and I came across this challenge ~ OH What’s this?  Oh, isn’t that pretty, Oh, that’s fun… the next thing I knew I was placing my fabric order… It happens!  I don’t...

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Chapter 1 ~ Dear Daughter Quilt

Chapter 1 of the Dear Daughter Quilt is available today! Thanks so much to everyone who has subscribed, I think it’s going to be such fun!  If you missed the original post, this is my new Block of the Month for 2016, but you receive a full Chapter of...

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Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Finishing!

I’ve Finished my top for the Sew Scrappy Sampler, Block of the Month Quilt Pattern! This top finishes at 90″ x 99″ (full/queen) I wish I had more pictures for you but it was freezing and actually lightly snowing when I took these pics and they just don’t do the color...

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Hello everybody!  Happy New Year!   I’m hosting a new Block of the Month for 2016.  This is a quilt pattern that I’ve been wanting to make for some time, and why not open it up to anyone crazy enough to join me! Dear Daughter is a sampler quilt that will include some text blocks.  It...

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Quilt as You Go… Block of Month… Finished!

I’m DONE! I’m so proud of this finish!  I was taking the last couple stitches on the binding and I couldn’t wait to spread it out and get a look at it all complete…   Yay! As most of you know, I’ve been working on this quilt all year, and I’m feeling...

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Color Play Mini Quilt for Moda Bake Shop

Hello Quilters!  You might remember I was on The Moda Bake Shop back in September with a Color Play Quilt ~ large orange peel style…  Well they asked designers to make a mini quilt based on their original quilt, and here’s mine… aren’t these colors so fun? I was so lucky to score some fabric from Moda’s Basic Mixologie...

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Giveaway Day is Here!

Happy Holidays!  If you follow me, welcome back and if you’re new… Welcome!  Today is the annual December give away day hosted by SewMamaSew and I’ve got two bundles of goodies ~ one for USA residents and one for International… First for USA I made up a Kaffe 5″ Bunde...


Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 12!!!

The final block in the Sew Scrappy Sampler series is done! ~Dahlia~ This block requires a bit of fussy sewing but it’s worth it in the end!  Most of the design is made from these clamshell shaped pieces… so fun! Hope you like block 12! find the pattern here...

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Block 12~ Power of Nine BOM

Here we are at block 12 in the Power of Nine quilt!  Time certainly flies…  this year was like, poof! If you’re just catching up, here is the original quilt pattern in solids…and here are the two blocks together in solid and scrappy versions… I hope you enjoyed the...

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Quiltmakers 100 Blocks ~ Volume 12 Blog Tour

Today is my stop on the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog tour! My block is number 1108! ~Modern Pods~ This is my first block in Quiltmaker’s 100 blocks and I was pretty excited when I got the news my block was selected :) I hope you like it as much as...

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Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 11

Where did 2015 go?  The Block of the Month Sampler is just about over with one more block to go! Block 11 ~  Diamond Trail This block is great for using up all your strip scraps. I used a foundation and strip pieced this block.  It’s very easy and forgiving… you...

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Block 11~ Power of Nine BOM

I’m excited to be at block 11 of the power of nine quilt! Here’s the original block 11 in the solid version of this pattern: I’m continuing to quilt my blocks as I go and I’m excited to say that I have ALL my blocks done now and they are...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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! Need the pattern?  Find it here: Power of Nine Quilt Pattern  You can find the instructions on completing a quilted block  (part...



I’ve been working on this quilt all summer and I’m so excited to share it! #Love Wins You can find the pattern here. I went out to get some pics last weekend ~  a beautiful day for it! #Love Wins is a scrappy quilt made in eight sections with row-by-row...