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nature walk challenge

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...

block of the month

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...

dear daughter block of the month


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...

nine patch quilt block of the month

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...

quilting with 12 weight thread

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...

sewing machine ornament

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...

block 12

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...

block of the month

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...

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...

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! 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 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...

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...

block of the month

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....