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...


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...

modern quilt block of the month in tula pink fabric

Block 4 ~ Power of Nine BOM

Quilt Block of the Month 2015… Yay! Block #4 is DONE! If you’re catching up I’ve just completed the tula scrappy version of block 4 for this quilt… If you want to quilt-a-long you can find the pattern here… Modern Power of Nine Quilt Pattern and the posts here… All the Quilt-as-You-Go Posts.   Another...

modern quilt block of the month in kaffe fassett fabric

Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 4

 Quilt Block of the month #4 involves curved piecing… Color Circus You can find this block pattern in My Shop or on Craftsy. Here are some pics / tricks on my assembly… You can complete this pattern in two ways… You can use the template to cut and piece individual wedges…...

block 3 of month quilt

Block 3 ~ Power of Nine BOM

Block of the Month 2015… My Block 3 is DONE! We are working on block three of this quilt… Here is the comparison with the solid version… If you’re just joining in, we are doing a ‘quilt as you go’ version of this quilt.  You can join in any time… I colored in...

sew scrappy block 2

Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 2

Block of the Month #2 of the ‘Sew Scrappy Sampler’ is a wedge & applique block…  ~Tequila Sunrise~  You can find the complete block Pattern in My Shop or on Craftsy. ~Here are some Tips and Pics on assembly~ Start by cutting out all your wedges… accuracy and consistency are key.   I’ve got...

tallahassee twist block of the month

Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 1

Block #1 of the ‘Sew Scrappy Sampler’ is a Foundation Paper Pieced Block…  ~Tallahassee Twist~ You can find the complete Pattern in My Shop or on Craftsy. ~Here are some Tips and Pics on assembly~ I made my block using this Velum paper… You can find the Vellum paper here on amazon: Simple...

modern block of the month

Block 2 ~ Power of Nine BOM

Block of the Month 2015… Block 2 is DONE! We are working on block two of this quilt… Here is the comparison with the solid version… doesn’t this look SO different? I used this block 2 color diagram for keeping me on track with my colors and to get a rough draft of my quilting...

quilt as you go tutorial

Quilt As You Go Tutorial ~ Part 1

If you’re following the Power of Nine quilt~a~long that’s fantastic!  I hope that you’ve done well with block one. If you are going to complete this quilt using the Quilt~as~you~Go method, then I have some additional information and things to think about.  This post is a bit long but please read through...

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Block 1 ~ Power of Nine BOM

Block of the Month 2015 My Scrappy Block 1 is DONE! If you’re just joining in, I’m on block #1 of this quilt… Here is a picture of both blocks, the solid version from the completed quilt (above) and my new scrappy block! I love how colors and values can change the entire...

modern block of the month quilt pattern

Modern Block of the Month & Festival!

Here is my newest Block of the Month for 2015! Modern Power of Nine You might be wondering… What the heck is all this ‘Power of Nine’ business in a twelve block quilt?  Well I’ll tell you!  Every block in this quilt is a nine patch block!  Isn’t it...

converging blocks

bliss circle ~ january block

Last month Rachel from Stitched in Color invited me to join the Bliss Circle over at ‘do. good stitches’ ~  The Bliss Circle is a charity bee benefiting children by Wrap Them In Love.  Every month ALL members complete 2 blocks for their circle and then they are sent to one of the members for quilting.   Linda Beth...

block of the month quilt pattern

Finishing ~ Quilt Sampler Layout

FINISHED!! Time to start finishing your Sampler Quilt?  If you’ve pieced all your 12 blocks, I’m certain you’ve already been playing with your layout and you’ve probably come up with a couple (if not a few) possible layout options on your own.  I want to share my layout with you including the coordinating block/month numbers…...

bom quilt 12

Scrap Happy #12 Block of the Month

Today I get to reveal the FINAL block!  Block number twelve in the Scrap Happy BOM is ready!  I’m calling this block Double Starburst.  It reminds me of those Christmas Crackers that are filled with treats ~ I don’t know why but that’s what I think of every time I look...

ditty bag

Black Friday Sale!!

Sewing Patterns will be on sale this week on Black Friday!!  I’ll be having the sale in my Craftsy Store!  Most of my patterns will be  30-50% off all day (EST) on November 29th ~ Black Friday! If you’re not in a turkey induced coma ~ come back Friday!  These patterns will...

bargello quilt block

Scrap Happy #11 Block of the Month

The November block is ready!  For November I made a Basic Bargello block! This block is made using strip piecing.  Precise seams are the key with this otherwise ‘easy’ block. If your just catching up here are all eleven blocks… Find all these blocks in my craftsy shop! Full Scrap Happy...


Countdown to Christmas ~ Hostess Gift

Ok the Countdown to Christmas has begun!   First off the checklist is a Hostess gift!  Today I have a Wine Bottle Gift Bag and a Mug Rug tutorial to share with you!  If you steppin’ out for the holidays you can’t just show up empty handed!   How about a bottle of your favorite holiday ‘spirits’ in a cute gift...

block of the month quilt pattern

Scrap Happy Sampler #10 – BOM

I can’t even believe we are at #10 ALREADY!  I mean… WHAT?  It’s been so much fun creating the blocks for this sampler and I just can’t wait for the big finish!!!! I’ve already been thinking of the coming year – I have so many projects on the table...

block of the month quilt

Scrap Happy Sampler # 9 BOM

September is here and so is quilt block of the month number 9!  It’s all about the ‘Bubbles’ this month.  Sewing curves and circles can be intimidating, but here is a technique you will enjoy and likely use again and again…  It allows you to layer without any bulk – because the ‘bulk’  is cut...

carpenters square tutorial quilt

Scrap Happy Sampler #8 Block of the Month

Carpenters Square is the block of the month for August!  Another great block for all those scrappy strips of fabric hanging around. I chose three colors to work with – red purple and blue.  Then I just picked scraps in each color!  When sewing this block you work from the center...


Scrap Happy Sampler #7 Block of Month

Log Cabin Twist is the Block of the Month for July! This block uses up lots of scraps – all those thin strips of fabric that are too small for much else… you know those ones you’ve been saving because you can’t bear to waste a scrap? (…or is that...

block #6

Scrap Happy Sampler #6 June Block of the Month

Take it easy this month with an applique block – Fabulous Feathers! Summer is so busy so I hope you enjoy putting together this easy applique block. If you’re following along with the block of the month then you’ll want to make up two 7.75″ x 15″ ‘blocks’ to work into...

new york beauty quilt block

Scrap Happy Sampler #5 Block of Month

May’s block of the month is a favorite of mine.  The New York Beauty block uses paper piecing and curved piecing. If you’ve been following along I hope you’ve learned some new things along the way.  What’s great about doing a sampler is trying many techniques and sometimes working out of...

burgoyne surround

Scrap Happy Sampler #4 April Block of the Month

It’s April and I’m thankful that spring is here…  although it’s a little difficult to believe after all the late winter storms.  I’m more than ready for the sun for sure and I’ve seen evidence in the garden that spring weather is coming. I’ve put together a tutorial for a Burgoyne...