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Hello Quilters! Monday I was on the American Patchwork and Quilting Podcast hosted by Pat Sloan and she asked me about how I choose colors for scrappy quilts! We didn’t have a lot of time so I wanted to share some tips on my process here! Before we get into color choices let’s get ORGANIZED! Organize …

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 block we will be working on partial …

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 cotton on this quilt. If you …

It’s been a Wooly Weekend!  I had so much fun this weekend teaching my Mitten Workshop!  I brought my camera along to take pictures of all the fabulous mittens and do you think I took one picture?  Of course not!  (boo)  This sorta thing always happens to me when I get excited… I completely lose track what …

Challenge, Giveaway AND Tutorial! It was a little bit hard to contain my excitement when the gals over at SewMamaSew  chose me to participate in the GeoCentric II Bag Challenge! Cloud 9 Fabric is launching their amazing line of organic cotton canvas (YUM!),  GeoCentric II!  The new line has 3 new fabulous colors and 3 new prints to …

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 rectangular ‘blocks’ to work into your rows when all 12 blocks are done.  …

A couple days ago I saw a Christmas Kissing Ball at my friend Suzanne’s house.  It kept catching my eye.  It looked…. traditional, fun, bright, and dare I say, romantic!  It just made me plain old happy!  I like feeling happy!  So I asked her about it, and to my delight she told me she made it!  And …

Need to make some quick and easy sew in labels?  Here is one way to get it done… You will need an inkjet printer.  First pick up some inkjet colorfast printable fabric (sew on).  It comes in 8.5″ x 11″ sheets that you can feed right into your printer.  Set up your design and do …

If you’ve been to my blog you know I love mittens!  I’ve made a ton of them and you can see them all here in my Mitten Gallery! I’ve also been to a lot of holiday fairs ~ selling mittens! Sew Mama Sew (one of my favorite sewing sites – btw) is offering a ‘Craft …

August is always the time I get into the spirit of harvesting and canning.  Since the blueberries, strawberries and raspberries don’t seem to be ripe at quite the same time, there is always a little freezing to do for one of them.  But no worries, the flavor is still fabulous!  This year I made Strawberry Jam, …