Tag: pattern

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… There are four pieced sections… …

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 some of the blocks… Find the pattern here in MY SHOP. Thanks so much for following along! Please Pin and …

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 bag and a mug rug!  I’m …

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 that I just don’t know where …

My oldest daughter is off to college this year so I’ve had ‘back to school’ on my mind all summer…  the panic excitement all started back in May when she graduated high school… and it’s been quite a blur of campus visits, paperwork, lists, revised lists, more paperwork and let’s not forget packing! One item on the packing list was …

Remember last year when I posted about starting my first embroidery pattern? No?  Well, you’re not the only one who forgot… I did to!  Oh as usual I had good intentions of stitching right along but, I got busy and you know how that goes!  I finally got back around to it and it’s FINISHED!  I …

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 away!  Let your imagination go with …

The Extreme Coupon Holder ~ Organizer sewing Pattern! I still had some Cloud 9 fabric from the Geocentric Bag Challenge so I made this Coupon Holder!  Want to make one? Here is the Coupon Bag Pattern. This Coupon Bag has all the bells and whistles… 2″ of space for coupons! a front pocket for grocery list, store cards and TODAY’s coupons! a …

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 out so it helps to press …

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 …

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 just me?) I’m calling it an …

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.  …

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 your comfort zone.   If you never …

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 Surrounded Quilt Block this month that …

The March Block of the Month is a ‘Joseph’s Coat’ variation. This block is appliqued using fusible web.  It’s really a fun block…  It goes together easy and is really stunning with the negative space between the inner design and the outer ‘circle’.  I’m loving this block! If you’re not following along with the block of the …

My daughter asked me to make her a checkbook cover so she didn’t have to use the ugly plastic one (gasp!) from the bank!  It seemed a shame that someone like myself who can sew,  had been using a plastic one too!   (the horror) They are quick and easy to put together and great little …

Happy 2013!  I’ve been working hard on my new Block of the Month quilt! All twelve blocks in this sampler can be made with fabric from your stash.  Each month I’ll offer the pattern as a free download to my subscribers.  When that month ends the pattern will be listed for sale and the next month I …

Been working long hours in the mitten factory!  Winter is here and we all want warm hands… am i right?  Here is the latest coming off the factory floor…. I made these first two pairs from two sweaters mixed together… the orange is cashmere – SO SOFT! Click here to check out the entire Gallery …

I’ve been working on a little sewing and cooking this past month… I finished this Amish inspired Quilt… I made this cute needle case as part of the Craft Buds Craft Book Month…. And I also made some Apple Butter… That’s not all! I’ve been busy! I made some delicious Salsa with the last of …