To My Valentine + TGIFF

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Happy Galentine's Day!

Galentine's Day is a day to celebrate your gal pals! As my boys were filling out Valentine cards this year, I realized I wanted to make Valentines for my friends too! And of course if they're coming from me, they would be made with fabric!

Quilted Valentine and Galentine cards

Team Colors

Saturday, January 25, 2020

After making a Patrick Mahomes quilt for the first Project Quilting challenge this year, I had to laugh when the second challenge's theme was "team colors!" 

I considered making a Travis Kelce or Tyreek Hill quilt, but due to a planned trip during the week, I knew I wouldn't have enough time to complete it. Instead, I opted for a simple mini quilt using the Chiefs colors that I could finish in the time I had.

Chiefs football modern mini quilt

Lemon Linens

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

One of the hardest parts of being a pattern designer is the secret sewing!! There are often projects going on behind the scenes that can't be shared as they're being made. Sometimes these quilts are for magazines or not-yet-released fabric lines or collaborative projects where there are many people involved. 

I'm so excited to be able to share a secret sewing project with you today!! I made several projects using Benartex's Lemon Fresh fabric collection for their Modern by the Yard e-zine!

DIY kitchen items to sew - kitchen towels, tea towels, double oven mitt, lemon quilt table topper

The Number 15 + TGIFF

Thursday, January 9, 2020

One of my quilty goals for 2020 is to make more quilts for FUN and less for business. And one of my favorite things to participate in is Project Quilting! It's a yearly challenge that starts each January where you make a quilt in one week. (Then you get a week break, and then do it again!) In all, there are six challenges each year. There are usually no size requirements, so mug rugs and mini quilts count!

The first challenge this year was released on Sunday January 5th and dubbed "Notably Numeric." The challenge was to create a quilt by January 12th and use numbers to inspire your quilt. Numbers!! Of course I HAD to participate!! 

I had SO many ideas!! Numbers fabric (of which I have lots!), calculator (I already made that quilt), pi (but I make a quilt with that theme every Pi Day!), hopscotch, Sudoku, telephone, dominoes, color by number... And that's when I realized there was a quilt on my "some day" list that had numbers! I was going to make a Chiefs quilt!

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes mini quilt

But not just any Chiefs quilt. A Mahomes quilt!

2019 in Quilts + 2020 Goals

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

I'm so excited to recap my quilty year! I love looking back and remembering all the stitches I've made!

Want to take a guess as to how many quilts I made in 2019??


The final count was 124 quilts!!

Where's the hands on cheeks and mouth wide open emoji?? 

Quilts I made in 2019

Christmas Cathedral Window Pillows

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Now that Christmas has passed, I can share these cathedral window pillows I made! There are just two in the picture, but I actually made four!

Cathedral window pillows

Crayon Pillow Tutorial

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The first time I saw Mathew Boudreaux's (aka Mister Domestic) new Playroom fabric, I immediately thought how fantastic it would be for making crayon pillows!! You know, like those giant inflatable crayons you can win from carnival games? But pillows!! It sounded so fun!

Crayon pillows

I'm elated to tell you that idea came to reality, and the pillows are featured in the Lookbook for the fabric collection!! Be sure to hop over there and see all the amazing projects included!!