I Wish You a Merry QAL - Block 6

Monday, September 25, 2017

We're halfway through the "I Wish You a Merry QAL!"


 Block 6 is this angel block designed by Sandra Healy of Sandra Healy Designs. You can find the tutorial and pattern for the block on her blog here.

Walk Around the Block + TGIFF

Thursday, September 21, 2017

"Walk Around the Block" is my submission for Curated Quilts' mini quilt gallery for their second issue!

Modern log cabin inspired mini quilt for Curated Quilts


You may remember my first submission, which was accepted and will be in issue one! (The printed journal should ship this week!)

For their second issue, the inspiration was to be "log cabin" quilts with a set color palette. I'll be honest, the color palette did not trip my trigger. The only colors from the palette I had in my stash were pink and gray, and even those pieces were smaller than fat quarters.

Quilted Letters Tutorial

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Quilted letters are a quick project that are great for toddlers and young readers! My four year old loves to play with the letters and spell his name and words he knows. I recently designed the Speak Love quilt and love how the letters are a great addition to gift with the quilt too!


Quilted letters tutorial

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Interleave Quilt

Monday, September 18, 2017

It's time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side! Each fall, Amy hosts a linky party on her blog for other bloggers to link up two of their finished quilts so everyone can be inspired and meet new quilty friends!

The second quilt I'm linking up is my Interleave quilt! (The first quilt was my Sliced quilt.)

Interleave quilt using batiks

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Sliced

It's time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side! Each fall, Amy hosts a linky party on her blog for other bloggers to link up two of their finished quilts so everyone can be inspired and meet new quilty friends!

The first quilt I decided to link up is my Sliced quilt! (It's seriously so hard to only choose two!) (The second quilt I linked up is my Interleave quilt.)

Sliced modern watermelon quilt

Snowfall Quilt - My 100th quilt finish!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

I can FINALLY share my 100th quilt finish of all time! I actually made it clear back in June (and have made 11 more quilts since then!), but I couldn't share it until now!


Snowfall quilt using Island Batik fabrics

As you likely know, I am an Island Batik Ambassador. In addition to the monthly challenges where I get to use their fabrics, I also had the opportunity to have my "Snowfall" quilt pattern featured in their Fall/Winter 2017 catalog!

I Wish You a Merry QAL - Block 5

Monday, September 11, 2017

It's time for the fifth block release in the I Wish You a Merry Quilt Along!

Snowman quilt block for Christmas Quilt Along

Back to School with Island Batik

Friday, September 8, 2017

Welcome to the Back to School blog hop with Island Batik! The Island Batik Ambassadors are showing you all the newest collections from Island Batik all month long!

Scrappy Lonestar quilt using Empress Garden fabrics by Island Batik

Making Connections Blog Hop

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Welcome to my stop on the Making Connections blog hop!


Lonestar quilt with free motion quilting



I first met Dorie of Forever Quilting this spring at Quilt Market. She actually lives less than an hour from me, but we had never met in person! After spending some time together, she said, "I have a book signing I need to go to." I initially thought she meant that she was attending a book signing, but then I spotted an "author" ribbon on her nametag! Fast forward a few months, and I'm so excited to tell you about Dorie's new book, Making Connections!

Teal Mini Swap Quilt Revealed!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Beth of Eva Paige Quilt Designs hosts the Teal Mini Quilt Swap each year during September - ovarian cancer awareness month. The swap is a fundraiser for ovarian cancer research. Each participant pays $15, then Beth mails everyone a swatch of teal fabric that must be used in the mini quilt that you make. Everyone is paired up, and you make a mini quilt for your partner. Make a (mini) quilt, make a friend!


Batiks and solids for a modern Teal Mini Swap Quilt