Fussy Cutting Tutorial

Friday, March 15, 2019

A few months ago, I made the End Game mini quilt with some epic fussy cutting. Since then, I've had several requests for a fussy cutting tutorial. So with Jemima's permission, I'm going to share my process with you!


Fussy cutting tutorial for cutting AND sewing equilateral triangles by Slice of Pi Quilts

Hee-Haw Quilt Pattern Release!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, then maybe you got to see the behind the scenes shenanigans I shared in my stories as I took my family on a donkey hunt to get a fun photo for the cover of my newest pattern - Hee-Haw!


Hee-Haw donkey quilt pattern by Slice of Pi Quilts

Text It! Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

I'm so excited to share my Pi to Infinity quilt with you! Just in time for Pi Day!

Sherri Noel from Rebecca Mae Designs wrote a fabulous new book called Text It!, and she's having a two-week long blog hop to celebrate! There are tons of giveaways, so be sure to check out the list of blogger's at the bottom of this post and visit them all for more chances to win!


Pi to infinity quilt by Slice of Pi Quilts


Sew Let's Quilt Along Announcement!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Do you remember when I joined a group of bloggers to do the "I Wish You a Merry Quilt Along?" That same group of bloggers did a Fall themed quilt along last year, and this year I'm excited to join them again for "Sew Let's Quilt Along!"

Sew Let's Quilt Along - a sewing and quilting themed quilt along

The theme for this year's quilt along is sewing and quilting!

How to take quilt photos on ANY wall

Sunday, February 24, 2019

So you made a beautiful quilt and want to share it with the quilty world, but how do you take a photo of it??


How to take quilt photos on any wall

Maybe the quilt is too large for a friend to hold. Or maybe you don't have a friend that can help you. Or maybe you don't have any place in your home to photograph it.

Well, look no further! Here's what to do!

Calculator Quilt + Old Book Blog Hop

Friday, February 22, 2019

This week, Bea of Beaquilter is hosting the "Dust Off a Quilt Book" Blog Hop. The idea is to use a quilt book that you've had sitting around on a shelf for awhile, but have never gotten around to making something from it. I *know* you can all relate to that! Just this little push of getting together with some blogging friends for a blog hop helped me move a "want to make" quilt to the top of the done pile!

Calculator quilt from Sew Adorkable by Samarra Khaja

Little Pink Peonies

Saturday, February 16, 2019

So, I've had this post written since November. But I haven't published it because when I mailed the quilt to my friend, USPS LOST it!! Fast forward three months. I've remade the quilt, mailed it, and my friend received the new one (phew!), so now I can share the saga with you here.

In early November, Hawthorne Supply Co. sent their weekly newsletter just to me. I mean, I'm sure it went to other people too, but really, it was meant just for me.

A friend of mine had a baby in October, and I just couldn't decide what kind of quilt to make her new little girl. However, when the Hawthorne newsletter featured a few of their own fall themed fabrics, I knew it was exactly what my friend would love!

This trendy floral whole cloth quilt with soft minky back is the perfect baby quilt for a girl!

LET'S DO THIS!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

The first challenge for the 2019 Island Batik ambassadors is to make a mini quilt. And it just so happens that the third challenge for Project Quilting is to make something bigger than 9" x 16". So it was the perfect time for a two-fer!


LET'S DO THIS modern mini quilt made with Island Batik fabrics


Island Batik Unboxing + An Announcement!

Saturday, February 9, 2019

I am so excited to share with you that I'm an Island Batik ambassador again this year!

This is my third year as an ambassador, and I already know this year's going to be the best one yet!

2019 Island Batik Ambassador

The first box of the year (we will get a second box of goodies in the summer) arrived a couple weeks ago, but this time there was a BIG surprise - an equally as large box from Accuquilt!

Island Batik boxAccuquilt box

When the box showed up on my porch, I seriously had no idea it was coming or what was in it! 

Learn How to EPP Book Blog Hop

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Fellow quilt blogger Carolina Moore from Always Expect Moore is celebrating her newest book launch with a blog hop! "Learn How to English Paper Piece" is available exclusively from Nancy's Notions. Nancy's Notions sent me a copy of the book, and I'm excited to share with you the project I made!

EPP hexie placemats

Turnabout Patchwork Blog Hop

Friday, February 1, 2019

Welcome to my stop on the Turnabout Patchwork Book Tour Blog Hop!

Flying Confetti quilt from Turnabout Patchwork book

Turnabout Patchwork is a new book written by the Australian author, Teresa Mairal Barreu of the blog Sewn Up.

Getaway Blog Hop with Island Batik

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Welcome to the Getaway Blog Hop with Island Batik! The Island Batik Ambassadors are showing you all the newest collections from Island Batik all month long!


Sunset quilt made with Island Batik fabrics and Aurifil thread


Worsley Wallet

Monday, January 21, 2019

Last month, my very good friend Laura (we have the same name!) had to have surgery. Since she lives 1,300 miles away, I felt a bit distant and unsure how to help her during recovery. The usual taking meals to her family and dropping by for a visit weren't options. I did ship her a care package with yummy treats and fun things to do, but I felt the pull for something more personal.

I decided that I would make something for her on her surgery day so that I could pray for her and keep her on my mind while sewing. It felt like the best way to feel close to her even when so far apart.


Worsley Wallet with Art Gallery Fabrics


2018 in Quilts

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Are you sitting down? I'm going to share with you my final quilt count for 2018! And it's a bit mind-blowing! (But after making 39 baby quilts for charity on the last five days of the year, the number might not be that surprising!)

(Drumroll...)

My final quilt count for 2018 was 105 quilts!

Quilts by Slice of Pi Quilts in 2018

End Game Mini Quilt

Friday, January 4, 2019

A few months ago, Jemima at Tied with a Ribbon posted on Instagram that she was looking for people to test her new End Game quilt pattern. As a pattern designer myself, I really enjoy testing and editing other designers' patterns. It goes with the philosophy that like a rising tide, we all rise together. The industry grows and gets better when we all work to lift each other up. Jemima is releasing the pattern today, so I can finally share my version with you!

The End Game pattern has directions for both a large 62"x72" throw and a 20"x22" mini quilt. I was to test the mini version with one caveat: fussy cut the fabrics.


End Game mini quilt with fussy cut Seventy-Six fabrics by Alison Glass