Double the fun!

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

One of my childhood friends is expecting twins! Of course I wanted to make quilts!

My favorite baby quilt to make is what I've dubbed the Three Hour Quilt. And honestly, I might rename it to the Two Hour Quilt. I can make the whole quilt from start to finish in only two hours!! Which means I could make two of them in just four hours!

Quick and easy quilt-as-you-go baby quilts

I've made this same quilt a few times before. I don't normally like to make the same thing more than once, but when it only takes a couple hours, it's a great go-to baby quilt! You can read about all the other ones I've made here, here, here, here, and here.

QAL By the Sea - Segment 1 Wrap Up

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Are you quilting along with the QAL By the Sea??

Four blocks (of twelve) have been released so far, which means it's time for a one-week break for everyone to catch up.

QAL By the Sea nautical themed quilt blocks

It also means that you can enter to win the first set of prizes!

QAL By the Sea

QAL By the Sea - Block 4

The weeks are flying by! It's already time for the 4th block of the QAL By the Sea! (It's also the end of segment 1. That means you have an extra week to catch up, and a chance to win some prizes! If you're sewing along, be sure to read the segment 1 post!)

QAL By the Sea - the first four blocks!

The first three blocks were all raw-edge applique, but this block from Sherry at Powered by Quilting is a mix of traditional and paper piecing! Find the pattern and tutorial HERE!

QAL By the Sea

QAL By the Sea - Block 3

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Another week has passed, and it's time for the next block in the QAL By the Sea!

The third block is Signal Flags by April at JANDA Bend Quilts! The pattern and tutorial are on her blog HERE.

QAL By the Sea blocks 1-3

As if the amazing design of the block wasn't enough, it has a secret code! Can you hear my geek heart?! Pitter patter!

QAL By the Sea

QAL By the Sea - Block 2

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The QAL by the Sea is off to a great start! Block 1 was released last week, and there's still plenty of time to join the fun!

Block 2 is an amazing sea turtle by The Inquiring Quilter! The pattern and tutorial are on her blog HERE.

Sea Turtle quilt block made with Kona aqua and teal solids and Aurifil thread

I absolutely LOVE this block and was so excited to make it in my monochromatic aqua palette!

QAL By the Sea

A Glowing Finish - 1,050 Days in the Making

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Last weekend, I got to spend three days at the Sew Cozy Quilt Lodge in Wakefield, Kansas. It's a wonderful quilt retreat built and owned by a quilter. I've been to the retreat several times before (read about two of my previous visits here and here), and I was excited to go back!

When making a list of what I wanted to work on while there, I decided it was time to finish a quilt I started a few years ago but never finished. (I know I'm not the only one with projects like that!)


Moonrise quilt by Slice of Pi Quilts using Menagerie fabric by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton + Steel




QAL By the Sea - Block 1

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Ahoy!! The "QAL By the Sea" starts today!


Seashell quilt block

The pattern and tutorial for Block 1 is on Becca's blog HERE. It's seashells!


QAL By the Sea


Back to School

It's time for another month of Quilt Block Mania! This month, dozens of designers are sharing FREE quilt blocks with a Back to School theme!

I created a FREE pattern for a crayons quilt block!


Crayon quilt block free pattern