Stay at Home - A Finished Quilt!

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

My community's stay at home order is over! We are now free to move about the county! 

Stay at Home quilt

I am so excited to share my finished Stay at Home quilt with you!

Happy May Day! + TGIFF

Thursday, April 30, 2020

May Day tulip mini quilts with free motion applique

After making the jar of tulips mini quilt for the April Aurifil Artisan challenge, it made me remember that May Day was coming up! Do you give flowers to your friends and neighbors on May Day? It's a tradition I was introduced to as a young girl, and I decided to make some quilty flowers for my friends this year!

A Bouquet of Tulips

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Tulips in a jar mini quilt using Island Batik fabric and Aurifil thread

This month's Aurifil Artisan challenge was to feature your favorite Aurifil thread weight! I didn't even have to think about it! I absolutely love the 50wt!! I use it for piecing, machine applique, free-motion quilting (on both my domestic and longarm!), stitching on binding...

It took a bit longer to think about what I wanted to make. More sunshine is happening these days, and I've really been admiring the tulips blooming around our neighborhood. That was just the inspiration I needed to make a mini quilt!

Quilt Candy Virtual Trunk Show

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Today kicks off a fun event with more than 60 of my designer friends!

Quilt Candy Virtual trunk show on Facebook Live

From April 1 through April 10, different designers will present 15 minute trunk shows live on their Facebook page! 

One trunk show every hour, on the hour, starting at 12pm EST until 8pm EST every day!

Most of the trunk shows (maybe all??) will be saved on each designer's Facebook page so you can go back and catch up and watch all the ones you want!

I'll be going live on my Slice of Pi Quilts Facebook page twice during the event! And as a bonus, I'm going to do the live events on Instagram too!

My first one is tonight (April 1) at 6pm EST, and again next week at the same time! (April 8 at 6pm EST) Be sure to like my Slice of Pi Quilts Facebook page so you'll get a notification when I go live!

Check out the full schedule below! Enjoy the show!!

Stay at Home Quilt Block Pattern

Monday, March 30, 2020

I've seen several people making house quilt blocks as a way to remember this unique time in history where millions of people around the world are staying at home in order to stay healthy. I absolutely LOVE the idea!! I hunted around the web searching for a block that conveyed what I wanted, but just couldn't find one. So of course, I designed one!

Stay at Home quilt block - a simple heart inside house quilt block to sew while you shelter in place

Slice & Stitch Challenge

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

I am thrilled to be this month's Slice & Stitch challenger! Slice & Stitch challenges are a combined effort between Aurifil and Olfa, and this year Michael Miller stepped in to provide the fabric! Each challenger is given fabric, thread, and an Olfa tool to create something fun! I jumped at the chance to try something new!

Slice and Stitch challenge with Aurifil and Olfa - March 2020

In preparation of the challenge, I received Aurifil's Dolomite Green Color Builder box (with 50wt spools in colors #2908 Spearmint, #1147 Light Leaf Green, and #2890 Very Dark Grass Green), Olfa's Chenille Cutter, and three green fat quarters of Michael Miller Cotton Couture solids (Spring, Lime, and Leaf). I have never used the Olfa Chenille Cutter before, but I love adding texture to quilts! I was excited to try it out!