A WOOD Exploding Heart Quilt!

Monday, May 23, 2022

Sometimes, I get a hare-brained idea and just can't stop thinking about it. This was one of those ideas, and I'm SO excited to share the finish with you!! It's a WOOD version of my Exploding Heart quilt!!

A laser cut wood Exploding Heart quilt

Suitcases - A New Quilt Pattern!

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Surprise!! I have a new quilt pattern releasing today! Get it HERE!

Suitcases quilt made with Pan Am fabric by Riley Blake

I first made the Suitcases quilt last year, and when Riley Blake announced the new Pan Am fabric collection, I knew it was the right time to write the pattern!

Bloom & Grow - Sisterhood BOM Quilt

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Tammy of Tamarinis and Kate of Kate Colleran Designs have joined together to create a new block-of-the-month pattern called the Sisterhood quilt! I'm one of thirty bloggers that's teamed up with them to make a block from the quilt and share my own story of "sisterhood!" There's a quilt along happening for the quilt too, which sounds like a wonderful way to sew with friends and create your own quilty sisterhood!

Catherine quilt block from the Sisterhood BOM quilt

An All PINK Exploding Heart Quilt!

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Just a few weeks ago, a young mom in the local homeschool co-op that my kids attend was diagnosed with breast cancer. I'm teaching a quilting class for the kids at the co-op (we meet once a week for an hour), so I decided it would be a wonderful life lesson for the kids to make a quilt for the mom!

An Exploding Heart quilt sewn as a group project with kids during a homeschool co-op class

Knowing we just had one week to make the blocks before the mom was going to have surgery, I wanted to make a quick and easy quilt. But my husband reminded me that the Exploding Heart quilt was really the best choice, and I knew he was right.

Where the Buffalo Roam

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

I grew up in Kansas singing about living in the lands "where the buffalo roam," but thanks to the internet, I've learned that it should be "where the bison roam!" No matter how hard I try though, I just can not seem to call this a bison. It's a buffalo to me!

Free-motion quilted buffalo quilt panel

It's a new panel from Riley Blake - and they call it a bison! What do YOU call this animal??

4-H Grows Here!

Thursday, March 24, 2022

I learned to sew in 4-H. Now, my own boys are in 4-H, and I teach quilting to 4-H kids in our county in Missouri. 4-H holds a special place in my heart, so when JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores asked if I would make a quilt with their new 4-H fabrics, I shouted YES!!

4-H quilt made with 4-H fabrics from JoAnn

Citified Blog Tour

Friday, March 18, 2022

Welcome to my stop on the Citified Blog Tour!

Ebb and Flow quilt made with Citified batik fabrics

Citified is the fourth signature line from Sherry of Powered by Quilting, and I jumped at the chance to make something with this collection!

Citified batik fabric from Island Batik