Road Trippin'

Thursday, November 23, 2023

A few months ago, Lysa Flower asked if I'd like to make a quilt with her new Drivin' Down 9 fabric collection, and of course I said yes! It was perfect for making a Suitcases quilt!

Suitcases quilt made with Drivin' Down 9 fabric

You're Mer-Mazing!

Thursday, October 12, 2023

One goal that I have when designing quilts is to make them fun! This Hydra pillow definitely fits that description! It has 3-D scales that lift up! It has such a great texture that you just want to touch!

Mermaid pillow with 3-D scales

Happy Birthday!

Friday, September 29, 2023

It's my birthday!! And I'm giving YOU a gift! Download the FREE birthday cake mini quilt pattern and make your own birthday quilt!

Happy birthday mini quilt

Down on the Funny Farm!

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Ever since I made this batik chicken quilt, I've wanted to make one with hot pink chickens!

Applique chicken quilt

So I was thrilled when Riley Blake Designs sent me the new Effervescence collection! It was designed by Sue Daley, and is a fun mix of chevrons, bubbles, and swirls! With hot pink! I new it was time to make another chicken quilt! (PS. The pattern is currently free! Scroll to the bottom of this blog post to get it!)

To the moon!

Monday, August 7, 2023

Last week, a friend of mine adopted a baby. She only knew about a week before it was born that she was matched to the baby. She only got the bare necessities for the baby in case it wouldn't go through, but it did! So now with just one-week's notice, she has a newborn! I immediately knew I wanted to make the baby a quilt! 

Quick and easy flannel and minky striped baby quilt

Hymn Mini Quilt

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Remember my musical friend that I made this baby quilt for a few months ago? Well, she and her family just moved out of state, so I wanted to make her a housewarming gift for her new home. I have a bundle of one of the Songbook collections by Fancy That Designs for Moda, and I knew one of the hymn panels would make a great mini quilt!

Songbook fabric hymn mini quilt

3-D Sewing: Sail Bags!

Monday, July 31, 2023

Ever since visiting a shop in Annapolis, Maryland that sold tote bags made from sailboat sails, I've wanted to try making one myself! I loved the idea of using something old to make something new!

Tote bags made from a sailboat sail

My husband and I recently bought a sailboat to use on our local lake, and we joined the sailing club too. It didn't take long for word to get out that I knew how to sew! Some of our new friends gave me this old and broken sail to use to sew some tote bags!

Sail from an old sailboat