Dazzling New York Beauty Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Sunday, January 24, 2021

I am thrilled to be one of the stops on the blog hop for Cinzia White's newest book! It's a book of 54 New York Beauty blocks, and I've never made one! I love trying new things, so this was the perfect excuse to cross it off my quilty bucket list! Be sure to read to the end to find out how to win a copy of the book, too!

Dazzling New York Beauty Sampler quilt block made with solid fabrics

An Ugly Quilt Challenge + TGIFF

Thursday, January 21, 2021

At the end of last month, Prairie Flower Crafts (a quilt shop I love shopping at when I go visit my mom) announced an Ugly Quilt Contest. I've participated in an ugly quilt challenge before, so I knew I wanted to do this one too!

An ugly quilt made with vintage fabrics for an ugly quilt challenge

The challenge was to use three one-yard cuts of "ugly" fabric to make a quilt top using one of Fabric Cafe's free 3-yard quilt patterns. The rules for the contest said you could use any cotton fabric, but it had to be made into that exact pattern. I immediately began the quest for my "ugly" fabric!

Exploding Heart Quilt Along - Week 3

It's week 3 of the Exploding Heart quilt along! Last week we started sewing the blocks, and this week we'll finish sewing them and trim them to size. Don't miss this week's video at the end of the post! There's a giveaway too!

Exploding Heart QAL Week 3

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Exploding Heart Quilt Along - Week 2

Thursday, January 14, 2021

It's Week 2 of the Exploding Heart quilt along! Last week was all about cutting, and this week we will start sewing the blocks! There's a video you can watch this week, and a giveaway at the end of this post!

Exploding Heart QAL

If you're just joining in, be sure to check out the previous quilt along blog posts:

Exploding Heart Quilt Along - Week 1

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Welcome to Week 1 of the Exploding Heart quilt along! I am SO excited that so many of you are going to be quilting along with me! (Over 2,000 of you!)

Exploding Heart quilt along

Heart Postage Stamp - A FREE Quilt Block Pattern!

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

This month's Quilt Block Mania theme is "Romance" - quite fitting since the Exploding Heart QAL begins this week! I'm a bit smitten with hearts lately, so I knew my block would need to feature one!

Free heart postage stamp quilt block

My husband was in the Air Force and spent lots of time deployed overseas. We still have a box of letters that we sent to each over those years. The Heart Postage Stamp quilt block brings back lots of memories from that time more than a decade ago!

2020 in Quilts + 2021 Goals

Thursday, December 31, 2020

I LOVE the end of the year when I do this post every year!! It's so great to visually look back and see all that I made in a year! And oh, how different was 2020 than years past?!

Want to guess how many quilts I made in 2020??


The final count was 21 quilts!

2020 quilts by Laura of Slice of Pi Quilts