Thursday, December 31, 2020

2020 in Quilts + 2021 Goals

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

A Baby Quilt for Emma

Well over a year ago, I won a fat quarter bundle of Rifle Paper Co.'s Meadow collection. I knew my sister-in-law loves all things Rifle Paper, so when she announced she was having a baby girl, I knew it was the perfect use for the bundle!

Simple patchwork baby quilt made with Rifle Paper Co. fabric from Cotton + Steel

Friday, December 11, 2020

I spy with my little eye...a blog hop!

Welcome to another fun day on the I Spy blog hop! I am so excited to be one of the designers sharing about the new book from Kimie and Missy of On Williams Street! I love their design style, and this is their very first book! I jumped at the chance to make something from the book for the blog hop!

I knew I wouldn't be able to make the whole quilt with the timing of the blog hop, but I did want to make something fun! The blocks in the book are grouped by type, so I thought about doing the trains, planes, and automobiles, then I thought about making all the winter and Christmas blocks. But then I had an aha moment! I could group the blocks in a way to represent books! Like One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish! That led me down a fun brainstorming session that landed at Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar book pocket pillow made with paper pieced quilt blocks from the I Spy book

Monday, December 7, 2020

Exploding Heart Quilt Along Announcement!

Let's make the Exploding Heart quilt TOGETHER!

Exploding Heart quilt pattern

That's right, starting on January 7th , sew along with me and make your own Exploding Heart quilt!

This will be the very first time I've hosted a quilt along, but I'm SO excited! In addition to weekly tips and hints, I'm planning video tutorials too! 

Friday, December 4, 2020

DIY Microwave Heating Pad

Welcome to my stop on the Holiday Gifts to You blog hop! The Partners in Design group (the same designers that hosted the QAL By the Sea!) are sharing complimentary patterns and tutorials this week for quick and easy projects you can sew for yourself or for a gift! I'm sharing a tutorial for how I make rice heating pads!

Sewing a microwavable rice heating pad

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Love & Kisses Exploding Heart Quilt

Welcome to my stop on the Love & Kisses Blog Tour! I'm excited to help my friend Sherry from Powered by Quilting launch her first signature fabric collection from Island Batik! Be sure to read to the end of the post for an announcement!

Exploding Heart quilt made with Love & Kisses batiks

I've known Sherry for several years. We first met online, but have met in person too! For a short bit, we lived just a half hour's drive apart! Sherry is a talented pattern designer and longarmer, and I am thrilled to be able to support her on her quilting business journey! Be sure to follow her on Facebook or Instagram!

Love & Kisses fabric blog hop

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Starburst - A FREE Quilt Block Pattern!

Happy December! A new month means it's time for a new FREE quilt block! This month's Quilt Block Mania theme is Stars! Over twenty designers are sharing free star quilt block patterns for you to sew!

Starburst free quilt block pattern