Flutterfly in Savannah Batiks

Friday, July 1, 2022

Tammy of Tamarinis has a new GORGEOUS fabric collection with Island Batik called Savannah. I *thought* we were doing a digital blog hop to show off the fabrics, but Tammy surprised me by sending me a fat quarter bundle of them!! As soon as I opened the package, I knew they had to be sewn into a Flutterfly quilt!

Flutterfly quilt made with Savannah batiks from Island Batik

Blue and White Razzleberry Quilt

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

My quilty friend, Charisma of Charisma's Corner, is also a quilt pattern designer and designs new things faster than the speed of light! She's always up to something incredible, and I love seeing what she does next!

Enter the Razzleberry quilt! Charisma designed an acrylic template, and more than a DOZEN quilt patterns that can be made using the one single template! (See them all HERE!) I picked this pattern to try out the technique!

Razzleberry quilt pattern in blue and white fabrics

Summer Bucket Hats for My Boys + TGIFF

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Does fabric ever TELL you what it wants to become?? That's exactly what happened when Barb Tourtillotte sent me a fat quarter bundle of her new Dockside fabric collection! The fabric practically shouted at me to make it into bucket hats for my boys!

Reversible fabric bucket hats

Packing my Rifle Paper Suitcases!

Monday, June 20, 2022

As soon as I learned that Rifle Paper Co. had released a travel-themed fabric collection, I immediately went to their website and ordered a fat quarter bundle! I knew it would be perfect for making a Suitcases quilt

Rifle Paper Co. Suitcases travel-themed quilt

DIY Fabric Mouse Pad Tutorial

Monday, June 6, 2022

This project has been on my want-to-make list for quite awhile! I had an old mouse pad that was still in great shape, but it had an outdated calendar on it. I wondered if I would be able to recover it with fabric, so an experiment was born!

DIY fabric mouse pad tutorial

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

Happy Pi Day!

Monday, March 14, 2022

Happy Pi Day!! Of course we're celebrating the big day! We are having circle foods for every meal - and pie of course! And I always make a Pi Day quilt! This is my sixth year of Slice of Pi Quilts, and this is my sixth Pi Day quilt!

Pi Day circle quilt

Take a look back at all the Pi Day quilts I've made! 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021

Flutterfly Quilt - A New Pattern!

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

I am SO excited to share the newest Slice of Pi Quilts pattern with you today!!

Flutterfly butterfly quilt made with Colour Wall fabric from Riley Blake Designs

Flutterfly has been in the making for a really long time - and is the result of months of secret sewing and pattern writing!

Get the Flutterfly quilt PDF pattern in my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/1170573312/
(The paper pattern will be available as soon as I receive them from the printing company!)

Flutterfly butterfly quilt made with Colour Wall fabric from Riley Blake Designs

Exploding Heart QAL - Week 6

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Cue the streamers and balloons! It's the final week of the Exploding Heart quilt along!

Exploding Heart quilt along

You can find all of the previous quilt along blog posts here:

Sew Good Blog Hop + TGIFF

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Welcome to my stop on the Sew Good Blog Hop! The Sew Good collection was designed by Deborah Fisher of Fish Museum + Circus. She makes the cutest ceramic pin cushions - and now she has designed a sewing themed fabric collection!

Button quilt with raw edge applique

Windham Fabrics sent me a fat quarter bundle of the collection to play with, and I made a fun button quilt!

Exploding Heart QAL - Week 5

It's week 5 of the Exploding Heart quilt along! We are so close to having a finished quilt! Last week we sewed our blocks into rows, and this week we're sewing the rows into the quilt top!

Exploding Heart quilt along

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


A Sewing Machine Makeover!

Monday, January 31, 2022

A few months ago, a friend of mine visited a flea market and found an old Singer sewing machine. Knowing that I love vintage sewing machines, she bought it and gifted it to me. However, the machine had seen better days. It did not sew, and needed quite a bit of repair work to make it sew. The condition of the paint and logo were dire too. After weighing my options, I devised a plan to give the machine a whole new lease on life!

Vintage Singer sewing machine makeover with spray paint

Exploding Heart QAL - Week 4

Thursday, January 27, 2022

It's week 4 of the Exploding Heart quilt along! Last week, we finished sewing and trimming all the blocks, and this week we'll begin sewing the blocks into rows! Be sure to watch the video at the end of the post for some tips!

Exploding Heart QAL

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

Sew Much Fun - FREE Button Quilt Block!

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Welcome to this week's stop on the Sew Much Fun Tour!

Button quilt block pattern

I have loved seeing all the blocks in the tour so far, and this week I'm adding a button!

This is part of a larger project with dozens of other pattern designers! Each week (for a whole year!), a new FREE quilt block pattern is released with a sewing theme. Each block is just 6" square, so if you sew along, you'll have a wonderful sewing themed quilt at the end! (Don't miss the giveaway at the end of the post too!)

Sew Much Fun quilt block tour

Exploding Heart QAL - Week 3

Thursday, January 20, 2022

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!

Exploding Heart QAL Week 3

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


Exploding Heart QAL - Week 2

Thursday, January 13, 2022

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! I've linked to the video for the week at the end of the post if you'd rather watch instead of read!

Exploding Heart QAL

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

Exploding Heart QAL - Week 1

Thursday, January 6, 2022

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 - again!

Exploding Heart quilt along