Greetings from California!

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Have you seen those vintage postcards with scenes from popular vacation spots in the letters? That was exactly the inspiration behind this quilty postcard!

Greetings from California vintage postcard quilt made with Riley Blake Destinations California Beaches fabric panel

Party Banner - A FREE Quilt Block Pattern!

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

It's a new month, so that means it's time for a new Quilt Block Mania quilt block! This month's theme was "graduation," and my block is great for celebrating!

Party banner flag bunting quilt block using bias tape applique and prairie points

Exploding Heart Jacket!

Monday, April 12, 2021

Almost immediately after I published the Exploding Heart quilt pattern, I had the idea to turn it into a denim jacket. And nine months later, it's done!! 

Right triangle hot-fix crystals on an upcycled denim jacket following the Exploding Heart quilt pattern by Slice of Pi Quilts

I can not express in words how much I love it! I'm so thrilled with how it turned out, and I want to wear it everywhere!!

Right triangle hot-fix crystals on an upcycled denim jacket following the Exploding Heart quilt pattern by Slice of Pi Quilts

Don't let the looks fool you - this is one of those projects that needs a "this took forever" tag!

Right triangle hot-fix crystals on an upcycled denim jacket following the Exploding Heart quilt pattern by Slice of Pi Quilts

Rain Showers - A FREE Quilt Block Pattern!

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

April showers bring May flowers! And in this case, Quilt Block Mania brings rain themed quilt blocks!

Rain Showers - free modern quilt block

I decided to go with a modern interpretation of rain, using simple lines to make my quilt block.

Pi Day Mini Quilt

Monday, March 15, 2021

Pi Day only comes once a year, and of course we celebrate big! We always have pie (this year we had apple and chocolate chip cookie pie!), and I always make a quilt! This is my fifth year of Slice of Pi Quilts, and this was my fifth time making a Pi Day quilt!

Pi Day mini quilt with raw edge circles

When hunting for other pi and circle themed quilts, I came across this amazing one by Three Owls Handmade, and I knew that was just the jump start I needed.

Rose Garden - A FREE Quilt Block Pattern!

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

This month's Quilt Block Mania theme is flowers - and I have a sweet and simple pieced block to share with you!

Rose Garden flower quilt block

Let's Take a Road Trip!

Friday, February 26, 2021

My friend and pattern designer, Heather Black of Quiltachusetts, has so many great things happening! She is now the author of TWO quilting books, and her second fabric collection was just released too!! Of course I jumped at the chance to sew something up with her newest fabrics! 

Suitcases quilt using the Road Trip fabric collection


The collection is named "Road Trip" - a nod to the memories of Heather's family road trips. When brainstorming what I might make, I kept circling back to travel themed ideas. I knew suitcases would be a great way to feature the prints in the collection, so the idea was born!