Monday, January 23, 2017

County Fair Quilt

Hello and happy Monday! I'm happy to say I made quite a bit of progress on my Fig Tree County Fair quilt at the end of last week...in fact, I was able to finish all of the blocks, make the sashing and 9-patch posts, and set the middle section of the quilt together.


I am so glad I decided to keep working on this! It really is a fun pattern, and I

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Happy Flower Quilts

Happy Friday! Today I'm excited to talk a little bit about a couple of my favorite things...one is an amazing quilt book that you might have seen recently.  But the cover might look just a bit different because it's now available in an English translation!


 A few years ago I searched and searched until I found this lovely book. I knew


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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Heart Quilt Blocks

Hello! The other day I mentioned I was thinking of making a heart themed quilt. So I took a little time to play around with a few different designs to see if any of them really caught my interest...


The first three blocks (pictured above) all finish at 6" x 6". I really love the

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Work in Progress Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! I'm really making an effort this year to get some of my unfinished projects finished up. Of course I have several projects that are meant to be long-term projects, but I also have several I thought I would have finished up a long time ago!


I'll be starting market sewing for our next fabric collection in February, so I'm 


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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Valentine's Quilted Pillow

Hello! So...with the holidays behind us what are you sewing now? Do you do a lot of Valentine's Day sewing? I typically don't do a lot of sewing for Valentine's...but last year I started a pillow based on this Christmas pillow...and then didn't quite get it finished in time...so off it went into the WIP drawer.



So when heart quilts recently started showing up on blogs and in my Instagram 

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Patchwork Quilt Along

Hello! Today is the first day of the Fat Quarter Shop Patchwork Quilt Along! This quilt along is the Fat Quarter Shop's annual charity fundraiser and will benefit the Make a Wish foundation this year (Fat Quarter Shop and Moda fabrics will match up to $20,000 of donations raised). Patterns are available for free download and will be available each month on the fifteenth; in addition to the free patterns, you can watch the video tutorials for step by step instructions for piecing each block.



 The Fat Quarter Shop version of the quilt is pieced with the Bonnie & Camille

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Bella Skill Builder Quilt Along

Hello and happy Friday!  I hope your week has been a good one! We've been receiving some much needed moisture here in the desert southwest, and I've been enjoying the last little bit of my vacation from teaching by getting little things done here and there. I've also been finalizing eight new patterns for our next fabric collection (too much time on the computer)!  And...I'm happy to be able to tell you a little bit about the Bella Skill Builder quilt along today.



The Bella Skill Builder quilt is a project that is near and dear to my heart...I
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Flowers in a Row | Mini Quilt

Hello and happy Wednesday!  Today I'm excited to share my newest mini quilt, Flowers in a Row. Now this is something I've been wanting to make for quite a little while, so with the start of the new year it seemed like the perfect time to have some fun flowers to brighten up my sewing room!


I designed this to be a wall hanging, but as I was finishing up the binding I


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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

10 Tips for Sewing with Layer Cakes

Happy Tuesday! With all of my layer cake sewing over the weekend I started thinking about all of the wonderful things you can do with a Layer Cake!  So today's post is all about Layer Cakes!


 Layer Cakes are pre-cut squares that measure 10" x 10".  Moda Layer Cakes 

{This post appeared first on A Quilting Life.}

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Square in a Square Block Tutorial

Happy Monday! I hope your first full week of the new year was wonderful!  This weekend I had a chance to play around with a block design I've been wanting to work with for quite a bit: the square in a square!


Not only did I want to make square in a square blocks, but I also wanted see if 

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