Friday, September 22, 2017

Favorites

Happy Friday! On Fridays I spotlight new-to-me notions, fabrics, and books of interest in the quilting world, and today I have  a fun line-up of different goodies to share!


First up are these delightful Moda American Jane tins that arrived this week. The

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Pretty Patchwork Bag Tutorial

Hello and happy Thursday! Today I'm pretty excited to share with you a new little tutorial for the cutest little bags ever made with Moda Candy squares (or 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares from your stash)! Mine are made using our upcoming The Front Porch fabric collection for Moda, but of course the possibilities are endless!


This is actually a variation on a little bag I published in Quilts & More back in 

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Creekside is Shipping!

Hello and happy Wednesday! Our Creekside fabric collection has arrived in Dallas and is now shipping to shops! We've been anxiously awaiting the arrival of this collection and it's finally here!


My orders are arriving today...so if you pre-ordered fabric from me it will be on

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Moda Matchbox Quilts

Hello! Today I'm happy to share something new from Moda...Moda Matchbox quilts.  These little boxes of goodness are so much fun!  They were introduced for the first time at spring market in St. Louis, and I've been anxiously awaiting their arrival!


Right now there are nine different designs...all different, and all a lot of fun!  I 

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Scrappy Blue and Cream Quilt

Hello friends and happy Monday!  Guess what?! I started a new scrap project! I'm super excited about this one, and while I'm not giving myself a deadline to finish this I'm guessing I'll get it done fairly quickly because I absolutely love these blocks.


I've been looking at projects, going through my stash, and trying to find a few

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Patchwork Quilt Along | September

Hello friends! Today is the Fat Quarter Shop Patchwork Quilt Along day, and this month's block is a fun Grandmother's Choice block.  I had extra fun making my blocks this month because I was able to use some of the recently released Ann's Arbor collection for my blocks.


In fact, all of the fabrics I used this month are from that collection except for


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Thursday, September 14, 2017

10 Tips for Increasing Creativiy + Productivity

Hello! Today I'm writing about some things I think about a lot. In fact, I've thought about all of these topics in one form or another for almost as long as I can remember.  The primary reason I started my blog over nine years ago was to keep a record of these three things in my own life.  Creativity, productivity, and inspiration: how do they all fit together? and how can one cultivate more of them on a daily basis?


I've had notes for this post in my planner for quite some time, and I have a

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Fall Quilting Projects

Hello and happy Wednesday!  Little by little I've been getting the fall decor out and spread throughout the house...I am hoping that yesterday might have been our last day above 105...so ready for the fall temperatures around these parts!


One thing I love about fall decor is that it never seems to go out of style...while

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Healing Hearts for Harvey

Happy Tuesday! I've spent lots of hours over the past couple of weeks watching the tragedies unfold because of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and I've wondered about the best way for me to personally make a difference in these two events.



I did finally come up with a plan to make a donation to the Humanitarian arm of


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Monday, September 11, 2017

National Jelly Roll Day | Giveaway

Happy Monday!  Last Monday I posted about National Jelly Roll Day which will be this Saturday, September 16th! I'm definitely planning on working on a jelly roll quilt that day!  In celebration I'm giving away a jelly roll, but first...


Just a few thoughts on why I love jelly rolls so much!  Jelly Rolls are my second

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