Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Summer Star Mini Quilts

Happy Wednesday, and Happy July! I heard someone say yesterday that once July arrives, summer is over. I certainly hope for cooler temperatures, but I have a lot of summer sewing still to do!

 Today is parade day, and I have some wonderful versions of my Summer Star Mini quilt to share!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday This and That

Happy Monday (for just a little while longer here on the west coast)! We had a busy weekend with a family trip to northern Utah. We were able to spend some time in Park City, and although the temperatures were pretty warm, it was still much cooler than back at home.

Park City is a fun place to vacation...there is a lot to see and do. I loved riding the ski lift up to ride the Alpine Slide down...but I'm definitely not much of a dare-devil when it comes to racing down the mountain on a little sled!

Friday, June 26, 2015


Happy Friday! It's favorites day today! If you're new here, my Friday Favorites posts are usually a potpourri of things I'm working on along with new products and patterns that I have found, used, and love. 

 Today's first Friday Favorite is something scrappy, of course!  I'm getting close to finishing up my scrappy log cabins and have been trying to add a few strips to each block every time I go in the sewing room. I'm going for 20" finished blocks, so these outer rows are taking a little longer!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Scrappy Patchwork Quilt Finish

Happy Wednesday...I have an almost-finish to share today (I still need to get the binding finished). I'm sort of head over heels in love with this quilt, so there may be a lot of photos ahead!

This is my "Go Four It" quilt (pattern designed by Lissa Alexander and found in the April 2015 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting).

Monday, June 22, 2015

Six inch Quilt Block Sampler Settings

Now that we're a couple of blocks into the Summer Sampler quilt along, I thought it would be good to present a couple of ideas for your block settings so you can choose those fabrics and set them aside. 

I'll be presenting tutorials for 6 blocks in all, and so you'll have the choice of a six-block quilt, or if you make two of each block as I am, you'll be able to make a twelve-block sampler.

First up: the twelve block sampler setting instructions...even if you're not quilting along with the summer sampler series, these settings can be used for putting together any orphan blocks of this size.