Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday Favorites: Quilt Shops & More!

Hello! As I mentioned earlier this week, I had a wonderful time visiting the Road to California quilt show in Ontario, California last weekend! My earlier post shared some of my favorites from the show.

Today I thought I'd share a little bit about some of the other aspects of the
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sister Sampler Quilts Blog Hop

Hello! Happy Wednesday, and welcome to my stop on the Sister Sampler Quilts blog hop!

I was happy to review this terrific quilt book for Anne Marie Chany whom I met when I attended International Quilt Market in Portland a few years ago.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Quilt Your Stash Week Four | Sewing Tips

Happy Tuesday! It's quilt your stash day! Throughout the month of January I've

done quite a bit of organizing for the new year including some cleaning and
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Monday, January 25, 2016

Road to California

Happy Monday! It's great to be back...I was away for a few days attending the Road to California Quilt Show in Ontario, California. While I was there, I was also able to visit a few quilt shops that had been on my "must see" list for quite a while!

One of the highlights of my trip was being able to see the beautiful Coastal
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Friday, January 22, 2016


Happy Friday! I hope you have a had a wonderful week and are ready for a great weekend! I have just a few things to share today...first up is the new Strawberry Fields Revisited Frivols set.

 I know Frivols have been out for a little while now, but this is my first one, and

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Another Binding Kit

Hello! Last spring I had a lot of fun stitching a binding kit...perfect for holding scissors, needles, thread, binding clips, and with an extra pocket to spare!

This is a free PDF pattern designed by my friend Vanessa Goertzen. You

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

"Planned" Scrap Quilts

Happy Tuesday!  When I typed today's post title I was a little taken aback...I simply can't believe it's already the third week of the new year. Time has been flying by! Since it's Tuesday, I'm going to talk about sewing and quilting with my stash, but first I have to share a little something I started the other day...

 Right before Christmas I made a patchwork Christmas pillow using a tutorial

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Scrap Quilts from Strips

Hello! As I've previously mentioned, this year I'm focusing on sewing with my stash, and for me that means making scrap quilts! My long-term goal is to make a scrap quilt every quarter as well as continue working on scrap projects I've already started.

 There are, of course, lots of ways to make scrap quilts, but for my first scrap

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Happy Friday

Hello! This was actually supposed to be my first thing in the morning Friday post...but somehow the end of the week just flew by, so I'm a little late! I've been doing quite a bit more organizing, a little secret sewing, and a lot of prep work for upcoming projects...and in the midst of all of that one of my favorite collections arrived

 on my doorstep this week...Strawberry Fields Revisited, by Fig Tree & Company.

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

How to Sort & Organize Scraps

Hello! I thought my next post was going to be a round-up of ideas for your scrap quilts this year...but I was doing a bit of organizing and thought I needed to post some of my sorting ideas first.

 I previously posted some ideas on sorting and organizing your scraps a while

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Quilt Your Stash Week Two

Hello! It's Tuesday and the second week of my Quilt your Stash series! I've been pleasantly surprised at how the small changes I've made already have really been helping me stay more organized!

Last week I presented just three steps to take to get going: first, clean off all of 
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Monday, January 11, 2016

Weekend Quilting & More

Hello! Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I spent more time organizing this weekend than sewing, but I know it will make for a lot more sewing and quilting time soon, so I figure it was time well spent!

I was able to finish up four more blocks for my half-square triangle scrappy sampler. This is the work in progress I'm hoping to finish this month and since I 

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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Shop Update

Happy Saturday! I'll be back with regular posting on Monday, but I wanted to drop in and let you know I added some fun Bright Sun Bundles to my Etsy shop. 

 Along with a couple of fat quarter bundles, there are some fun polka dot

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Friday, January 8, 2016

Favorites: Fabric & Organization

Happy Friday! It's been a little while since I've been able to do a Friday Favorites post, and I can't think of any better way to begin the new year than with the fabric and books I'm going to mention today!

I was delighted to receive a little bundle of beautiful over-dyed wools from my

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Lou Lou's Fabric Shop & Giveaway!

Hello! Today I'd like to introduce you to one of my new blog sponsors, Lou Lou's Fabric Shop. Lou Lou's offers high quality, modern, trendy fabric for quilting, sewing & crafting. Purchase yardage, precuts, bundles, kits & more!

 Lou Lou's offers a "daily deal" in the shop and also has a monthly giveaway
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Quilt Your Stash Week One

Hello! Welcome to week one of Quilt Your Stash 2016! I'm looking forward to this journey of getting and keeping organized and of using and sewing and quilting the fabrics I have in my stash.

During the summer of 2014 I spent a little time really trying to get organized 

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Minis and More & New Mini Quilt

Happy Monday! Today is Minis and More day for the December projects.  We had a few project options for December since we knew it was going to be a busy month. You can see last month's parade and read about the project options here. At the end of today's parade is a new mini quilt I've designed for our January project. I'm pretty excited about it and hope you will love it, too!

 Jodi begins our parade with her version of the Abundantly Blessed pattern. I love how she made a table/bed runner version with hers!

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Friday, January 1, 2016

Quilt Your Stash 2016

Happy 2016! I'm always ready for the New's such a great time to reminisce, evaluate, and look forward with fresh plans and ideas! I have lots of ideas for getting my household organized, and that includes plans to stay on top of organization in my sewing room and even plans to use my scraps more effectively! I hope you'll join with me this year to Quilt Your Stash in 2016!

Along the way I'll be sharing my plans and goals and tips and hope that you will 

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