Monday, October 31, 2016

Scrappy Patchwork Place Mat Tutorial

Hello! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Last week I had quite a bit of fun working with my Desert Bloom scraps. I made some smaller projects, and today I have a couple of them ready to share.


I used one of my early blog tutorials and made some scrappy place mats.


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Friday, October 28, 2016

Favorites | Fabric and Notions

Happy Friday! It's favorites day, and I sure have some fun things to share! I've been doing a little more sewing with Desert Bloom (it ships very, very soon!) and have just been having so much fun with it.


I love the fact that this collection is so very versatile depending on which color 

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Patchwork & Quilted Gifts

Hello! I've recently been doing a little birthday sewing for my oldest daughter (I'm really thankful my girls both like hand made gifts)! She requested a couple of items I've previously made and like to make, so that made it even easier.


First she requested a new iPad case. A few years ago I made several of these

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Splendid Sampler Quilt Blocks

Hello and happy Wednesday! I've been meaning to do a little Splendid Sampler sewing for so long...and the other evening I finally sat down and made two more of these fun blocks.


One of the most recent blocks required foundation paper piecing, so I paired 

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Fall Leaves Mini Quilt

Hello! Well...as I've mentioned a few times, I'm anxious to get going on holiday sewing. But I knew I was going to make one more fall project...ever since I finished up my Maple Sky quilt I knew I needed to make a mini version...it was just a matter of finding the time!


So this week I got it all figured out, and then cut and sewed it in one day!

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Favorites | Organization Tools

Happy Friday! It's hard to believe just how fast this month is flying by! I've definitely been thinking about time and organization a lot lately since I've had several things going at once lately. I was able to finish up a few different projects recently, though, and now it's time to get organized for the upcoming holiday sewing!


I had already scheduled a date with my calendar to get things organized

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Quilts and More Cover Quilt

Hello! Happy Tuesday! It's really a happy day for me because I received news in my in-box this morning that one of my quilts is gracing the cover of the Winter 2016 issue of Quilts and More!

"Images used with permission from Quilts and More magazine and Meredith Corporation. Copyright 2016.”

This is pretty exciting for me...I made this quilt last March and sent it off right 

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Best Ideas for Scrap Quilting

Hello and happy Monday! This year has been all about scraps for me...I've tried to focus on finishing up projects, continuing long-range works in progress, and organizing and using my scraps. I've posted quite a few times about this topic and thought it would be beneficial to put my best ideas on the topic into one post.
I hope this is one of those posts you'll be able to refer to again and again to 

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Favorites | Quilts and More!

Happy Friday! Hope you're having a wonderful day! The other day I was doing a little organizing and arranging of some of my quilts and pulled out one of my favorites...


I made my Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt a few years ago, and it's still

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Simple Table Runner | Tutorial

Hello and happy Thursday! Yesterday I made a fast and fun simple table runner to add to my fall decor. Sometimes you just need a project you can start and finish in just a few hours!

http://www.aquiltinglife.com/2012/08/simple-table-runner-tutorial.html

I used Chestnut Street fabric which is "fallish" and bright and happy at the same

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Projects in Progress

Hello and thanks so much for visiting! I finished a pretty big market quilt project over the weekend and shipped it off on Monday...I'm now working on another one...but I'm finding a few minutes here and there to work on a few projects of my own.


I'll have a couple of new patterns ready by the end of the month, but I think my

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Foundation Paper Piecing

Hello! Happy Tuesday! I recently made some fun foundation-pieced star blocks for a Bee that I'm participating in and decided to take some photos along the way to share my process and a few tips for foundation paper piecing.


Foundation paper piecing allows you to create some amazing patterns and 

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Quilting Life Classes and Events

Hello and happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and got to do a little sewing.

I have some fun events coming up over the next few months and thought I'd share them in case you are in the event areas and are interested in attending.

Photo courtesy of Quilted Works

First up is my Mahalo class which I'll be teaching at Quilted Works in St. 

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Cosmetic Clutch Pattern Review

Hello! Happy Thursday! First of all...please know my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina  as the hurricane approaches tonight and tomorrow and also with all of those who have already been affected in the Caribbean.

Today I have another pattern review to share. If you love fabric bags but are worried about making them because of the required zipper installation, then this is the pattern for you.


These bags stay closed with invisible magnets that are sewn into the interior of 

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Moda Mini Marvels | Mini Quilts

Hello! Today I'm happy to share just a little bit about a fun new book with 15 wonderful mini quilt projects, the Moda All-Stars Mini Marvels book.  And, I have a favorite project included that I've been waiting to share for quite a while!


There is a wonderful variety of projects included in this book...whether you love

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Charm Pack Table Topper Tutorial

Hello and happy Tuesday! I've been meaning to update some of my early tutorials for some time now--including my Charm Pack Table Topper Tutorial. Since I had just one charm pack of the new Lori Holt Cozy Christmas fabric, I thought it would be perfect for this project.

http://www.aquiltinglife.com/2009/03/charm-pack-table-topper.html

The tutorial is from 2009...from the early days of my blog, so it is most likely 

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Fun Fall Projects | Quilted Decor

Hello! Happy October! Fall is definitely in the air, and I have some fun fall projects to share which are all variations on a tutorial I did a few weeks ago!


My original tutorial was for a set of fall place mats which included a small maple

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