Thursday, August 31, 2017

Maple Leaf Pillow

Happy Thursday! I have a finish to share...and I'm so excited about it!  Last year after I finished my Maple Sky mini quilt top I went back and forth about whether to make it into a mini or a pillow.  Mini won at the time...but I knew I needed a pillow using this pattern.

And then I decided it would be really fun to mix block sizes just as I had in my

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Mini Maple Leaf Blocks

Happy Wednesday! I hope you are doing well today!  I'm still working on finalizing my fall sewing list...and I will share it with you as soon as it's complete.  But yesterday I decided to make some little blocks for a pillow.

I used Fig Tree scraps and also used one of the prints from The Front Porch for 

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Old & New Projects

Happy Tuesday! Thank you so much for the pumpkin block love yesterday!  I spent most of yesterday doing boring stuff like cleaning my house and prepping for teaching my English class which begins today (I teach one class a semester at the community college; it's part-time, but this semester I have 25 students enrolled and will end up with a lot of grading!

It seems like I've been going a mile a minute sewing with our Creekside

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Pumpkin Quilt Blocks

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend!  I've been working on finishing up my pumpkin blocks--I highly recommend these blocks if you love pumpkins and fall!

I've finished up all sixteen blocks needed for the Mini Pumpkins wall hanging, 

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Fall Quilts...

Happy Friday! We were able to get away for a few days during the middle of the week...boy, those cooler temperatures in southern California really have me wishing for fall!  So...

I think I'll be pulling out my favorite fall quilts today...I was going to try to wait until September to do my fall decorating...but I just can't wait any more!  My Maple Sky quilt is one of my all-time favorites.

And Maple Sky Mini is right behind it!  (Maple Sky and Maple Sky Mini patterns in paper and PDF in the shop).

Hopefully I'll have some fall decor photos to share next week with these and my other fall quilts!

There is a great sale going on this weekend at Craftsy you might want to know about too...go here to see the terrific class sale!

Happy weekend...thanks so much for stopping by!

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Favorites | Fun Fabrics

Happy Thursday! I'm looking forward to this weekend for sure--I have lots of sewing plans with some fun fabrics that arrived in my mailbox earlier this week!  While I can't yet share what I'm making with these...I can share the fabric eye candy!

Ann's Arbor by Minick & Simpson has finally arrived in shops...I love this

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Scrappy Works in Progress

Happy Wednesday! As soon as I finished my The Front Porch fabric sewing I started thinking of ways to use some of my scraps!  Because I love scrappy projects!

I had quite a few 1 1/2" strips left over and started sewing them into strip sets

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Rolling Nine Patch Blocks

Happy Tuesday! Today I'm sharing my August blocks for the Fat Quarter Shop Patchwork Quilt Along!  These blocks finish at 5" and have been a lot of fun to make throughout the year!

This month's block is a Rolling Nine Patch block, and it is super fast and easy!

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Monday, August 21, 2017

A Scrappy Quilt Finish

Happy Monday! I have another finished quilt to Scrappy Patchwork quilt is back from the quilter and bound, too!  This was such a fun project.  I really didn't know how I was going to get it done with all of my Front Porch sewing that I was doing at the same time...but I'm so glad I took a little time each day to work on these simple blocks.

My friend Marion did a fun swirly all-over pattern that has some leaves and 

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Friday, August 18, 2017

More Front Porch Fabrics

Hello and happy Friday! Thank you so much for the lovely comments and feedback on The Front Porch fabric collection and patterns.  It's definitely my favorite collection so far!

And I'm still sewing with I'll have a lot more ideas for The Front Porch

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Front Porch Fabrics

Hello and happy Thursday! First, thank you so much for all of the kind comments about the patterns and fabrics--I really appreciate it!  Today I'm sharing a closer look at the fabrics in The Front Porch many favorites in this collection.  While I've loved sewing with each of our collections, for some reason this one was the most fun!  I really love this mix of prints and patterns and colors...more than I knew I would before actually getting to sew with it!

 The collection has 27 SKU's...six different prints with six different colors (not 

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Flower Garden and Pink Lemonade

Hello! Today I'm introducing the final two patterns for The Front Porch fabric collection...these are the final two quilts that I received back from the quilter, the final two I did the binding on...and perhaps my two favorites (have I said that about all of the others, though?)!

I love flower blocks, and wanted to set these in a whimsical way so it looked like

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Introducing Berry Baskets + a Mini Quilt!

Hello!  Today I'm excited to introduce two more of The Front Porch quilt patterns, Berry Baskets and Berry Baskets Mini! I've always loved basket blocks, but this is my first quilt pattern designed around a basket block...I think it was about time!

Berry Baskets finishes at 61" x 78" and uses a fat eighth bundle. Marion also 

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Introducing Lattice and Porch Swing!

Hello! Today I get to begin to share what I've been working on for the past month or so...Chelsi and I have a new collection with Moda fabrics that is now showing to shop owners and which will ship in's called The Front Porch! I've designed 5 new quilts + 1 new mini quilt to go along with this collection, and I can't wait to share each and every one!

The Front Porch fabrics are a beautiful mix of prints and patterns that will blend well with our previous Desert Bloom and Creekside collections. We hope you'll love it! And the first new quilt I'm sharing is one of my Lattice quilt which is a fun take on the traditional churn dash block!

I love churn dash blocks, and what better than to mix different size blocks, with 

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Ruler Reviews

Hello and happy Friday! I've recently tested out a couple of new-to-me rulers and thought I'd share my thoughts on them with you today.  Both rulers were purchased by me...this isn't any type of a sponsored post...just my opinions and thoughts on these rulers.

I do love our modern quilting's hard to imagine having to quilt

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Works in Progress

Happy Wednesday! I hope you're having a wonderful week!  My post is up a bit late today because yesterday was spent binding two large quilts, taking photos, editing photos, and editing patterns! Whew!  But I'm happy to say that everything is just about ready to share with you!

Five of the six new quilts are pictured above...I was still working on the final 

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Monday, August 7, 2017

My Scrappy Quilt Sew Along Finish

Happy Monday! I finished my scrappy sew along quilt! I was off to a great start on this quilt earlier this summer...but my sewing was interrupted by the sewing of six new quilts and a fun teaching trip.  So as soon as the last new pattern quilt was off the the quilter, I knew I was going to work on finishing up this project!

This was one of those quilts that just sort of came my way...and since it used

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Coming Soon...

Happy Friday! I've got some new fabric and patterns to share...soon!  Behind the scenes things have been a little crazy here.  On July 3rd, the sample yardage arrived on my doorstep for our next Moda fabric was everything Chelsi and I had hoped for and more!

Over the past month I've sewn 5 quilts and one mini...three of the larger quilts 

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Quilting Life Block of the Month | August

Hello and happy August! Today I'm excited to share this month's block...a variation on the Martha Washington Star!

I love the pinwheel center in a traditional sawtooth star block, and the half-

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Mini Quilt Parade | August 2017

Hello and happy August!  It's going to be a hot one here today...but we have chances of rain all week, so we're hopeful it will cool off a little...soon!  Today is Minis and More day, and I have some really cute quilts to share...and a really fun project for this month which will have you ready for fall!

Last month we chose a mini Tulip pattern by Corey Yoder. While we just have a

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