Last week I came across the cutest pin cushion over at Riley Blake Designs by Deonn Stott and couldn’t wait to try it. This week I had a little time and made one for myself. He turned out so cute! The fabric I used was Baby Jane Giddy in red … Continue reading
Hey! Thanks for stopping by. While playing with some old string blocks that I didn’t know what to do with, I came up with this idea for X’s and O’s string quilt blocks. I really love how it turned out and so I thought I’d share the tutorial with you. … Continue reading
Thanks so much to everyone who commented! I numbered everyone who entered through the blog, Facebook, and Instagram and used random.org to pick a winner and it was #6, Hayley. I hope you enjoy the pattern. For those who didn’t win, you can purchase a pdf copy and beginning next … Continue reading
Hi there. Thanks so much for stopping by! Today I’d like to share with you my original design quilt, Crossing Waves. It’s an updated take on the old traditional block, Crossing Oceans, and I had a lot of fun designing and making it! The quilt is made using Pat Bravo … Continue reading
Thanks so much to everyone who commented and shared! I numbered everyone who entered through the blog, Facebook, and Instagram and used random.org to pick not one but two winners! They are @sewbettyjane and Peggy Phillips. I hope you enjoy the pattern. For those who didn’t win, you can find … Continue reading
I’ve been devoting some time to getting caught up on my patterns. Two down, four to go! This quilt is called Vintage Pinwheels. I really love how it turned out. It was my first time using a really dark background fabric and I think it made the quilt. The pinwheels … Continue reading
Good morning. It has been forever since I have had a chance to visit my blog and I’m hoping to be back on a regular basis. To start myself off again, my pattern Twists & Turns is now available for purchase through Craftsy & Etsy! This quilt as shown features … Continue reading
Happy New Year! I’m excited to show you my new quilt, Snail Mail. I had a lot of fun making this and really love the fabrics by Iza Pearl Designs called Garden Party Tango for Windham fabrics. Linda Obrecht from St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild was inspired by my Christmas Cards … Continue reading
The last day of 2014 always brings reflections on the activities and events of the year. Ours was a good one and we are so grateful to God for the family and friends in our lives and the blessings we received in 2014. Our 2014 was filled with all sorts … Continue reading
Well, that Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day went by fast! It was so wonderful to hear about your holiday traditions. I’m still working on reply to you all. Thanks so much for playing! Well, I can’t just give out one prize. So I drew three names using random.org. Congratulations to … Continue reading
It’s that fun time of the year again – Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day! So, for this giveaway, I’ll be giving away a big scrappy over-sized charm pack including Jeni Baker’s Dreamin’ Vintage & Pat Bravo’s Essentials. The winner will also receive a fun key-fob. And, finally, a pdf … Continue reading
A little melancholy today as I get every year. It’s been 27 years since my dad passed away in an auto accident. He was only 40 years old. It is pretty freaky to realize you are older than your dad ever was. He was a lot of fun and … Continue reading
I’m excited to say that the pattern for my Christmas Cards quilt featured in the November/December issue of Quilty, is now available for sale on Craftsy and Etsy! It’s quick half-square triangles and big blocks make up this a fun and festive holiday quilt perfect for the experienced beginner/intermediate quilter.
I know I’ve said it before about many foods – but this dessert is truly incredible. It elicited comments from my family like, “I can’t eat anything else now because nothing else will compare.” “You would definitely find this dessert in heaven.” and “I’ve never had a better dessert in … Continue reading
We had this for dinner last night with some grove stand style orange juice and it was amazing. Every one of us wanted a little more! It was so amazing I thought I would share! Sorry the photo is not equally amazing. Hope you like it! I know we did. … Continue reading
I’m so excited to finally be able to show you my newest pattern, Crossing Waves coming out in the January/February issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting Magazine. The design is an original design variation of the Amish pattern Ocean Waves. I had so much fun with this. From … Continue reading
Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you have a wonderful holiday!
For a long time I’ve had the idea to redo my kitchen table and chairs. We bought it new from Bassett Furniture back in 2002 and it is still a nice, sturdy set. However, it’s been through over 12 years of living and two moves and was worse for the … Continue reading
I meant to draw a winner on Saturday, but it was my son’s birthday as well as the end of a very exhausting project filled week, so here I am drawing today. Gave time for a few extra comments! The winner of a copy of Casey’s book, Modern Appliqué … Continue reading
We love you Andrew! Happy 15th birthday!