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Shabby Fall Bunting and Farmhouse Fall Decor

It’s so much fun switching out all the summer decor for fall decor!  I wanted a vintage farmhouse look for my front porch.  So I gathered a few items, I call it shopping at my house!  I love these shabby buntings and needed one that would fit on this vintage window. I pulled out all… [read more]

Spooky Pillow Covers

I love changing out my pillow covers for each season.  My living room is blacks and neutrals for Halloween so I wanted some pillows that didn’t scream cheesy Halloween (I put those in the family room!).  I found the plaid flannels at Joann Fabrics and the spooky tree print is from Cotton + Steel that… [read more]

My Favorite Zipper Pouch

It’s been a while since I made zipper pouches!  I needed 3 gifts to give for the September birthdays on Sally’s soccer team.  Instead of going to the store and spending money on the gifts,  I stayed home and sewed these darling zipper pouches!  I used My Favorite Zipper Pouch Tutorial. The fabrics are from… [read more]

Mid Century Modern Remix Quilt featuring Knock on Wood

   I am so excited about Deena Rutter’s latest line of fabric called Knock on Wood!  It is the perfect collection of fabric for the boys in your life!!!!!  I have always been a fan of Deena’s designs and I was happy to meet her at Quilt Market in May! Andy from A Bright Corner,… [read more]

October Stars Quilt Pattern

It’s almost October and I can’t get enough Orange & Black sewing!  I love traditional Halloween colors!  Meet October Stars, my newest quilt pattern!  It’s available in my Etsy shop and I love everything about this quilt!  The quilt is made up of 9 large star blocks.  The center fabric of each of the small… [read more]

Painted Pumpkin Art

I’m so proud of my daughter for painting these beautiful pumpkins and selling them to earn money for college next year!  She’s made over 100 and has officially launched her Etsy shop where she will be keeping it stocked with lots of hand-painted goodness!! I love my selection of white pumpkins that I have hanging… [read more]

Mini Kitty Halloween Quilt Pattern

It’s a little SPOOKY around here!  Mini Kitty is getting a Halloween makeover!  I love this little pattern so much and wanted to give it a little pop for the fall.  Mini Kitty is now leaping over a pumpkin with bats and stars in the background.  If you’ve already purchased the pattern you can download… [read more]

The Jolly Bar Book

I’m thrilled to share with you my project from Fat Quarter Shop’s The Jolly Bar Book today!  This is such a fun book!  First of all it is the exact size of a Jolly Bar which is 5″ x 10″!  Jolly Bars come in your favorite fabric collections from Fat Quarter Shop and they are… [read more]

All Hallow’s Eve Quilt

 It’s feeling a little like fall and that means time to break out the fall decor!  I made this quilt last year and it’s one of my favorites!  I decorate my dining/living room with a more neutral pallet and I love using black and gray to decorate for Halloween.  The family room and kitchen are… [read more]

Card Shark Pillow Tutorial

And now a project for the guys!  I have a hard time finding projects to sew for my 13 year old son that are…… well….. not floral, cutsey, vintage, or girly which is pretty much most of my sewing!  When I saw this fun “card print” from Blend Fabrics I knew it was for my… [read more]

We Found Wonderland Zipper Pouch Tutorial

This Wonderland fabric by Blend Fabrics totally reminded my daughter of the Taylor Swift song “Wonderland” so I came up with this little project that I’m sure your daughter will love!  I love this size zipper pouch because you can use it to put journals and writing supplies in, sketchbooks and art supplies, small sewing… [read more]

Alice’s Crossroads Quilt Pattern

I’m super excited to announce my latest quilt pattern called Alice’s Crossroads which is inspired by Blend Fabrics’ Wonderland fabric line. One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. “Which road do I take?” she asked. “Where do you want to go?” was his response…. [read more]

Black and Orange Cat Quilt {Halloween Cats}

I am so excited to share the finish of this quilt that has been in the works for the last year! I started it last summer, finished piecing the top this last spring, had it quilted in May and just finished the binding!  It is one of my all time FAVORITE quilts!!!!! Each cat head… [read more]

Lovely Little Patchwork Tote Bag

I’m super excited to be a part of Kerri Horsley’s Lovely Little Patchwork Blog Tour!  Her book is so adorable with creative projects ranging from quilts to pillows to aprons! What I love about this book is that not only are the projects inspiring but the book is also fun to read and so pretty… [read more]

Snow Globe Jars Quilt Pattern

Today I am releasing my latest quilt pattern called Snow Globe Jars! You can find it in my Etsy shop!  Have you ever made homemade snow globes out of mason jars?  That’s what inspired this little quilt!  I love fussy cutting and these jars are perfect for that.  I used Pixie Noel Fabric from Riley… [read more]

I’m on American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast!!

I am super excited (and scared to death) to be on American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast hosted by Pat Sloan TODAY at 1:00 Pacific time (4:00 Eastern).  We will be chatting about quilting, life experiences and Mufasa   For more information on how to listen, click HERE.

Apple Picking Quilt Tutorial

  Today is my turn on the Apple Farm blog hop with Elea Lutz and Penny Rose Fabrics!!!!!  I have always been a fan of Elea Lutz’s designs and I was thrilled to meet her in person at Quilt Market!  She is the cutest ever!  I love Elea’s newest line called Apple Farm.  It has… [read more]

Posy Garden Blog Tour

I’m so excited to be a part of Carina’s Posy Garden Blog Tour!!  Before I share this quilt tutorial with you I thought it would be fun to show a little peek at all the fun we had at Quilt Market with Carina and her Posy Garden Glamper!! The Glamer catches your eye right away… [read more]

Layer Cake Checkmate Quilt

It’s Christmas in July!  Why not sew a Christmas quilt when its 105 degrees outside!  I love quilt patterns that sew together FAST…..because I’m totally impatient and I have a roomful of fabric that I am dying to sew with.  I need to be able to make a quilt top in a day – better… [read more]

Mini Mini Quilt {Sizzix Jar Applique}

Sometimes something small is better than something big   I designed this mini mini quilt for a sweet friend.  It can be hung from a clothespin, tacked to a wall or bulletin board, or placed in a hutch; where ever you need a little happy!  I love this jar die by Lori Whitlock. I was… [read more]

Composition Book Zipper Pouch

I had this great idea for my kids to keep a summer vacation journal.  I got each of them a composition book and covered it with patterned paper.  I thought it would be fun for them to have a zipper pouch to keep the journal in along with glue sticks, pens, pencils, scissors, washi tape,… [read more]

Big Print Baby Quilt {Free Quilt Pattern}

I love big prints and I cannot lie!  Especially big prints with animals!  Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what to do with big theme prints and it seems all the quilt patterns out there require cutting fabric into tiny pieces.  I came up with this quilt pattern because I wanted to showcase the large… [read more]

Clownfish iPad Case Tutorial

My family LOVES the Finding Dorey movie!!  When Sizzix released this new fish die at Quilt Market I knew it was for me! Using this new die and the circle die you can create this fun pouch.  I wanted a case that would fit my iPad.  Then my daughter decided she wanted it It also… [read more]

Later Alligator {Free Quilt Pattern}

Sometimes you find a fabric and you just have to drop everything you’re doing and sew something with it!  That’s how I felt about this new line of fabric from Blend Fabrics called See You Later. Mufasa was even smitten with the fabric and appeared to be guarding it!! The colors are bright and the… [read more]

Pixie Noel Blog Tour – Snowflake Quilt Tutorial

It’s my turn on the Pixie Noel Blog Tour!  Yay!  I have been in love with this fabric as soon as I saw Tasha Noel post a few sneak peeks months and months ago!  I love how whimsical her art is and I love her choice of colors! It was a little bit challenging to… [read more]

Pandalicious Quilt {Art Gallery + Fat Quarter Shop}

Isn’t this the cutest fabric from Art Gallery!!  It’s called Pandalicious and it makes me want to go to the zoo and see some pandas!  Cherry blossoms, bamboo teepees and cuddly pandas! I had so much fun putting this quilt together.  It looks complicated but its really rather simple.  It consists of lots of these… [read more]

Holiday Wishes Blog Tour

  I am totally loving this new book by Sherri Falls called Holiday Wishes!  The patterns are so inspiring and they make you want to sew!  I choose the gingham star block from her book and made some much needed throw pillows for my family room.   I always write about only using 20″ pillows… [read more]

From Porto With Love Pillows

I am thrilled to be part of The Summer Sewing Series by Melissa from PolkadotChair.  For me summer sewing is about catching up on all the little projects I can’t get to during the school year.  This last week I sewed 13 new pillow covers for throw pillows around my house.  Today I am sharing… [read more]

Little Ruby Quilt Along – Finished Quilt

This has been such a fun quilt along from Fat Quarter Shop!  You’re not too late if you want to make this quilt!  I’ve attached each of the videos below if you would like to make one.  If I’m being honest, this kind of quilt (one that requires special rulers and templates) is so NOT… [read more]

Captain America Throw Pillow Tutorial

What does your daughter give her Captain America loving friend for her birthday?  After realizing the friend owns everything Captain America we created this fun pillow with the Captain America shield appliqued on it.  I used Crossroads Denim so it’s super soft, Heat n Bond Lite and some fabric scraps.  Do you want to make… [read more]


Quilt Design Board DIY

I purchased this rather large frame off of Craigslist last year.  It's been sitting in my garage and I didn't know what to do with it.  The other day I though, "Gee it would be nice to have a quilt block design board!"  The hamsters in my brain began ... [read more]

Anchored In Christ Wood Sign {DIY}

I wanted to share with you how I made this fun wood nautical sign - for under $20!  I am our Stake Young Women Camp Director (for girls age 12-18).  This year our theme is Anchored in Christ. I wanted a large wood sign that I could use to promote our ... [read more]

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Got Ribs? {Father’s Day Apron Tutorial}

The BBQ Father's Day gift theme continues today with this BBQ apron using the Ribs & Bibs fabric line.  BBQ and Ribs are a big part of our family traditions.  I am so excited to give this apron to my dad who prides himself on his slow-cooked ... [read more]

Vintage Bunny Skirt Tutorial

The bunnies keep multiplying!  I knew they would make a darling skirt (what's next, throw pillows & tote bags??) This is a simple tutorial for a girls skirt size 6/7 that sews up in no time!  The tutorial is being featured over at the Therm o Web ... [read more]

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Lawn Chair Quilt Top

 I pieced the Lawn Chair blocks together.  It is such a quick, fun pattern.  Just the right thing when you need a fabric fix!  I love the Tradewinds fabric line - it is so bright - looks great with all the white.  Now, how ... [read more]

Surf Report Quilt Featuring Off Shore by Riley Blake Designs

I grew up in a family that listened to the Beach boys every day. I grew up in a family whose parents were from Southern California and surfed at beaches such as Doheny, San Onofre, and Rincon.  I grew up with a dad who made surfboards in the garage ... [read more]

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