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American Patchwork & Quilting Feb 2018 edition

Be sure to pick up the latest American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine that just went on sale!  You will find this inside!  I loved working with the Farmer’s Daughter fabric line by Moda.  It is so beautiful.  I am stunned by this amazing photo – it captures the quilt so well!!!  It’s a fun quilt with 20 blocks and… [read more]

Sparkle Quilt {Free Quilt Pattern}

I am so totally in love with Simple Simon & Co’s latest fabric line Shine Bright by Riley Blake Designs!!  I just finished painting Sally’s room mint green and I designed this quilt for her bed!  The fabrics are perfect for girls – there is even a little bling on some of the fabrics! You… [read more]

Happiness is Handmade Table Runner

I am so happy to be a part of Lori Whitlock’s Happiness is Handmade blog tour!  Lori is such a sweet and talented gal and her new line of fabric totally captured my heart! The fabrics are playful and whimsical and are just what you need in your Quilty stash! Her floral print is what… [read more]

O Holy Night Advent

It’s December 1st!  The spirit of Christmas is in the air!!!  This year our family is focusing on “Lighting the World” each day in December by doing an act of service or kindness.  These can be super small things like writing a thank you letter, forgiving someone, donating clothes, or visiting someone who is lonely.  However… [read more]

Christmas Party Quilt Reveal

I just got my Christmas Party quilt back from my quilter!  I am so in love with this quilt!  My quilt model needed some work so here he is showing off the beautiful snowflake quilting! My favorite part of the quilt is the green cat border combined with the pink candy cane binding – SERIOUSLY!!!!!… [read more]

Christmas Patterns – all in one place!

I love sewing for the holidays!  What better way to add Christmas cheer to your home than with a quilt!! I’ve gathered my favorite Christmas patterns from the past few years and put them all in one place! Click on the picture to learn more!

Christmas Party Quilt Pattern

Meet Christmas Party!  My newest quilt pattern!  I was totally inspired by a fat quarter bundle of Cotton + Steel Noel that I bought from Fat Quarter Shop! I loved all the retro designs and the fun prints.  I designed this pattern so you could let  your favorite Christmas theme prints be the star of the quilt!!!… [read more]

I Love Cats {Christmas Version}

I couldn’t resist turning my I Love Cats pattern into a Christmas quilt!  Who doesn’t love red & green cats with ornaments! You can download the ornament pattern by clicking HERE. Simply switch out the heart block from the original pattern with the ornament block! You can find the pattern for the mini quilt by… [read more]

Hanging Around – a free quilt pattern

I’m super excited to share this fun pattern with you!  I’m always looking for ways to use my favorite theme prints!  This one is my new “go-to” – perfect for a throw quilt, or remove a few blocks and it’s a baby quilt size!  The fabrics in this quilt are from Blend Fabrics Rainforest Slumber…. [read more]

Five Fat Quarter Fun Contest WINNERS

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for!  November 1st is here and that means that we are announcing the winner of the Five Fat Quarter Fun Contest!!!!  First off Amber and I want to thank you for all the love and support this last year!  It has been such a fun journey to connect with… [read more]

Flower Market {Free Quilt Pattern}

I love floral prints – the bigger the better!  Chelsea Market by Blend Fabrics has all the perfect floral prints in one fabric line!!  I created this quilt to show off the beautiful flowers – sometimes you just don’t want to cut your fabric up into small bits.  This quilt pattern would work well for… [read more]

The Good in the Good Life Quilt Pattern

In our family we have a little saying….well actually it’s song lyrics….. “You put the GOOD in the GOOD LIFE.”  I knew I had to use the Good Life fabric from Moda and I knew the quilt had to have words.  So meet my newest quilt pattern! This whimsical quilt measures 37″ square and is perfect… [read more]

I Love Cats Halloween Wallhanging

  I had a leftover kitty pumpkin quilt block from my “I Love Cats Quilt” so I came up with this fun little wallhanging!  It measures 20″ square so you could turn it into a pillow if you wanted to. I love hanging little quilts all over my house – they make everything so cozy!… [read more]

I Love Black Cats {Roundup}

It’s that time of year!  I’ve gathered up all my patterns and tutorials that involve black cats so you can find them easier!    Click on the photo for the link.  

I Love Cats {Quilt Pattern}

I am so totally super excited to be sharing this pattern today!  Meet “I Love Cats” – the quilt pattern!  This quilt has been a labor of love and has been a long time in the making!  I was first inspired by this amazing bundle of Cotton + Steel woven gingham fat quarters.  I knew… [read more]

Cats & Scraps {a free quilt pattern}

I’m getting my “crazy cat lady” on today!!!I am so totally smitten with the Woof Woof Meow fabric line from Moda! I knew I wanted a fun throw quilt using all the cat fabrics from this fabric line.  Grab your cat and let’s get sewing!! You will love how easy this quilt comes together and… [read more]

Delightful Tablerunner

I am participating in Fat Quarters Shop’s Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along!  The Tablerunner Bliss book by Sherri Falls is soooo AMAZIZNG!!  I bet you can’t pick just 3 table runners to make – you will want to make them all!!!  Today is my turn to share!!  I chose the “Delightful” tablerunner and I chose Christmas fabrics, because… [read more]

Country Flowers Quilt Pattern

I’m so excited to announce my newest quilt pattern Country Flowers!!  This charming little quilt is inspired by fields of flowers in the country.  I live in the city but dream of country life and love to fill my home with country inspired quilts, art, and vintage finds. You can find the pattern in my… [read more]

Almost a Log Cabin Quilt Tutorial

I’m super excited to share this fun country-inspired quilt with you called “Almost a Log Cabin”. I was able to spend a week on a bus tour with 45 amazing ladies touring from Texas to Missouri.  We spent 3 days at the Missouri Star Quilt Company where we shopped and sewed ourselves crazy.  I wanted… [read more]

Little Spooks Quilt {a Five Fat Quarter Fun Quilt}

It’s September 1st and that means a 5 Fat Quarter Fun Quilt!!!  Yay!!!! Amber and I have been doing some spooky sewing and we are ready to share this fun little quilt with you!  It is a great size for a wall hanging or to put on a table!  Finished it measures 34″ square.  I… [read more]

Five Fat Quarter Fun Contest

Amber and I have had the best time creating quilts using only 5 fat quarters and sharing with you!  We love seeing your take on our patterns each month.  Thank you for your overwhelming support!  The quilting community is so amazing!  As a way to say thank you, we thought we would issue you all… [read more]

Orange Peel Applique Quilt

I am super excited to be sharing this mini quilt today!  I needed a little something for my new kitchen and I didn’t have much time…..summers are so crazy, right!!  I love the look of orange peel appliqué but wanted this project to be done in a few hours – Heat n Bond Lite to… [read more]

BWINDI FOREST {Free Quilt Pattern}

This is one of my all time favorite quilt patterns!  I have made it at least 5 times!  I love it because: It uses theme prints which I am a sucker for It has cheater method piecing You can make it in a day It works with any fabric You can easily make it into… [read more]

Preppy Quilt {a Five Fat Quarter Fun Quilt}

It’s August 1st!!  (which I am totally not excited about!  I want to live in a forever JULY!!!!) I am so in love with this month’s 5 Fat Quarter Fun Quilt!!  Amber and I invited our friend, Andy from A Bright Corner, to design this mont’s quilt.  Andy came up with this super AMAZING and super… [read more]

Star Spangled Pillow

Here is a fun and fast pillow to make for your 4th of July/Americana decor!  You’ll love how fast this canvas & denim pillow come together!! I’m thinking when it’s not summertime this pillow might live in the super hero kids room!!! Star Spangled Pillow by Amanda Niederhauser aka Jedi Craft Girl Star Spangled Pillow Supplies: (2)… [read more]

Rustic Pines {A 5 Fat Quarter Fun Quilt}

It’s Christmas in July!  I love making a Christmas quilt in the summer – I never have time when it gets closer to Christmas!!  You are going to love this Rustic Pines Quilt!  Choose your 5 favorite Christmas Fat Quarters and let’s get sewing!! I choose the Comfort and Joy line from Riley Blake.  It… [read more]

Sharktown Scripture Cover

  Since my daughter’s favorite animal is a shark, I knew I had to make her a new scripture for her Seminary graduation out of Sharktown by Riley Blake Designs.  She was so surprised!!!  You can follow this tutorial for the full instructions.  Please note that the below diagram shows the measurements for this style.  All… [read more]

Sharkey Quilt {Free Pattern}

When I saw this new fabric from Riley Blake Designs called Sharktown I completely FREAKED OUT!!!  And then I showed my daughter (whose favorite animals are sharks) and she TOTALLY FREAKED OUT!  So I promised her a Sharkey Quilt for one of her many graduation presents.  I Love Love Love theme prints, especially animal theme… [read more]

Star Spangled Pineapple Quilt

Amber and I have had so much fun sewing along with you these past few months!  We love your versions of our Five Fat Quarter Fun patterns and have enjoyed making new friends through this sewing series!!  Thank You!!!  We are so happy it’s June 1st and we get to share this fun Star Spangled… [read more]

Garden Box Quilt

I’m super excited to share this fun quilt with you!  I’m always looking for ways to sew quilts with large prints – because I fall for large prints every time! These adorable fabrics are from Garden Roost by Blend Fabrics.  I love the vintage feel they have and the colors are so amazing!!!   Each… [read more]

70’s Inspired Zipper Pouch

I am loving Amy Smart’s latest fabric line Gingham Girls by Penny Rose Fabrics!  This 1970’s inspired fabric has my name written all over it and so does this project!  And my name is a total 70’s name so it totally works!!  Here’s how you can make one! 70’s inspired Zipper Pouch with HeatnBond® Fusible… [read more]

Sizzix Captain America Graduation Cap

I can’t believe Ella is graduating from High School!!  Where did the time go?  She and her BFF got together to decorate their graduation caps.  Of course they came over to our house and ransacked my Sizzix closet and felt drawer! They wanted to represent the Winter Solider in their “CAP”-decorating (since they are both fighting… [read more]

Tutti-Fruitti Market Tote Bag

This tote bag is by far my most used tote bag I own!!  What I love about it is that it is super big but folds up small so you can keep it in our purse or in your car.  My goal is to sew a bunch of these and use them when I go… [read more]

Circa 1974 Quilt Pattern – Featuring Gingham Girls

It’s a 1970’s sunshiny day over here!!!  As soon as I saw Diary of a Quilter’s Gingham Girls new fabric line I knew it was for me!!  She did an amazing job of packaging up my childhood into a fabric line!  (And yes, all of you now know how old I am!!!) You can read… [read more]

Lemonade Stand Quilt

Living in California it’s all about the citrus and we love our lemons!  One of the fabrics in Happy Day has little jars of lemonade and that is where I got my inspiration for this wall quilt! The finished quilt is 33″ square, has pieced pinwheels and appliqué. There is nothing better!  I thought this… [read more]

Five Fat Quarter Fun “May Flowers”

Happy MAY!!!!  Amber and I are super excited to bring you the next quilt in our 5 Fat Quarter Fun Series!!  It’s called May Flowers and its the perfect spring quilt to add to your home.  And better yet it uses only 5 fat quarters and 2 1/4 yards of background fabric. Amber and I… [read more]

14 Day Walk with Christ 2017

Every Easter our family participates in a “14 Day Walk With Christ”.  This takes place the 2 weeks leading up to Easter.  Life is so busy and rushed,  Easter can come and go before we know it.  It has been extremely meaningful to focus extra attention on the Savior during these two weeks.  Every day we have… [read more]

{Garden Path} a 5 Fat Quarter Fun Quilt

It’s April 1st and our new 5 Fat Quarter Fun quilt pattern is no joke!  Meet Garden Path, our latest quilt using only 5 fat quarters, background fabric and border fabric!  We love the challenge each month brings with designing a fresh quilt with only 5 fat quarters.  We love that you are sewing along… [read more]

A Tribute to My Nana and Memory Quilts in Her Rememberance

This month our family lost our sweet Nana at age 97. Nana has been a major part of my life since I was born.  She was a woman of faith and love, always caring more for others than herself.  She delighted in every day and found joy in the little things. We gathered as a… [read more]

Snuggle Bunny Quilt {Wonderland 2 Blog Tour}

I’m super excited to be participating in the Riley Blake Designs Wonderland Two Blog Tour today.  Melissa Mortenson from the Polka Dot Chair is as sweet as her adorable bunny fabric!!  I can’t even begin to say how much I love this fabric line!! I wanted to make a little something that used most of… [read more]

DIY

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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Tutorials

Napkin Pillow

 This is a fast, easy way to make a throw pillow.  Google "napkin pillow" and you will see lots of ideas.  There are different ways to construct this pillow, here is how I made mine:You will need 2 cloth napkins.  I bought these ... [read more]

Burlap Heart Garland Tutorial

Today my tutorial for this cute Burlap Heart Garland is being featured over on the Therm O Web blog. It's a fun, quick, easy project - great for Valentine's Day!Of course I can't sew any project without the help of Marbles!  He had a splendid ... [read more]

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Quilting

Christmas Wall Hanging

I recently read Molly Hanson's Free Motion Quilting for Beginners.   While I don’t consider myself a beginner (I’ve been FMQing for 16+ years) I found that reading this book gave me courage to break out of my quilting comfort zone – you all know what ... [read more]

BWINDI FOREST {Free Quilt Pattern}

This is one of my all time favorite quilt patterns!  I have made it at least 5 times!  I love it because: It uses theme prints which I am a sucker for It has cheater method piecing You can make it in a day It works with any fabric ... [read more]

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