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Sizzix Anchor Baby Quilt

I’m super exited to be sharing my latest pattern for this adorable nautical baby quilt on the Sizzix blog !  I love giving quilts as gifts and this is the perfect pattern that you can sew up in a day.  The fabrics are from Dear Stella and I love that they are not traditional baby girl… [read more]

Beginner Charm Pack Placemat

I love placemats, table cloths, dishes, and table settings.  I won’t even confess to how many sets of dishes I own.  I love coordinating my table linens with my dishes for the seasons and holidays.  I was thrilled to find this wonderful tutorial from Fat Quarter Shop.  It’s a video showing how to make a… [read more]

Doll Days Blog Tour

   My friend Erin Hentzel has just released her latest book called Doll Days! Doll Days! is a fabulous doll clothes pattern book, inspired by vintage styles and designed with modern flair for 18″ dolls, such as the American Girl Doll. I love this book!  It has fabulous pictures, instructions, and patterns.  To be honest,… [read more]

Pretty Pincushion Sew Along {and catnip toy}

Pin Cushions are so much fun to sew because they are fast and a perfect stash buster!  I was so excited to try this new little pattern from Fat Quarter Shop.  You can watch this little video and whip one up in a snap!  I added dried lavender to the inside of mine   I… [read more]

Simple Zipper Bag {Fat Quarter Shop}

Today I’m sharing my version of the Simple Zipper Bag pattern from Fat Quarter Shop.  They just released this fun and instructional video with all the measurements and instructions so you can make your own!! I selected a charm pack of Cotton + Steel and I sub-cut the pieces into 2.5″ squares. I used a… [read more]

Little Ruby Quilt Along {Fat Quarter Shop}

You’re invited to join in the Little Ruby Quilt Along by the Fat Quarter Shop!   Mufasa and I are excited to put together this fun quilt with you! This week we are choosing our fabrics, gathering supplies and getting familiar with the pattern.  Watch this video to learn more Mufasa and I have chosen to… [read more]

Market Tote Pattern

I created this fun and versitile tote bag for Blend Fabrics.  It’s such a great tote because it folds up super flat but then you can fill it with tons of stuff!  It’s perfect for beach towels and swimming stuff, goodies from the farmers market, or a fun day in the fabric district in LA! … [read more]

Noel Mini Quilt

I am so in love with Tasha Noel’s newest fabric, Pixie Noel! I created this little mini quilt for her to hang in her Quilt Market booth.  You can purchase this quilt pattern as a PDF download in my Etsy shop. Her booth was the cutest! The mini quilt features iron-on applique ornaments and letters… [read more]

Spring Quilt Market Re-Cap

This was my first time EVER going to Quilt Market!  For years and years I have watched and stalked peoples posts to catch a glimpse of what it might be like.  The best way to describe it is Disneyland for Quilters!  I have never had so much fun!  That’s my little Noel Mini Quilt in… [read more]

Pretty Playtime Quilt Along

Have you seen the latest book from Fat Quarter Shop and Elea Lutz?  It’s called Pretty Playtime Quilts and it’s the cutest book ever!  First, who doesn’t love that it’s spiral bound – genius!  The book is filled with adorable quilt blocks that can be made into 6 quilts……or you can make the blocks and… [read more]

Spooky Delights Table Runner Finish

Today is the final day of the Spooky Delights Table Runner from Fat Quarter Shop!  I love how mine turned out!  It was such a fun little quilt to put together.  My favorite part of the whole quilt is the patchy border.  I just love it!  You can download the final instructions from Fat Quarter… [read more]

Captain America Inspired Quilt {a patriotic quilt}

I couldn’t resist putting this quilt together.  My family is totally obsessed with the Avengers, especially  Captain America and Iron Man.  We were so excited for the movie to come out!!!  We went to the first showing at 9:30 pm last night!  I was so much fun.  I love going to movies when the theater… [read more]

May the 4th Be With You {Star Wars Quilt Pattern}

We go a little crazy on May the 4th in our family!  I really think it should be a national holiday!  I am so totally in love with this latest Star Wars themed quilt.  It is the perfect for a young child, a teenager, or an adult!  In fact everyone in the family is fighting… [read more]

AT-AT Star Wars Mini Quilt

I recently participated in a May The 4th Mini Quilt Swap on Instagram.  This is the quilt I made for my swap partner.  I really wanted to bring out the feel of this scene in The Empire Strikes back.  I am totally in love with it! To make this quilt you need to gather every… [read more]

Spooky Delights Quilt Along Part 2

It’s week 2 of the Spooky Delights Quilt Along by Fat Quarter Shop!  This week it’s time to construct the center portion of the table runner!  You can find the pattern by clicking HERE. As soon as I got all my pieces cut out, Mufasa decided it was the purrrrrfect napping spot! I love how… [read more]

Baby Clothes Memory Quilt

My friend and her daughter recently came to visit all the way from Washington, DC.  She brought with her a huge bag of baby clothes that she had saved from her 5 babies and I helped her make this keepsake quilt.  This is such a great idea!  How many of us have boxes of baby… [read more]

Ric Rac Zipper Pouch Tutorial

I love coming up with different versions of my favorite zipper pouch.  I made this one for a friend and thought I would share the details with you!  They really make the perfect gift!  I hope to make one for myself to keep some day!! Begin by cutting (2) 2.5″ x 11″ accent strips (2)… [read more]

Strawberry Festival Pillow Tutorial

It feels like summer here in Southern California and that means fresh strawberries!  We always pick up a flat of juicy ripe berries on the way home from the beach.  This new fabric from Jennifer Jangles called Strawberry Festival totally reminds me of summer days eating strawberries and making strawberry jam!  This cheerful pillow is… [read more]

Backyard Roses Quilt Blocks

I am so happy to be part of the Backyard Roses blog tour!  And how timely is the release of this fabric as all the “Backyard” roses in Southern California are in full bloom today! I am so excited about this new fabric line from Riley Blake Designs designed by Nadra Ridgeway!!  The colors are… [read more]

Spooky Delights Quilt Along from Fat Quarter Shop

Whose ready for a super fun quilt-along!!!  I am!!!  I am totally excited for this FREE Spooky Delights Quilt Along from Fat Quarter Shop!  October is such a busy month that I never have time to sew anything fun for Halloween.  I love sewing holiday projects early so I can look forward to using them. … [read more]

Strawberry Biscuit Matching Skirts

Yay!  It’s my turn on the Strawberry Biscuit Blog Hop!!!  I have loved seeing all the AMAZING creations on this super fun blog hop!  I love strawberries, I love fabric, and I love this new line of fabric by the talented Elea Lutz for Penny Rose Fabrics.  I could sew with it all day long!… [read more]

True Blue Summer Satchel

I love summer! Isn’t it the best!!!! In our family we have lots of outdoor actives and camps scheduled. Sometimes I need to carry a few items around that I can have quick access too, like my clipboard, water, bug spray and flashlight. I came up with this pattern for a cross-body satchel. It’s not… [read more]

Anchor Pillow Tutorial

It’s feeling like summer here in Southern California with temperatures reaching up to 90 degrees!  Let the fun begin!  I’m such a summer girl – I hate to be cold!  In celebration of the wonderful warm weather we’re having I thought I would share this fun nautical pillow with you.  The fabrics are from Blend’s… [read more]

Patchwork Tote Bag Tutorial

I love sewing for Sally!  And I love that she loves everything I make for her!  I was thrilled to receive this bundle of fat quarters from Ft. Worth Fabric Studio.  Every Friday they feature a fun Friday bundle!  This is the perfect project to make with a handful of fat quarters and a few… [read more]

Classic Heirloom Quilts – Fat Quarter Shop Sew Along

I love the classic style of Heirloom quilts, don’t you!  I have inherited several quilts from my Great-Great Grandmother, Veda.  These quilts are such treasures to me.  When I look at these quilts with their hand cutting, hand piecing and hand quilting, I marvel at the the time and love that went into their construction. … [read more]

Jewelry Pouch Travel Set

I am so excited to share this project with you!!  I LOVE jewelry!  (Especially Twisted Silver Jewelry) This is the perfect way to store your jewelry when you travel so it doesn’t get tangled or damaged.  You can sew as many of these little pouches as you want and they all fit in this zipper… [read more]

Full Access Zipper Pouch Tutorial

I love making zipper pouches – any shape and any size!  They are perfect for every situation and every occasion!!  This is a tutorial for how to make a “full access” or “open wide” zipper pouch.  This method will work for any measurements of zipper pouch.  Before we get started, prepare the outer bag, lining,… [read more]

“Flower Patchy” a Half Square Triangle Mini Quilt Pattern

Sometimes you just need some cute fabrics and a fun little project to brighten your day!  I received my Cotton Crate shipment in the mail and it was filled with Riley Blake Designs’ Calico Days!  I was super excited to make a little quilt using just what came in the box!  Every month Cotton Crates… [read more]

Kimberly’s Sac Pattern from Fat Quarter Shop

Today I am participating in a blog hop with the Fat Quarter Shop!  We are showing off this super cute, super easy cross-body bag called Kimberly’s Sac.  This bag is so much fun to make that I had to make two of them!  One is for me and one is for my daughter.  There is… [read more]

Vintage Kitchen Blog Hop and Quilt Tutorial

I am so thrilled to be part of the Vintage Kitchen Blog Tour!  Andrea from Jolijou has designed this amazing vintage inspired kitchen theme fabric!!  You can see all the wonderful prints here on the Riley Blake Designs Website. It is the perfect colors of vintage Pyrex dishes. I created this quilt called “Cat in… [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

Nautical Purse Scarf Tutorial

I think Nautical Week turned into Nautical Life!  I guess there are many more Nautical-inspired projects to come!  I love wearing scarves on my purses, I should first say I love buying purses!!  Sometimes the scarves you buy are too bulky for a purse ... [read more]

Bunny Bricks Quilt Tutorial

I am so excited for spring and Easter and flowers and bunnies and sunshine!  I am a cat person by nature, but when spring rolls around my obsession with cats turns into an obsession with rabbits.   I have rabbit "nick-nacks" all over the ... [read more]

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Quilting

Strawberry Patch Quilt Pattern – Available Now!

Homegrown strawberries in a New Jersey backyard, berries being grown all year round in Sunny California and two friends who lives miles apart….came together to design these yummy strawberry quilts…. JUST FOR YOU!  Tina from Emily Ann's Klsoet and I ... [read more]

2 New Quilts

I used the scraps from the "I'm Blushing" quilt and made this smaller quilt to hang over my piano.I've been spring cleaning - I hung a new quilt over my mantle and changed a few things around. Yes, it is an owl quilt :) Now I just need darling ... [read more]

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