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Happy Haunting Halloween Quilt

Isn’t Halloween the best time of year for quilting?  I get so excited over orange and black and cats and bats!  I can’t have enough quilts!  I am so in love with this line from Deena Rutter called Happy Haunting by Riley Blake Designs.  It is everything Halloween should be! This quilt sews together fast… [read more]

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Caturday Sew Along October

Welcome to the Caturday Sew Along!  I love cats and sewing!!!  I know a lot of you love sewing with your fur babies too!    Each month I will post a cat themed quilting project that we can sew together.  Post your progress on Instagram and tag it with #caturdaysewalong.  For October choose any variation of… [read more]

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Spooky Mini Quilt

I love Spooky Sewing!  Halloween is such a fun time of year and the fabrics are so amazing!  This mini quilt pattern is inspired from a larger pattern I created.   You can find the pattern for the large version on the Riley Blake Designs website.  The fabrics are from last years and this years Riley… [read more]

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Kids Can Sew! Sizzix Doll Quilt

I love getting my girls involved in sewing!  In fact among the requirements for leaving home to go to college are: 1.  you must be able to bake a pie from scratch  2.  you must be able to successfully make the family roll recipe  3.  you must be able to construct a quilt start to… [read more]

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2015 YW Camp Anchored in Christ Re-Cap

Get ready for the worlds longest blog post!  I didn’t know how else to get all the information in, so here goes!  I am our Stake YW Camp Director.  We have stake camp every year and we have about 85 girls who attend.  Our camp is Tuesday through Saturday.  We camp in cabins.  The 4th… [read more]

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Blend Fabrics Luckie Girl Quilt Pattern {free}

I am so excited to share this pattern with you!  I love theme prints and I am always trying to find ways to make quilts with these wonderful theme prints I collect.  This pattern is super fun, it’s a perfect beginning quilters, and it looks a little more complicated than just sewing squares together.  The… [read more]


Spooktacular Halloween Towels and Pillow

Kids are in school, mornings are cool and crisp, and I can’t get enough Halloween sewing!!  These projects are super quick and easy.  The images used for the applique are fussy cut from Blend Fabrics Spooktacular fabric line.  I love these big bold Halloween designs! For the towels… Supplies 1 yard toweling for each towel,… [read more]

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Spooktacular Eve Big Block Quilt Pattern

I LOVE Halloween fabric!!!  When I met Spooktacular Eve by Blend Fabrics it was Love at first sight!  These patterns have a fun vintage feel which makes them timeless!  I didn’t want to cut into the fabrics too much so I created this Big Block quilt pattern just for you!!!  It’s a fast and easy… [read more]

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Apple Applique Composition Book Cover Tutorial

Back to School, Apples, Reading & Writing, School Supplies, the smell of pink erasers, lunchboxes, and alarm clocks…. Today I am sharing my tutorial for this applique apple composition book cover.  I have written several composition book cover tutorials, they are my favorite and I can always be found carrying one around.  This one would… [read more]

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My Favorite Beach Quilt {Blend Sun-sational}

        It’s still August and I am going to enjoy every last minute of summer!  I love the Sun-sational fabric line from Blend Fabrics.  Just looking at them makes me feel like I’m enjoying summer at the beach.  I am a California girl who was raised loving the beach.  Through the years my family has… [read more]


Sizzix Natural Wonder Bunny Mini Quilt

I love to give handmade gifts, especially quilts.  My friend recently lost her bunny to a hawk.  I know how much it hurts to loose a beloved pet.  I wanted to make her something to show her I really cared so I created this bunny mini quilt.  She totally LOVED it!! This little quilt features… [read more]

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Fun With Sizzix Dresses

Today we are playing with the Sizzix Fabi and having lots of summer fun!  I used this dress die to create a nautical inspired quilt block. To create this block, I used the pennant die to cut the banner. I trimmed it down slightly to make them smaller.  The dress is cut from navy dots… [read more]

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Scripture Cover Tutorial Featuring Vintage Market from Riley Blake Designs

My daughter and I recently received new scriptures and with new scriptures comes a need for new covers!  I love these little quilted covers, I think of them as blankets for your bibles….heehee  The Riley Blake Designs fabric I am using is called Vintage Market Fabric by Tasha Noel.  Absolutly everything Tasha designs is too… [read more]

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Riley Blake Designs Lobster Pillows

I am so happy to be a part of the Riley Blake Designs Home Dec Love Blog Tour!  If you are new to my blog WELCOME!!!!  I love all things nautical and when I saw this RBD Lobster fabric it was love at first sight!  These lobster pillows are the perfect addition to your indoor… [read more]

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Birthday Cat-Cake Towel Tutorial

It’s my birthday today!  To celebrate I made this fun appliqué towel with cat cupcakes – or Cat Cakes as I call them!  I bought this toweling by the yard.  It comes in lots of colors and styles. To make this towel you need: 1 towel or 1 yard toweling 6 charm squares for cats… [read more]


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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]

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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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DIY Soccer Banner Tutorial

This is my first soccer banner ever!  I had no idea what I was doing and I was determined to use only materials I had on hand.  This is what I came up with! We are the Daisies (white) and there are 5 girls on our team.  So - 5 daisies ... [read more]


Halloween Pillow Tutorial

I can't believe how fast October is flying by!!  I made this festive pillow for a friend for her October pillow.  Here's how you can make one:   Supplies: 20" x WOF background pillow fabric 1/4 yard orange fabric 1/4 yard black ... [read more]

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Riley Blake Flannel Baby Quilt and Burpers Tutorial

I am so excited to be participating in the Riley Blake Flannel Blog Hop!  Thanks for stopping by!  Let me introduce myself….I'm Amanda, a Southern California mom of 3 children who LOVES fabric, sewing and quilting!  I love sharing my projects and ... [read more]


Quilted Halloween Pillow

 I made this Halloween pillow for a friend.  I love how it turned out.  I love making pillows with lots of different fabrics.  I cut random strips of coordinating Halloween fabric and sewed them together.  Next I trimmed the ... [read more]

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