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Sizzix Applique Anchor Ornaments

  My Sizzix Applique Anchor Ornaments project is over at the Sizzix blog today!  Sizzix has introduced an ANCHOR DIE!!!!  My mind has been blown!  Think of all the amazing projects we can make now!  Pillows, quilts, skirts, shirts, bags, table runners, and the list goes on and on!  I love the idea of nautical… [read more]

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Patchwork Acorns

I’m sharing my Patchwork Acorn Potholder tutorial over on the Therm O Web Blog.  You can download the pattern and read the instructions!! These are cute to use as potholders or as decorations in the kitchen!  I used a kitchen towel for the backing and the inside is fusible fleece. I also used the same… [read more]

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Throw a Star Wars Party {Beehive-Deacon Day}

We love Star Wars!  (In case you were wondering, hahahahah!!!)  I helped out with our Stake’s Beehive-Deacon Day and we choose a Star Wars Theme!  It was super fun!  Click HERE to download all the files pictured in this post. When the kids arrived, we had them fill out these name tags.  They wrote their… [read more]

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Sizzix Quilted Deco Foil Pumpkin Pillow

I am in love with gold polka dot pumpkins!  I created a smaller version of this pillow on the Therm O Web blog.  This version is a 20″ pillow and it’s actually quilted!  Have you used Deco Foils before?  They are a great way to add a little pop and pizzaz to a project.  To… [read more]

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All Hallow’s Eve Wall Quilt featuring Penny Rose Fabrics

It’s finally feeling like fall here in Southern California!  Yippee!!!!!  I love decorating for Halloween and I totally needed a new spooky wall hanging in my living room.  I like to decorate with spooky neutrals in my living room/dining room.  The family room and kitchen get a brighter treatment   When I saw the huge… [read more]

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Farmers Market Quilt Pattern featuring Riley Blake Designs Vintage Market

I am so excited to share my newest pattern called Farmers Market!  The inspiration came from this amazing fabric by Riley Blake Designs called Vintage Market, designed by the super talented Tasha Noel.  This fabric has darling images of fruit stands, antique markets, and jam for sale.  All things I LOVE!!!  Plus the colors are… [read more]

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Star Wars Quilt

My Daughter, Ella, pieced this Star Wars quilt!  We are a total Star Wars Nerd Family!!  This quilt is such a great beginner quilt because it teaches a few “tricks”, it is simple to piece together, and yet it looks a little more complicated than just sewing squares together.  This pattern is the same pattern… [read more]


Happy Birthday Baby Mufasa

Happy Birthday Mufasa!  We celebrated Baby Mufasa’s 1st birthday!  How fast does time fly!  He used to be so small and fluffy!!! He used to fit inside a zipper pouch! I made him a little birthday hat and he HATED it!  He acted like he was going to die!  Poor thing!!  But he looks so… [read more]

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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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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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Bread Blankets: Flour Sack Towel Tutorial

I have had it in my mind to make these "Bread Blankets" for sometime.  I bake a lot of bread, rolls, and especially our secret family recipe Orange Rolls.  I like to cover my rising dough with a light weight flour sack towel.  The white towels are so ... [read more]


The Cutest Curtains Ever!!! {tutorial}

 I spent a week in Virginia helping my friend decorate her house.  She has this big window in her front room and it needed some curtains.  Here is how you can make them too!We bought this 2-pack of canvas drop cloths at the Home ... [read more]

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Baby Taggie Quilt Update

I have received many comments and questions about the pattern for these "Taggie" baby quilts. This is by far one of my favorite baby quilt patterns.   I am happy to say I found a free online version that you can download from Robert Kaufman!! ... [read more]


Totally Boy Crazy Quilt Riley Blake Tutorial

My quilt pattern is on the Riley Blake Cutting Corners Blog today!  I had so much fun making this quilt.  The Boy Crazy line is soooo cute!!!  I love the retro cars, rocket ships, and submarines in the theme print.  This fabric is ... [read more]

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