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Very Merry Wall Quilt {Free Pattern}

Today I’m sharing the pattern for this festive little Very Merry Wall Quilt!  This is such a fun project to whip up!  You can use fat quarters or better yet – just get out the Christmas scrap box!  I appliqued a tree die cut with my Sizzix Fabi machine in the center of the quilt. … [read more]

Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt Blog Hop!!!

I am so totally excited to be a part of Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt Blog Hop!!!  I have admired and followed Pat for years and years!  She is so inspiring!  Pat is truly amazing and she is such a wonderful teacher!!   I have been so impressed with her new “Teach Me… [read more]

Gingercake Holiday Gift Blog Tour

I’m so excited to be part of Gingercake’s Holiday Gift Blog Tour!  Virginia, who writes the Gingercake blog, has a wide variety of creative sewing patterns, from penguins to purses from lunchboxes to llamas!  It was hard to choose just one – but the penguins stole my heart!! The penguin pattern was easy to follow… [read more]

Meowy Christmas Quilt Pattern

I’m so excited to announce the release of my latest pattern!!  It’s called Meowy Christmas and you can purchase it in my Etsy shop for instant download.  I fell in love with this retro feeling Christmas cat print from Michael Miller.  It was the inspiration for this quilt!  The colors are so nostalgic – red,… [read more]

Quilt Petite Blog Hop

I’m so excited to be the next stop on the ‘Quilt Petite’ Blog Hop!!!  Sedef Imer of Down Grapevine has just released this adorable little quilt book! It is filled with the cutest projects and ideas – it’s just fun to look through again and again! It was difficult to choose just one project to… [read more]

Moonlight Path Quilt Tutorial

I am super excited to share this pattern with you!  The inspiration for this quilt came when I saw this cat fabric called The Highlands from Michael Miller on the Fat Quarter Shop website! Yes those are cats with antlers!!!! I’m so in love with it!!!!!  I selected 22 prints to coordinate with this sweet… [read more]

Heartland Fabric Blog Tour and Quilt Tutorial

I’m thrilled to be a part of Pat Bravo’s Art Gallery Fabrics Heårtland Blog Tour!!!  And a special thanks to Amy from During Quiet Time for putting it all together!!  These amazing fabrics were so much fun to play with.  When they arrived in the mail I may have squealed!!! I love how these fabrics look… [read more]

Happy Haunting Halloween Quilt

This is one of my most favorite Halloween Quilts and I thought I would give it a little shout out this year!  It’s a great pattern to use up all those Halloween scraps you’ve been saving for years.  You can find the full pattern HERE. Mufasa is a huge fan of this quilt too!! I… [read more]

Find My Recipes at The Rounded Teaspoon

After years of trying to track down the family recipes in paper files, note cards, computer files, blog posts, and still not being able to find the Pumpkin Bread recipe every fall, my sister and I decided it was time to launch our own cooking blog, The Rounded Teaspoon.  We thought it would be a… [read more]

Trick or Treat Table Runner

Just when I thought Halloween sewing was over, these cute fabrics jumped into my cart at Michael Levine!  I got out all my scraps of Halloween fabric and started cutting!  Before I knew it I had made this super fun table runner!  I added a variety of black lace and ric rac trim to give… [read more]

Black Cat Pillow Tutorial

I need another pillow like I need a hole in the head!!  hahahaha!!   Who doesn’t need this silly cat pillow on their couch during the month of October!  I love looking into the family room and this kitty face is always smiling at me 🙂  Want to whip one up?  You only need about… [read more]

Spooky Town Wall Quilt

I love the adorable artwork panels by Cori Dantini for Blend Fabrics!  This line is called Spooky Town.  It seems each season Cori comes out with beautiful new designs!  I came up with this fun way to add borders and create a wall hanging!  This tutorial can also be adjusted to fit other panels of… [read more]

My Favorite Halloween Sewing Projects

I Love looking back at the fun Halloween projects I’ve made – I think it’s my favorite holiday to sew for!  I’ve collected my most popular and put them in this post for quick viewing.  Click a picture to be taken to the pattern. Halloween Towels and Pillow Save Save Save Save Save Save

Quilt Binding on the Bias

I LOVE striped quilt binding cut on the bias!  In fact, this is always my first choice when making quilt binding!!  I recently received a question from a reader who asked to explain an easy way to make striped bias cut quilt binding.  Here is my answer in a simple step by step.  There are… [read more]

Timber Quilt Pattern from Fat Quarter Shop

I’m so excited to be a part of the Fat Quarter Shop Timber Quilt Blog Tour!  This amazing pattern is available for free download (click HERE ) From Fat Quarter Shop!  You will love how easy it is to follow and how amazing it looks when it’s all put together! I choose Tapestry by Art… [read more]

Ghost Windows Wallhanging Quilt

I love sewing with traditional orange and black fabrics – don’t you!  This little quilt measures 24″ square and is perfect to hang on a wall or put on a table.  All you need is a little yardage and the Sizzix Ghost Die and you’re set!  I love that each of the ghosts have their… [read more]

Windy Girls Quilt Tutorial- Wistful Winds Blog Tour

I’m super excited to be apart of Shari Butler of Doohicky Designs’ Whistful Winds Blog Tour!  I met Shari at Quilt Market in May and I was introduced to her Wistful Winds fabric line.  Shari is the nicest person ever and her designs are so sweet!  As soon as I saw this fabric I new… [read more]

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]

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

“Manly” Zipper Pouch, aka I LOVE Bacon

    Do the men in your life LOVE bacon?  The ones in my life do :)  Bacon themed items are super popular and what I love most about the bacon trend is Jim Gaffigan's comedy bit about bacon - if you haven't heard it -click HERE ... [read more]

Patriotic Swag

This is such a cute idea. Go to Roots & Wings for a complete tutorial. ... [read more]

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Quilting

Halloween Sewing & Quilting

I sewed up a few new things for Halloween. I love this fabric with the fun orange mixed with turquoise and black - so yummy!The pillows were so fun to make - just sew some random strips and add a ruffle or flower! ... [read more]

Cre8 + 2 = Me and You

I am entering this post in the Family Ever After "Cre8 + 2 = Me and You" ContestSewing and quilting are the things I love most - they are rewarding, challenging, and exciting.  However, when I get the opportunity to sew with the people I love, ... [read more]

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