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I’m on American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast!!

I am super excited (and scared to death) to be on American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast hosted by Pat Sloan TODAY at 1:00 Pacific time (4:00 Eastern).  We will be chatting about quilting, life experiences and Mufasa   For more information on how to listen, click HERE.

Apple Picking Quilt Tutorial

  Today is my turn on the Apple Farm blog hop with Elea Lutz and Penny Rose Fabrics!!!!!  I have always been a fan of Elea Lutz’s designs and I was thrilled to meet her in person at Quilt Market!  She is the cutest ever!  I love Elea’s newest line called Apple Farm.  It has… [read more]

Posy Garden Blog Tour

I’m so excited to be a part of Carina’s Posy Garden Blog Tour!!  Before I share this quilt tutorial with you I thought it would be fun to show a little peek at all the fun we had at Quilt Market with Carina and her Posy Garden Glamper!! The Glamer catches your eye right away… [read more]

Layer Cake Checkmate Quilt

It’s Christmas in July!  Why not sew a Christmas quilt when its 105 degrees outside!  I love quilt patterns that sew together FAST…..because I’m totally impatient and I have a roomful of fabric that I am dying to sew with.  I need to be able to make a quilt top in a day – better… [read more]

Mini Mini Quilt {Sizzix Jar Applique}

Sometimes something small is better than something big   I designed this mini mini quilt for a sweet friend.  It can be hung from a clothespin, tacked to a wall or bulletin board, or placed in a hutch; where ever you need a little happy!  I love this jar die by Lori Whitlock. I was… [read more]

Composition Book Zipper Pouch

I had this great idea for my kids to keep a summer vacation journal.  I got each of them a composition book and covered it with patterned paper.  I thought it would be fun for them to have a zipper pouch to keep the journal in along with glue sticks, pens, pencils, scissors, washi tape,… [read more]

Big Print Baby Quilt {Free Quilt Pattern}

I love big prints and I cannot lie!  Especially big prints with animals!  Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what to do with big theme prints and it seems all the quilt patterns out there require cutting fabric into tiny pieces.  I came up with this quilt pattern because I wanted to showcase the large… [read more]

Clownfish iPad Case Tutorial

My family LOVES the Finding Dorey movie!!  When Sizzix released this new fish die at Quilt Market I knew it was for me! Using this new die and the circle die you can create this fun pouch.  I wanted a case that would fit my iPad.  Then my daughter decided she wanted it It also… [read more]

Later Alligator {Free Quilt Pattern}

Sometimes you find a fabric and you just have to drop everything you’re doing and sew something with it!  That’s how I felt about this new line of fabric from Blend Fabrics called See You Later. Mufasa was even smitten with the fabric and appeared to be guarding it!! The colors are bright and the… [read more]

Pixie Noel Blog Tour – Snowflake Quilt Tutorial

It’s my turn on the Pixie Noel Blog Tour!  Yay!  I have been in love with this fabric as soon as I saw Tasha Noel post a few sneak peeks months and months ago!  I love how whimsical her art is and I love her choice of colors! It was a little bit challenging to… [read more]

Pandalicious Quilt {Art Gallery + Fat Quarter Shop}

Isn’t this the cutest fabric from Art Gallery!!  It’s called Pandalicious and it makes me want to go to the zoo and see some pandas!  Cherry blossoms, bamboo teepees and cuddly pandas! I had so much fun putting this quilt together.  It looks complicated but its really rather simple.  It consists of lots of these… [read more]

Holiday Wishes Blog Tour

  I am totally loving this new book by Sherri Falls called Holiday Wishes!  The patterns are so inspiring and they make you want to sew!  I choose the gingham star block from her book and made some much needed throw pillows for my family room.   I always write about only using 20″ pillows… [read more]

From Porto With Love Pillows

I am thrilled to be part of The Summer Sewing Series by Melissa from PolkadotChair.  For me summer sewing is about catching up on all the little projects I can’t get to during the school year.  This last week I sewed 13 new pillow covers for throw pillows around my house.  Today I am sharing… [read more]

Little Ruby Quilt Along – Finished Quilt

This has been such a fun quilt along from Fat Quarter Shop!  You’re not too late if you want to make this quilt!  I’ve attached each of the videos below if you would like to make one.  If I’m being honest, this kind of quilt (one that requires special rulers and templates) is so NOT… [read more]

Captain America Throw Pillow Tutorial

What does your daughter give her Captain America loving friend for her birthday?  After realizing the friend owns everything Captain America we created this fun pillow with the Captain America shield appliqued on it.  I used Crossroads Denim so it’s super soft, Heat n Bond Lite and some fabric scraps.  Do you want to make… [read more]

Pretty Playtime Quilts Teapot Block Pillow

Today is my turn on the Pretty Playtime Quilt Blog Tour!  I love this sweet pattern book by Elea Lutz!  (Juicy tidbit…..Elea and I once spent a wild night together at an 80’s dance club!!!)  The patterns for this entire quilt are in the spiral bound book available from Fat Quarter Shop.  You can make… [read more]

Christmas Kitsch Blog Hop {Christmas Quilt Tutorial}

  I’m kicking off the Christmas Kitsch Blog Hop today!  For the next 6 weeks, each of the Blend Fabrics Design Team Members will be sewing up a fantastic holiday project with this retro-inspired fabric line!  Christmas in July here we come! Immediately I fell in love with these fabrics!  My kids call the santas… [read more]

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]

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

Baby Octopus Zipper Pouches

If you know me at all, you know I LOVE zipper pouches!  Since all the fabric is still out from my Octopus Tote Bag, I thought I would sew up a few pouches.  They sew up super fast.  I made 2 versions and I will explain them both ... [read more]

Blow Fish Tutorial at Riley Blake

I haven't been able to post any new projects but I did find this darling fish tutorial.  It's from Riley Blake Designs and I can't wait to make a school of them!! ... [read more]

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Quilting

Bunny Mini Quilt and Pillow Featuring EZ Print Sheets

I am so in love with bunnies and springtime!  My whole house is starting to look like a rabbit hutch!  (hahaha!!) I am sharing this pattern over on the Therm O Web blog today!  You can choose to make a mini quilt or a pillow!  The fabrics are from ... [read more]

Mother’s Day Gifts: Zipper Pouch Set

These cute zipper pouches are a darling gift to give someone special this Mother's Day.  This tutorial is written by my good friend Jennifer.  Jennifer is the one who takes me on crazy adventures to find fabric all over Southern California.   She is ... [read more]

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