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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]

Lovely Little Patchwork Tote Bag

I’m super excited to be a part of Kerri Horsley’s Lovely Little Patchwork Blog Tour!  Her book is so adorable with creative projects ranging from quilts to pillows to aprons! What I love about this book is that not only are the projects inspiring but the book is also fun to read and so pretty… [read more]

Snow Globe Jars Quilt Pattern

Today I am releasing my latest quilt pattern called Snow Globe Jars! You can find it in my Etsy shop!  Have you ever made homemade snow globes out of mason jars?  That’s what inspired this little quilt!  I love fussy cutting and these jars are perfect for that.  I used Pixie Noel Fabric from Riley… [read more]

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]


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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Sunglasses Zipper Pouch Tutorial

Today I am sharing my tutorial for a zippered sunglasses case over on the Therm O Web Blog.  What is great about this zipper pouch is the lining is made of flannel so it is soft on the lenses.  I love this fabric - it's the "blue" version of the ... [read more]

Snappy Bag

I found this tutorial for these "Snappy Bags" at Just Another Hang Up . They are the cutest things ever! And such great instructions. You use a cut up tape measure inside the bags so they "snap" together! Ella and I made 38 of them for ... [read more]

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Totally Boy Crazy {Baby Quilt}

I am entering this Totally Boy Crazy quilt in the Blogger's Quilt Festival in the baby quilt catagory.    If you are new to my blog, welcome!   I love so many things about this quilt - the scrappy-ness of it, the yellow submarine, ... [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 ... [read more]

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