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Orange Peel Applique Quilt

I am super excited to be sharing this mini quilt today!  I needed a little something for my new kitchen and I didn’t have much time…..summers are so crazy, right!!  I love the look of orange peel appliqué but wanted this project to be done in a few hours – Heat n Bond Lite to… [read more]

BWINDI FOREST {Free Quilt Pattern}

This is one of my all time favorite quilt patterns!  I have made it at least 5 times!  I love it because: It uses theme prints which I am a sucker for It has cheater method piecing You can make it in a day It works with any fabric You can easily make it into… [read more]

Preppy Quilt {a Five Fat Quarter Fun Quilt}

It’s August 1st!!  (which I am totally not excited about!  I want to live in a forever JULY!!!!) I am so in love with this month’s 5 Fat Quarter Fun Quilt!!  Amber and I invited our friend, Andy from A Bright Corner, to design this mont’s quilt.  Andy came up with this super AMAZING and super… [read more]

Rustic Pines {A 5 Fat Quarter Fun Quilt}

It’s Christmas in July!  I love making a Christmas quilt in the summer – I never have time when it gets closer to Christmas!!  You are going to love this Rustic Pines Quilt!  Choose your 5 favorite Christmas Fat Quarters and let’s get sewing!! I choose the Comfort and Joy line from Riley Blake.  It… [read more]

Sharktown Scripture Cover

  Since my daughter’s favorite animal is a shark, I knew I had to make her a new scripture for her Seminary graduation out of Sharktown by Riley Blake Designs.  She was so surprised!!!  You can follow this tutorial for the full instructions.  Please note that the below diagram shows the measurements for this style.  All… [read more]

Sharkey Quilt {Free Pattern}

When I saw this new fabric from Riley Blake Designs called Sharktown I completely FREAKED OUT!!!  And then I showed my daughter (whose favorite animals are sharks) and she TOTALLY FREAKED OUT!  So I promised her a Sharkey Quilt for one of her many graduation presents.  I Love Love Love theme prints, especially animal theme… [read more]

Star Spangled Pineapple Quilt

Amber and I have had so much fun sewing along with you these past few months!  We love your versions of our Five Fat Quarter Fun patterns and have enjoyed making new friends through this sewing series!!  Thank You!!!  We are so happy it’s June 1st and we get to share this fun Star Spangled… [read more]

Garden Box Quilt {Free Pattern}

I’m super excited to share this fun quilt pattern with you!  I’m always looking for ways to sew quilts with large prints – because I fall for large prints every time! These adorable fabrics are from Garden Roost by Blend Fabrics.  I love the vintage feel they have and the colors are so amazing!!!  … [read more]

Sizzix Captain America Graduation Cap

I can’t believe Ella is graduating from High School!!  Where did the time go?  She and her BFF got together to decorate their graduation caps.  Of course they came over to our house and ransacked my Sizzix closet and felt drawer! They wanted to represent the Winter Solider in their “CAP”-decorating (since they are both fighting… [read more]

Tutti-Fruitti Market Tote Bag

This tote bag is by far my most used tote bag I own!!  What I love about it is that it is super big but folds up small so you can keep it in our purse or in your car.  My goal is to sew a bunch of these and use them when I go… [read more]

Circa 1974 Quilt Pattern – Featuring Gingham Girls

It’s a 1970’s sunshiny day over here!!!  As soon as I saw Diary of a Quilter’s Gingham Girls new fabric line I knew it was for me!!  She did an amazing job of packaging up my childhood into a fabric line!  (And yes, all of you now know how old I am!!!) You can read… [read more]

Lemonade Stand Quilt

I am so happy to be the next stop on Lori Whitlock’s Happy Day Blog Tour!  Lori’s latest fabric collection from Riley Blake Designs has just been released!  It’s bright, cheery, and just makes you smile!  Living in California it’s all about the citrus and we love our lemons!  One of the fabrics in Happy… [read more]

Five Fat Quarter Fun “May Flowers”

Happy MAY!!!!  Amber and I are super excited to bring you the next quilt in our 5 Fat Quarter Fun Series!!  It’s called May Flowers and its the perfect spring quilt to add to your home.  And better yet it uses only 5 fat quarters and 2 1/4 yards of background fabric. Amber and I… [read more]

14 Day Walk with Christ 2017

Every Easter our family participates in a “14 Day Walk With Christ”.  This takes place the 2 weeks leading up to Easter.  Life is so busy and rushed,  Easter can come and go before we know it.  It has been extremely meaningful to focus extra attention on the Savior during these two weeks.  Every day we have… [read more]

{Garden Path} a 5 Fat Quarter Fun Quilt

It’s April 1st and our new 5 Fat Quarter Fun quilt pattern is no joke!  Meet Garden Path, our latest quilt using only 5 fat quarters, background fabric and border fabric!  We love the challenge each month brings with designing a fresh quilt with only 5 fat quarters.  We love that you are sewing along… [read more]

A Tribute to My Nana and Memory Quilts in Her Rememberance

This month our family lost our sweet Nana at age 97. Nana has been a major part of my life since I was born.  She was a woman of faith and love, always caring more for others than herself.  She delighted in every day and found joy in the little things. We gathered as a… [read more]

Snuggle Bunny Quilt {Wonderland 2 Blog Tour}

I’m super excited to be participating in the Riley Blake Designs Wonderland Two Blog Tour today.  Melissa Mortenson from the Polka Dot Chair is as sweet as her adorable bunny fabric!!  I can’t even begin to say how much I love this fabric line!! I wanted to make a little something that used most of… [read more]

Sweetie Pie Sew Along {Strawberry Pie}

It’s my turn on Lori Holt’s Sweetie Pie Sew Along!  It’s been so much fun to see everyone’s take on these adorable blocks. Of course I choose to make the strawberry block because I live in Southern California where we have strawberries all year round! Lori’s templates are super easy to use and I love… [read more]

EPIC Star Wars Throw Quilt

I have been collecting Star Wars fabric for quite a while!  I just purchased some Rogue One fabrics from Fat Quarter Shop to complete my collection!  My daughter and I thought it would be fun to make a super nerdy Star Wars Quilt for her BFF and fellow Star Wars nerd!!  We found this gray… [read more]

All Stacked Up {5 Fat Quarter Fun Quilt}

Welcome to the 4th edition of the Five Fat Quarter Fun Sewing Series!!  Amber and I have teamed up to bring you a super fun quilt that you can make with only 5 fat quarters and some additional background yardage!  This month we are focusing on theme prints.  This quilt pattern is great to use… [read more]

Bunny Hop Quilt Pattern {Free}

Today I’m sharing my latest pattern for this fun spring wallhanging.  There is just something about hanging a new quilt that makes your house feel all happy!! This quilt measures 40″ square and is perfect for hanging, placing on a table or couch.  I used my Sizzix dies for all the triangles and the bunny… [read more]

Spring Burlap Table Runner with Appliqué Bunnies

I love spring and I love bunnies and I love this Sizzix Rabbit Die! It is my most favorite Sizzix die of ALL TIME!! It is totally feels like spring here in Southern California! I love it! I’m ready to get all my spring home decor out and I needed a new table runner in… [read more]

Fat Quarter Shop Sew Along #2

It’s February 15th and that means Fat Quarter Shop Sew Along Time!  I had so much fun making the second block of their sewing series.  You can download the block by clicking HERE. There is even a video! I am thrilled with my red and white idea and I hope I can keep it going… [read more]

Vintage Kitty Valentines

I’ve had a few questions about this project so I’m reposting it just for you!   I’m excited to be sharing my tutorial for these darling Vintage Valentines!  They are super fun to make and sew up quick!  In fact, my 6 year old daughter even made one all by herself!  All the wonderful fabrics… [read more]

My Favorite Baby Quilt Pattern

I love to give quilts for baby gifts!  Sometime there isn’t enough time for an elaborate pattern.  This is my Go-To pattern for a baby quilt.  I put this Panda themed quilt top together in 1.5 hours this morning – which included choosing fabrics and cutting!  I love this pattern with theme prints and these… [read more]

Chains of Love {5 Fat Quarter Fun Quilt}

Amber and I are SUPER EXCITED to bring you our 3rd 5 Fat Quarter Fun Quilt – and this one is our Valentine’s edition!!!!  We can’t get enough of red and pink and hearts so we pushed the limits on our 5 fat quarters and came up with this!!!!  It’s a 50″ square quilt with… [read more]

Preppy Plaid Tote Bag & Quilt Tutorial

I am so totally excited to be a part of the Enchanted Blog Tour sponsored by Riley Blake Designs!  You can see the entire collection designed by Dodi Poulsen of Two Sisters at Squirrel Hollow by clicking here 🙂 When I saw this new fabric line from Riley Blake Designs called Enchanted, my heart stopped.  I took… [read more]

Valentine’s Day Art

I’m giving my daughter a little shout out today on my blog!  She has just finished stocking her Etsy shop with these adorable vintage-inspired wood signs.  I’m hoping she will make me a set if she’s not too busy!  You can check out her art by visiting her Etsy shop, EllaSketchArt.  All the items are… [read more]

Fat Quarter Shop Quilt Along 2017 Block #1

I’m so excited to be sewing along with Fat Quarter Shop’s 2017 Charity Quilt Along!!!  Today they are kicking off things with Block #1,  Souvenir of Friendship. Download your free pattern today, and be sure to donate to Make-A-Wish! Well actually Mufasa and I are both sewing along!!!  I decided to go with a traditional red and white… [read more]

Five Fat Quarter Fun {Cabin Fever}

We are super excited to bring you the second edition of 5 Fat Quarter Fun!!!  Amber from Gigi’s Thimble and I have been cooped up all January – she lives in the snow and it’s been raining every day here in Southern California!  This quilt is the perfect quilt to snuggle with on the couch… [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

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]

Sizzix Heart Quilt

I think I love Valentine's Day so much because it pulls me out of the "After Christmas Blues".  It's bright, and happy!  I love the simplicity of this quilt - a simple heart applique.  What makes it feel special is that no two hearts are the same and ... [read more]

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Quilting

Stair Steps Quilt Pattern featuring Briar Rose

  I am so excited to share my newest quilt pattern with you!  Last year I went to Sewing Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah and I went on a "Bus Tour" of several quilt shops in the area.  It was a blast.  I picked up all these fabrics in the Briar ... [read more]

Winterberry Quilt

I visited my friend Tina in New Jersey this summer!  We sewed for 5 straight days and this is one of the quilts we put together. I just got it back from the quilter; just in time for December!  The fabrics are called Winterberry by Moda.  We ... [read more]

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