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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]

Kitty Love Quilt Pattern is Here!!

It’s here!  It’s here!  My latest quilt pattern, Kitty Love!!!   January is feeling quite dreary!!!  I created this cheery Valentine pattern to brighten things up around here!  It is available for purchase in my Etsy shop.  The pattern is a PDF and has full color instructions and diagrams.   I made this quilt with a variety… [read more]

Young Women Camp 2016 Re-Cap {Girls Camp}

I love Young Women Camp!  Here is a little re-cap of our 2016 camp.  I love sharing ideas and thought these might be helpful to someone out there!  This might be the worlds longest blog post.  I’ve tired to break up the post into categories.  Here we go!  If you want any of the documents, click… [read more]

Riley Blake Speedster Quilt Tutorial

A little update on one of my favorite quilts….. I am so in love with this fabric called Speedster by Riley Blake Designs!!!  I created this quilt for my son, Ryan, for his 11th birthday. You can personalize the quilt by adding a favorite number, team number, or in this case, a special birthday age. This is… [read more]

Jewelry Travel Set {Zipper Pouch}

What do you give someone who has everything?  It can be challenging!  I thought my mom would love this fun travel jewelry bag!  It has little individual pouches to put bracelets and necklaces.  They all fit into this quilted zipper pouch.  I used the Wildwood collection from Blend Fabrics. Instead of rewriting this tutorial, here… [read more]

Captain America Child’s Apron

Do you have a little kitchen helper at your house?  Sally bakes everything with me!!  At 8 years old she has a few recipes she can make all by herself!  For Christmas I thought she needed her own measuring cups and spoons and Captain America Apron!!!  This is a basic pattern that can be made… [read more]

Vinyl Covered Fabric Pencil Pouch Tutorial

I love sewing zipper pouches!  This one is the perfect size to keep pens, pencils, and art supplies in.  What’s even more fun is I used Heat n Bond Vinyl to make the outside of the zipper pouch waterproof – it kind of has the look of oil cloth!  The kids were so excited!  They… [read more]

Marvel Covered Composition Book

If you know me at all you know I LOVE Composition Books!  I use one for everything: sewing notes, Christmas planning, Young Women Camp Planning, Journals, Gospel study notes, To Do Lists, and on and on!  I love sewing covers for these fun books to give them personality and also add durability!  I am loving… [read more]

Marvel Padded Sketchbook Case Tutorial

I love sewing for my kids!!!!  They are totally into Marvel right now so I’m so excited for this new line from Camelot Fabrics available at Fat Quarter Shop!!  This fun project is for a padded sketch book case with button closure (Sketch book measuring 9″x12″).  This case is also great for coloring books, journals,… [read more]

Christmas Ornaments and Art on Etsy

Proud Mommy Alert!!!!  I just want to take a moment and give my sweet daughter, @Ellasketch,  a shout out!  She has been working so hard this holiday season to paint amazing ornaments and decor for her Etsy shop!  She has been spending every moment in her room painting ornaments to fill orders.  She decided to… [read more]

Five Fat Quarter Fun {Free Quilt Pattern} Fresh Eggs

It’s so fun to loose yourself at the local quilt shop!! Sometimes it’s hard to know what to buy with so many amazing choices! Fat Quarters are a fun way to bring a little sampling home with you! This pattern was created after Amber, from Gigi’s Thimble, and I met up at a quilt shop… [read more]

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]


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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Polyester Flowers

 We made these in Relief Society.  They were really fun and super easy!!  To make these, get your polyester fabric - sheer and thin seemed to work the best.  Cut out circles - lots of variety in the sizes.  I played with mine ... [read more]

Napkin Pillow

 This is a fast, easy way to make a throw pillow.  Google "napkin pillow" and you will see lots of ideas.  There are different ways to construct this pillow, here is how I made mine:You will need 2 cloth napkins.  I bought these ... [read more]

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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]

Family Tree Quilt & Vinyl Saying

I finished the tree quilt. I love it. I used Moda Fandango charm packs for the leaves and the border. I had to draw the tree myself because I didn't have a pattern and I am not very good at drawing - so it turned out pretty good considering I ... [read more]

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