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 the rescue!


I dove into my stash of Moda Vintage Picnic scraps – which are just the perfect colors to patch my Pyrex collection!


I drew the orange peels onto the Heat n Bond Lite….


and a press of the hot iron – and orange peels!

You can get the full set of instructions over at the Therm O Web Blog!


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.  dsc_0861

I made this quilt with a variety of Bonnie & Camille fabrics by Moda: Vintage Picnic, Hello Darling, Vintage Modern and Day Sail.


This quilt measures 31″ square and is perfect to hang on a wall or put on a table.  What I love about this pattern is that it is super versatile!  I have included instructions to sew the quilt with charm packs and background fabric!  I love my friend,  Tina’s version – she made 5 heart blocks and 4 heart blocks all with charm squares!!



Also included in the pattern is a pumpkin block so you can make balck cats and orange pumpkins for Halloween!!


Mufasa is totally thrilled with this fun quilt and I know you will be too!!!


Five Fat Quarter Fun {Free Quilt Pattern} Fresh Eggs

5 fat quarter fun logofresh 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 while in St. George, Utah. All you need is 5 fat quarters and some background fabric to put the top together! It’s even more fun when you shop and sew with friends!!  You can download the PDF by clicking HERE.



The finished quilt measures 34″ square and is perfect for a table or to hang on the wall!


Or it makes a purrrrrfect cat bed 🙂


I love Amber’s version – she did straight line quilting 🙂



Click HERE for an index of all the Five Fat Quarter Fun Patterns!!




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 my style.  BUT I have to say I have TOTALLY LOVED making this quilt!

IMG_9641 It’s so good to jump out of your comfort zone and try something totally new!  You will love how fun this quilt is – the templates make everything fit together perfectly.

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Click for Fabric requirements 🙂

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Here’s a little overview of the pattern.IMG_8848

The pattern calls for 2 1/2″ strips.  You sew them together and use this cook ruler to cut the exact size triangle.  vintage picnic little ruby quilt 6

The triangles spin around to form a pinwheel type pattern – cool huh 🙂vintage picnic little ruby quilt 7

I read all the instructions and watched the videos and still managed to sew my first 2 triangles together the wrong way – 3 times – YIKES!  Once I got that out of my system it was smooth sailing!vintage picnic little ruby quilt 8

I love having Ella around because I hand her a stack of blocks and she puts them together for me.  We did a little experimenting with the pattern for fun.

The blocks sewed together like a dream.  I just love this fabric!vintage picnic little ruby quilt 10

I used my Spray n Bond basting spray to baste the quilt and then machine quilted myself using a loopy floral design.

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I love bias gingham binding!  The great thing about Vintage Picnic is that the gingham is printed on the bias so it saves fabric and is easy to cut!

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I am thrilled with my Vintage Picnic fabric choice.  I will be keeping this quilt out all summer long!  I did modify my quilt slightly in that I made it a touch smaller.

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vintage picnic little ruby quilt 5 Mufasa seems pretty comfy on the new quilt!

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Be sure to check out the completed quilts from these amazing bloggers!

Melissa from Happy Quilting
Angie from Gnome Angel
Erin Cox from Why Not Sew
Andy from A Bright Corner
Heidi from Buttons & Butterflies
Pat from Pat Sloan
Peta from She Quilts a Lot
Heather from Quilt Story
Megan from Quilt Story
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Gerri from Planted Seed Designs
Sherri from A Quilting Life
Rebecca from Bryan House Quilts
Sherri from This & That Patterns
Jemima from Tied with a Ribbon
Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts
Stephanie from Modern Sewciety
Brooke from Silly Mama Quilts
Carrie from Moda’s United Notions

Birthday Cat-Cake Towel Tutorial

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It’s my birthday today!  To celebrate I made this fun appliqué towel with cat cupcakes – or Cat Cakes as I call them!  I bought this toweling by the yard.  It comes in lots of colors and styles.

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To make this towel you need:

1 towel or 1 yard toweling

6 charm squares for cats and cakes, I used Day Sail by Moda

3 scraps for candles

Heat n Bond Lite cut into 5″ squares

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Peel off the backing paper and position the Cat Cakes on the bottom of the towel.  Press to set in place.  Sew around each shape 2 times with navy thread.birthday cat cupcake applique day sail 11

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Make sure your cat approves 🙂birthday cat cupcake applique day sail 21


If you don’t have a July birthday, make this to celebrate our Nation’s Birthday!!!birthday cat cupcake applique day sail 14


Or make one for your cat’s birthday 🙂birthday cat cupcake applique day sail 2
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Mufasa loves the Sizzix Fabi.  He hears me getting it out and comes running!!!birthday cat cupcake applique day sail 24