Moonlight Path – Update and Christmas Version

Here is a little update on my Moonlight Path quilt tutorial!



I have always loved this pattern – it looks so much more difficult than it really is!


I just got it back from the quilter and I love love love how it turned out!

It’s perfect with the soft aqua minky on the back!

You can scroll down to find the full tutorial.

img_6504As a little bonus I’ve included a Christmas design which alternates red block and green block.  You can use all your scraps of low volume for the background – super fun!

I omitted the “cat” blocks in the Christmas version – it’s the same block repeating.

OK – I got totally carried away with the quilt design software and I have a bunch of different Christmas versions!  I can’t wait to make one!!!

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Let’s get started!!

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We will only be using 2 1/2″ strips for the blocks.

Each dark print 2 1/2″ strip will be enough for one block.  You need 50 dark strips for the 50 blocks.

Each light print 2 1/2″ strip will be enough for (2) blocks.  You need 25 light print strips.

Each medium print 2 1/2″ strip will be enough for (2) blocks.  You need 25 medium print strips.


Once the strips are cut, sew the light and medium strips together lengthwise.  Press toward the dark.  Sub-cut into 2 1/2″ increments.  Cut the dark strips in 4 1/2″ increments.  The above picture shows everything you need for one block.


Sew the strip set to the dark rectangle as pictured above.  You will have (4) of these units per block.


Continue sewing in this manner until all the strips are sewn into these units.


The pieced units will be sewn as pictured above, like a 4-patch.  I pressed the seams alternately as much as I could for easy matching.


Now you have a finished block!  Continue sewing all the units together to form 50 blocks.


I love how they each turned out!!!


Cat Blocks

You will need to make 6 additional fussy-cut cat blocks to mix in.

Fussy cut the cat fabric in 4 1/2″ squares.  Cut 6.

Cut (24) light 2 1/2″ squares.

Cut (24) medium 2 1/2″ squares.

Cut (24) dark 2 1/2″ squares.

Lay them out according to the photo below:


Sew the top and bottom rows together.  Sew the sides together, press, then sew to the sides of the cat square.  Finally sew the top and bottom rows to the center cat unit, matching seams.  Press.  img_6469

I love the cat block!  It wouldn’t be a quilt unless there was a little theme print in it!!!  Of course you could omit the cat blocks and just make 56 of the original blocks.


Lay the quilt out 7 blocks across and 8 rows down.  I had to play around with my blocks so they didn’t create an unwanted pattern.  It’s tricky to look random 🙂  Sew the blocks together pressing seams alternately with each row.  Sew the rows together pinning at every seam intersection.  Quilt, bind, love!




American Patchwork & Quilting Feb 2018 edition


Be sure to pick up the latest American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine that just went on sale!  You will find this inside!  I loved working with the Farmer’s Daughter fabric line by Moda.  It is so beautiful.  I am stunned by this amazing photo – it captures the quilt so well!!!  It’s a fun quilt with 20 blocks and sashing!103194855_web

Here is the magazine cover so you know what to look for!  I hope you love it!

Sparkle Quilt {Free Quilt Pattern}

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I am so totally in love with Simple Simon & Co’s latest fabric line Shine Bright by Riley Blake Designs!!  I just finished painting Sally’s room mint green and I designed this quilt for her bed!  The fabrics are perfect for girls – there is even a little bling on some of the fabrics!

Screen Shot 2017-12-06 at 12.49.36 AMYou will love how fast it comes together – each square is a 5″ charm square.  sparkle quilt
You can download the free PDF pattern by clicking HERE.

sparkle quilt blockEach block is cuter than the next!!
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Happiness is Handmade Table Runner


I am so happy to be a part of Lori Whitlock’s Happiness is Handmade blog tour!  Lori is such a sweet and talented gal and her new line of fabric totally captured my heart!

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The fabrics are playful and whimsical and are just what you need in your Quilty stash!

Her floral print is what totally pushed me over the edge!  I was inspired by the vintage feel of the floral fabric to make a table runner – perfect for afternoon tea!


I love all the fabrics in this line – I chose a more subtle palette for this project.  The table runner is from Sherri Falls’ Tablerunner Bliss book and this pattern is called Blossom Tablerunner.


The flowers are so vintage-y beautiful!!!


I even used the navy floral for the binding.  I really want a whole dress out of this fabric!

The colors are perfect for my kitchen but it might just end up in the family room!

Thanks for stopping by!!!  I’d love to invite you over for tea 🙂

Christmas Party Quilt Reveal

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I just got my Christmas Party quilt back from my quilter!  I am so in love with this quilt!  My quilt model needed some work so here he is showing off the beautiful snowflake quilting!christmas party quilt 3

My favorite part of the quilt is the green cat border combined with the pink candy cane binding – SERIOUSLY!!!!!

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The back is a light aqua with small circles – from the Daysail line by party quilt pattern
It goes perfectly in my retro-whimsy family room – but it’s actually going to be hung upstairs in the party quilt
You can find the pattern for this quilt in my Etsy shop.  I hope you like it!

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Christmas Party Quilt Pattern

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Meet Christmas Party!  My newest quilt pattern!  I was totally inspired by a fat quarter bundle of Cotton + Steel Noel that I bought from Fat Quarter Shop!

Screen Shot 2017-11-17 at 9.50.59 AMI loved all the retro designs and the fun prints.  I designed this pattern so you could let  your favorite Christmas theme prints be the star of the quilt!!!  It’s so whimsical – just like a Christmas Party!!  The quilt measures 67″ x 77″ and uses 20 fat quarters, background yardage and border yardage.  The circle blocks measure 12″ and the swirl blocks measure 6″.

You can purchase the PDF quilt pattern in my Etsy shop and download it instantly.

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I wish I had a fun Christmasy background for my photos – it’s still 80 degrees here in California!
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Baby Mufasa loves every new quilt!!!

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You could easily change out the color scheme and go more traditional red and green – or – it would work for any holiday – or – it would be cute with your favorite new collection of fabric!!

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Such a lovely Christmas background….hahahah!! You gotta love California!!christmas party quilt 11
I hope you love the pattern!  Sew along with me and use the hashtag #christmaspartyquilt on Instagram!!!
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I Love Cats {Christmas Version}

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I couldn’t resist turning my I Love Cats pattern into a Christmas quilt!  Who doesn’t love red & green cats with ornaments!

You can download the ornament pattern by clicking HERE.

Simply switch out the heart block from the original pattern with the ornament block!


You can find the pattern for the mini quilt by clicking block 3

I feel like these two cats need names… block 2 They are so fun to make!


Hanging Around – a free quilt pattern

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I’m super excited to share this fun pattern with you!  I’m always looking for ways to use my favorite theme prints!  This one is my new “go-to” – perfect for a throw quilt, or remove a few blocks and it’s a baby quilt size!  The fabrics in this quilt are from Blend Fabrics Rainforest Slumber.

IMG_3342Who knew sloths could be so adorable!!  The finished quilt measures 62″ x 62″ and the finished block size is 10″


You can click here to download the PDF pattern.

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This pattern is so versatile – picture a sports quilt or even a Christmas quilt!!DSC_0921

Mufasa looks thrilled 🙂


I hope you enjoy this pattern – be sure to post pictures on Instagram and tag me in your photos so I can see your creations!!

Flower Market {Free Quilt Pattern}

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I love floral prints – the bigger the better!  Chelsea Market by Blend Fabrics has all the perfect floral prints in one fabric line!!  I created this quilt to show off the beautiful flowers – sometimes you just don’t want to cut your fabric up into small bits.  This quilt pattern would work well for any of your favorite large prints!DSC_0963

The block size is 14″ and the overall quilt measures 56″ x 70″.


It’s the perfect size for a throw or for the end of a bed.  You can download the PDF by clicking here.  I hope you love it!!DSC_0960

The Good in the Good Life Quilt Pattern

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In our family we have a little saying….well actually it’s song lyrics….. “You put the GOOD in the GOOD LIFE.”  I knew I had to use the Good Life fabric from Moda and I knew the quilt had to have words.  So meet my newest quilt pattern!the good life quilt 2

This whimsical quilt measures 37″ square and is perfect to hang on a wall, place on a table, or give as a gift to someone who puts “good” in your life :). The border is made entirely from charm squares, which is super fun because I collect charm packs!  It’s available in my Etsy shop as a PDF download for only $5.00!!the good life quilt pattern 2

The letters are machine appliquéd.  Yes, you have to cut them all by hand, but it’s kind of fun!  I put on a movie, sat down with my scissors, and it went by fast!the good life quilt pattern 4

I thought I would be a nerd and pose with my quilt while my 9 year old took my picture….hahah!the good life quilt pattern 7

The blocks are super fun to make and I love that you can use all the fabrics in a charm pack.the good life quilt pattern 5

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