“Sew, Let’s Quilt Along” Block 1 Release!

It is with my great pleasure to announce the release of Block 1 of the Sew, Let’s Quilt Along, “Sewing Machine” designed by Sandra Healy of Sandra Healy Designs. Visit Sandra’s blog to download her free pattern and view her tutorial post. We thought that a sewing machine would be the perfect start of a … Continue reading “Sew, Let’s Quilt Along” Block 1 Release!


Modern Star Quilt Progress

In between working behind the scenes on the Sew, Let’s Quilt Along, (the first mystery block will be released next Tuesday 3/12!), I am making progress on my version of Portland Modern Quilt Guild’s “Stars Galore” quilt. I’m making a total of nine 24 x 24” finished blocks with a total of 191 4.5” background  squares. When … Continue reading Modern Star Quilt Progress

Introducing the “Sew, Let’s Quilt Along”!

I am so happy to announce the launch of the latest free mystery quilt along from “Partners in Design." Sew, Let’s Quilt Along! We have designed thirteen new block patterns for you, with the theme of all things sewing! As a mystery QAL, participants will not know what the block design is until it is … Continue reading Introducing the “Sew, Let’s Quilt Along”!

Hearts on a string!

I  saw a cute “Heart Pennant Throw Pillow” tutorial on Amy Smart’s blog Diary of a Quilter. I made a table runner version for a February coffee table decoration 💕 I discovered that I have no batting (why???), so I used a piece of flannel for the center as well as a backing. It’s a … Continue reading Hearts on a string!

Quilted Placemats

Karla from My Sewful Retirement posted a set of really cool diamond shaped placemats she made. I had to make some myself! My fabric is from a charm pack of Free Spirit “Peacock Classics” by Kaffe Fassett. It is a different style than I normally gravitate to, but I was so intrigued by it, I … Continue reading Quilted Placemats


  The new year is off to a bit of a slow quilting start for me. I am working behind the scenes with Partners in Design on our upcoming and third QAL...look for our announcement next month! And I’m currently looking for a bed quilt pattern that calls to me to make it (soon I … Continue reading Hexies

Finished Quilt and a New Year!

I finished my mother’s Modern Matisse inspired quilt to deliver on Christmas day! Thank you to all who followed my progress and encouraged me. I did not quilt it as much as I wanted to but did managed to stitch in the ditches. I told my mother I could work on more quilting to add … Continue reading Finished Quilt and a New Year!

Modern Matisse Quit Top

Ahhhh, a quilt top! My goal is to finish this quilt for my mother by Christmas day! I have the three layers ready to be pinned tomorrow. I’m also working on a list of all the different quilt blocks used in the quilt. The backing I found for it is flannel and it’s perfect! In … Continue reading Modern Matisse Quit Top

Modern Matisse inspired quilt

My mother loves the artist Henri Matisse. She especially loves his cut-out pieces. She said to me that if I ever wanted to make her a quilt, she would like one a made of bright bandannas to compliment the Matisse posters she has.   Last January I started participating in Patterns by Jen’s #2018MonthlyColorChallenge. Each month a … Continue reading Modern Matisse inspired quilt

Felt ornaments

If you like to make Holiday ornaments, this little felt embellished Gingerbread House tutorial from Down Grapevine Lane is adorable! Actually, it is so cute I could hardly stand it and started making it the minute after I saw it! My little gingerbread man sure is happy to have a new home. My favorite part of … Continue reading Felt ornaments