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

Thanksgiving Presents: Quilted Pillows

When I saw the quilted pillow cover Merry and Bright by Amy Sinibaldi of Nana Company, I loved it and decided to make two, one for my sister and one for my mother. I rushed to have them done by Thanksgiving so I could give them as pre-Christmas gifts. The patchwork squares are 2 x … Continue reading Thanksgiving Presents: Quilted Pillows

Baby Quilts

Oh my gosh! A patterned fabric has made its way into my recent sewing projects. When I saw Carolyn Gavin’s  “BFFs” for Windham Fabrics, I had to order it and fortunately had reason to, my cousin and his wife had a baby girl. My Pusheen kitty quite likes to snuggle with this little blanket and I … Continue reading Baby Quilts

Halloween Mug Rug

When I got back into sewing and just started my blog in 2016, I made a Halloween mug rug for my partner’s October birthday. He loves all things Halloween. 👻 It was “Vlad” a design from Sandy and Cindy of Gray Barn Designs. Last year I made him an appliquéd one that I designed myself that … Continue reading Halloween Mug Rug