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

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

Fall Into a QAL Quilt Top Settings!

Now that all 12 blocks for the Fall Into a QAL have been revealed, the hosts have completed their quilt tops for you to give you ideas and tips for setting layouts. Here is my completed quilt top: I’m so pleased with how it turned out! Not all of my blocks were exactly 12 1/2" … Continue reading Fall Into a QAL Quilt Top Settings!