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

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!

Fall Into a QAL Block 12 Release!

Hoot! Hoot! Isn’t he cute? I do love him and he is very happy to find his place in the Fall Into a QAL quilt. Block 12 “Owl” is the second appliqué block by Vanda Chittenden and the final one of the Fall Into a QAL. Visit her blog Quilting with Vanda to download the … Continue reading Fall Into a QAL Block 12 Release!

Fall Into a QAL Block 11 Release!

I love barns! Especially in the fall. Growing up in Centre County, Pennsylvania there were many in the surrounding farm lands. I thought they looked most pretty in the autumn; a red building against the backdrop of turning leaves and lots of hale bales in the fields. So it is my pleasure to bring you … Continue reading Fall Into a QAL Block 11 Release!

Fall Into a QAL Block 10 Release!

Block 10 of the Fall Into a QAL “Patchwork Pickles” is designed by Sandra Healy of Sandra Healy Designs where you can read her tutorial and download the free pattern! This an appliquéd block with piecing. The background and jars are quick to piece, the pattern provides you with easy to follow directions. The jars are … Continue reading Fall Into a QAL Block 10 Release!