I didn't mean to be away from my blog for so long. First, we were traveling. Jimmy and I went to Tennessee to see my sister be promoted to Major in the US Army. Proud doesn't even begin to describe it. We got to spend a few days with her and our visits are never … Continue reading A Brief Hiatus
If you're finding my blog from the Moda Bake Shop Summer Quilt-A-Long, welcome! I'm so glad to have you here. I'm thrilled to be sharing another block pattern on the Moda Bake Shop. My Summer at the Shore block was inspired by Vinalhaven, ME. My husband's family has visited there each summer for decades and … Continue reading Summer Sparklers
Folded corners or “stitch and flip” corners pop up in a lot of quilt blocks. I use them in my patterns like Hard Candy and Ghostly Glow Town. When I first started quilting, I had trouble being accurate with my stitching. My results were wonky blocks and missed points. I love the look so I … Continue reading Folded Corners: Three Methods
I say it all the time, but I really think this one might be my favorite pattern I've designed. There's just something about this block that I love. It goes together quickly and offers lots of versatility in layout options. For the first time, I've also included multiple quilt size options. This is a a … Continue reading Hard Candy – My New Pattern
Back in January, I met with a friend whose father had passed away after a battle with cancer. She wanted to memorialize some of his shirts into a quilt. I happily agreed. I hadn't yet made a t shirt quilt myself, but I knew the basics – cut the t shirts into squares, stabilize, add … Continue reading Review: A Too-Cool Style T- shirt Quilt
Do you sell your quilts? I get this question a lot, especially from my friends and family that aren't quilters. I never know quite what to say, how to give an answer that won't turn into a soapbox, or how to wrap up my response in a neat little package. Because even though the question … Continue reading Do you sell your quilts?
I've got another recipe up on the Moda Bake Shop here, and I know I've said it before, but I absolutely love this quilt! When I saw the Nova Collection by Basic Grey, I knew I needed to use them in a quilt. The fabrics are so rich and deep, the patterns gorgeous, and there's … Continue reading Meet Starlite
I love a good challenge. My life in the past two years has been full of plenty of challenges, but not all of them were good. House disasters, health disasters, my life has seemed to be a series of catastrophes, one after another. My friends will tell you I met those challenges with poise and … Continue reading Henry Glass Desire to Inspire Challenge
Today is National Quilting Day here in the United States. I had a bit of a late start because my little quilt helper wanted to snuggle with mama in bed and watch Elmo. I really can't say no to his face. Can you blame me? In that photo, you can see a little sneak peek … Continue reading Happy National Quilting Day!
Time has gotten away from me (I have a toddler, so I never really have a firm grasp on my time), but February has been a good, busy month. I started off with a finish and I have a second finish to share! This quilt is called "O Christmas Tree" and I started it about … Continue reading February Recap