FREE Improv Spool Block Pattern

For some reason, I decided I needed to make a spool quilt. Somehow, one quilt turned into one large, one mini and one minimini! The purpose of this quilt was to play with low volume fabrics. I learned a lot. Some of the blocks turned out pretty good, and some of the blocks were not…

Mini Charms Challenge: Happy Hexi Flowers

My favorite thing to do with mini charms is English Paper Piecing (EPP). My free tutorial is a baby quilt called Happy Hexi Flowers. I loved this pattern so much that I made two of them! That doesn’t happen too often. This pattern takes four mini charm packs or one charm pack cut into fourths….

Blocks from the Past Quilt Along

I am starting off the new year with a quilt along with some friends from the book Teach Yourself Blocks from the Past by Marie Henry and Leisure Arts. We’d love to have you join us! The book is out of print, but used copies are available all over online. The quilt looks really old…

Tutorial: My Favorite Three Seam Skirt

With five girls, I have made my share of skirts. A year or two ago, I acquired a serger. This is where the skirt sewing began. After a few tries, I came up with this ultra fast skirt. It involves only three seams and no hemming! I have made dozens of these skirts. In fact,…

Moda Bake Shop: Hallie’s Hexi Stars

Today I have a post at Moda Bake Shop!     This is something new for me. I wanted to do something different with the hexagons that are all the rage. I cut them apart and sewed them together to make Hexi Stars. It was even more of a stretch because I hand pieced them…

Moda Bake Shop – Go Tell it on the Mountain

Today one of my quilts is on Moda Bake Shop!  I call it “Go Tell it on the Mountain.”  The fabric is Grace by Three Sisters.  It’s their Christmas fabric line, and the pattern is delectable mountains.  Made sense to me.  It’s a fun quilt using a layer cake and background fabric. When I went…

Receiving Blanket Tutorial

I thought it was about time I wrote up this tutorial that I had taken pictures for over a year ago.  I have made dozens of these blankets, and my kids have been dragging them around for years. While this receiving blanket is not uncommon, I have a little more relaxed way of making it….

Moda Bake Shop – Cinnamon Pecan Turnover

Take a look at my new tutorial posted over at Moda Bake Shop today! http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/12/cinnamon-pecan-turnover-quilt.html This is one of those quilts you just want to wrap up in.

Layer Cake Quilt Along 2010

You know a quilt along is almost here because the blog button has appeared! Layer Cake Quilt Along 2 Nov 2010 to 3 May 2011 Starting November 2nd, every other TUESDAY, instructions for a new 12″ block will be posted.  All of the blocks will be made from a layer cake (10″ squares) and yardage. …

Moda Bake Shop Tutorial – Summer Fresh Pillowcases

Yesterday I had a tutorial post at Moda Bake Shop for some fun pillowcases using some yardage and a honey bun!  I wanted to help out with the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge so I came up with this idea.  I like this challenge because you donate the pillowcases near or far to the organization that…