Bamboo Table Runner

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This weekend, we found ourselves in need of a birthday gift for a close family friend who is really hard to buy for!  A few years ago, I made him a fall colored runner for his table and he has kept it there ever since and really seemed to appreciate … Read More

EQ Ambassador–Do you EQ?

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EQ asked if I would consider being an EQ Ambassador for 2017 and I was happy to agree!  I purchased EQ7 at the beginning of 2012, five years ago now!  Just a few months prior, I had joined a the Cocorico Bee, a paper pieced bee.  I began designing blocks for … Read More

Mighty Lucky

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I just wanted to remind you that a new year of the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club has just begun!  I am starting out the year with my challenge called Transforming Inspiration into Original Designs.  It’s a topic that I am passionate about and hope that you will be too! The … Read More

Little Lady Project Bag

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My mom’s birthday is right on the heels of Christmas. I asked her if she’d like me to make her something and she asked for a sewing project bag using my Little Lady sewing machine block.  I really had fun picking fabrics that I thought she would enjoy. I particularly … Read More

Ice Skate Block

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I finished another block for my paper pieced Christmas quilt last night.  This is a pattern that I designed quite awhile ago, before I was using EQ7, so it will appear different to those of you who have purchased my more recent patterns.  But it’s just as good and goes … Read More

December Aurifil Designer of the Month: Amanda Herring

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The designer of the month for December is Amanda Herring, a fabric designer for Riley Blake.  Her company is The Quilted Fish. Here is Amanda’s flower block, made using her favorite shade of blue, a pretty turquoise.  You can find the block and an interview with Amanda here. Don’t forget, by submitting a … Read More

Christmas Tree Pattern

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I have a paper pieced Christmas themed quilt that I have been working on for a few years now.  I thought it was time to make a little more progress on it so I designed this Christmas Tree block!  I chose whimsical fabrics to suit the other blocks I’ve made … Read More

Seam Rippers Coming Tomorrow!

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Tomorrow morning I will be listing 10 seam rippers, one necklace seam ripper and 4 new “basting buddies” (used to close safety pins when basting quilts).  You can find them in my Etsy shop and they ship in the US only.  They would be the perfect Christmas gift for the … Read More

Pat Sloan’s Mega Fun Book Tour

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I am happy to join Pat Sloan in this book tour celebrating the publication of her millionth book (oh wait, I guess it is just number 30 something)!  She is one prolific writer/creator of all things quilting related!  This time, she is sharing basic information about machine and free motion quilting … Read More

Paper Pattern Gift Set–Special Offer!

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I do not normally list my paper patterns in my Etsy shop, but rather offer digital downloads. I thought it might be fun to have a limited time offer for holiday gift giving where I made the paper patterns available as gift sets.  I have set up a listing for … Read More

Heartland Tour Roundup

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Today marks the end of a successful two week blog tour that I hosted for Pat Bravo to celebrate her Heartland Fabric collection. Here is a quick round up of the projects: Week One We have a plus quilt from Debbie, knit baby pants from Jess, a top and bag from Charise, a Maker’s … Read More

EQ Mini Giveaway!

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I’m here to tell you about a new product called EQ Mini!  I have been a happy EQ7 user for quite a few years now.  It’s a complicated but useful program that has allowed me to create some really intricate paper pieced patterns.  I highly recommend it but it isn’t for … Read More

Gilmore Girls Sewalong Part 5

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If you are wondering what this coffee cup craziness is all about, just refer to earlier posts! This coffee cup belongs to Rory’s second boyfriend, Jess.  First off, though he cut school and was unmotivated academically, he was super smart and always had a book in his hand.  Now, for … Read More

Gilmore Girls Sewalong Part 4!

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I am continuing to make coffee cups using my Rise and Shine Coffee pattern (available in my Etsy, Craftsy and website shops) to suit the personalities of the main characters in the Gilmore Girls television series. You know this is Mrs. Kim’s cup, right?  Mrs. Kim is Lane’s mother.  She … Read More

Coffee Time!

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A couple of weeks ago, I started sewing blocks using my Rise and Shine Coffee Pattern and choosing my fabrics to describe each character in the Gilmore Girls series.  My goal is to finish this quilt before the new episodes air later this month! I have invited all of you to … Read More