Tutorial: Scrappy Stars Hexie Pillow

I have a fun tutorial today as part of the Pillow Collective hosted by Amy Ellis over at Amy’s Creative Side. There are lots of creative and super talented ladies participating so be sure to check out all of the links below. My pillow design was inspired by an obsession with a set of mini […]

Christmas Labels

Are you still wrapping presents?! Don’t feel bad. I usually am, too, but this year I seem to be ahead of the game. Gift wrapping is honestly not one of my favorite things to do but it really does look so pretty when you take the time to do a nice job. This year I […]

Tutorial: Simple Holiday Napkins

{If you’re here for the Classic Modern Quilts blog tour, hop down to this post} These simple napkins are the perfect way to dress up your table during the holidays (or make a set as a hostess gift). I got into the habit of making a set of cloth napkins every six months or so […]

Tip: HST Marking

A few weeks ago I shared a tip for piecing half square triangles (HSTs) without marking. I have another time-saving tip today, this time for marking HSTs or snowball corners…or almost anything you need to mark for accurate piecing. You will need: a tracing wheel, a ruler, and transfer paper. Set your pieces for marking […]

Color Pop Pillow

My latest project is on the Moda Bake Shop today. It’s called Color Pop Pillow and its a modern disappearing nine-patch. It’s a simple project with lots of wow factor. My husband said it was his favorite thing I’ve made so far. 🙂 Check out the tutorial {here}.

Silhouette Cameo for Quilting

My Silhouette Cameo is one of my favorite crafting tools.  If you’ve never heard of the Silhouette Cameo, it is a digital cutting machine. I would describe it as a printer that instead of printing the design, uses a tiny blade to cut the design on paper, fabric, vinyl. etc. It even looks like a […]

Tutorial: Creating Quilt Labels

I’ve gotten a lot of questions about my quilt labels. I created the design in Photoshop and then had them printed by Spoonflower. I know that most people don’t have access to Photoshop  but you can still create something custom and stylish using software you probably do have – Microsoft PowerPoint. It’s a surprisingly versatile […]

Brick Pattern Rag Quilt Tutorial

This was a super easy and quick project. Before baby, I was never a fan of the rag quilt, but now I understand the appeal. Babies loves those fluffy raw edges and these things sew up fast (a couple of hours, included cutting and ragging time). This version is almost crib sized but will grow […]

Courthouse Steps

The Courthouse Steps block is a variation of a log cabin block. It traditionally has red center squares and a variety of light and dark fabrics that give you a chessboard effect on your finished quilt top (example here). This is the block I’ve chosen for my turn in the Twice Around the Block Bee. […]

Tutorial: Scrappy Stars

This scrappy 1930s quilt from the book Quilted Planet is the inspiration for my tutorial. I loved the scrappiness of this quilt, and I’ve spent quite a bit of  time searching the internet for a similar block. The closest thing I could find is “Rocky Road to Kansas” which uses strips of fabric instead of […]

cathedral window pillow – part 2

[for part 1 of this tutorial, click here] Finishing the Pillow I finished up the quilting and spent 5 minutes trimming my loose thread ends.  I left some loose threads on the back because it will be inside the pillow, which is a little bit unfortunate because I love how the back looks. This would really be a […]

cathedral window pillow – part 1

I started a new pillow for my living room. I ordered some extra Arcadia fabric so I will be able to make a quilt and some other items. This collection is the absolute perfect style and color scheme for our living room. Making the Pillow First, I made my cathedral window blocks. Then I sewed […]

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