Free Pattern Friday – Digital Inspiration Board Edition


Inspiration Board Example Last year I found something that I thought was pretty cool – the fact that some people keep a cork board (or something similar) in their craft/quilting studios with little things pinned to it as a way to get design inspiration. Quilted Cupcake podcast introduced me to the digital equivalent of this idea!  Pinterest is a fun way to make one or several inspiration boards as you browse the internet and organize them in a really useful {Read More}

WIP Wednesday


Firstly I’ll let you take a peek on what I’ve been doing when I’m not working on 10-minute blocks: Charm Square Pinwheel Blocks made with Origins by Basic Grey for Moda Cute right? I love them. I’ve got another charm pack I need to break into and I’ll either do more of these for a top full of pinwheels or make 4 patch blocks out of them. Then I’ll work on the final placement.  There are a lot of darks {Read More}

15 – Hexagons, Pinwheels, Survey Results and Upcoming Trips


Better photos of my quilted fabric bowl: Hexagon Playtime Results of trying out the MSQC Charm Square Pinwheel technique: Stocking up on batting Craft Store finds and Free Pattern Friday inspired a future project idea Planning some new land vacation trips – need tips on where to go in Asheville, NC and New York City! Quilting Survey Results Dog Food Information

Free Pattern Friday – May Flowers!

April showers bring May Flowers and here are some free patterns on how to make your own fabric flowers. Pink Paper Peppermints wrote a great tutorial on how to make these cute fabric flowers!  I can see adapting them for all sorts of stuff from applique’ to a fun piece of wall art.  I also think this would be a great way to use up scraps you aren’t sure what to do with.  This flower was part of her project {Read More}

Weekly Goals

Finish 12 blocks for the 2nd quilt top Begin appliqué for blocks with names Begin piecing tops together Sew hexagon soccer balls for name blocks I finished the blocks for one quilt top on Sunday and can now begin on the 2nd set of blocks.  Once I get the name blocks done I can piece the rest of the tops together and I’ll have two more quilt tops done.   I’ve been keeping my eye out for sports fabric but {Read More}

14 – A Quilted Fabric Basket, Upcoming Swaps, How to Task Manage Your Crafts


Procrastination Project of the Week: Quilted Fabric Bowl This is the fabric basket from my recent Free Pattern Friday post.  It is reversible.  The only issue I had was when I zig-zagged the edges some of the batting was poking through.  Not sure how to solve that quite yet. Note to self:  Make sure to test a chalk pencil before actually using it to draw lines.  The Dritz Dressmakers mechanical pencil worked great until you tried to wipe the chalk {Read More}

New Survey – Quilting Your Quilts

I was curious how other people typically quilted their quilts. I created a new survey! Please take a few minutes and fill it out. The results will be shared on a future podcast.

Sunbonnet Sue Revealed!


This was my gift to my wonderful mother for Mother’s Day.  I know she likes Sunbonnet Sue and while I didn’t have time to do a large project I thought something she could hang in her home to enjoy would be nice too.  So I found a template and added my own twist onto it.   The sun was a collection of templates sitting in my drawer normally used to make quilted feathers with.  I traced them onto fusible web {Read More}

Free Pattern Friday – A Quilted Fabric Bowl!

Ok you know how much I love my fabric bowls (I realized this past weekend I needed to make a new one to hold my binding clips) and in doing a search I found a NEW pattern for a quilted fabric bowl! Geta’s Quilting Studio – Quilted Fabric Bowl How cute is this?  And what a fun way to practice trapunto or another quilting technique that you want to try on the small scale while still finishing something you can {Read More}

Photo Update of Projects & Such


All the flowers I’ve sewn together so far and some new petals I’m thread basting. I really like it. Such a fun project. The growing tower of layer cake squares. I’m cutting the yellow fabric now so that will slowly grow to the size of the blue eventually. The cheater wall-hanging panels and the Martelli Quilting Hoops I’ve been talking about in the podcast Some pre-cuts waiting to be shown some love one day!