Scrappy Quilt Show

I thought I should share some of the quilts I have made, I am missing some photos, but most are here for you to see. Throughout this post you will see my quilts from when I started out through today. I am proud of each one (even if they weren’t great) because they’ve all taught…

Crumb Update

Yesterday was a day for relaxing. I spent the morning at a friends house, drinking coffee and playing cards. I was scheduled for a prep meeting at the courthouse but it was canceled, which I found out halfway there. After that I turned around and used my meeting time to work on some crumb blocks….

Paper Piecing Tutorial

After the release of the Sunflower Fields pattern, I had several people ask me about the paper piecing aspect of the pattern.  In fact, the majority of the questions about the pattern were focused on the paper piecing.  Is it hard? How much of the quilt is paper pieced? Could a beginner do the paper…

Crumb Progress

Did you catch Quilt Cam on Saturday? I love that Bonnie Hunter does these live sewing videos. On days when I am home and she lets us know in advance, I set an alarm so I know when to tune in. Today I worked along by sewing some more crumb blocks. After an hour I…

Block Two

Welcome to Block Two of our Block of the Week project! Each block in this project will be a 16-Patch (4×4) pieced using Half Square Triangle Units. Note: If you made all of your Half Square Triangle blocks after the Introduction post, you can scroll down to the portion of the post for block assembly! …

Quilting the Baby Quilt

The baby quilt I posted yesterday is finished.  Quilted, bound and ready to go.  I do all of my own quilting on my Juki TL2000-QI.  Most of the quilting I do is a basic Stipple/Meander, although I’ve thrown a few feather borders on some of my large quilts, and have played around with more complicated…

Free Pattern: Baby Quilt

This quilt was made as a gift for my coworker and his wife, who are expecting a baby. This quilt finishes at 34 1/2″ x 43 1/2″. Yardage Requirements: 3/4 Yard Neutrals 2 1/2 Yard Assorted Dark Fabrics 1/2 Yard Border Fabric Rotary Cutting: From DARK Fabrics,Cut (72) 2 7/8″ Squares (108) 2 1/2″ Squares…

Pin Basting a Small Quilt

Today I want to show you how I pin-baste a small quilt. My coworker and his wife are having a baby, so a whipped up a small quilt as a gift for them. For large quilts, I baste them on a quilt frame at my in-laws house.  For anything under 50″ or so, I baste…

Dear Jane Progress

One of my goals for 2019 is to make AT LEAST two blocks each month for Dear Jane. I figure since it’s a long term project I can get away with minimal progress and still feel like I’ve accomplished something. Here is my first Dear Jane Block of the year. So far so good. My…