New Quilters Blog 2018Well, hello there! I bet you’re looking at the title of this post and wondering why I’m calling myself a new quilt blogger. Well, we’ll get to that story a little later, but first, let me tell you about the awesome blog hop that I’m honored to be a part of, the fabulous prizes you could win, and the amazing quilters you’re going to meet: (Continue reading…)

antique hanky craftHallelujah! It’s my first UFO finish for the year! I can’t believe I’m saying this, but these Hanky Pillows have been about 5-6 years in the making…and it’s not because they take a long time!

As many of you might know, I lost my mom last year. After her death, my sister and I inherited a lot of her UFO projects. It was something that I tried to mentally prepare for, but the idea that these meaningful works of art would be left unfinished really bothered me. And after finishing this project, I really do feel that there is something therapeutic about being able to finish this one thing. There’s so much about death that feels like unfinished business, so to finish the one small thing that I can feels pretty good. It’s also a great reminder that my mom’s legacy will live on through us, and we can continue not just to sew, but to show love and compassion for people through our sewing. (Continue reading…)

A qick tutorial on how to trim half square triangles fasterI know I’ve completely lost it—this is the third pinwheel/half square triangle post in the past few months, but I have my reasons:

-You’re going to get an awesome new pattern later this month that includes *some* pinwheels, so you’re welcome in advance!

-I’ve made about 560 Half Square Triangles (140 pinwheels) in the past month, so I probably have lost it a little…

-I’ve got one more post on giant Half Square Triangles coming up, so just settle in. (Continue reading…)

Through the Woods Paper Pieced QuiltIt’s finally here!!

I’m so incredibly excited to present to you my newest design; Through the Woods.

This paper pieced quilt pattern has certainly been a labor of love, but every stitch was totally worth it! Before I even get started on all the details, I want to say thank you to all the pattern testers who made one (some made two already) top to make this an amazing pattern. Your feedback and input is priceless and helps make a great pattern for other quilters.

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A few weeks ago, I released my new FREE pattern: Oven Octo, this week I want to show you how to sew binding onto those weird angles! I haven’t done this before and after having a few difficulties with mine, I thought it would be well worth my while to research and report back to you on what I found! It’s actually pretty simple, I’ve made a few diagrams to make it even simpler! So, here we go: how to sew binding onto different angles… (Continue reading…)