Let's end the month of March with 2 super cool and free quilt patterns to download and begin sewing right away because we must stay busy so our minds won't wonder about sad stuff. Holiday Retreat is the quilt I designed for Moda Fabrics' Forest Frost Glitter collection. It measures 82" x 94" and the blocks finish at 12" and 6". The techniques include easy piecing, machine applique', and easy paper piecing. You've asked me before which one I prefer: foundation paper or tracing paper. I … [Read more...] about Download Free Quilt Patterns today
I created a second version of my Nature Lover design, which is a Butterfly quilt pattern to make in a day. Among the many baby quilt patterns out there, this would be fun if made with novelty fabrics. You can also use it as a wall hanging or a table topper. This quilt measures 47” x 47” and the block finishes at 8” so it can be made quickly. Sometimes, we want to make a quilt but we can't spend too much time on it. I guarantee you will spend more time pulling fabrics together than … [Read more...] about Butterfly quilt pattern to make in a day.
How was your Christmas? I hope everything went smoothly, the food was awesome, and the company cheerful. My oldest son and his two boys could not come home this year, so my husband and two younger sons (19 and 18) enjoyed a quiet and fun Christmas. We even played cards all afternoon on Christmas day (say, What???). What a memory to keep! Let me show you the best desserts we loved this Christmas. Because it was just the four of us, there was one dessert for Christmas Eve and one for … [Read more...] about Best desserts we loved this Christmas
Last weekend, I had the privilege of visiting the Quilt Exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. Although I know someone actually spent four hours viewing the quilts, the hour I was able to spend there filled me with awe and inspiration. The quilts above are by Shizuko Kuroha from Tokyo, Japan. This exhibit was called Pieces of My Life and featured her amazing, intricate quilts made with fabrics from her extensive collection of antique Japanese fabrics, especially indigo … [Read more...] about International Quilt Festival in Houston
I love changing quilts around my house to reflect the season. Or my mood. This Table Topper with applique' flowers is the best one for me right now, and it was a long time coming together! I finished this table topper about SEVEN years ago and totally forgot about it! It is now quilted (thanks to Melissa at Sew Shabby Quilting), bound, and living on my dining room table. I love its colors and, best of all, the applique'! The flowers on the main fabric are colorful and fun so I … [Read more...] about Table Topper with applique’ flowers
We've had beautiful Fall days in Utah with chillier weather, though this week the temperatures are back up into the 60s (F). This is the perfect opportunity to show you 5 creative fall quilts with applique', for those days when you decide to stay in and do some leaf-peeping of the 'let's-find-fall-leaves-in-my-fabric-stash' kind. [Edited: June 14, 2020] Lest you think I am consumed by Christmas projects, above is a mini quilt I finished last week. "Itty Bitty Roses" measures 12", the … [Read more...] about 5 creative fall quilts with applique’ and reproduction fabrics