Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Wallflowers yardage

Wallflowers is in stores (finally!) and it’s been fun to see it popping up here and there.


Almost a whole year ago it started out as this:


Then from paper it went into the computer where it was digitized, colored, perfected, put in repeat, checked, re-checked, sent off, checked again, and finished!  More or less.

I spent way too many nights on the computer and drank way too much Dr. Pepper…but having it done and in my hands makes it all worth it and I’m so grateful for the opportunity.


My Mom made this cute apron…I love how she left the selvages on.  :)


And this top that that Suzanne made is about the cutest thing ever:

Everyday Top-1011a

Wallflowers is available now in brick and mortar quilt shops and online quilt shops.  You can find it online here, here, and here.

I have some charm packs and fat quarters to give away…leave a comment on this post (make sure I have your email!) and I’ll pick some winners later this week.    Giveaway closed….thanks!

Quilts for Sale

I put a handful of the quilts from my book into my Etsy shop if you’re in need of a quilt.  Turns out I have a few too many quilts!  Ok… maybe more than a few. 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Today is brought to you….

By the letter B:

B is for...

Bundles (and a bat)…these cute bundles came in the mail this week from Westwood Acres.  I lovey love love those dots. 

Rainbow Bundles

Barns (pretend they’re barns)…this quilt has been on my to do list for over a year after getting this layer cake.  Such cute fabric…and perfect for this pattern.

Suburbs blocks, Cluck Cluck Sew

Bummed…cause I’m not at Quilt Market setting up my booth today.  It was the right decision not to go and take some time off…but it’s still pretty lame!

Spring Market Set Up

Bunnies!!!!!  These guys are almost ready to go to their new homes. 


I’m going to miss them!  But not enough to have more anytime soon…me + momma bunny need a break!!!


Even if they are the cutest things on the planet.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Poppy’s Room

Poppy's baby room

This week I made a quilt for a friend who is adopting a little girl from China next month. 

She bought this Ikea fabric…but wanted it turned into a whole cloth quilt for her bed.  She won’t be sleeping in the crib…it’s just for holding things right now since it’s obviously vintage!

Ikea Quilt

It’s home d├ęcor weight…so I suggested we put minky on the back and cotton batting in the middle so it would be warm and soft.  Aaaand then I put my foot in my mouth because it was a BEAST to quilt.  Should’ve known!


Luckily with some trial and error it turned out perfect (and heavy!). 

The circles on the wall are bulls-eye quilt blocks she appliqued onto paper and framed.

Poppy's Room

We are so excited to meet Poppy…especially since she is exactly Sophie’s age!!  

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Finished Fall Basket Case

Basket Case

I was so happy to get this quilt finished up in time to use through the fall.  I sent this one to Kathy to be quilted and without any direction from me she did these amazing rows of loopty loops every 2 1/2”….it adds so much to this quilt.

Basket Case quilting

Basket Case folded

Basket Case Quilt

Here’s a better look at Kathy’s quilting.  For some reason I bought almost a whole bolt of this Bella solid blue fabric a long time ago…luckily it makes a nice backing because I think I’ve backed 5 quilts with it now!

Basket Case Loopy Quilting

The binding is the green vine stripe from my Wallflowers line (out in stores now yay!).  I’ll do a better post on Wallflowers soon but in the meantime you can find it here, here, and here.

Binding Basket Case

Basket Case binding

The pattern is Basket Case…you can find the pattern here.  Take a look at the top here and this post for how I modified the pattern for this quilt.

I’m off to brave Joann’s for Halloween costume materials…wish me luck.  ;)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Baby Bowtie

Baby Bowtie Quilt

It was time to clear some space in my sewing room dresser…so this little quilt finally caught a break and was finished.  I made this quilt 2 years ago for a tutorial (you can find the tutorial here)…and now I can finally donate it and find it a home.


Bowtie Quilt

Days like this I’m thankful for quick finish projects that give me a little time to myself. 

Because this cute little girl is a whirlwind!!!


A very happy whirlwind that can unload my drawers and cupboards in seconds. :)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Quilting Tutorial: Churn Dash Block

Churn Dash Block Tutorial, Cluck Cluck Sew

I knew I wouldn’t have time to make a real pattern with yardage requirements and everything…so this will have to do for now!  This is a fun quilt to make…chain piece everything and you can whip up a stack of blocks quick-ish. ;)

This tutorial makes a 9" finished block (9 1/2" unfinished).

You’ll need:

1 – 3 1/2" square (the blue fabric)
2 – 3 7/8" squares print fabric (orange fabric)
2 – 3 7/8" squares white fabric
1 – 2" x 15" strip of print fabric
1 – 2" x 15" strip of white fabric


1.  Draw a diagonal pencil line from corner to corner on each white square.  Place the white squares and print squares right sides together, sew a scant 1/4" on each side of the pencil line, cut down the pencil line, and press towards the print fabric.  That was a mouthful…here’s a better look at making half square triangles if your brand new to it.

When your done you should have four half square triangles that measure 3 1/2" each.

Sewing 20132-001

2.  Sew the 2" strips together, press towards the print fabric.  Here’s a look at your pieces so far:


3.  Cut the strip until into four squares 3 1/2" each.


4.  Layout your pieces into the block.  Sew the pieces into 3 rows.  Press top and bottom row seams towards the center unit, and the center row seams towards the outer units. 

Sewing 20131-001

5.  Press the block well, it should measure 9 1/2".

Churn Dash Block Tutorial

  Happy Churn Dashing!  A better look at my whole quilt top can be found here

Friday, October 4, 2013

A Fall Churn Dash

Fall Churn Dash Quilt, Cluck Cluck Sew

I love the way this quilt turned out…the bits of purple and brown work so well together.  The Kaffe Fassett purple polka dot is my favorite print in this quilt.

Fall Churn Dash, Cluck Cluck Sew

The blocks measure 9" finished, and the quilt top measures 54" x 63".  I’ll get a block tutorial written up this weekend…it’s a fun one to make!


Aaaaaand…more bunny pictures.  ;)


Happy weekend!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Aurifil - Block of the Month

Block of the Month October

I signed on to be an Aurifil Block of the Month designer last October for this October…and one year sure flew by fast! 


You can stop by the Aurifil blog right now for an interview with me…but be prepared for way more info and way more pictures than you could ever want to know or see!

You can also get the free PDF instructions for that block up there, as well as links to the other block of the month designs for 2013.


Here’s a fun peak into their factory in Italy.  I buy my thread from my local quilt shop, or you can also find it online here, or here.