Thursday, September 29, 2016

Guest Posting at Quiltmaker

I just wanted to pop in very quickly to let you know that I am guess posting over at Quiltmaker Magazine's blog Quilty Pleasures today :)  

I am sharing a little back stage look at the making of the Kiku Quilt and sharing a paper piecing tip that will speed up your piecing.


Please pop over top Quilty Pleasures to check the post out, thanks!!




Meadow Mystery Quilt {My Block 6}

This month for the Meadow Mystery Quilt we started piecing some half square triangles and make some Block 6's.  I am loving seeing everyone's blocks coming together.  If you want to join in, it is not too late!

Some links for more information:

I am making two versions of the Meadow Mystery Quilt, a more traditional version using Gentle Breezes by Maywood Studio and a more modern version using some of my favorite text prints.  Don't worry, the blocks will not be placed in this orientation in the finished quilt :)



The instructions are given out on the first Thursday of every month so the next set of instructions will be posted on the blog next Thursday, October 6th.

I am linking up with Let's Bee Social at Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts and Needle and Thread Thursday at Kelly @My Quilt Infatuation.




Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Blogger's Quilt Festival {Voting}

The Fall 2016 Blogger's Quilt Festival is going on at Amy's blog Amy's Creative Side and voting is now open in the 12 different quilt categories.  Prizes are given out in each category by popular vote.


The festival has such wonderful inspiration, within each category, you can click on any of the quilts to be taken to a post explaining more about the quilt, usually including how the quilter made the quilt and additional photographs.

You can find all of the different categories to vote in here and enter to win a Baby Lock sewing machine here!

Just as a reminder, my entries are:



(Canvas Lines photograph by Kitty @ Night Quilter)

Thanks for taking the time to visit the Festival and vote for your favorites!




Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Vintage Star {Pattern Launch}

I am excited to announce my second pattern release this fall, Vintage Star, is now available! You can find the pattern:

Digital download version: Etsy, and on Craftsy
Printed version: Etsy

The pattern (in both formats) will be on sale for $7.50 until October 4th. 
 (You can use coupon code TWOPATTERNS for $2 off two patterns or THREEPATTERNS $4 off 3 patterns in Etsy for even more savings!)


I actually made this quilt back in January 2014 (I can't believe that it was so long ago!).  The cover quilt was made using the Scrumptious fabric collection by Bonnie and Camille for Moda.

The pattern was always on my to do list but always seemed to pushed down the list for another project.  I am so happy that I can finally cross it off my list :)

Vintage Star is an intermediate-level, layer cake friendly pattern.  The blocks contain a bunch of flying geese and are not the quickest to make, but I think that they have a really cool look to them.  The pattern contains instructions for baby and lap sized quilts.

Each star block uses 2 layer cake slices (10" x 10") and some background fabric. I really like how this design is made from a layer cake but does not look like a typical layer cake pattern.



I want to thank all of my pattern testers and reviewers, their suggestions and edits have greatly improved the pattern!  Some of my reviewers are offering giveaways of both Vintage Star and Check Plus (released yesterday).  Click the links marked as giveaway for a chance to win!


Here are some of the wonderful tester versions:















Just as a reminder: The pattern is now available on Etsy and Craftsy for $7.50 until October 4th.

I am linking up with Let's Bee Social at Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts and Needle and Thread Thursday at Kelly @My Quilt Infatuation.






Monday, September 26, 2016

Check Plus {Pattern Launch}

I am excited to announce that my pattern, Check Plus, is now available! You can find the pattern:

Digital download version: Etsy, and on Craftsy
Printed version: Etsy

The pattern (in both formats) will be on sale for $7.50 until October 4th. 
 (You can use coupon code TWOPATTERNS for $2 off two patterns or THREEPATTERNS $4 off 3 patterns in Etsy for even more savings!)


The lap size version of Check Plus was originally published in the November/December 2014 issue of Quilty Magazine and used the April Showers fabric collection by Bonnie and Camille for Moda.

I have received numerous requests for alternative sizes over the past couple of years so I am happy to be able to release the pattern with 4 sizes.  Check Plus is beginner-level, fat quarter friendly and is now expanded to include baby, lap, twin, and king sizes.


I want to thank all of my pattern testers and reviewers, their suggestions and edits have greatly improved the pattern!  Some of my reviewers are offering giveaways of Check Plus (and Vintage Star which will be posted about tomorrow).  Click the links marked as giveaway for a chance to win!

Beth of Cooking Up Quilts (giveaway, plus Beth is releasing her wonderful new pattern Stack O'Bubbles today!)

Here are some of the wonderful tester versions:


Just as a reminder: The pattern is now available on Etsy and Craftsy for $7.50 until October 4th.

Come back tomorrow for the release of Vintage Star :)

I'm happy to be linking up to Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts's linky party Main Crush Monday