Making Connections Blog Hop + {GIVEAWAY}

I’m so excited that I got to be part of the blog hop for Dorie Hruska’s new book, Making Connections. I really feel like this book gave me some serious “A-HA!” moments, and really has allowed me to take my longer quilting to the next level.   Making Connections focuses on quilting with a grid layout, and whether that grid is actual or perceived, it really takes a lot of the.. Read More

{New Pattern}: Paper Cut Quilt + a Free Embroidery Download

PaperCut (12 of 14)

I’m so excited that I *finally* have this pattern finished and ready to share with the world! At the beginning of the year, I set this wildly ambitious goal that I would release one quilt pattern per month for all of 2017. It’s mid-April, and this is my first pattern ready for release, so clearly I’m nailing this goal thing. 😂 Anyway, this quilt was a real learning process for me.. Read More

{My Favorite Things}: Fabric + Sewing Machines

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. I earn a commission from every purchase made by clicking the link below. Hey there quilty friends! Just dropping in here to talk to you about one of my FAVORITE places to shop online: If you click the image above, it will take you to Pink Castle Fabrics, which is one of my favorite places to shop. Not only does Brenda carry amazing fabrics, including hard-to-find.. Read More

{TUTORIAL}: Quilt-as-you-go Baby Quilt

A few years ago, I had the *brilliant* idea that I was not only going to have a successful career as a newborn photographer, but I was also going to be a prop vendor to other newborn photographers. That’s actually how this whole blog of mine got started. After seeing other photographers in the industry cut up antique quilts to use as basket stuffers, and knowing the hours of work that.. Read More

Tree Farm Quilt

As a mom, and even more so as a creative person, I always find myself worked into a mega frenzy during the holidays. It’s never good enough to just brave the crowds and buy my presents on Black Friday.   Nope.   I feel the need to make crazy-complicated gifts, that I almost always start at the last minute and then completely miscalculate how much time and energy I’m going.. Read More

{TUTORIAL}: Minecraft Creeper Quilt

Squeeeeee!!!! I finally have a tutorial ready for you. My second born, Andrew, turned nine on January 30th. He has a mild obsession with Minecraft, so I made him this quilt for his birthday.   If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen the video I posted when he saw it for the first time. To say he was excited would be a massive understatement. It turns out, I had.. Read More

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