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Humming Along -Janome’s 100 Quilt Blocks in 50 Days


Hello! Today is my day!! My Humming Along block is being featured in Janome's 100 Quilt Blocks in 50 Days. A few months ago, Janome teamed up with Michael Miller Fabrics and asked designers and educators to make 100 Quilt Blocks in 50 Days for a free online quilt project. The blocks all feature Cotton Couture solids from Michael Miller. If you follow me, you know these are my favorite solids! This project uses the colors Avocado, Cobalt, Gold, Jewel, Lagoon, Lava, Lipstick, Luna, Plum and Continue Reading

Little Lovely Laurel


Hello! I Love, Love, Love selvages! I decided to make a simple tree using selvages for my November Little Lovely. If you've never sewn with selvages this is a wonderful, easy way to get started! Introducing Little Lovely Laurel: The background is new Wove It or Weave It and the border is Modern Basics, both from Michael Miller Fabrics. I used Aurifil 50 weight to piece and quilt. This quilt went together in a snap! Sewing selvages is really quick and easy, I suggest you give it a Continue Reading

Little Lovelies Mini Series – October


I'm happy to introduce you to my newest mini, Little Lovely Lexi. But, first things first! I used a random number generator to select a number from the comments made in September on my Little Lovely Layla post.  If you're just now joining the fun, be sure to hop back and download the Layla pattern. And..... the winner of the Michael Miller Cotton Couture charm pack is Rebecca! I'm also throwing in a few of my new patterns. I will send you an email to make delivery arrangements. Continue Reading

Introducing Little Lovely Layla


Today is the debut of the I'm excited to begin this fun series of mini quilts that will cover a wide array of design and techniques. Each month I will post a new, free pattern for a mini quilt designed by me or one of my guest designers.  First up is Layla. This quilt is 16" square and my sample features Modern Basics from Michael Miller Fabrics. And another shot that shows the quilting: I used Aurifil 50 weight thread for my piecing and quilting - love it! I'm going to try Continue Reading