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Little Lovely Libby


Happy February! I can't believe how last month flew by... I'm excited to have Joanne from The Fat Quarter Gypsy as my guest designer for February's Little Lovely. She created a clever pattern with TWO bonuses! Here is the 9" square mini: I added the hand embroidered word "love". Not only did Joanne design this stinkin' cute mini, but when you hop on over to her blog, you'll see she has included a bonus table runner pattern AND instructions for piecing these hearts for her Pop-Up Continue Reading

Little Lovely Lily

Free Lily

Happy New Year!! I'm so excited to have my first guest designer for this month's Little Lovely. Kate Colleran of Seams Like A Dream created the pattern for Little Lovely Lily. This clever design makes a 20" square mini, plus Kate has instruction on her blog for a bonus MINI mini using the trimmed triangles from Lily. Here is my Lily. I used Modern Basics from Michael Miller Fabrics. I love how quickly this quilt came together. I used my walking foot for some edge to edge quilting Continue Reading

Little Lovely Lucy


Introducing Little Lovely Lucy, a quick mini with hand embroidery. This is a busy time of year and I thought we could all use some (almost) instant gratification! Lucy finishes at 6" x 10".   I used Modern Basics from Michael Miller Fabrics and I love the colors! I used 50 wt. Aurifil thread for the piecing and machine quilting and 12 wt. Aurifil for the embroidery and hand quilting. Here she is on my new mini gallery above my desk: I loved this design so much that I Continue Reading

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