Monday, July 8, 2019

Patriotic Carpenter's Star

We've been celebrating!

I managed to quilt one of my own quilt tops the other day, just in time for the 4th of July!  That in itself is cause for celebration.

Isn't it Fab-boo-lous? RBD Project Tour

Oh, my goodness, I can't get enough of this quilt that my friends made!

"A Fab-boo-lous Haunted Neighborhood" made by Kami Williams, quilted by Debbie Proctor
Can you believe it's time to start thinking about Halloween?

Adorable fabric, Halloween style: cute designs, glow-in-the-dark elements, whimsical motifs in sweet colors with a vintage feel.  "Fab-boo-lous" was designed by Dani Mogstad for Riley Blake Designs.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Gone Campin'! RBD Blog Tour & Pillowcase Tutorial

YAY!!  Summer is finally here!  Want to know great way to involve kids to get ready for some outdoor activities and adventures this summer?  Go "Camping"!

Friday, May 3, 2019

UQSM Design Challenge 2019 "Flying Forward"

This quilt could be yours!

Monday, April 8, 2019

RBD "Horse Power" Panel Quilt Tutorial

It's my pleasure to showcase these beautiful, digitally-printed "Back in the Saddle Again" panels from Penny Rose Studio/Riley Blake Designs.  

Monday, March 25, 2019

Invisible Binding Tutorial

Every once in a while, there comes a need for a quilt NOT to show a binding around the edge.  For example, with these Dream Big digitally printed panels that are so popular these days, the design continues off the edge, so to speak, and a binding may interrupt that design.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Quite a Qwazy Project!

Welcome to my day to share on the Quilt Qwazy Queens blog hop to help celebrate Worldwide Quilting Day!

Big THANKS to Marian @ SeamstobeSew for organizing and hosting this annual hop.  This year's theme:  What's the craziest thing you've made?

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

RBD's Novelty Print of the Month: Sharks & Fins

Baby Shark 🎵 doo, doo, do-doo, do-doo 🎵...

"BABY SHARKIE" Lap Quilt, 55" x 65"
A Simple Sadie/Modern Millie quilt with applique' by Deonn Stott
Have you heard the "Baby Shark" song?  If you are a parent/grandparent of toddlers, this "earworm" of a song is pretty popular.  Over 2 BILLION views on YouTube!  And only a little bit annoying.  😏  But it's the first thing I thought of when I took a look at Riley Blake Designs' fun novelty-print-of-the-month for March: Sharks & Fins.  Look, the sharks are singing along!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Shirred Baby Romper - Baby Soft Woven Gingham!

I am thrilled to share what I've made with Riley Blake Designs' new line of basics: Woven Gingham!

This is new gingham, manufactured the old-fashioned way where each fiber is dyed before it's woven so the color is true on both sides. 

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Take me to Hawaii! + New Pattern

Woohoo!  I'm a GRANDMA!!

The little lady came a week early and is a little over 3,000 miles away in Hawaii.  Ten little fingers and toes, a sweet little mouth and chubby little cheeks, lots of dark hair, so precious!  Oh, I can't wait to see her and spend a couple of weeks with my daughter and her darling husband.  They are going to be such cute parents!

In celebration, I've finally gotten around to writing up the pattern for this fun little quilt.  Here's a cute example of the mini version, made by my friend, Moana.  Adorable!  Love her newsprint background fabric.

You can find the pattern at my Etsy shop HERE!  I figure if I can't be in Hawaii all the time, I'll wrap up in the lap-size quilt and dream about it instead.

Aloha, little one.  Gramma D is on her way!