Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Eat Your Veggies!

Dino-mite Kids' Quilt, 55" x 63"
featuring Eat Your Veggies fabrics by Sandy Gervais
for Riley Blake Designs. 

As Sandy herself stated, who knew eating your veggies could be so fun!  

Sunday, September 12, 2021

New Pattern Release: CAT NAP!

Introducing my new pattern, "Cat Nap"!  

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Primrose Hill ~ Isabella's Bonnets

"Isabella's Bonnets" wall hanging
featuring Primrose Hill  by Melanie Collett of HelloMelly Designs for Riley Blake Designs

I am so excited to "Sew & Tell" this quilt on today's project tour for Riley Blake Designs!  It is the pretty fabric itself that inspires the design: Vintage-style prints with a big, bold design for the border, background fabric that appears wallpaper-ish, and elements in the fabrics that lend themselves to things that might hang on an old-fashioned hat stand.

Monday, August 9, 2021

Barn Quilt ~ A Soldier's Star

"A Soldier's Star", king-size quilt 
featuring Barn Quilts line of fabric by Tara Reed for Riley Blake Designs

Look, it's a Barn Quilt!  This one will be for my bed though, not for a barn!  Love the rich colors of these fabrics so much that I used three of the same prints to make my big barn star quilt.  Haha, I love the fact that I've just made a Barn Quilt quilt using Barn Quilts fabric!

Thursday, August 5, 2021

More Than a Quilt

A few weeks ago, I helped my sister put together a T-Shirt quilt  (<see some tips) for her granddaughter's dance instructor, Aubrie Dunn.  

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Fabric Challenge 2021

This quilt could be yours!

"Rosie Posies", 68" x 84" lap/twin size quilt
featuring Dots & Posies fabric by Poppie Cotton

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Garden of Quilts ~ I'm Teaching!

I am thrilled to be teaching at the GARDEN OF QUILTS event to be held at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah this Fall, September 15-18th. 

I'll be teaching the following three classes:

1) Iridescent Star.  A delightful explosion of color, this quilt is a great way to build your skills!

I taught this as a virtual class for the Utah Quilt Guild last Spring! It was definitely color therapy!  I especially love sharing some of my favorite tips, quick tricks and great little tools that we can use to make this fun quilt.  You can see more details HERE (< scroll to the bottom of the page for details), then sign up!

2) Binding & Alternate Endings This life-altering class will arm you with tips and tricks and more ideas to help finish your quilts with flair!  

Always my most popular class, this one SOLD OUT quickly, then as Covid restrictions relaxed they added more seats and it SOLD OUT a second time!  Now they have scheduled the class in a different room which doubled the class size and allows twice as many seats!  Don't miss out, sign up now!   See more details HERE.

3) Fun Curved Piecing.  Learn and master curved piecing as Deonn shares some of her favorite "no-fail" tips and tricks to get started or polish up your technique. Fun curves ahead!  Design possibilities are endless!  See more details HERE.
Taught a couple of sessions of this class at the Dixie Quilt Guild last April.  These blocks are just a few of the dozens of design possibilities using the same 16 units! The block made in class can stand alone as a little wall hanging or topper, or kickstart a larger quilt. So fun!

This show, along with the beautiful garden setting of Thanksgiving Point will be wonderful!  Two years ago, I volunteered at the show, helping with trunk shows and classes.  My daughter and I had several quilts hanging in the gardens that year (see this POST).  It is just so lovely!  

 I can't wait to rub shoulders with many industry rock stars who will be teaching and sharing their trunk shows!  Here's a list of the PRESENTERS.  Wow!

 Hope to see you there!!


Friday, July 2, 2021

Christmas at Buttermilk Acres - RBD Project Design + Tutorial

His 'n' Hers Christmas Aprons featuring Christmas at Buttermilk Acres 
tea towel canvas fabric b
y Stacy West @buttermilkbasin for Riley Blake Designs.

Christmas in July?  You bet!  I've been making Christmas items since the fabrics started appearing in April this year:  Christmas flannel, Christmas panel.  I love the Christmas season and it's never too soon to start getting ready!

Monday, June 21, 2021

Gem Stones Instant Quilt!

A Million Flowers throw-sized quilt, 50" x 50"
featuring Gem Stones Bright Rosettes by Gerri Robinson (Planted Seeds Designs)
for Riley Blake Designs

I have been fascinated with 
millefiori-style quilts, but have not had the desire to spend that kind of time hand-piecing or applique'ing each tiny little segment together.  This panel is the perfect solution! 

Friday, June 18, 2021

Colorful Friends! - RBD Project Tour

  Colorful Friends Kids' Panel Quilt

Riley Blake Designs has teamed up with Crayola® once again to offer a new licensed line of fabric!  Colorful Friends has the sweetest lineup of little zoo animals in these prints, complete with fresh-colored stripes.