Sunset Dreamin’ is Famous!

My Sunset Dreamin’ quilt has been featured as a tutorial in the Stripes issue of Curated Quilts!

I’m always honored when I’m selected to be in an issue of Curated Quilts! The company of quilters that I get to share the pages of the magazine with all very talented and inspiring artists!

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If you haven’t already purchased this issue of Curated Quilts, feel free to use this link for a discount code of 10%!

Red and White Quilt

It’s almost perfect for this holiday weekend! It’s just missing that Blue part….

This one was started way back in 2018 and finished last year. It is a paper pieced pattern that I did with my do.Good Stitches group back in the day.

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My group was usually not fans of my paper piecing obsession! But they played along nicely anyway. Well, some of them did. I bowed out of the group not long after designing this one and presenting it to the group. A few members never sent me their blocks… Oh, well..

There are actually 3 different blocks in the quilt and I had assigned different blocks to different people. The original quilt design was intended to be a little larger, but I think the size it ended up is just right.

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One thing I do love about bee quilts is the variation in colors of fabric. I love how this is a red and white quilt, but when you look closely each block is just a little different.

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And the back. I had a few blocks that were a little smaller than the rest so they went to the back. That is a typical problem when doing paper piecing. Be sure to always print your pattern with no scaling. If you don’t, different programs treat PDF’s differently and some scale up or down the image.

Anyway, they ended up being perfect for the back, so it all worked out in the end.

The little triangles in the top corners are not part of the quilt. I basted them on to make it easier to hold for photographs! And it seemed to help.

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I just really love this one! I did have a little trouble quilting it due to the bulk in the corners. I need to figure that out before I attempt this one again.

I’m also considering publishing the pattern one day soon. Yes, no?

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And my quilt holder fighting with the wind. You can see how he used the corners. Not my idea. I got the idea from my friend Debbie, aquilterstable, who got the idea from Zak Foster Quilts.

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It’s quite Red, White and Blue for the holiday weekend, but it’s as close as I could get! I hope everyone in the US has a great 4th of July weekend and stay safe!

A Graduation Gift Set for a Drummer

I may have mentioned this, but I’m really bad about giving graduation gifts on time. It takes me a while to figure out just the right thing! My cousin’s son graduated high school during the pandemic and started college at Troy University playing drums. I’m just a year late on this one! I had the […]

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Superhero Teacher Pouches

This year for Teacher Appreciation Week, we made Superhero pouches. Ok, there was no we. It was me… Does this look familiar? I started using this printed fabric that I designed when the kiddo was in preschool, and I’ve used it every year since. We started with totebags back in 2015… What a silly little […]

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Courthouse Steps Mini Quilt

My first quilt finish this year. I’m off to a slow start this year with my broken leg in January, but I’m hoping to catch up soon! I started this one to submit to the Curated Quilts Mini Challenge for the ‘Stripe’ issue coming out later this year. The challenge was: Please use “balance” as […]

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Holiday Swaps with the Cotton Candy Pouches

Last December I participated in two swaps. Was was meant to be a handmade item the other wasn’t! The first swap was with the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild. This one was a secret swap, but our partners gave us colors and ideas of what they would like to get. One of the items on my […]

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Happy Easter!

I made a couple of quilted Easter decorations in time for Easter this year! OK, full disclosure… I made them last year, but didn’t get them done in time for Easter! So technically, my first statement is true… LOL! As soon as I saw this bunny banner pattern by Sugaridoo in Quiltnow Magazine Issue 60, […]

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Improv Stars Quilt Block Tutorial

This one is long overdue! I made the tutorial WAY back in 2017 for my group in the do. Good Stitches group. A long time ago! I asked my group to make a few of these stars each and send me some navy squares as well. The stars and navy squares turned into this lovely […]

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Wishing you LOVE this Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day! Yes, I’m one of those people that like to make seasonal pillows and quilts! Are you? I love (no pun intended) this pattern from Quiet Play. You can purchase it here. It’s a 10″ block and then I added the pink and grey borders to make it a larger pillow size. A […]

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Magic, Gross and Jokes Valentines- Free Printables

Are your kids in school this year? I know a lot of kids aren’t! But if your kids are in trading Valentine’s this year, we have something fun! We found a great deal on this box of magic tricks, gags and jokes and as soon as my son and I saw them, we knew we […]

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