Friday, December 4, 2020

Friday Fabric Refresh - Tile Time

Hello and happy Friday!  The newest issue of American Patchwork & Quilting should be on newsstands today and I have a quilt in the issue!  You can see my quilt, Tile Time below.  To celebrate, I am featuring Tile Time for today's Friday Fabric Refresh!

Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2021 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Friday Fabric Refresh - Shine On

Hello and happy Friday!  For those who celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you had an enjoyable and safe holiday yesterday.  If you're lucky enough to have today off from work, I hope you get to spend some time sewing!  

Bonnie and Camille's newest collection, Shine On recently arrived in quilt shops and maybe you're looking for ideas for what to sew with it.  Well, you're in luck!  For today's Friday Fabric Refresh, I am sharing some of my patterns refreshed in Shine On.  

Friday, November 13, 2020

Friday Fabric Refresh - Garden Charm

Happy Friday!!  Who else feels like this year is flying by extra fast all of a sudden?  I feel like I'm so behind on everything!  Normally, I would feature a pattern on a Friday Fabric Refresh post after I've released the pattern.  

With 2020 being such a weird year, and with so many things not going according to plan, I decided to do things backwards and show you some refreshed versions first!  I hope to have the pattern ready before the end of the month, but I'm not making any promises!

Friday, October 23, 2020

Friday Fabric Refresh - Balboa

Happy Friday!  It's been a few weeks but I'm finally back with a new Friday Fabric Refresh!  It felt like forever, but Sherri and Chelsi's newest fabric line, Balboa is finally showing up in quilt shops!  Today I am sharing a few of my patterns that have been refreshed in this pretty new fabric line.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

EQ8 - Discover New Designs Quickly

Hello!  I'm back today with another quick tip for EQ8 users.  Using EQ8 has allowed me to design quilts that I probably otherwise wouldn't have.  I have sometimes "accidentally" discovered new designs just by playing around in EQ8.  Keep reading to find out where you might have seen the result of this and not even realized it!

Friday, September 18, 2020

Friday Fabric Refresh - Jelly Patch

Hello and happy Friday!  National Sew a Jelly Roll Day is tomorrow!  Hopefully you have your pattern and your jelly roll picked out and ready to go so you can jump right into sewing in the morning.  Maybe you are going to make a Jelly Patch quilt but you are still undecided on fabric.  I'm here to help!

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Friday, September 11, 2020

Friday Fabric Refresh - Jelly Roll Quilts

Hello, and happy Friday!  We are just 8 days away from the annual National Sew a Jelly Roll Day!  This year's celebration is happening Saturday, September 19, 2020.  If you're planning on sewing a jelly roll project that day, but don't know what you want to make, this week's Friday Fabric Refresh might be able to help! 

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

EQ8 - Only Edit Images Once

Last month, I posted about editing fabric swatches in EQ8.  If you missed that post, you can find it here.  You might be thinking that's great and all, but those edited fabrics are only in whatever project I was working on.  Do I have to edit them again if I want to use those same fabrics in another project?  

Luckily, the answer is no!  Today I am going to give you a quick tip on how to get edited fabric swatches from one project into another.  Let's get started!

Friday, September 4, 2020

Friday Fabric Refresh - Sugar Twist

Happy Friday!  Earlier this week, I shared the pillow I made using the block from my Sugar Twist quilt that is in the Best of Moda Bake Shop book.  I decided that would make this week the perfect opportunity to feature Sugar Twist for Friday Fabric Refresh!


The original quilt from the book is shown above and features Sugarcreek by Corey Yoder.  Corey always has gorgeous fabric, but of course it's always fun to see how quilts look in other fabrics!

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Best of Moda Bake Shop Pillow Parade

Hello!  If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know that I have a quilt in the Best of Moda Bake Shop book that is available now!  Each designer in the book is sharing a pillow made with the block from her quilt in the book and today is my turn!  

Friday, August 28, 2020

Friday Fabric Refresh - Metro

Happy Friday!  Earlier this week, I released a new pattern called Metro.  Metro is a modern-looking honey bun or charm pack friendly pattern and I used the upcoming Balboa collection from Sherri and Chelsi.  I love the colors in that collection, but it's always fun to see how a quilt will look in different fabrics!

Friday, August 21, 2020

Friday Fabric Refresh - Enchanted

Happy Friday!  Earlier this week, I posted a free tutorial for my Enchanted quilt so of course I have to show you some other options for inspiration as you decide how you want to make your own quilt!

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

EQ8 - Editing Fabric Swatches

 Hello!  Today, I'm back with some more tips for using Electric Quilt 8.  Last week, I talked about importing fabric images into the software.  This week, I'm going to give you some tips on editing those fabric images.

You might be wondering why you would need to edit the images you want to import.  Well, you might not.  I used EQ8 for several years without editing my imports.  It's only been over the past year or so that I started playing around with the Image Worktable and it was the result of a new problem I was trying to solve.  

Monday, August 17, 2020

Enchanted Quilt Tutorial

Hello!  Today I have a free quilt tutorial to share with you!  This is Enchanted, named for the emerald green Kona solid fabric by Robert Kaufman.

This gorgeous jewel green solid is the 2020 Kona Solid of the Year.  As soon as Robert Kaufman announced this year's color, I knew exactly what pattern I had to make with it! 

Friday, August 14, 2020

Friday Fabric Refresh - Honey Squares

Happy Friday!  I released a new pattern this week called Honey Squares.  If you missed my blog post about this quilt, you can check that out here.  It will be the perfect quilt to feature for this week's addition to my Friday Fabric Refresh series!

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

EQ8 - Importing Fabric Swatches

Hello!  I'm back today with some more tips for using Electric Quilt 8.  Last month, I shared some basic instructions for creating a quilt top and drawing a block.  Today, I will be showing you how to add fabric swatches so that you can use the same fabric that you plan to use in real life.  


Monday, August 10, 2020

Friday, August 7, 2020

Friday Fabric Refresh - Blue Hues

Hello!  Any Friday is a great day, but today is extra exciting for me.  The October issue of American Patchwork and Quilting hits newsstands today and my Blue Hues quilt is included!  The magazine version is shown below, and of course I had to feature this quilt for this week's edition of Friday Fabric Refresh!

Friday, July 31, 2020

Friday Fabric Refresh - Special Requests

Happy Friday!  For today's Friday Fabric Refresh, I am featuring some requests that were made on previous Refresh posts. 

A few fabric lines were mentioned in the comments when I posted the patriotic version of Hallowed Blooms on Instagram a couple months ago.  If you missed it, you can see that here.   

Friday, July 24, 2020

Friday Fabric Refresh - Christmas in July

Hello!  This is the time of year that the new Christmas fabric collections tend to be released.  July is also in full swing, so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to do a Christmas in July edition of Friday Fabric Refresh!

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

EQ8 - The Basics Part 2

Hello!  Today I'm back to show you some more of the basics of Electric Quilt 8.  In my previous post, I focused on how to create a quilt top using quilt blocks preloaded in the software.  If you missed it, you can find it here.  Today, I am going to show you how to create your own quilt blocks.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

EQ8 - The Basics Part 1

Hello!  If you follow me regularly, you've surely seen my recent Electric Quilt 8 posts by now, here and on Instagram.  You might even be intrigued about the software.  If you're like me, you probably like to know what you're getting yourself into before you commit to making an investment in something new.   Today I am going to show you some of the basics on how to create a quilt top to give you a feel for how the software works.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

EQ8 - Not Just for Designers!

Hello!  If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I have been mentioning EQ8 a lot lately. Electric Quilt 8 is the software that I use to design my quilt patterns. I'm teaming up with the Electric Quilt Company over the next couple of months to bring you tips for using the software and some projects made in EQ8. I'm even bringing you savings if you want to get your own copy of this program (more on that in a bit!). 

You might be thinking that you don't need EQ8. You quilt as a hobby. You own more patterns written by others than you'll ever have time to make. You have no desire to design your own. Well, I'm here to show you that EQ8 is not just for designers!

Friday, July 3, 2020

Friday Fabric Refresh - Happy 4th of July!

Happy Friday!  If you are in the U.S. you know that tomorrow is July 4th, Independence Day.  You might even have today off from work like I do since the actual holiday falls on the weekend.  I thought this would be a perfect Friday for sharing some patriotic versions of a few of my patterns!

Friday, June 19, 2020

Friday Fabric Refresh - Easy Argyle

Hello!  Another week is behind us and it's time for another edition of Friday Fabric Refresh!  This week I am featuring my Easy Argyle pattern, which I released a few weeks ago. 

The original quilt is shown above in All Hallows' Eve by Fig Tree for Moda Fabrics.  Unlike most of my patterns, this quilt does not use precuts and features only two main fabrics.  This gives you lots of options and today I am sharing some other ideas to give you inspiration for your own Easy Argyle quilt!

Friday, June 12, 2020

Fabric Friday Refresh - All Hallows' Eve

Hello!  If you saw my last three pattern releases, you know I really like the All Hallows' Eve collection by Fig Tree.  I must not be the only one because this collection sold out in the blink of an eye last summer.  It was so popular, that Moda decided to reprint it again this summer! 

The reprint is starting to show up in quilt shops so I thought I would dedicate this week's Friday Fabric Refresh to All Hallows' Eve!

Friday, May 22, 2020

Friday Fabric Refresh - Spellbound

Hello!  Can you believe it's Friday again already?  If you're in the US, you know that Monday is Memorial Day and I am really looking forward to the long weekend!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I released new patterns this week.  One of them was Spellbound, so I thought I would dedicate this week's refresh to that pattern. 

Friday, May 15, 2020

Friday Fabric Refresh - Sugarcreek

Hello and happy Friday!  I'm back with another Friday Fabric Refresh!  An Instagram follower asked to see my Window Box pattern in Sugarcreek, so I had to oblige!

I love the Sugarcreek collection, so I decided to devote the entire post to this gorgeous fabric line by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics and share several other patterns in the fabric as well.  Let's jump right in!

First up, of course, is Window Box.  Thanks for the suggestion, Jeri!  Now I want to scour the internet for a Sugarcreek jelly roll!

Friday, May 8, 2020

Friday Fabric Refresh - Window Box

Happy Friday!  For today's Friday Fabric Refresh, I decided to feature Window Box, which is one of my older patterns.  Other than my pumpkin quilt, Window Box is my best selling pattern.  I can see why; this is a fast, fun, and simple jelly roll quilt that looks great in a variety of fabrics!

Friday, May 1, 2020

Friday Fabric Refresh - Treasure Hunt

It's Friday!  And that means it's time for the second installment of Friday Fabric Refresh!

If you missed last week's post, I am refreshing my patterns in new fabric and sharing them with you in hopes of providing inspiration!  Or at least some eye candy to brighten your day! 

This week, I thought I'd focus on refreshing my Treasure Hunt pattern, which just released on Monday.  The original quilt features Catalina by Fig Tree, as shown above.

Monday, April 27, 2020

New Pattern - Treasure Hunt

Happy Monday!  Usually, Monday is not one of my favorite days of the week.  However, today I'm super excited because it's pattern release day!  My latest pattern, Treasure Hunt, is now available in my Etsy shop!

Friday, April 24, 2020

Friday Fabric Refresh

Hello!  Today I am introducing a new recurring blog post called Friday Fabric Refresh!  These posts will be all about showcasing my patterns, but refreshed with new fabrics!

Catalina by Fig Tree for Moda Fabrics

Saturday, February 22, 2020

New Moda Bake Shop Tutorial

I'm back!  I can't believe it's been over a year since my last post.  2019 was an unusual, stressful year.  Some of it was good and some of it was not, but I won't bore you with the details.  If you follow me on Instagram, you know I still got plenty of sewing in.  I'm hoping 2020 is a little less eventful and I'll be able to start posting more regularly! 

I have a new tutorial available on the Moda Bake Shop and I thought that would be a great opportunity to jump back into blogging!