It’s time for another free pattern!  Instead of my regular block of the month, I’m going to do a block of the week featuring my table runner pattern- Holiday Spirits!  This pattern was super popular last year, and I’m going to offer it to you one block at a time free for the next five […] Read the full article →

This week, I would love to share with you a tutorial for beautiful holiday scene ornaments made with a few surprising dollar store finds.  These are based off of a 40 year old kit that I inherited from my grandmother.  I decided to recreate this ornament with modern materials and a few touches of my […] Read the full article →

Join our current sew along!  Holiday for the Birds will offer 8 different bird themed quilt blocks which are assembled with simple pieced blocks.  The finished quilt top measures 48″ x 58″.  Collect each free block as they are released and create a beautiful cherished holiday quilt! Each month, I will be walking you through this quilt […] Read the full article →

Today, I am releasing block number 7 of my new quilt pattern, Grandma’s Garden, called Pumpkin!   This pattern will be available free until November 1, 2019!  Each month, I will be walking you through this quilt top step-by-step with tips, and thorough instructions and free templates. Grandma’s Garden was inspired by vintage seed packets.  My designs are […] Read the full article →

It’s time for another Block of the Month pattern!  This month, I am creating applique pieces using scraps and applying them to a traditional block.  The Love and Home quilt pattern can be made into a pillow top using just one block, or you can create more blocks to make a beautiful Love and Home […] Read the full article →

I want to share with you a simple painting technique! Using a few dollar store wooden frames and supplies that you most likely already have in your home, this project comes to life quickly! Painting a crackle finish adds a rustic touch and fun texture to your project. Turn a boring frame into something exciting! […] Read the full article →

Holiday for the Birds will offer 8 different bird themed quilt blocks which are assembled with simple pieced blocks.  The finished quilt top measures 48″ x 58″.  Collect each free block as they are released and create a beautiful cherished holiday quilt! Each month, I will be walking you through this quilt top step-by-step with tips, and […] Read the full article →

Today, I am releasing block number 6 of my new quilt pattern, Grandma’s Garden, called Peppers!   Each month, I will be walking you through this quilt top step-by-step with tips, and thorough instructions and free templates. Grandma’s Garden was inspired by vintage seed packets.  My designs are always influenced by my travels. Lately, our travels have included […] Read the full article →

It’s time for another pattern!  This month, I am taking a traditional block, creating a 3D look with it and adding pretty applique!  My Daisy Blue quilt pattern can be made into a table topper using just one block, or you can create more blocks to make two different variations of the Daisy Blue Quilt!  For […] Read the full article →

I want to share with you a simple process to create Batik fabric with washable glue and fabric paints. The results look the same as an expensive piece of Batik fabric, but using simple materials that you might just have around the house! Since we are full-time travelers living in our RV, my designs are […] Read the full article →

holiday for the birds quilt pattern sew along

Join the Holiday for the Birds Sew Along!  Free patterns are available each month!  Holiday for the Birds will offer 8 different bird themed quilt blocks which are assembled with simple pieced blocks.  The finished quilt top measures 48″ x 58″.  Collect each free block as they are released and create a beautiful cherished holiday quilt! Each […] Read the full article →

grandmas garden tomatoes quilt pattern

Today, I am releasing block number 5 of my new quilt pattern, Grandma’s Garden, called Tomatoes!   Each month, I will be walking you through this quilt top step-by-step with tips, and thorough instructions and free templates. Grandma’s Garden was inspired by vintage seed packets.  My designs are always influenced by my travels. Lately, our travels have included […] Read the full article →

It’s almost school time again and I wanted to show you a way to spruce up those boring bookcovers!  After all, a long school day could certainly use some sunshine!  I created fun book covers using the technique called Iris Folding! The plan was to revamp the old version of the book cover.  You know, […] Read the full article →

Let’s make something pretty with bright colors!  It is time for another fun free block of the month! There is something here for every skill level.  This month, I would love to share with you my latest creation, Hearts in a Row! For the current Free Block of the Month pattern, go HERE! Hearts in […] Read the full article →

how to transfer photos to stone

We are full-time travelers living in our RV, and many of my projects are inspired by our current surroundings. We are currently in upstate New York on Lake Ontario. It seems that this part of New York has its share of wonderfully smooth stones that have been polished by Lake Ontario. It came to me […] Read the full article →