grandmas garden quilt sew along

Today, I am releasing block number 4 of my new quilt pattern, Grandma’s Garden, called Squash!   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 block of the month quilt pattern! There is something here for every skill level.  This month, I would love to share with you my latest creation, Sailboats & Stars! Sailboats and Stars was created with summer in mind.  We are currently on an island on Lake Ontario and surrounded by boats […] Read the full article →

I’d love to show you a method to create decorative painted designs the simple way. I’m talking about stencils. Stencils not only make life easier when painting multiple pieces, but they can serve as a great base for a much more elaborate design! When I sit down to paint, I find that I have a […] Read the full article →

15 beautiful summer craft ideas

With school letting out and summer making an entrance, it is the perfect time to share with you some colorful summer crafts, all from the Sitcom!  Great for summer fun, summer picnics, and keeping the kids busy, here are 15 beautiful summer craft ideas to bring in the sun with! A little something for everyone […] Read the full article →

Grandma’s Garden was inspired by vintage seed packets.  My designs are always influenced by my travels. Lately, our travels have included jobs in agriculture such as the sugar beet harvest and greenhouse work. This unique and beautiful quilt features many of our favorite veggies as remembered from those pretty seed packets from many years ago.  Today, I […] Read the full article →

Retro Flash was influenced by our time spent on Route 66 while traveling through the west.  I love the old signage and the simpler times represented in mid century culture.  Retro Flash brings together some of my favorite 50’s themes into one fun quilt. This month’s pattern is called Gas Station!   Each month, I will […] Read the full article →

island breezes quilt pattern

It’s time for another quilt pattern! Each month I am featuring a new free block of the month quilt pattern!  There is something here for every skill level.  For this month’s free pattern, go HERE! Island Breezes is my latest creation. The fun, breezy quilt was inspired by our current location.  We are currently working on an […] Read the full article →

faux wood burning technique

I’m a huge fan of faux techniques and wood burning is a craft that I have always wanted to try. When I discovered a new product called Scorch Markers that are supposed to create the look of wood burning with an easy faux technique, I thought I’d give it a try. Creating this little sign […] Read the full article →

A wedding can get pretty expensive. With most of us, budgets are a reality. I want to share with you 8 beautiful DIY Wedding Decor ideas exclusively from the Sitcom!  These are unique, inexpensive ideas that will make your wedding fabulous and keep you in your budget! Keep Your Wedding on Budget! Did you know that the […] Read the full article →

Join the Grandmas Garden Sew Along! Free quilt block patterns each month!

Grandma’s Garden was inspired by vintage seed packets.  My designs are always influenced by my travels. Lately, our travels have included jobs in agriculture such as the sugar beet harvest and greenhouse work. This unique and beautiful quilt features many of our favorite veggies as remembered from those pretty seed packets from many years ago. Today, I […] Read the full article →

Join the Retro Flash Sew along. Free quilt block patterns each month!

Quilt Block #7 of the Retro Flash Sew Along is now available until June 1, 2019! Retro Flash was influenced by our time spent on Route 66 while traveling through the west.  I love the old signage and the simpler times represented in mid century culture.  Retro Flash brings together some of my favorite 50’s […] Read the full article →

I enjoy creating something special for you. Each month I am featuring a new block of the month quilt pattern!  There is something here for every skill level! Esmeralda is my latest creation. This breezy quilt is simple to create with repeats of an 8″ pieced block, rotating it to give it that breezy look.  […] Read the full article →

Creating with paper can be fun and easy to do! I’m always looking for an excuse to create.  Let’s face it.  Most crafters live for holidays.  Each holiday provides a new theme to work around, and Easter is no exception. This week, we are making fun Easter Bunny Brooches with paper! If you are a […] Read the full article →

Today, I am releasing block number 9, the final block of my new quilt pattern, Grandma’s Garden, called Onion!   This final installment includes not only the onion block, but the assembly and finishing instructions for Grandma’s Garden.  This pattern will be available free only until January 1, 2020! Grandma’s Garden was inspired by vintage seed packets.  My designs […] Read the full article →

Quilt Block #6 of the Retro Flash Sew Along was available until May 1, 2019! Retro Flash was influenced by our time spent on Route 66 while traveling through the west.  I love the old signage and the simpler times represented in mid century culture.  Retro Flash brings together some of my favorite 50’s themes […] Read the full article →