Pinwheel Pillow Tutorial

pinwheel applique pillow

This post originally appeared on the Riley Blake Designs Blog, Cutting Corners College. Pinwheels are the epitome of summer, aren't they?  And they are such an easy quilter's staple.  Even if you've never quilted before, you can make pinwheels without needing advanced sewing skills.  Check out this Pinwheel Pillow Tutorial! Here's What You Need: From Riley Blake's Unforgettable Collection -Main in Brown, 5x5 square -Hexi Pink, 5x5 … [Read more...]

Quilted Easter Egg

Quilted Easter Egg

I have been playing with the new fabric collection from Riley Blake called Unforgettable and have just fallen in love with the color scheme!  I thought it would be perfect for something Easter themed, so when Stephanie from Crafting in the Rain asked me to participate in her A-Z series, I knew I would want to do something Quilt related and use this Unforgettable collection. I also happened to have these oval shaped frames from a local wood … [Read more...]

Simple Sawtooth Star Quilt Pattern

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This post first appeared on the Riley Blake Designs Blog Cutting Corners College. I love the Sawtooth Star and I wanted to make a quilt in the new Riley Blake Fabric "Twice as Nice".  I love this fabric line and I love how this quilt turned out.  It feels like it's been forever since I made a quilt and I forgot how fun and satisfying it is. This is my new favorite quilt.  I really love star quilt patterns and I see many more in my … [Read more...]

Make Four Flying Geese at a Time

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I have been working on a quilt for several weeks now, here and there, when I had time/desire/energy.  But this quilt involved lots of flying geese blocks and I wanted to find a good way to make a lot at a time.  I found a great method, and I'm going to share it here.  You'll get to see the final quilt reveal and pattern on the Riley Blake blog next week! Make Four Flying Geese At a Time To make blocks that are 2 1/4" by 4 1/2", you will … [Read more...]

Shannon Fabrics Quilt-Along Contest!

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Are you ready for a super fun contest?  As you may know, I now have five different "puff" quilting patterns for sale and I've also been working with Shannon Fabrics this year.  They so generously donated the fabric that I used for this new Twin+ Puff Quilt Pattern! Since Shannon Fabrics has come out with a super cute line of chevron cuddle fabric this year, we are teaming up to bring you a "Chevron Christmas in July" Quilting Contest!  It's … [Read more...]

Twin Size+ Puff Quilt Pattern is Here!

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Another long awaited pattern is here!  I have been asked time and time again if I make puff quilts larger than baby size.  My answer was and will always be 'nope, sorry!'  I really don't enjoy making large puff quilts because it is a lot of work.  So there is your fair warning.  But once it's done, I have to say, it's worth it!  My friend Sarah helped me make this quilt for this pattern and I probably couldn't have finished it without her, … [Read more...]

The Last Three Puff Quilts

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I have a brand new quilt pattern to share with you all this Friday but today I want to share with you the three last puff quilts that we've made.  Yep, this is it.  No more puff quilts...(sniff! sniff!)  I'm sure that I will make more for my future babies/friends babies/grandkids/etc but right now this is the end.  I'm not going to be closing up shop, because I will still sell my patterns indefinitely and there are several quilts waiting to … [Read more...]

Vintage Circus Nursery Reveal!

vintage circus nursery room

Oh my gosh you guys.  After like a year+ of preparing this nursery it is FINALLY done!!!!  And I'm so super excited to show it to you because this room pushed my design limits and really made me go out of my comfort zone.  But I honestly LOVE how it turned out--it is so perfect. The theme is Vintage Circus Nursery.  It is the perfect theme and I will explain more about that. I made all the bedding for her crib. There is a pinwheel quilt, a … [Read more...]