Modern Maple // Table Runner


So I'm a little late to the "modern maple" quilting frenzy, but I'm right on time for completing my modern maple table runner. Here it is just over half way through October and I have a finished fall project on my kitchen table that can hang out there for at least another month. That's somewhat miraculous around here ... starting AND finishing a project in the same year and in the same season!?! So, even though the jury is still out on this project, I'm considering it a WIN. I needed a fall table runner + I've had the modern maple quilt block on my "want-to" list ever since I started seeing quilts pop up using the FREE, Modern Maples Throw, pattern on Lark Crafts by Amanda ... Keep Reading

Cascade Blog Hop + Giveaway

Cascade Project 5B

If a girl can't travel to quilt market, the next best thing is being able to sew up some samples to hang out at market for her, right? Well that's what I tell myself as I send off these pieces, jealous of the adventure they get to go on without me. Jessica Levitt, talent behind the blog, Juicy Bits, is debuting her newest fabric line for Windham Fabrics at Quilt Market. In Jessica's words, "Cascade is inspired by the many colors and forms of water all around us.  It’s a graphic snapshot of just a few of things that water does.  It drips down a window pane or cascades down a waterfall.  It glistens as morning dew or floats flowers and leaves on it’s surface.  It splashes in a puddle or ... Keep Reading

DIY Invitations


I've mentioned before that long before fabric + sewing came into my life, I had paper + graphic design filling up my creative cup. I graduated with a BA in Graphic Design and never chose to go into that field professionally. Instead my days were filled with spreadsheets + compliance as I worked for a national bank until the day I turned in my resignation to start my greatest career as a mama. During those years of spreadsheets, I did keep my hand in the design field creating custom invitations for individuals and non-profits. As my creative passions moved toward fabric + sewing, the custom invitation jobs fizzled out, but I've continued to do them for family, friends and of course, my ... Keep Reading

WIWW // Handmade Lane Raglan


As I mentioned in my last WIWW post, I was excited to try out a couple new patterns from Indie Sew's Fall Collection. In fact, I was so excited that on a Friday evening when I should have been doing 20 things other than sewing, I decided to whip up The Lane Raglan (by Hey June) with knits I had leftover from sample sewing.      {Laguna Jersey Emerald Chevron Knit Fabric / Laguna Jersey Heather Pepper Knit Fabric by Robert Kaufman} They would not have been my first pick, but honestly, they sewed up beautifully and the pattern just keep growing on me. I pieced the pattern, cut out the shirt and SERGED {yes, I did used my serger for the entire shirt} it together in just under an hour and ... Keep Reading

Simple Quilted Blanket {Tutorial}

Simple Quilted Blanket Tutorial

Sometimes we just need a little more simple in our lives right? Today I'm sharing a super simple tutorial that will result in a quilted blanket that looks like it was a lot of work. ** wink, wink** This may be your perfect handmade Christmas present. In fact, it's SO simple that I did not take pictures of the process. Trust me, you won't need them. Just a few measurements, cuts, stitching and you'll have yourself a blanket. I'll even give you two options for binding ... one traditional and one SIMPLE. Okay, let's get started! Simple Quilted Blanket Fabric provided by: Geo Pop Canvas by Emmie K for Robert Kaufman Finished size: 44″x 64″ Materials Needed:: 2 YD cut of  ... Keep Reading