Free Motion Quilting with Features, Angela Walters, Craftsy

Feather fail

I gave feathers a try for the first time on the longarm, and as you can tell by the feathers going in two different directions above, it is safe to … Continue Reading →

Reason #357 why it is awesome to live next door to a quilter

About four years ago I packed up and headed to my first quilt retreat. I brought so much stuff with me my husband joked that it looked like I was … Continue Reading →

Upcycled sweater mittens

Handmade Christmas present reveal

It’s that time of year when my relatives smiling faces will grace the blog holding up the handmade gifts they got for Christmas. I hope you enjoy it, I’m sure … Continue Reading →

Christmas Tree Skirt

It’s a Christmas miracle

It’s Christmas Eve and I don’t have any last minute sewing to do … It’s a Christmas miracle. Normally about this time I’m freaking out about how exactly I’m going … Continue Reading →


Friday progress report: Quilt Retreat was just what I needed

Last weekend I traded in my husband and dogs for a weekend of quilting in DeWitt, Iowa. The small town about 30 minutes from the Quad-Cities, where I live is … Continue Reading →

Maple Leaf Log Cabin

Friday Progress Report: Fabriganza fun

This was the week of not getting much accomplished. I normally get plenty done over the weekend, but I had a bridal shower and bachelorette party in Chicago. I had … Continue Reading →

Holiday Frost by Jan Shade Beach, Henry Glass & Co., Inc. Christmas panel quilt, lap quilt

Christmas in July quilt top reveal

Sometimes when you go into a fabric store a line just grabs you. And that’s what happened to me when I spotted Holiday Frost by Jan Shade Beach for Henry … Continue Reading →

blue and white snowball and nine patch quilt,

Quilt reveal: Snowpocalypse

Snowpocaplypse More snow than you would ever need, or could imagine. – Urban Dictionary This quilt’s original name was Winter Blues. I started it during a heat wave last summer. … Continue Reading →

snowball quilt pattern, nine patch, quilt pattern, PDF

Dry spell is over, new quilt pattern for download

I’ve had a bit of a dry spell recently when it comes to quilting. The creativity is there, the time to execute isn’t. But since I made a New Year’s … Continue Reading →

Blue nine patch snowflake

I’m snowed in my sewing room

OK, clearly it isn’t actually snowing in my sewing room, but my blue and white snowball quilt is starting to come together. I’ve had the snowball blocks done since I … Continue Reading →