A Barn Star quilt and the promise of spring

You may remember that last week I was whining about the bitterly cold weather we are experiencing in Minnesota. Well, our low temp this morning marked -32 F with a “feels like” temperature of -54 F.  The local news channels are calling this the coldest day in decades. How am I fighting the polar vortex?… Continue reading A Barn Star quilt and the promise of spring

Quilt retreat: A wonderful place to start a pumpkin quilt

This past weekend I attended an informal quilt retreat with long-time friends. We meet twice a year in the spring and fall to sew or scrapbook, eat, talk, laugh and enjoy each other’s company. I’ve been gathering with these lovely ladies for more than a decade, and it is truly a blessing. I’ve written about… Continue reading Quilt retreat: A wonderful place to start a pumpkin quilt

Perky Posies charm pack pillow featuring Sunnyside Up

Hello quilting friends! Do you remember the sweet dimensional pincushion I made recently using Corey Yoder’s upcoming collection, Sunnyside Up? Well, I had so much fun sewing with that cheery fabric that I whipped up another project . . . my Perky Posies pillow pattern using a combination of Sunnyside Up and Moda’s Cross Weave… Continue reading Perky Posies charm pack pillow featuring Sunnyside Up

Pinwheel pincushion featuring Sunnyside Up

I’m a big fan of Moda fabric designer Corey Yoder. I’ve made several projects with three of Corey’s recent collections (Sundrops, Flower Mill, and Pepper & Flax). So imagine my delight when Corey was kind enough to send me a scrap bag of sample fabric from her upcoming collection, Sunnyside Up! I picked through all… Continue reading Pinwheel pincushion featuring Sunnyside Up