Autumn Quilts: Picking Petals & Sweetly Scalloped take on a fall flair

I try not to bring out my autumn decorations before the school year officially begins.  My husband is a middle school principal, and he tends to give me that "one eyebrow up" look if I start pulling out pumpkins and fall foliage before he even has students in the building, which won't be until after… Continue reading Autumn Quilts: Picking Petals & Sweetly Scalloped take on a fall flair

Moda Love Mini in Vintage Picnic and Little Ruby

This past weekend I was excited to give a quilty gift to a good friend who recently earned her doctorate degree in nursing. We became friends through our sons, and I’ve counted her as a blessing in my life for the past ten years.  Carolyn is smart, enthusiastic, supportive and giving. She brings energy and… Continue reading Moda Love Mini in Vintage Picnic and Little Ruby

Spools mini quilt. . . meet Little Ruby!

I know that many of you are like me, and you adore making mini quilts.  What\'s not to love? Minis are a great opportunity to use up small bits of your favorite fabric. They can be challenging, but they usually aren\'t time consuming. Best of all, they often lend themselves to simple quilting, which most… Continue reading Spools mini quilt. . . meet Little Ruby!

Coffee time quilt: Why simple is good!

3/7/2016 Update:  Thank you for the terrific response to this post, originally published on 1/23/2016.  Many of you have emailed me requesting instructions.  I have added a free tutorial on my blog, which you can find here.  Thank you!Today I’d like to give a shout out to one of my blog sponsors, Stash Addict Quilts. … Continue reading Coffee time quilt: Why simple is good!