Postage Stamp Star block with Fat Quarter Shop

A few weeks ago, the creative folks at the Fat Quarter shop asked if I’d like to sew a project for their Classic & Vintage series, where they take a traditional block (like those found in old catalogs and vintage quilts) and give it a fresh spin in a new pattern. Well, of course I… Continue reading Postage Stamp Star block with Fat Quarter Shop

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

Pretty autumn mug rug quilted with Happy Cloud Batting

Today I want to share a product that is new to me, Happy Cloud Batting, an exclusive line of batting from Fat Quarter Shop. Recently the kind folks at FQS sent me a few packages to play with, and I’m so glad they did. I broke into a package of 80/20 Silky Blend precut 10”… Continue reading Pretty autumn mug rug quilted with Happy Cloud Batting

The Centerpiece Tablemat: a pattern by Sweet Treasures Quilts

  I’m really excited to share today’s project, the Centerpiece Tablemat!  This terrific pattern was designed by Terri Staats, owner of Sweet Treasures Quilts. Simply select a pretty focal fabric and coordinating 1 1/2” strips and you can whip together a 21” octagon shaped tablemat in no time! Maybe you have purchased some of those cute… Continue reading The Centerpiece Tablemat: a pattern by Sweet Treasures Quilts

Diamond Trail takes on a festive, winter look with Nordic Stitches

Hello quilting friends!  Two weeks ago I shared some photos of a lovely Norwegian collection I received from Fort Worth Fabric Studio:  Nordic Stitches by Wenche Wolff Hatling for Moda Fabrics. Today, I’m delighted to show you the table runner I made and announce that Fort Worth Fabric Studio is offering kits for this project! You… Continue reading Diamond Trail takes on a festive, winter look with Nordic Stitches