How to make a Simple Applique Ornament

Here is a simple tutorial for making these gorgeous applique ornaments. I absolutely love making these each year to personalize for quick gifts as well as to use to designate packages for my friends and family. They make wonderful keepsakes and you can use all kinds of beautiful custom materials as the background to celebrateContinue reading “How to make a Simple Applique Ornament”

Iridescent merrowed edge patches (a tutorial PLUS freebie!)

Here’s a fun way to get a really cool effect for In The Hoop Embroidery Patches These patches are set up in my Stitch Artist Level Three software by Embrilliance.  I use this as the primary digitizing software for all of my “in the hoop” and embroidery projects because I love the complete control IContinue reading “Iridescent merrowed edge patches (a tutorial PLUS freebie!)”

Monogrammed Bone Pillow Project

I’ve had fun playing with Accuquilt dies since December 2020. They make accurate cutting for quilt projects so simple but some of their dies are more than just for quilting! This Burp Cloth Die is a favorite for quick and easy burp cloths for babies for sure and it has replaced the pattern that IContinue reading “Monogrammed Bone Pillow Project”

Done is better than perfect, and just starting is better than not.

These Accuquilt dies are so magical to me. I’ve always been pretty happy that I could cut a straight line, maybe a little arrogant about it, but I’m terrible at making triangles the correct size or squares exactly square. It’s the math of it all that makes me freak out a bit. And then havingContinue reading “Done is better than perfect, and just starting is better than not.”

Exploding Heart QAL – getting cozy with HST’s

What better way to jump full into this new obsession than by joining a Quilt A Long (QAL for short)? While lurking in the quilting facebook groups I saw this dramatic quilt and decided that since the whole thing was broken up into manageable parts, maybe I would be able to keep up. I gotContinue reading “Exploding Heart QAL – getting cozy with HST’s”

More practice – piecing like there’s no tomorrow

So if there really is no tomorrow, I better use up all this fabric today, right? I am determined to unlock all the secrets of the triangles. They stretch and bend and act all weird when they are cut at different sizes. I tried a couple of things that I’m certain are quite basic toContinue reading “More practice – piecing like there’s no tomorrow”

Snovid21: blanket kit: rodeo

So, it’s actually Rodeo time here, and the show must go on, despite a global pandemic. How fitting that I completed this Rodeo themed blanket this week as well. This kit was from Shannon Fabrics – it’s a strip-quilt that comes with several cuts of wonderful fabrics for the top and binding, and you getContinue reading “Snovid21: blanket kit: rodeo”