Skip to main content

Posts

Pattern Release: One Block Three Designs #100 Desert Series

My newest pattern is now available in my Etsy shop – pick up your PDF copy here!

This pattern features one block design – you make the number of needed blocks and pick your final layout from three unique designs! It’s a fun way to practice basic quilting requirements (work on perfecting that quarter inch seam, make accurate half-square triangles) and get to choose the final layout!

This pattern reminds me of my grandma (my other grandma. If you've seen some of my project lately, my great grandma is influencing those. My personal life influences many of my designs!) and visiting her when she lived in the Southwest. You can read the full inspiration story by clicking here.

The pattern offers fabric requirements for yardage and fat quarters. It’s also a perfect scrap buster! The pattern includes a throw, lap and baby size and it’s beginner-friendly. You get to pick from three sizes and three designs – which means this is a pattern you’ll get to use time and time again!

I’d love to se…
Recent posts

Riley Blake Fabrics and Modern Quilt Guild Challenge

This past spring, the Modern Quilt Guild held its biannual fabric challenge. The MQG partners with a fabric sponsor and presents a challenge based on specific fabrics and requirements. I participated in this challenge and, for the first time in one of these challenges, actually submitted my finished project! The result was surprising!

For the spring 2019 challenge, Christopher Thompson, both an MQG member and fabric designer for Riley Blake Designs, chose four featured fabrics. It included Shades Robin, 1/8” Stripe Denim and/or Navy, Blossom Baby Pink and Blossom on White Navy. Participants were required to use these fabrics as well as any other Riley Blake Designs fabrics to construct a quilted project.

I had an inkling before I saw the fabrics that I wanted to do a curved piecing project. I love curves and never use them enough in my projects! As soon as I saw the fabrics selected, a very soft palette, I knew exactly how my project would come together.

I wanted to create multiple di…

Pattern Release: Candy Wrapper Delight Quilt

My newest pattern is now available in my Etsy shop (pick up your PDF copy here!)

This pattern brings me back to my childhood! I distinctly remember a time when I was very young that we had the green and white peppermint candies in our house. There’s nothing quite like a little peppermint to add a pep to your step! I also remember loving to get the penny candies (yes, they cost only a penny each) which were the flavored tootsie rolls at a local candy store. I used that as an inspiration to make the colorful version you see on the cover of the pattern! I used BasicGrey’s Grunge fabrics from Moda Fabrics because I love the texture they add to any quilt!

The pattern offers fabric requirements for yardage and fat quarters. You can also easily use scraps for the wrappers! The pattern also includes three sizes: 36” x 36”, 54” x 54” and 72” x 72” and is beginner-friendly.

I’d love to see how you make this quilt, so be sure to use #candywrapperdelightquilt and
#maeberrysquarepatterns on Instag…

Visiting Jukebox Quilts

Nestled into the north end of Old Town in Fort Collins, CO, is a vibrant and quirky quilt store. Filled with bright fabrics, inspiring patterns and carefully curated notions, your eyes will be as pleased as your ears as you hear the hum of long arm machines stitching intricate designs into quilt sandwiches. Welcome to Jukebox Quilts.

Jukebox Quilts has both a brick-and-mortar and online fabric and notions store. They carry a full range of Juki sewing machines, Innova long arm quilting machines and Bravo embroidery machines. Best of all, the store is filled with EnthusiExperts – knowledgeable, engaging and highly-skilled sewists there to greet and guide you.

When I first learned to quilt, I initially thought all quilts were quilted on domestic machines. I was quickly introduced to the world of long arming when my quilt class-turned-real-life friends suggested we visit Jukebox Quilts. I became enthralled in the world of red snappers, pantographs and the famous “Jukebox tie off” with eac…

Quilt Project Tracking Document

Have you ever found yourself staring at a WIP not knowing where you left off? Have you ever started to fill out a quilt show form and realized you didn't have all the details needed? There are several missing details on quilts I've made that I sure wish I would have better tracked! A couple years ago, I started a quilt project tracking document to keep better record of my quilts.

The document has basic information like project name, year started, pattern, fabric, status (cut, pieced, quilted, bound) and year finished. There's also a general notes field so I can add whatever detail I'd like to have down the road. It's been exciting to look back at the document and see what I've accomplished! I have a current projects tab and a completed projects tab so I have an accurate look at what I'm working on. I tend to work on 10-20 projects at a time, so it's easy to forget where I was or what else I need to work on without the document. Since I am a pattern writ…

Scrapper's Paradise QAL Starts March 17

The Scrapper’s Paradise QAL (quilt along) starts March 17 and runs for 8 weeks! You can join the fun and use up those scraps that have been collecting dust bunnies in your sewing space :)



There are great giveaways from awesome sponsors to keep you motivated during the QAL. There will be a weekly newsletter with details and we’ll keep each other accountable on Instagram using the tag #scrappersparadiseqal.

This is also a good time to dig out pre-cuts as the updated pattern offers suggestions of how to cut and use mini square packs, square packs and FQs! Speaking of the pattern, it’s on sale right now in my Etsy shop, so grab a copy and click below to sign up and join the fun!

Pick Up a Copy of the Scrapper’s Paradise Pattern

ScrappersParadiseQAL Newsletter Sign Up

ScrappersParadiseQAL Schedule Details


Scrapper’s Paradise QAL Coming Soon!

I’m excited to announce a new quilt along coming in March 2019! Join me in using up scraps, pre-cuts and yardage lying around that need to be used. We’re making the Scrapper’s Paradise Quilt!

This is my first time hosting a sew along and I’m thrilled to announce I have so many incredible sponsors offering their support, goods and services to participants!

The #ScrappersParadiseQAL will start March 17 and last 8 weeks (until May 11). I am currently updating the pattern to add some additional information on how best to use pre-cuts for this project. Once the pattern is updated, I’ll let everyone know – and best of all, I’ll discount it for participants!

Start gathering and sorting scraps, thinking about color schemes and getting those rotary cutters warmed up for this fun journey!

Sign ups will be available later this month!

The Scrapper’s Paradise is a confident beginner-friendly pattern! It’s comprised of basic squares and half-square triangles.

If you have any questions or would like…