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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…
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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

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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…

Pattern Release: Excavator Quilt

My latest pattern #Excavator Quilt is now available in my Etsy shop (grab your copy here!)

This pattern was born out of a need to make a quilt that would appeal to my brother! I used BasicGrey’s Grunge fabrics from Moda Fabrics because it has the perfect “constructiony” feel to me. The pattern includes images from the original quilt using orange, tan, black and grey Grunge fabrics. I also recently made another version using yellow, cream, black and grey Grunge fabrics too that is currently at the longarmers!

The pattern offers fabric requirements for scraps and for yardage. As a pixelated quilt, scraps will add another dimension and give you a unique texture. You can also take a minute to read more about the inspiration behind this quilt.

The pattern is for a 76” x 60” quilt – when you orient it to display the excavator. You can turn it while
snuggling for maximum length use. As I do with all my patterns, I encourage you to customize it to make it your own!

I’d love to hear your feedb…

Field of View Block Now Available Through The Modern Quilt Guild

My latest block, Field of View, is the block of the month for The Modern Quilt Guild this month! The simple construction block is adaptable to so many fun quilt patterns!

Members of The Modern Quilt Guild (MQG) can log into the site and find it in the Resources section. Once logged in, you’ll get directions on how to make the block, as well as a free quilt pattern using the block. The MQG also provides several other quilt examples to see the versatility of the block.

It’s so much fun to collaborate with The MQG! I’ve said before and will say it again – they take my work and make it even better than I could imagine. The samples they have are amazing and I’d like to make one of each please :)

If you’re not a member of The MQG it’s easy to become one! You can join a local chapter in your area or become an “individual” member and that will give you access to all the amazing resources and connections with quilters all around the world. I was an individual member for several years. After m…

Acceptance Into QuiltCon

It was a happy day in our house as I received word my pink and black version of #InTheRightDirectionQuilt was accepted into QuiltCon! I’m still stunned and will probably forever be stunned.

This was my first time submitting a quilt into a juried show. Usually lack of time, resources, money or -  most common – confidence get in the way of me submitting my work. I also haven’t spent enough time studying available shows. I’m familiar with QuiltCon because I’m a member of the Modern Quilt Guild and I had already made the commitment to attend the 2019 show back in the summer. It wasn’t until a month or so until the deadline that I made the decision to enter a quilt. I fully expected to be rejected as this quilt follows all of my quilt patterns – simple construction. I just didn’t think a quilt like that would make it, but something overall aesthetically must have appealed to the judges. It’s exciting to think that simple construction, fun designed quilts can be show-worthy!

I really look f…

Thimble Pad Review

Several months ago, I put a call out on Instagram asking other quilters to share finger cover recommendations for hand sewing. I started on a pretty massive English paper piecing project and my poor finger was tired of trying to push the needle through fabric. I had also asked for hand sewing needle recommendations, which garnered much more conversation and ideas. But one little finger cover recommendation was all that I needed - Thimble Pads!

While I was open to all recommendations, I was hoping for something beyond a regular thimble as they don’t often fit correctly on my finger. Someone had recommended a tailor’s thimble as I believe they are smaller/more fitted than most regular ones. I decided I’d try a Thimble Pad as size of finger was not of concern.

Thimble Pads are small dot-sized pads. One side has an adhesive to stick to your finger and the other a leather or suede type material. The adhesive sticks perfectly to my finger, but also easily comes off when I’m finished and is…