2 11, 2015

Stitches to Savor

By |November 2nd, 2015|books, review|2 Comments

While at Quilt Market last week, there was lots that I didn’t see, but of course I made my way over to my publisher’s booth! Martingale has been like a family to me, and I was so excited to see this lovely hardcover book on display in their booth – Stitches to Savor.

My initial reaction […]

21 10, 2015

Quilt Local :: Review & Giveaway!

By |October 21st, 2015|books, give away, review|61 Comments

Quilt Local: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday  by Heather Jones, is a great addition to your quilting library!

I really like to collect quilting books. I’m drawn to the beautiful images, the texture of the quilts, and love supporting friends as they publish. I also love seeing how others create, where they draw inspiration, and the […]

29 09, 2015

Splash of Color — Review & Giveaway!

By |September 29th, 2015|books, give away, review|120 Comments

Winner is:


Today I get to tell you about a fantastic new book! Splash of Color: A Rainbow of Brilliant Black and White Quilts by Jackie Kunkel is a beautiful collection of quilts sure to inspire you!

Jackie has been a friend for a number of years, and I’m so excited to see her add author to her long […]

26 09, 2015

Machine Quilting with Style :: Review & Giveaway

By |September 26th, 2015|books, give away, review|134 Comments

Winner is :


Hi friends! I’m sharing a new book today – Machine Quilting with Style by Christa Watson, and have a fun giveaway too. Read on!

When Christa was working on Machine Quilting with Style, my first fabric line, Modern Neutrals was in sample yardage, and included in her quilt Focal :

Isn’t it great! I love […]

11 06, 2015

Irish Chain Quilts :: Review & Giveaway!

By |June 11th, 2015|books, give away, review|181 Comments

ETA: Our winner is Lynda! Thanks to everyone that stopped on the tour!

Hi there! I’m excited to share a new book with all of you today (and give an ebook away too!) My friend Melissa Corry from Happy Quilting Melissa authored Irish Chain Quilts: Contemporary Twists on a Classic Design – and it’s fantastic! 15 […]

10 03, 2015

A Modern Twist :: Review & Giveaway!

By |March 10th, 2015|give away, review|127 Comments

A Modern Twist: Create Quilts with a Colorful Spin by Natalie Barnes, is a great new book that came out last month. Natalie spent many years as an interior designer in LA and has now focused all her design mojo on quilt patterns and quilting!

I’ve known Natalie for a few years now, going to Market, […]

12 12, 2014

Soakbox Nail Challenge

By |December 12th, 2014|random, review|2 Comments

Have you seen Soak’s curated nail colors? They have nail colors that coordinate with fabric! I was sent this collection recently, and challenged to share my thoughts with you on the product, and a nail design.

I admit this took me longer than I had anticipated to actually do. I was dragging my feet to […]

17 09, 2014

Quick Column Quilts :: Review, Project & Giveaway!

By |September 17th, 2014|books, review, work in progress|119 Comments


I have a quick finish to share with you today!

Nancy Zieman’s new book – Quick Column Quilts is full of beautiful and useful patterns for any quilter!

This table runner is based off of the Quilt to Give pattern in chapter 13 – I’ve admired this quilt, for a while now, and knew it was […]

11 09, 2014

Create Handmade Gifts for All :: Review & Giveaway!

By |September 11th, 2014|give away, review|103 Comments

ETA : Random number generator selected 5 &29, look for an email from Candy, Marjorie & Sue to see if/what you’ve won!

Hi there! It was brought to my attention last week that there are just 15 more Friday’s until Christmas! My first reaction was disbelief, but as I ticked the months off in my mind, […]

24 02, 2014

Charm Pack Cherry – from Fat Quarter Shop

By |February 24th, 2014|finished quilt, review|13 Comments

Hi there! I’m excited to be part of the release of Fat Quarter Shop’s newest FREE pattern – Charm Pack Cherry!  It’s a fun, quick pattern for all those charm packs, we all seem to collect.  I pieced my sample in just an hour or so – it’s that quick!

I started with Surrounded by Love […]

19 02, 2014

Twisted Log Cabin – from Quilt in a Day

By |February 19th, 2014|review, work in progress|12 Comments

I was contacted by the Quilt in a Day office to see if I would be willing to try out a new ruler that Elenor Burns has produced. I can’t resist a new gadget, and said of course! I collected jelly rolls to use, since it is super jelly roll friendly, and had a blast […]

10 02, 2014

Seams Unlikely :: Review & Giveaway

By |February 10th, 2014|books, review|35 Comments

Most everyone that quilts or sews knows the name Nancy Zieman, and with this book I felt like I really got to know Nancy! Seams Unlikely is a quickly paced read with lots of great insights into Nancy’s childhood, and inspirational stories of her career. Nancy wrote this book, just like she talks – at […]