Quiltologie Mini Mania | Stepping Up

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Happy Friday, it's time for this weeks installment of our Quiltologie Mini Mania summer series. We are Stepping Up our quilting techniques with this weeks design! The Quiltologie Mini Mania Stepping Up quilt kit is made by Fabric Editions and comes complete with all fabrics. Including: white on white print for ground pink, yellow, turquoise and gray prints background … [Read more...]

Disappearing 9 Patch Quilt Block

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I love quick and simple quilt blocks but sometimes they can be boring. So, I want to show you the power of the patch.... 9 patch that is. This simple patchwork block can be transformed into a disappearing 9 patch and look amazing. The 9 patch is considered a basic foundation block in quilting that can help your build your skills in so many ways. From keeping your lines straight, to nesting … [Read more...]

Quiltologie Mini Mania | Cartwheels

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It's week two of our Quiltologie Mini Mania summer series and this week we are turning cartwheels for summer fun.  This fun design features quick strip piecing and template cutting. It is the perfect way to up your quilting game! The Quiltologie Cartwheels mini quilt kit is made by Fabric Editions and comes complete with all fabrics. Including: white on white print for ground … [Read more...]

Dresden Plate | Sewing Term & Quilting Shape

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Dresden Plate noun A circular quilt pattern dating back to the late 1920s and 30s featuring small scraps of fabric. When fabric was becoming scarce during those times, resourceful seamstresses used whatever scraps they could find (like old aprons, tablecloths, handkerchiefs) to create these beautiful blocks. The Dresden Plate is named after Dresden, Germany and may also be referred to as … [Read more...]

Dandy Drive Finished Quilt & Giveaway

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My Dandy Drive finished quilt is just about ready for it's final destination and I'm excited to show you how it turned out.  When I started out on this adventure the plan was to make a full quilt but in the end, I completed a bed covering. Basically, things happened, time slipped away and I have a house full of germs!! Luckily, my trusty assistant Tucker was there to help keep my quilts in … [Read more...]

Dandy Drive Final Layout | Sew Along

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Happy Friday, it's time for the Dandy Drive final layout reveal! Life has been pretty busy around here and I have been slow to complete my blocks so, I modified the final project to be a bed cover instead of a quilt. This change actually worked perfectly for me and I hope that this encourages others to make a pattern their own. Each of the block units are simple to make and this pattern is … [Read more...]

Flower Stem Block Dandy Drive Sew Along

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Today is about the halfway point in the Dandy Drive Sew Along and things are really starting to come together. Now that I have my flower stem block finished I can really see the big picture and am excited to get to the finish line. HST's are the base of the flower stem block. This easy design is very common in quilting and can be stitched several different ways. Since my Baby Lock Destiny … [Read more...]

Dandy Drive Flower Block | Sew Along

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You know I love to sew with friends so when Pat Sloan & Sarah Maxwell asked me to a ride on the Dandy Drive, I was all in! Last week I shared my 9 patch blocks which I used as the center of my flowers. Here is a quick look back but you can see more here. Today is all about turning those blocks into flowers! These blocks are a great way to practice your points. I kept my … [Read more...]

Dandy Drive Sew Along | 9 Patch

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It's always fun to sew with friends so when Pat Sloan & Sarah Maxwell asked me to join the fun of the Dandy Drive, I was all in! Each week, I'll be sharing a few pictures of my blocks for the Dandy Drive quilt. I'll be keeping my version scrappy in hopes to clear out my stash becuase let's face it, I want an excuse to buy more fabric!! It will be fun to stitch together and watch this … [Read more...]