Paintbox Basics



We moved.  Or I should clarify we are moving. My Soldier retired and decided that Paradise was not the place for him.  The retirement and moving will be in a future post because there are far too many tangents this post could go on.  For [...]

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Halfway there….

Halfway there...and this challenge has been more than I imagined! Back in August, Angie at announced on her Instagram account (@gnomeangel) she was going to be starting a sew along following Tula Pink's City Sampler: 100 Modern [...]

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feats, tutorials

Zip pocket mod to sketchbook cover

  Do you like to carry your pens and pencils with your sketchbook?  Would you like to add a zip pocket to your sketchbook cover? I have developed this mod to the pattern in the new issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting so you can carry [...]

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LPQ35 cover


My First Quilt Magazine Cover!!

I am so excited to present my first magazine submission….and it made the cover!! It's a tropical treat!!   I was trying to come up with a very small pineapple block to work into a cover for my sketchbook.  I had already worked [...]

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Terry Potholder Tutorial


Terry Potholder Tutorial & Giveaway

I developed this pattern for potholders when I couldn't find any terry potholders that were thick enough for me to use without feeling the burn.  It seems all the potholders are cotton fabric with a thin layer of padding...and the cotton fabric [...]

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It’s a pattern…finally!!

My first pattern!! Ten Squared is now a pattern...celebration time!!  You can find it in my pattern store on Craftsy. It all started with half square triangles (HSTs).  I wanted to make an entire quilt with HSTs.  And this was the [...]

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Pineapple Block Tutorial


Aloha Friday!!

It is Aloha Friday here and the sky is blue!  I put together a fun pineapple block yesterday and am posting the pattern and some directions here if you want to put one together too.  It has a lot of little pieces that give this pineapple lots of [...]

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i made it

Fly Aweigh for the boyz….

Oh boyz…I finished two quilts this week...YAY!!  I have been so anxious to see them done!!!  And I am so happy with them. I fell in love with this fabric designed by Samantha Walker for Riley Blake Designs called Fly Aweigh!  It just [...]

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