Picnic Quilt in just 3 hours!

Picnic Quilt in just 3 hours!

Over on my Youtube channel today I shared a new tutorial to make this cute and fun Picnic Quilt!  I have had a great time collaborating with Organic Cotton Plus to make a few videos and I love how this one turned out!  Scroll down to get the PDF map of the quilt and print if you are here from Youtube This was an easy and fun quilt to make.  I loved ripping the FQs and then using their size to determine the size of the quilt.  It really made it...

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Four Qulits Made by a Non Quilter

Four Qulits Made by a Non Quilter

I was thinking a lot about all the giveaway comments and how I agreed with so many of the DIY challenges.  Then I realized that I actually have done many of those challenging things myself and shared them on the blog over the years.  I figured that maybe the fact that if I have done it, might inspire you to try too!   So, here are my quilts from over the years… My first quilts i made were baby quilts for friends.  In fact, I even made a...

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Simple HST Quilt in Solids

Simple HST Quilt in Solids

    Last month my oldest turned 10.  TEN!  Hard to believe ten years have passed since she was a little tiny sweet baby.  She is a great girl and into style and trends and all things bright and beautiful (like most 10 year olds!).  I made this Half Square Triangle quilt for her gift and it is a big hit.  It is similar to this picnic blanket I made last year. I used this technique to cut my HSTs and I used bella solds from Bloomerie...

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Color Block Triangle Quilt

Color Block Triangle Quilt

It always feels great to complete a quilt.  Even the simple versions of quilts that I make!  I love how this one turned out.  Cal was ready to celebrate too… I made this by using a 1/2 yard of six solid fabrics.  For inspiration I visited this site which is great way to guide you for mixing solids.  I never would have thought to add the navy and it really makes the whole quilt pop.   Cut the 1/2...

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Fun with HST

Fun with HST

I bought a stack of solids and finally starting cutting into them using this method.  It's really cool to try if half square triangles interest you!  I love fun sewing tricks, don't you?  I enlarged the fabric pieces to 18" x 18" since I wanted bigger triangles.  The baby enjoyed chewing on the fabric pieces as Cal and I messed around with a quilt design. She is getting big!  Almost 5 months...

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Sheets Quilt- Finally Accomplished!

Sheets Quilt- Finally Accomplished!

When I ripped up all my sheets awhile back, I did it to sell the bundles in my shop but also so that I could make a quilt for Anne's bed with all their soft and pretty glory.  This was my first full bed size quilt.  Once I started it, I was on a mission to finish.  That is a a quality about me that is both a blessing and a curse- it probably would have been nice to do a little, put it aside and make something else, then...

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Scrap Color Baby Quilt Tutorial

Scrap Color Baby Quilt Tutorial

Hi again!  As I mentioned earlier today, what I like about these quilts is the ease of coordinating the colors.  In decorating, I love it when a whole room is all blue or green and even though the greens or blues may not be exactly the same, the design works since the basic color carries throughout the room.  That is the thinking behind these little quilts too.  And, you get to use up a lot of those pesky fabric scraps...

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Color Scrap Quilts

Color Scrap Quilts

I know I was supposed to be working on the Lola Owl pattern but I ran out of flannel (that is what i use to line the lolas)!  Until I could make it to the fabric store, I started making more of my color scrap baby quilts since my scrap bags were overflowing.  Once I made it to the fabric store, I bought extra flanel to back the quilts and make some owls.  I love how these quilts use up my scraps AND coordinate so well...

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Green is the Queen

Green is the Queen

I hope you aren't sick of me showing off my color scrap quilts but I can't help it.  I think I mastered the whole mitered corners and easy binding.  Flannel is the way to go with making it wrap around for the binding and I used this easy tutorial to machine sew the corners.  Can you tell I avoid hand sewing at all costs? These are some easy quilts!  I love using my scraps and not worrying about matching and just...

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