Half Square Triangles have to be one of my favorite blocks to sew. They are simple, look good in nearly any fabric choices, and can be used to make countless combinations. I have several HST Quilts that are currently in the works, so I decided to do a simple Half Square Triangle Tutorial so you can make some too!Read More
I absolutely loved this week's theme to pick any place we wanted! Since we live by the beach I knew we had to do something to do the with water. And one of the places I have wanted to travel most is Greece. I was inspired by the dreamy Mediterranean blues and greens and wanted to make flowing pieces that would be at home along the water. You can vote for my look over at Project Run & Play!Read More
I am so excited to share this with you all. The lovely ladies over at Simple Simon and Company who run Project Run & Play reached out to me and asked if I would like to be a contestant on Season 13 of Project Run & Play. And of course since this has always been on my bucket list, I said yes (if you follow me on instagram, you may have already heard)!Read More
Make some easy DIY Pot Holders to give as a gift or just because! Today I have a super easy pot holder tutorial and pattern for you. This is a quick and simple sew and can be used with your favorite scrap fabrics. Even better, you can quilt it or not quilt it. I love using small bits of contrasting fabrics for a big pop of color. I mixed this gorgeous print from Bari J. that my best friend Jennie had gifted me last year, with some coordinating fabrics and made the cutest little pot holders to send her. She was so excited to receive a sewing gift in the mail with one of her favorite prints. I just love how new pot holders can spruce up your kitchen!Read More
Do you ever sew up a project that makes you so unbelievably happy? Well this Mini Heart Block Quilt is that project for me! If you've been following me on instagram you might have seen some sneak peaks of this project along the way. I couldn't help but share since it had all my happy colors in it. I love this mini quilt so much that I made a tutorial to go along so you can make one too!
I really wanted to make something with happy hearts for Valentines's Day and of course it needed some pink in it! I decided my sewing wall could use a mini quilt in all my favorite colors. I think my inspiration actually came about a month or so ago when Cassie from Sew Stitching Happy posted this cute little bundle on instagram that had that cute little pink scrabble fabric from Amy Sinbaldi and some black and white fabric in it. From then on I had pink and black and white on my brain. And those are totally among my favorite colors, but my abosolute favorite is anything in a minty aqua kind of color.
I wanted to incorporate some black and white cause that just makes everything so much cooler ;) Ok, no really, I have been seeing so many low volume quilts lately that I thought it might add some fun pop. I really can't get enough of low volume quilts lately.
And when I saw this Love text fabric I totally swooned. I really could put this on just about everything. Total happiness with print.
I also added some pockets on the back to hang it with.
I love mixing all the shades of pink but my absolute favorite part is the pop of aqua. But you probably already figured that out ;)
Currently my favorite binding for just about any project is the black and white stripe from Wonderland by Melissa Mortensen. It goes with almost everything and looks totally modern.
Mini Heart Block Quilt Tutorial
1. Cut 8 Pieces 3.5” wide by 6.5” height
2. Cut 16 Pieces 1.25” wide by 1.25” height
3. Cut 8 Pieces 3.5” wide by 3.5” height
4. Draw a diagonal line across both the
1.25” and 3.5” squares.
5. Place 3.5” square over the large
rectangle with fabrics facing RST.
Stitch down the diagonally drawn line.
6. Repeat for opposite side.
7. Trim fabric 1/4” away from the seam.
8. Open fabric and press flat.
9. Place 1.25” squares on the top
corners with fabrics RST and sew down
diagonal lines as shown.
10. Trim fabric 1/4” away from the seam
on both corners.
11. Open fabric and press flat.
12. Repeat for other side.
13. Place halfs of heart block toghether
with RST. Stitch using 1/4” from top of block
to the bottom as shown below.
14. Open fabric and press flat.
Repeat step 4 -13 for the remaining three blocks.
15. Make a row of block by placing two blocks RST. Stitch from
top of block to the bottom as shown below.
16. Open blocks and press seam to one side to nest.
17. To attach rows place top row over the bottom row
RST. Make sure blocks are facing the correct
direction. Sew the top edge from left to right using
18. Open and press flat.
19. Make a quilt sandwich placing the backing fabric Wrong
Side Up. Then place the batting on top of backing. Lay the quilt
top over that. Be sure to cut the backing and batting 2 -3 inches
larger than the quilt top on all sides.
20. Trim and square up the backing and batting to make
edges even with the quilt top.
21. Cut 2 Strips 2.5” wide by WOF. Join edges diagonally to
form on long continuous strip. Fold strip in half lengthwise
22. Bind quilt and finish the ends using your favorite method.
And you are all done!
Pin it to make later!
This year I decided to embark on a Calendar Project. A What? Every month for the whole year I will do a photo shoot with my girls using each month as a theme guide and at the end of a 12 month period I will have 12 beautiful photos for a calendar to give as a gift at Christmas.Read More