Wednesday, June 8, 2016

My Secret to Finishing Up Works In Progress (it's not what you are expecting!)

I have a habit of starting new quilting projects before the current one is finished. I totally blame in on the creative side of my brain -- sometimes I just can't wait another second to get an idea out of my head. It's a vicious cycle, really. Thankfully someone has come to my rescue and it's probably not who you think!

Ready for it? It's my Dad!

My dad retired from a 30 year career in law enforcement last year and found himself with a little more free time & a lot less stress. One thing led to another and before we knew it he was a sewing & quilting rockstar. Seizing the opportunity (can you blame me?), I packed up a few of my works in progress and sent them back home to my parents' house.

Here's one of the most recent projects he sent back -- this flannel quilt top. Each strip finishes at 1" and if you've ever worked with flannel, you'll understand this is quite the finish! Now all I have to do piece a backing, throw it on the longarm quilting machine, and it'll be done. Speaking of longarm...I'm thinking that's the next thing I should get him going on. Something tells me he'd rock that part too. 

Happy Sewing!

Monday, June 6, 2016

I Drank the Kool-Aid...& You'll Want To, Too!

If you've been on Instagram in the last couple of days, you've probably came across the new Stars and Stripes pattern from Thimbleblossoms. In a matter of just a few days, it's everywhere! I resisted the urge to start a new project for a solid 2 days & then I drank the Kool-Aid. Sunday at noon I started cutting fabric and by 5 pm I had 20 blocks. Take this as your warning, IT'S LIKE QUILTY CRACK!

The pattern features simple red, white, and blue flags sashed in a Bonnie & Camille signature teal fabric. Camille suggests using fat quarters for this project but I opted for grabbing fabric scraps, because let's be honest...I have a few to spare. Turns out, I like it the scappy version even more! Plus, there's a certain satisfaction from using up your stash & scraps for a project. Am I right or am I right?

Now I just have to decide what fabric to sash my Stars & Stripes quilt in -- I'll probably opt for the teal just like the pattern shows. Why ruin a good thing?!

Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Hello, friends!

Head on over to the Canoe Ridge Creations Pattern Shop for 50% OFF all Fresh Mini Quilt Club PDF patterns. No coupon code needed, enjoy!

Happy Sewing,

Monday, February 15, 2016

>>FREE TUTORIAL<< Fresh Mini Quilt Club | March Bonus!

Hello, friends!

Thank you all so much for loving my True Love Mini Quilt pattern as much as I loved making it! As of today the pattern has been downloaded over 2,600 -- that is so wonderful! The True Love Mini Quilt pattern was a FREE sneak peek on what Fresh Mini Quilt Club patterns look like when they are sent directly to your e-mail each month. Sign-ups for Round 6 of the Fresh Mini Quilt Club just opened up and are available with some SAVINGS from now until March 1st. You can find more information on how the club works and sign-up over here.  We'll start March 1st with a brand new mini quilt design -- it's always so much fun!

Since you love last month's FMQC pattern so much, I've decided to share a March Bonus pattern as well. You may remember seeing a few of these blocks pop up on Instagram last March. It's a scrappy, fresh take on a green clover that I'm calling the Lucky Mini Quilt. The Lucky Mini Quilt finishes at 16" x 16" and can easily be repeated to make a larger design or even a table runner, too. I'll have a limited number of kits available later this week, too.

Happy Sewing!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

>>SIGN UPS!<< Fresh Mini Quilt Club | Round 6

Fresh Mini Quilt Club | Round 2
It's that time again -- the next round of the Fresh Mini Quilt Club starts March 1st, 2016! Sign up right here! Tons of you joined in on the first 5 rounds -- THANK YOU -- and I'm looking forward to sharing SIX NEW mini quilts with you starting March 1st, 2016. If you are new my blog and/or are wondering how this 6-month mini quilt club works, here are all the details! Make sure you grab the True Love Mini Quilt pattern to see what each month's pattern will look like -- for FREE!

REGISTER NOW AND SAVE! Early registration starts now for only $19.99 (regular price $24.99)

Over the course of six months Fresh Mini Quilt Club members will receive six fresh, modern mini quilt patterns on the 1st of each month -- they'll all be a surprise, yay! Each mini quilt will measure between 16" & 24", along one side, making them a quick & easy project. Whether you have been wanting to give quilting a try, or have been it it for years, this mini quilt club is for you!


On the 1st of each month, club members will receive a fresh, modern mini quilt pattern right in their inbox. This easy-to-follow & printable pattern will come complete with color diagrams and step-by-step instructions. Remember, each new design will be a surprise!

Mini quilts are quick + easy projects, they don't take large amounts of fabric (budget friendly, yay!), are great for trying out new quilting techniques, and look great in your home! 

Everyone! Each mini quilt design will feature basic patchwork techniques -- perfect for beginners & the more advanced quilter.  

Purchase your membership right here!
Please note, the monthly mini quilt patterns will be sent to your pay-pal address.

You bet! If you sign up after March 1st you'll receive the previous months' patterns within 2 business days.