Splendid Sampler Blocks

Thought I would share and updated photo of my Splendid Sampler blocks. Trying to sew them as they are released, but have gotten a bit behind in making the last four blocks. Better get busy and catch up!



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My Turn – Acorn Valley Blog Tour

Today is my day to share with you my project featuring Acorn Valley flannel fabrics designed by Patty Young for Riley Blake Designs.

I designed a baby quilt to show off all the fun prints in the fabric line.  I love the sweet trees, butterflies and foxes!

I used eight fabrics for the blocks, alternating four fabrics in each row.  The rows were then separated with a blue butterfly strip. To keep things simple, I used straight line quilting and another blue fabric for the binding.

The flannel is so soft and easy to work with.  Perfect for that little one to cuddle with!

Patty is giving away a box of 1 yard cuts of her new Acorn Valley fabrics.  Enter here for your chance to win: a Rafflecopter giveaway.

But that’s not all, Patty is also offering 25% your entire purchase at her Modkid Etsy Store using the coupon code AcornValley2016. Valid July 11th through July 22nd at midnight EST.

I hope you enjoyed your tour stop today at my blog.  Be sure to continue to follow the Acorn Valley blog tour for the rest of the week.

Monday 7/11: Riley Blake & Modkid

Friday 7/15: Coral & Co. & Pear Berry Lane

Monday 7/18: Sweet KM & 2 Little Hooligans

Thursday 7/21: Flamingo Toes & Quilting Gallery

Friday 7/22: Ameroonie Designs

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Acorn Valley Blog Tour

Join us next week as the Acorn Valley Blog Tour begins celebrating the new release of Patty Young’s Acorn Valley Fabric line.

Monday 7/11: Riley Blake & Modkid

Friday 7/15: Coral &
& Pear Berry Lane

Monday 7/18: Sweet KM
& 2 Little

Thursday 7/21: Flamingo
& Quilting Gallery

Friday 7/22: Ameroonie Designs

Two full weeks of fun project ideas, discounts and prizes!

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Independence Day

One of my first published quilts was Independence Day (America Makes Scrap Quilts Winter 2004), was a scrappy red, white and blue quilt.  Using scraps from the front, I pieced a large flag for the backing.  I love a two sided quilt!

Happy Independence Day!

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I love red, white & blue quilts and this is the perfect time to share them!

My Liberty quilt (McCall’s Quilting July 2011) is the perfect quilt to use up your scraps or jelly roll strips!


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In honor of the upcoming holiday, I thought I would share with you one of my red, white and blue quilts, Windswept. (McCall’s Quilting June 2008 & Red, White, and Sometimes Blue © 2011). A perfect picnic quilt!



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Washington’s Cherry Wreath

Feeling a bit patriotic this first day of July. Washington’s Cherry Wreath (McCall’s Quilting America Loves Scrap Quilts Spring 2007), is still one of my favorite quilts. I created it using a controlled scrappy blend of reproduction fabrics bordered with a toile fabric giving the quilt an antique feel.



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We’re in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks

Look for our latest two blocks in the current issue of  Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 13.

Here’s my Fly By block.  A fun mix of applique and piecing.

If you look closely, you can see my block on the cover!

And Joanne’s, Signs of Spring block.  A sweet applique block welcoming spring!

I love spring!  It’s been a very rainy spring here.  Ready for more sun and less clouds.




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Splendid Sampler Fun

I’ve been having fun the last month making the Splendid Sampler Blocks with Pat Sloan & Jane Davidson. If you haven’t already joined the fun think about starting today.

Here’s a few of my recent blocks. Can you find the gingham?

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Summer Joy

I’m so excited to share with you my newest quilt, Summer Joy!  Even more exciting is that Summer Joy, is now gracing the cover of the current issue of Quiltmaker

I had  a lot of fun making this quilt.  Such a happy colors and design.

I designed Summer Joy, with blue blocks representing the summer sky and the yellow blocks the summer sun shining brightly on the flowers. I used the latest line of fabric Summer Cottage by Gerri Robinson for Red Rooster Fabrics.

Leave a comment on this post by Thursday, March 12th for a chance to win your own copy of this issue of Quiltmaker.

After this long winter, I’m so looking forward to summer and all it’s joy!





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