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December 15, 2015

I'm Teaching!

I'm so excited!  I've been talking with one of the local quilt shops, Memories by the Yard, and they have begun selling my patterns and....I'm getting the chance to teach each one of them!!  Thought I'd take some time to share it with you today.  

First up will be Butterfly Trellis....

Butterfly Trellis

I love this quilt and can't wait to see the color combinations that you come up with!  This one is going to be on January 10, from 12-5.  It's a very easy quilt to make and we're going to have so much fun making it!

Next up will be Delectable Flowers.  

Delectable Flowers

This was my first quilt for Moda and it is still a favorite.  It is a lot easier to make than it looks and I look forward to sharing that with you!  It will be on January 16 from 1-5.

And finally, we will be doing NIOSA.


This is a pretty special one to me.  It reminds me of San Antonio and just means home.  Again, it's a pretty simple quilt and you'll enjoy making this one.  We'll be doing this one just in time for Fiesta/NIOSA on February 7 from 12-5.

If you're anywhere near San Antonio, I hope you'll come join me for a class or two (or three!).  We'll have so much fun!  Give Memories by the Yard a call today to sign up!

November 30, 2015

Dashing Stars

Thank y'all for being so patient with me!  My posts have been sporadic as I'm still on my push to finish the quilts for Moda Bake Shop.  But thankfully, one more is done with only one more to go!  Speaking of....I'm here today to introduce you to Dashing Stars!

 Dashing Stars - Cover Image

This is a really simple design but it is so much fun!  The fabrics are Dot.Dot.Dash by Me and My Sister Designs for Moda and are just so bright and cheerful!

 Dashing Stars - Featured Image

And yes, that's a yellow polka dot background!  I absolutely love polka dots and this quilt is full of them...

 Dashing Stars - Block

It's posted for free in this full/queen size over at Moda but I've also written it in crib, lap, twin, and king and have it over in my Etsy store.  As usual, to celebrate, I'm offering a 20% discount on everything in my store through 12/6 with discount code STARS20.

 Dashing Stars - Bench

I truly hope that you enjoy making this quilt as much as I did.  If you do make one, I'd love to see your version!!

 Dashing Stars - Lap Size

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Until next time...

I'm linking up with Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday, Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts, Design Board Monday at Bits 'n' Bobs, and Love Laugh Quilt for Monday Making.  With Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday, Freemotion by the River for Linky Tuesday, Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts. WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced, Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts, and NTT at My Quilt Infatuation.

November 14, 2015

Butterfly Trellis Is Here!

I tell you my friends, thanks so much for bearing with me lately. I am right in the middle of a big push of projects for Moda Bake Shop and will be for several more weeks. But today, I finally get to show you Butterfly Trellis!  I so WISH I could get the pictures to do this quilt justice!

Butterfly Trellis

This quilt has had 3 photo shoots and this is the best I could get.  It's so pretty!  Here's a few close ups...

Butterfly Trellis - Closeup

The fabric is Colette by Moda.  It is full of those soft, gorgeous pastels that just scream, "Spring," to me.

Butterfly Trellis - Butterfly Block

It's full of paisley and pinks and purples, blues and greens.  It's just beautiful.  I also made a crib size version to put up in the QUILT SHOP THAT WANTS TO SELL MY PATTERNS!!!

Butterfly Trellis Baby Quilt 

So much going on my friends!!  This pattern is on Moda Bake Shop in the Full/Queen size.  If you would like the instructions for the other sizes, I have the pattern available in my Etsy store.   And again, to celebrate, everything in the shop is 20% off using coupon code, BUTTERFLY20, good through the 21st.

Thanks again for bearing with the light posts lately.  I truly hope you enjoy Butterfly Trellis.  It is my new favorite! :)

I'm linking up with Patchwork Times, Cooking Up Quilts for Main Crush Monday, and Love Laugh Quilt for Monday MakingQuilt Story for Fabric Tuesday, and Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart QuiltsFreshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday and Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts.

November 2, 2015

Americana - Freedom Lane

Did y'all have a good Halloween??  I had so much fun.  I'll do a post later and share some of the fun but I did manage to get some sewing done.  I needed to sew up my Freedom Lane as part of the Americana Quilt Along that my dear friend Deana is hosting.  And let me just tell you, it is so freaking cute!!!  Here's the first block, the church...

Americana - Church

It's so pretty!!  Then I sewed up the schoolhouse...

Americana - Schoolhouse

Love it so much!!  And then I made up the village house...

Americana - Village House 
There is one more block, but I forgot to take grey with me and as the block is a cemetery, I was out of luck.  Here is the row so far...

Americana - Freedom Lane

I love it so much!  Deana is so talented.  I love every one of her designs.

October 26, 2015

NIOSA is here!!

I can't believe it's finally here!  My newest pattern for Moda Bake Shop is live!  I've been dying to show this one to you.  So without further ado, here is NIOSA...


For those of you that aren't familiar with it, NIOSA (N-eye-O-sah) is Night in Old San Antonio.  During Fiesta, I was inspired by all of the bright, fun colors of the piƱatas and cascarones that hail in Spring in San Antonio.  I started playing around with sawtooth stars and came up with these fun, bright blocks.  They remind me of the fun colors of Fiesta on a night sky, thus NIOSA.  Here's a closer look...

NIOSA - Center

This quilt is made with a fabulous fabric line called Good Karma by Stephanie Ryan.  The colors are so deep, so saturated, that it works perfectly for my NIOSA quilt.

NIOSA - Side

The pattern is on Moda in the full/queen size.  If you want it in sizes crib/lap/twin/king, I have listed it in my Etsy store.  And to celebrate my second quilt for Moda, we're doing a 20% discount on all of your purchases through the end of the month!  Just use promo code NIOSA20.  

NIOSA - Bench

I hope y'all enjoy this one as much as I do!  Alex has already been campaigning for it.  Who is the perfect match for this quilt for you?  If you make it, I'd love to see it!  Please drop me an email sharing your pics.

October 20, 2015

Patches and Pinwheels - Leader and Ender Linky Party!

I'm soooo sorry this is so late!  I am running late for everything this morning but I didn't forget you!  Today is the day to share our leader/ender progress.  So as a reminder, here is where I was last month...

Patches and Pinwheels 9-15-15

Looks like I had 48 sets done.  Now here is where I am this month...

Patches and Pinwheels 10-20-15

I'm up to 51 sets.  I have three or four more sitting on my work table waiting for their pairs so I hope to up this quite a bit next month.  I THINK, if I've calculated correctly, that I need 84 sets.  That would make a 72" x 84" without borders.  I'm really loving the layout and colors so I'll be excited to finish this one up.

On Wednesday, I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.

Now it's your turn!  Grab a button and show us your progress!  Link up below.
A Quilting Chick


Dog Gone Cute Blog Hop - a Finish and a Giveaway!

Hey y'all!  Thanks so much for stopping by for the Dog Gone Cute QAL Blog Hop being hosted by Lorna over at Sew Fresh Quilts!  I must say that I've been super excited about participating in this event and have been dying to show you my quilt!  So without further ado, let's start with a recap of my blocks.

Dog Gone Cute 1

Dog Gone Cute 2

Adorable, right?!?  And...

Dog Gone Cute 3

Dog Gone Cute 4

So cute!  I don't know how anyone could resist these little guys!

Dog Gone Cute 5

Dog Gone Cute 6

I think that last one there is my favorite.  Such a sweetie!

Dog Gone Cute 7

Dog Gone Cute 8

And those polka dots!!  Had to have polka dots!

Dog Gone Cute 9

Dog Gone Cute 10

Those patch eyes!  Adorbs!

Dog Gone Cute 11

Dog Gone Cute 12

Now, here they are all together...

Dog Gone Cute

Isn't it fantastic!!!  There is a big argument going on between my daughter and I over who gets this quilt.  I think it will find a home in my living room.  I just can't let it go!

Here's another shot where we can see all of them...

Dog Gone Cute

I just love these guys!  Thanks again Lorna for such a wonderful pattern.  These guys are soooo cute!

Now be sure to hop on over and see the other projects that are being shared today.

Tuesday, October 20
Cathy of A Quilting Chick
Selina of Selina Quilts
Shauna of Shauna’s World
Kathy of Kayak Quilting 

And to celebrate....let's have a giveaway!! I have a fat quarter stack of 12 lovely batiks just waiting to go to someone. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling me which dog is your favorite. For a second entry, just follow me, either my blog or Instagram, and comment telling me how you follow. That's it! I'll draw a winner at the end of the blog hop on the 30th. Good luck everyone and thanks again for stopping by!!

I'm linking up my finish today with Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday, with Freemotion by the River for Linky Tuesday, with Blossom Heart Quilts for Sew Cute Tuesday. And on Wednesday With Lorna over at Sew Fresh Quilts, our designer and blog hop host! And on Thursday with My Quilt Infatuation for NTT. And Friday with Crazy Mom Quilts, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Link a Finish Friday with Richard and Tanya, and Fabric Frenzy at Ft. Worth Fabric Studio.

Also! Don't forget about our monthly leader/ender linky party! I'm running a bit late but it will be up today. Grab a button and come show off your leader/ender progress.
A Quilting Chick

October 12, 2015

Rainbow Scrap Challenge - Row Complete and Brown Started

Happy Columbus Day!  I'm getting a late start on the blog post today because work hasn't heard it's a holiday and it's been busy so far.  I managed to get the orange row completed for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge being hosted by so scrappy...

RSC15 - Orange Row

I just love watching this come together!  So many scraps from so many fun projects.  So much fun!!  And here's the first block for this month...

RSC15 - Interlocked Blocks

The block that so scrappy had used the tri recs ruler to make and I don't have it so I switched it with this on, interlocked squares.  I really like the way this one came out.

Today I'm linking up with Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday, Cooking Up Quilts for Main Crush Monday, Bits n Bobs for Design Board Monday, and BOM's Away at What A Hoot Quilts.  On Tuesday, I'm linking up with Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday, with Freemotion by the River for Linky Tuesday, with Blossom Heart Quilts for Sew Cute Tuesday, and with Mrs. Sew and Sow for Scraptastic Tuesday. Then Wednesday with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced and at Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social.

Don't forget to join me next Tuesday to link up your leader/ender projects!
A Quilting Chick

October 9, 2015

Frog Mystery Quilt

In my ongoing attempt to update my finished quilts, I wanted to share this adorable frog mystery quilt.

Frog Mystery Quilt - Full

This was a New Year's Eve mystery quilt from a few years ago.  I couldn't be happier with how it turned out!

Frog Mystery Quilt - Left

I fussy cut the block centers then used the stripes built into the fabric as the first border.

Frog Mystery Quilt - Right

The star points are a gorgeous coral fabric with really pretty swirls.  I love it!

Frog Mystery Quilt - Center

I finished this up for my nephew, Logan.  He's older now and needs a big boy quilt so another one needs to be made...soon!  Here's one more shot of the full quilt...

Frog Mystery Quilt - Full

Today I'll be linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Friday, with Fabric Frenzy at Ft. Worth Fabric Studio, and for Can I Get A Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.